Nominate someone for Bearcat Recognition
May 2, 2016
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy
Every day, we work together as a team to serve our students and perform countless acts that make this University thrive. Our busy schedules often leave little time to sit back and reflect on the work we appreciate from our colleagues. Every day, there are things to be grateful for in one another.
If you would like to recognize a coworker for his or her hard work, friendliness, contributions, etc., complete the online form
to nominate a coworker for Bearcat Recognition. Simply fill out the form and Baxter will deliver a Certificate of Recognition and letter from Vice President Brian Rose, thanking the individual for her/his contributions to the Binghamton University community.
At the end of each semester, all nominees will be listed on our website
Requesting travel to countries with travel warnings
April 27, 2016
When planning University-related travel to a country with a travel warning, remember to complete a “Request to Travel to Countries with Travel Warnings” well in advance of your trip. The Office of Risk Management and the International Travel Safety Committee will review your request, meet with you regarding your plans and provide a recommendation to authorize your travel. For more information, go online
April 27, 2016
Research Foundation summer payroll for faculty
April 26, 2016
Faculty who have sponsored projects that include summer salary need to contact Tom Popielarski
in the Research Foundation Human Resources and Payroll Office to be sure funds are available for summer salary and appropriate forms are completed. The RF Human Resources Office is located in the Biotechnology Building, Room 1214, phone 607-777-4264. The summer period includes up to 65 days for RF payroll over the May 23–Aug. 19 period.
Water main break may affect traffic by Physical Facilities
April 18, 2016
There is a water main break between the Physical Facilities Building and Central Heating Plant. Minimize traffic in this area. When the contractor arrives for repairs, the roadway may be barricaded off entirely so drivers are asked to use the entrance between Physical Facilities and the Warehouse to access the compound until further notice.
Reminder: State travel to North Carolina prohibited until further notice regardless of fund source
April 7, 2016
Be advised that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently issued Executive Order banning non-essential travel to North Carolina is still in effect. Any state travel to North Carolina, regardless of the funding source, will be banned unless necessary for the enforcement of New York state law, to meet prior contractual obligations or for the protection of public health, welfare and safety. If you have questions, contact the Travel Office at 607-777-4660 or 607-777-2039. You may view a copy of the Executive Order online
President Harvey Stenger’s Road Map Quarterly Report
April 5, 2016
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has released his Road Map Quarterly Report
for the months of January through March 2016. Learn about Binghamton University’s activities and initiatives in his report and those of the vice presidents for academic affairs, advancement, operations, student affairs, research and the director of athletics.
Founding director of LGBTQ Center begins duties today
April 4, 2016
Chief Diversity Office Valerie Hampton announces the appointment of Kelly Clark as founding director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Center.
Clark has extensive experience as community safety program director and intergenerational programs director of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley in Rochester, N.Y. She has also worked in alumni programs at the University of Rochester, as director of multicultural affairs at SUNY Geneseo, and as special assistant to the president for multicultural programs and affirmative action as well as Educational Opportunity Program counselor at SUNY New Paltz.
In her role, Clark will advance the diversity mission of the University by seeking to create an environment that is inclusive and supportive of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
“It really is the perfect time to build the center,” said Clark. “Unlike many other centers, President Stenger, Valerie Hampton and others who crafted the plan purposefully placed the center in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This will give me the opportunity to work broadly across the entire University, supporting students, faculty and staff as well as gaining support from alumni.”
Clark earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in human development and counseling from the University of Rochester, and her EdD in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College.
She begins her duties at Binghamton today, Monday, April 4.
TIAA retirement rep campus schedule (updated March 31)
April 1, 2016
If you wish to meet with TIAA representative Alicia Brady, go online for her available campus dates
through May. Call 800-732-8353 to schedule your appointment.
Save the date for Jean Fairbairn retirement celebration
March 18, 2016
After 39 years at Binghamton University, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities Jean Fairbairn has announced her “graduation” to the next phase of her life. We will celebrate her longstanding service to the University from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Mark your calendars and save the date, as it will be an awesome celebration! If you are interested in contributing to Jean’s gift, give your donation to Dianne Gray in the SSD office, UU-119. For more information, contact Gray via e-mail
or at 607-777-2686.
Rent Union’s bowling and billiards areas for your event
March 18, 2016
Looking for a fun, safe and affordable location for an event or birthday party? Binghamton University affiliated faculty, staff, students and parents have access to the University’s bowling and billiards areas located on the basement floor of the University Union. Table tennis is also available. Rentals are open from noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Rent by the hour, includes entire facility and all supplies. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance. For more information on rental fees and to reserve, contact Carl Darling via e-mail
or at 607-777-3300.
Summer hours and holidays memo posted - link repaired
March 11, 2016
The Office of Human Resources has issued the Summer Hours and Holidays Memo for 2016. The memo can be found online
Tweets of the Week - Love is in the air
February 19, 2016
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NYS and Local Retirement System local consultation schedule
January 5, 2016
For employees enrolled in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), the January through June 2016 consultation schedule is listed below. All listed dates are Tuesdays.
If you plan to retire this year, you must file your ERS application within 15 to 90 days prior to your retirement effective date and, if desired, arrange a benefit consultation with an ERS representative by calling (866) 805-0990. All consultations are held in the Binghamton State Office Building, 44 Hawley St., Room 606.
You will also meet with an employee benefits representative from the University’s Human Resources Department prior to your retirement.
• Feb. 9, 16, 23
• March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
• April 5, 12, 19, 26
• May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
• June 7, 14, 21, 28
You may also find it helpful to refer to the HR Preparing For Retirement Checklist found online
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