Cancer Screening Changes

After 3/18/18, if anyone is directed to produce medical documentation that says anything more than, “seen for cancer screening”, please advise your local PEF rep. 

Cancer Screening Changes
Effective March 18, 2018, Section 159-c of the Civil Service Law (Prostate Cancer Screening (PCS)) is repealed. Section 159-b of the Civil Service Law (Breast Cancer Screening) is amended to entitle employees to paid leave without charge to leave credits, for screening of all cancers. Effective March 18, 2018, Breast Cancer Screening (BCS) will be known as Cancer Screening (CS) and will become available to all employees for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year. Employees who have used 4.0 hours for BCS prior to March 18, 2018, are not entitled to 4.0 additional hours for CS in 2018. Employees who charge CS leave credits for cancer screening on or after March 18, 2018, must provide medical documentation that their absence was for the purpose of cancer screening. Medical documentation must be forwarded to PersonnelOps@NYSIF.com. Beginning January 1, 2019, CS will be available for the full calendar year. This benefit is not cumulative and expires at the close of business on the last day of each calendar year.

 

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