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Members of the University community should respond to the daily VitalCheck prompt at least 30 minutes prior to entering campus.

IRS Limits

The maximum pre-tax dollars you can contribute to your 403(b) retirement account will increase to $19,500 for 2020 (an increase of $500 from 2019).
Are you 50 or older?
If you’re 50 or older, you can contribute an additional $6,500 to your 403(b) savings account—known as catch-up contributions. That means you can contribute up to $26,000 (before tax) during 2020.
Want to change your contribution?

  1. Complete the Voluntary Contributions form to change your contribution. You may elect either a flat dollar amount or a percentage per pay period. 
  2. Submit your form: fax to 718-817-1756 or email to

Changes will be effective on the next payroll, unless you specify a later date on the form.

Note: Human Resources cannot perform calculations on your behalf. Please do not elect “maximum” or put the total annual amount as your election. You must include a per payroll amount.
For questions about voluntary contribution limits or the retirement plan program, please contact the Office of Human Resources Management at 718-817-4930 or at