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HR Policies and Union Agreements

Quite often, personnel related situations are complex as they may be subject to multiple policies, federal and state laws and union agreements.  While the links below will provide general information, for specific applicability please contact Human Resources for guidance.

Federal Government Policies

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Clery Act Notification

New York State and SUNY Policies

State University of New York - Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the State University of New York. It consists of 17 members, 15 of whom are appointed by the Governor, by and with consent of the New York State Senate.  In addition, the president of the Student Assembly serves as student trustee and the president of the University Faculty Senate serves as an ex-officio trustee. Policies of the Board of Trustees

Governor's Office of Employee Relations

As the Governor's representative in employee relations matters, the Governor's Office of Employee Relations:

  • Negotiates, implements, and administers collective bargaining agreements;
  • Provides advice and technical assistance to managers, supervisors, and human resource professionals related to personnel rules, regulations, policies, and contract administration issues;
  • Ensures compensation and benefit programs for State employees are cost-effective;
  • Offers training and development programs designed to increase the competency of the State workforce;
  • Plans for a changing workplace in partnership with the unions and the Department of Civil Service; and
  • Promotes and maintains a safe and healthy workforce.

Office of the State Comptroller

The State Comptroller is New York State's chief fiscal officer. The Comptroller is charged with auditing government operations and operating the Statewide Retirement Systems.

Department of Civil Service

The New York State Department of Civil Service is the central personnel agency for New York State and local governments.

New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics

The Governor of New York signed the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 ("PIRA"), reforming oversight and regulation of ethics and lobbying in NYS and established the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), which has oversight over both the Executive and Legislative Branches.

Policy Regarding Honoraria Payments to Faculty and Professional Staff

  • August 2017 memo from Frederick Bucalos, Campus Ethics Officer regarding Honoraria Payments (.pdf, 52.8kb)
  • Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Honoraria Payments (.doc, 14.0kb)

Ethics - See Public Officers Law


Bargaining Units

For a list and description of the Bargaining Units representing Binghamton University employees 

Binghamton University Policies

Personnel and Payroll Policies

Division of Operations policies and procedures related to personnel and payroll

Faculty and Staff Handbook

The faculty and staff handbook is maintained on the Office of the Provost's website

Student Handbook

Unclaimed Check Policy

Binghamton University Policy Regarding Harassment

Campus and Workplace Violence Policy

Domestic Violence and Workplace Violence Policy

SUNY Consensual Relationship Policy

      Essential and Critical Employee Program

Weather Related Absences (see HR News page Inclement Weather Memo)

Alcohol-Free and Drug-Free Workplace

Internal Control

Child Protection Policy

Pre-Employment Background Checks

Responsible Use / Confidentiality Agreement Compliance

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  As required by title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.


Last Updated: 8/5/20