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

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

New York State and SUNY Policies

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.

Governor's Office of Employee Relations

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

Office of the State Comptroller

Ethics — See Public Officers Law

Ethics — See Public Officers Law

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

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.