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December 2017


FYI: Highlights from the Executive Council and other news of note


  • The FA recommends that faculty check their paystubs carefully every two weeks. (photo by Cynthia Eaton)
    Faculty Association and Benefit Fund closings: The FA office will be closed from December 22 to January 2 and from January 15 to January 19.

    The Benefit Fund office will be closed from December 22 to January 2.

  • Longevity checks: According to payroll longevity checks will be distributed to full-time faculty employed more than ten years by Suffolk County on January 11, 2018.

Years of FT Service Amount
10-14 $1,300
15-19 $1,800
20-24 $2,300
25-29 $2,650
30+ $3,150

  • Wintersession 2018 and spring 2018 adjunct/overload checks: According to payroll faculty who teach during the wintersession will receive one check on January 18.

    Here are the spring 2018 adjunct/overload pay dates:

March 1 April 26
March 15 May 10
March 29 May 24
April 12  

Faculty teaching early end classes will receive four checks from March 1 to April 12, 2018; faculty teaching late start classes will receive four checks from April 12 to May 24, 2018.

  • Finding your total annual dues for your taxes: For tax filing purposes here’s how to find your total amount of dues paid from January to December 2017: In MySCCC, click the Employees tab, then Pay Stub. Click the Deductions History link at the bottom of the page.

  • Prescription drug claim forms: Prescription drug claims for 2016 must be received by Daniel H. Cook by April 30, 2018. The form is available at the Benefit Fund office, Southampton 224D (Ammerman).

  • EMHP claim forms: Faculty must submit all unpaid 2017 medical claims to Empire Blue Cross by March 31, 2018, to receive reimbursement for covered out-of-pocket expenses. Forms are on the EMHP website:

  • February faculty development workshops: The FA contract includes a provision by which full-time faculty can apply for professional development funding above and beyond the contractual conference attendance funding. Every February we share advice with our members on how to write the best application possible; be sure to attend the one on your campus if you can (all held during common hour):
  • February 7 at Ammerman (Old Field Room)
  • February 14 at Grant (Captree 104)
  • February 21 at Eastern (Corchaug 18)

Adjunct faculty have their own professional development funding set aside exclusively for them; full-time faculty cannot access the adjunct funding at all. Learn more about that program by contacting our adjunct coordinator, Kevin McCoy, and access the application and reimbursement forms on the college website.