New log-in page/features for SUNY Online Time and Attendance| May 6, 2013
Important notice for all faculty, MC and professional employees, but this does not pertain to hourly professionals employees. The online Time and Attendance System is now accessed through a new log-in page
Employees will see a different screen upon signing into the time and attendance system. The new screen will offer the current functionality of online time and attendance as well as some new features.To find out more, visit the HR News
or the HR Time and Attendance website
State employees update legal address online| May 6, 2013
Human Resources and Payroll announce new SUNY system self-service. All active employees will be able to report legal address changes to HR and Payroll online. Employees will also be able to view and print check stubs the Monday before pay day. Individuals will still receive a paper check stub. All employees will be able to access the new features using their Binghamton PODS username and password through the SUNY portal
. The first time you sign in you will need your unique SUNY ID (provided by HR) to pass through the security verification screen. To find out more, visit the HR News
or the HR Address Change
Professional vacancy at Career Development Center| May 6, 2013
Reminder from EH & S to evacuate buildings when alarms sound| May 3, 2013
During the months of May, June and July, emergency evacuation drills will be ongoing on campus. All occupants of a building must evacuate when the building alarms are sounding. Correction of code violations found by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control during their inspection of campus will also be ongoing. If you have a concern about safety and code compliance, the following websites are a great source of information:
Environmental Health and Safety
Department of State – New York
Office of Fire Prevention and Control
You may also contact EH&S on campus at 777-2211.
Balance your life with help from Work-Life Services| May 3, 2013
Work-Life Services offers six programs that help thousands of state employees better balance their daily lives; programs that connect employees with needed resources or save them money and time. The newsletter for May has been posted. Find information about these programs online
Engineering Building floor installations begin May 6| May 3, 2013
Terrazzo flooring will be installed in the M-Pod and third-floor renovation area of the Engineering Building beginning Monday, May 6, and continuing until the end of May. There is some odor associated with placement of the terrazzo mixture.
Employee Benefits announces SUNY Perks Savings Fair| May 2, 2013
SUNY Corporate Perks is offering several savings fairs and discount opportunities for members to save money while celebrating with family and friends. The first fair is Mother’s Day discounts for Perks members. For more information, go to the HR website
Submit outstanding fall/summer course book orders| May 2, 2013
The University Bookstore asks faculty to submit any outstanding fall or summer course book order as soon as possible. To date, 32 percent of the book orders have been received. Students will start selling the Bookstore their books during the next two weeks and the Bookstore pays more for books that will be used in the summer and fall. Help the Bookstore help students by paying them more for their books by sending in your order today.
Summer hours/summer holiday memo online| April 30, 2013
The Office of Human Resources has released the Summer Hours and Summer Holiday memo for 2013. Go to the HR website
to view this memo.
Archaeology Summer Camps| April 30, 2013
The Binghamton University Community Archaeology Program (CAP) announces three archaeology summer camps: Kids (10-12), Teens (13-17) and Adults. Dates are July 15-19 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Participants will learn about Susquehanna Valley archaeology, assist archaeologists with the excavation of a local research site, and experience the preservation of local heritage. Archaeologists from the Public Archaeology Facility at Binghamton University will provide instruction in basic archaeological and lab techniques. Supervised excavations will be based at the 4,000-year-old Boland Campville prehistoric site on the Susquehanna River within the Town of Owego.
Cost is $175 for the Adult and Teen programs, $169 for the Kids program. Two scholarships are available (teacher recommendation needed).
Professional vacancy (in SSIE)| April 29, 2013
Save the date for the Bearcats Golf Classic| April 26, 2013
The 24th annual Bearcats Golf Classic will be held Thursday, May 30, at The Links at Hiawatha Landing. Morning individual – Captain and Crew; Afternoon individual – Texas Scramble/Two Best Balls. Features a silent auction, clams, spiedies, contests, great prizes and lots of fun. All proceeds support Binghamton University Athletics. Reserve your spot today
Faculty named to guide transdisciplinary areas of excellence| April 24, 2013
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman has announced the faculty who will serve on the steering committees to guide the five transdisciplinary areas of excellence that will become foci of research and scholarship at Binghamton University.
Steering committees composed of faculty who represent Binghamton’s scholarly expertise in the five areas will guide each area. Each committee will be responsible for defining the direction of their area; play an important role in hiring new faculty to strengthen their area; facilitate collaboration among existing and newly hired faculty; and develop conferences, symposia, and other programs to highlight new developments in their area. Each committee will have a budget provided by the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Research to support its work.
Committee members were identified by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Nieman and Vice President for Research Bahgat Sammakia. For the complete list of committee members, visit Inside on the Web
Center of Excellence names new associate director| April 24, 2013
Steve Czarnecki, a Princeton-educated systems engineer, will serve as the new associate director of Binghamton University’s Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP).
Czarnecki, an Apalachin resident, brings three decades of experience at Lockheed Martin and IBM to his new role. He most recently served as advanced technology director for new ventures in Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training business area, which includes the Lockheed Martin facility in Owego.
“I’m excited to be joining Binghamton University,” Czarnecki said. “The possibilities are endless. While I’m sad to be leaving Lockheed Martin, at the same time I’m honored to become part of a team that’s shaping a world-class university. Great things are happening right here in our backyard.”
Czarnecki did his undergraduate work at General Motors Institute, now named Kettering University, before earning two master’s degrees and a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University. He holds several U.S. patents and has twice received Lockheed Martin’s Nova Award for teamwork. His previous connections with Binghamton University include 15 years as an adjunct lecturer in electrical engineering as well as a role on the industrial advisory board for the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering.
S3IP, a New York State Center of Excellence, has four research thrusts: electronics packaging, flexible electronics, solar energy and “green” data centers. Read more about the center and its work with industry.
Car pooling anyone?| April 24, 2013
If you are interested in saving money on gas, helping improve air quality and decreasing traffic congestion, take a look at Broome-Tioga Greenride, a free Internet-based rideshare service sponsored by the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study and the Broome-Tioga Mobility Management Project. Broome-Tioga Greenride can help! Anyone looking to get to campus can register for a flexible transportation option based on their own needs. There is no obligation; it can be used for everyday trips or one-time travel plans. For more information, visit the website
or call 1-855-373-4040 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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