|Dependent Care Spending Account
The Dependent Care Spending Account allows you to pay for eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Dependent Care Spending Account contributions are taken directly from your pay before federal, most state and city income and social security taxes are deducted.
All full-time non-union employees currently may elect to contribute up to $5,000 of pay to a Dependent Care Spending Account to reimburse themselves for expenses that are incurred to care for eligible dependents, while at work. Full-time union represented employees are covered to the extent indicated in their collective bargaining agreements. Eligible dependents are those whom you are entitled to claim as dependents on your federal tax return. If you are married, your spouse must also work, be a full-time student, or be disabled.
New employees can elect to join on the first of the month following or concurrent with his/her date of hire. Employees can elect to participate in the Dependent Care Spending during the annual enrollment period in November.
To enroll in the Dependent Care Spending Account, simply fill out an enrollment form which may be found at ADP FlexDirect indicating how much of your salary you’d like to contribute to the Dependent Care Spending Account for the plan year, January 1st through December 31st and return it to the Office of Human Resources.