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.

New and Updated Programs


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.

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.


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 and Adult 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.

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 Fund for Faculty

NYU offers a Child Care Fund program to provide support to eligible faculty families with eligible children age three and under.

New York-based full-time tenured, tenure-track, and continuing contract faculty who have an annual base salary of less than $120,000 may apply to receive an annual child care award of $3,500 for each eligible child. Those with an annual base salary of $120,000 and more may apply to receive an annual child care award of $2,000 for each eligible child. The maximum allowable amount will be provided to you on a pre-tax basis through monthly installments to a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account administered by WageWorks. (These awards are tax-free for the first child; in accordance with IRS regulations, some portions of the awards become taxable with two or more children.)

The application period for calendar year 2019 is closed. Eligible faculty will be contacted when the application period opens for 2020.

Eligibility

  • Available to full-time tenured, tenure-track, or continuing contract faculty members at NYU.

Procedure

FAQ


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.

Eligibility

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

Procedure