General Reminders

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.

Employee Self Service in CUNYfirst

October 2014

On September 22nd we notified staff of the updated functionality within Employee Self Service (ESS) in CUNYfirst. This method is to be utilized for validating and updating your personal information should any of it change during your employment with the University.

Updating Emergency Contacts via CUNYfirst

August 2014

Maintaining current primary and secondary emergency contact information is important in case of an illness, injury, urgent situation or disaster during the workday. With a few clicks, HR can contact a reliable loved one to support you during a crisis

2014 – 2015 Employee Holiday Calendar

August 2014

The University’s 2014-2015 Employee Holiday Calendar is now available for the period of September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.

Depression assistance

August 2014

The news of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide has prompted an outpouring of grief and questioning amongst fans worldwide. With so many unrequited questions always surrounding depression, we encourage you all to visit CCA online to educate yourself a little more on this very weighty topic.

Healthcare Flexible Spending Account Grace Period

February 2014

Beyond the standard December 31 deadline to submit claims for eligible medical services and expenses incurred during the calendar year, the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) offers a grace period of January 1, 2014 through March 15, 2014.

HR Staff Onsite at Your Location

February 2014

Key human resources staff members will visit various Central Office work locations to provide personalized on-site assistance to tax levy employees. Check the schedule of office visits planned to UAPC, CUNY TV, 41st and 57th street locations through June. Mark your calendar.