General Reminders

CUNY Work/Life EAP

February 2018

The Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service provided for you and your dependents by your employer. This program offers a wide variety of counseling, referral, and consultation services designed to assist you and your family in resolving work/life issues in order to live happier, healthier, and more balanced lives.

Workplace Violence Prevention Training

February 2018

New York State Labor Law mandates that all employees complete annual training in workplace violence awareness and prevention. CUNY’s Preventing Workplace Violence online course is sent to all staff via their CUNY email.

February is National Heart Health Month

February 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable. This year, take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer, with Life’s Simple 7® from the American Heart Association website,

Professional Summer Attire Expectations

May 2016

During the hot summer months, we are all trying to manage being cool, comfortable, and fashionable while still maintaining a professional image. Despite the warm weather, your work attire, personal appearance and grooming must be neat and professional at all times.

Update Your Beneficiaries

March 2016

A beneficiary is a person or legal entity that one designates to collect the proceeds from an estate, trust, retirement account, life insurance policy, or transfer on death accounts.

Summer 2015 Four-Day Workweek and Timekeeping

July 2015

Most Central Office departments have opted to participate in the University’s Summer Four-Day Workweek Plan that will be effective Monday, June 22, 2015 through Friday, August 7, 2015. Hence, Friday June 26 and August 9 will be the respective first and last Fridays off.

Nepotism: CUNY’s Policy Regarding the Hiring, Employment, and Supervision of Family Members

October 2014

The University seeks to foster a work environment conducive to satisfying family life for all members of the University community. The policy stipulates that no Covered Individual shall take part in any decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge any of his or her Family Members with respect to any position at the University.

COHR Functional Directory

October 2014

Who should you contact when you have a specific question? Take some time to view the COHR directory and identify who to contact on our team for your specific needs.

Additionally, do not forget to mark your calendars for the dates when COHR members are at your location in the upcoming months!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

October 2014

The Central Office is reaching out to CUNY family and friends to help prevent, treat, and eradicate this disease by participating in the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 19, 2014, in Central Park. Last year the Central Office raised over $6,700 for the cure, and our 2014 campaign has already raised nearly $1,000 in just a short time. With your help, we hope to increase our total amount to $7,000 this year.

Shine the Light on Domestic Violence aka Turn the State Purple

October 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and October 15th, OPDV encourages all New Yorkers to wear purple to show respect and raise awareness on this worldwide issue.

Free NYTimes Digital Access

October 2014

Enjoy free digital access to The New York Times for 52 weeks with uninterrupted service.

Deadline to Complete Your CUNY Workplace Violence Prevention Training is December 31st

October 2014

OHRM’s Professional Development & Learning Management unit (PDLM) has worked with a new vendor to develop a mandatory, revamped, online workplace violence prevention training program that was officially launched University-wide on September 10th.