NYU recognizes that caring for ourselves as well as for loved ones - children, partners, and elders - can bring great satisfaction, but it can also create stress when our work and personal responsibilities compete for our time and limited financial resources. In an effort to support our faculty and staff with their work-family balance the University offers information and referral programs, generous leave policies to assist employees when special circumstances require that they take time off from work, and financial assistance programs to help with family care related expenses.


Child Care Referrals

Through Carebridge, the confidential, convenient, and no-cost employee assistance program, families in need of child and adult care may seek help and find referrals. For additional child and adult care information and referral support, follow the links below.

Eligibility

  • For Faculty, Administrators, and Staff

Procedures

In addition to the resources provided by Carebridge, eligible members of the NYU community may consult with Health Advocate and Work Life on child care referrals.


Leave Policies

Taking time to care for yourself and your loved ones is important to a healthy work-family balance. These NYU policies are designed to support you with finding this balance. If you have questions, please contact NYU PeopleLink.


Financial Assistance

NYU recognizes that the costs for starting a family, caring for and educating children, and supporting and caring for an elderly parent or dependent partner can put a strain on your budget.  Below is a listing of financial assistance programs designed to help you.

Please note: This listing provides policy highlights and links only. Other rules may apply. For a complete description of the benefits, please consult the office or website identified. If you have questions, please contact NYU PeopleLink.


Adoption Assistance Program

NYU is a top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace in the U.S., ranking 83rd overall and second in the education field by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Up to $5,000 (or up to $6,000 for a child with special needs) in eligible adoption expenses is reimbursable to full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff. If you have questions, please contact NYU PeopleLink.

Eligibility

  • Full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff

Procedure


Back-up Child Care

Through Caregivers On Call, subsidized backup care in your or your dependent's home is available nationwide when eligible participants need to be at work and their usual child care is unavailable; their child or adult dependent is mildly ill; or their work schedule changes unexpectedly or includes conference attendance. Pre-registered full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff may use up to 50 hours of subsidized care per calendar year; the University pays 75% of the backup care cost, and the employee pays the remaining 25%. Your dependent(s) must be pre-registered. If you have questions, please contact NYU PeopleLink.

Eligibility

  • Full-time faculty, administrators, and professional research staff

Procedure

  • Pre-register your dependent(s) by reviewing the registration form (PDF) and completing and emailing pages 5-6 to info@caregiversoncall.com with the subject line NYU Backup Care Registration - [First name, Last name]. Allow 24 hours for Caregivers on Call to process your registration.ries to share with the NYU community.

Child Care Scholarship Program

Applications to the Child Care Scholarship Program for the 2019 calendar year will be accepted beginning August 27 through September 10, 2018. The program assists with the cost of child care. 

General criteria include having a dependent child or children who are under the age of five as of January 1, 2019; earning a total annual household income of less than $130,000 in 2017; and requiring child care services so that you and your partner (if applicable) can work.

Award amounts are based on the number of eligible applications received and vary from year to year; generally, scholarships awarded over the past three calendar years ranged from $1,000 to $4,000. If you have questions, please contact NYU PeopleLink.

Eligibility

  • Available to eligible administrators, professional research staff, and visiting faculty applicants at New York University. 

Procedure


Child Care Subsidy Program (Eligible Local 3882 Office and Technical Staff Only)

Applications to the Child Care Subsidy Program for the 2019 calendar year will be accepted beginning August 27 through September 10, 2018. The program assists with the cost of child care.

General criteria include having a dependent child(ren) under 13 years of age as of January 1, 2019; earning a total annual household income of less than $138,580 in 2017; and having eligible child care expenses while you and your partner (if applicable) are working. Award amounts are based on the number of eligible applications received and vary from year to year. If you have questions, please contact NYU PeopleLink.

Eligibility

  • For Eligible Local 3882 Office and Technical Staff Only

Procedure