this doesn't look like a huge deal, but how often are there unexpected good things from NYS ... (or maybe the bad news is that it took so long. pessimism! and cash! just like last post.)
New York State recently released funds for a payment - under the authority of Article 5.13, Doctoral Program Recruitment and Retention Enhancement Fund of the Agreement between GSEU and the State of New York - relative to the GSEU contract in place in 2009. The Graduate School identified the graduate students who are eligible for that payment. Those students will receive notification from the Office of Human Resources about that, and they will receive a one-time gross lump sum payment of $217.28 in their payroll check of February 15, 2012. The amount was determined by dividing the funds released to the University - by the number of eligible students – TAGAs on appointment for spring 2012 and officially “doctoral” status at the time of appointment.