This page serves as a central repository of information and resources that can help alleviate some confusion and frustration during this unpredictable and stressful time.
Throughout this temporary furlough, we will be communicating with you regularly; therefore it's critical that we have updated personal contact information for you, including your home address and email. Please assure that HR has your most current information; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update to staff (as of 5/21/20)
All furloughed employees should be able to collect state unemployment insurance, as well as enhanced unemployment benefits offered through the recently enacted federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Read NYS Department of Labor's CARES Act Summary.
Call NYS Department of Labor's Unemployment Claims Hotline number at 1-888-209-8124
Access NYS Department of Labor's CARES page at: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/cares-act.shtm
Read the top 16 FAQs at: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/most-frequently-asked-questions.shtm
The forms below will be necessary when filing for unemployment insurance. They contain the New York State ER and FIN numbers, along with instructions on how to apply.
Behavioral and Mental Health Services
It is important to know mental health services are readily available to help everyone stay mentally and physically healthy throughout this tenuous and unpredictable time; there is no need to manage or cope on our own. Our team of mental health professionals offer psychotherapy and/or pharmacological assistance for any health and wellness concerns including talking through difficult circumstances including workforce reduction, virus exposure, depression, anxiety, fear, trauma first aid, and any other topic that’s causing concern.
Our Behavioral Health Emotional Support Hotline offers confidential services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Behavioral Health Hotline: (315) 261-5395
EAP's free and confidential services are also available to provide emotional support. Identify as St. Lawrence Health System when calling.
- EAP Services:1-800-252-4555 or 1-800-225-2527
If you have specific needs not provided above, please connect directly with Human Resources Office at email@example.com.
This page will be updated with additional resources as needed.