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April through May 2014

TIAA-CREF counselors will be on campus to meet with employees individually to discuss retirement planning. Please see the link below to access dates, locations and contact information to schedule your appointment.

TIAA-CREF April through May 2014 Individual Session Dates


Implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as  it was unconstitutional because it excluded state-sanctioned, same-sex marriages from the Federal definition of marriage.

Pace University is committed to equality and diversity among its employees, having already offered benefits to same-sexdomestic partners for many years.

While Federal guidance is still forthcoming (see the IRS Statement on the Court’s decision), Pace University would like to take action immediately upon issuance of guidance. In order to do so, University Benefits will need a copy of your marriage certificate. If you have not done so already, please send a copy of your marriage certificate to University Benefits ( or at extension 22828) so that we can record and update your marital status.  If you have previously supplied your marriage certificate to the University Benefits office, please contact us to confirm.

Pace will continue to provide additional information as the implications of this historic decision are clarified.


May 30, 2014 - Staff Development Day
9am - 5 pm, Graduate Center, WP.  Questions? Contact Susan Donahue at or x22766.

April 24, 2014Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in NYC/PLV

April 14, 2014 - Women at Pace Professional Development Panel:  12:15pm-1:45pm, Bianco Room, 1 Pace Plaza, NYC.

March 2014 Employee Recognition Ceremonies

Thursday, March 6, 2014                   
3pm – 5pm               
Law School  Tudor Room

Tuesday, March 11, 2014                   
3pm – 5pm                 
NYC   Multipurpose Room

Thursday, March 27, 2014                 
3pm – 5pm                 
PLV  Gottesman Room

















The New York City Earn Sick Time Act takes effective April 1, 2014.  This act requires that employees working in New York City to accrue paid time off regardless of employee class, with exception.  Click here to see Pace's Policy.

Update to Minimum WageDecember 31, 2013

New York State approved an increase to minimum wage over the federal hourly limit ($7.25).  Effective December 31, 2013, the New York State minimum wage increased to $8.00 per hour, and the University has acted to be in compliance with this rate for all hourly paid employees.The rates have been automatically updated. As hourly paid employees are on a bi-weekly payroll lag, this change impacted the January 31, 2014 paycheck.

If you have any questions about this change or how your student employees will be affected, please reach out to Compensation within HR (Jim Marshall or Ann Courtien).