Your employment-related benefits are negotiated by New York state and your bargaining unit, NYSCOPBA (New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Inc.). These are your benefits if both these are true:
The Flex Spending Account (FSA) is a negotiated benefit for State employees. There are two parts to the FSA - the Dependent Care Advantage Account and the Health Care Spending Account. Both are types accounts give you a way to pay for your dependent care or health care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Enrollment in the FSA is voluntary. If you are a new employee, you must enroll within 60 days of your appointment begin date.