• Academic Student Workers

    The New School has reached an agreement with Local 7902, UAW, as the collective bargaining representative for academic student workers, including:

    • Course Assistants
    • Research Associates
    • Research Assistants
    • Teaching Assistants
    • Teaching Fellows
    • Tutors

    All academic student workers who belong to this union and supervisors of such employees must thoroughly review the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the university and Local 7902, UAW.

  • Information for Academic Student Workers

    Instructions on How to Use MyDay

    The University uses a cloud-based web HR system called MyDay. It improves the way The New School provides key human resources services. To learn more

    For step-by-step instructions on how an ASW may review their compensation information in MyDay, please refer to the Guide to Viewing Your Compensation.

    Tax Information for International Students

    As an international student in the United States, you need to understand the tax requirements of your visa and your filing obligations with the International Revenue Service (IRS) for tax years that you are here in the United States. A tax year is the same as a calendar year (January 1-December 31). The type of paperwork you must complete and the taxes you must pay depend on whether you have income and whether you are considered a nonresident or resident for tax purposes.

    Formore information please visit the Resources page of the International Student Services website.

    SENS-UAW, Local 7902 General Information

    For general information please visit the ACT-UAW Local 7902 website.

  • SENS-UAW Rebate Information

    How do I become eligible for the healthcare rebate?

    Pursuant to Article XXII: Healthcare Rebate of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), an ASW will be eligible to receive a discount on the student healthcare insurance premiums if he or she meets the following criteria:

    1. The ASW must be enrolled in and pay for the university's Student Health Insurance Plan.
    2. To receive the Tier 1 discount, an ASW must have worked at least an average of ten hours per week (at least 150 hours per semester or session) in one prior semester or session in a unit position(s) as of or after fall 2017 and work at least an average of ten hours per week (at least 150 hours per semester or session) in a unit position(s) in the semester in which the rebate is sought.
    3. To receive the Tier 2 discount, an ASW must have worked at least an average of ten hours per week (at least 150 hours per semester or session) in two or more prior semesters or sessions in a unit position(s) as of or after fall 2017 and work at least an average of ten hours per week (at least 150 hours in the semester or session) in a unit position(s) in the semester in which the rebate is sought.

    What are the Tier 1 and Tier 2 discounts?

    • Effective February 1, 2019, ASWs will receive a Tier 1 discount of 35 percent or a Tier 2 discount of 50 percent.
    • Effective September 1, 2019, ASWs will receive a Tier 1 discount of 40 percent or a Tier 2 discount of 55 percent.
    • Effective September 1, 2020, ASWs will receive a Tier 1 discount of 45 percent or a Tier 2 discount of 60 percent.
    • Effective September 1, 2021, ASWs wills receive a Tier 1 discount of 50 percent or a Tier 2 discount of 65 percent.
    • Effective September 1, 2022, ASWs will receive a Tier 1 discount of 50 percent or a Tier 2 discount of 65 percent.

    Is there a rebate on dependent coverage?

    Yes; ASWs who meet the eligibility for the discount on student healthcare premiums as described above may also be eligible to receive a discount of up to 10 percent for dependent coverage premiums from the Health Insurance Dependent Premiums Fund. The fund will be administered as described below:

    1. A maximum of $10,000 will be made available for each academic year and will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.
    2. ASWs who purchase dependent coverage under the Student Health Insurance Plan and provide proof of that coverage may apply for reimbursement of up to 10 percent of dependent coverage premiums for that semester. Actual reimbursement will depend on the number of applications and the funds allocated for that semester.
      1. For spring 2019 rebates, ASWs should complete the following form by Friday, May 17, to apply for the Dependent Coverage Health Care Rebate. Rebates will be calculated at the end of the spring 2019 semester and paid out by June 30, 2019.
    3. Unused funds, if any, will not carry over to a future semester.

     

    Do I need to apply for these rebates?

    ASWs need only to apply for the dependent coverage premium rebate. The university will notify all eligible and enrolled ASWs of the application process and deadlines. For the rebate on self-coverage premiums, the university will determine eligibility and tier level discount at the end of each semester.

    When should I expect to receive my healthcare rebate?

    Rebates will be calculated at the end of the fall and spring semesters. 

    How do I become eligible for the University Services Fee rebate?

    Pursuant to Article XXIII: University Services Fee Rebate, in a semester in which an ASW works at least an average of five hours per week (at least 75 hours per semester or session) in a unit position(s), the ASW will receive a 100 percent (currently $190) rebate of the University Services Fee.

    What is a unit position?

    Pursuant to the Recognition Clause, the unit positions for SENS-UAW are course assistant, research assistant, research associate, teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and tutor.

    Do I need to apply for this rebate?

    No, the university will determine eligibility at the end of each semester.

    When should I expect to receive my University Services Fee rebate?

    Rebates will be calculated at the end of the fall and spring semesters. 

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