RFHR Electronic Appointment Form Update

The Research Foundation Office of Human Resources (RFHR) is committed to partnerships with our customers to provide a high level of service and support.  We are working on several process improvements that will streamline the way you engage with our office.

As such, we moved to a new Electronic Appointment Form (e-Form) on April 14, 2023.
Since this date we have seen over 500 forms (and counting) come in and have received excellent feedback from our customers. The new e-Form has paved the way for a more efficient hiring process which has resulted in quicker processing times. Furthermore, the e-Form has allowed for more transparency in the overall process and real time updates for our customers.

In preparation of this move, the RFHR team hosted four demonstration Zoom calls (March 28th, March 31st, April 4th, April 7th) as well as three Open Office Hours via Zoom (April 12th, 19th, and 26th). These sessions allowed our users to see the new platform and ask questions in real time. Our successful implementation is in part due to these trainings and the robust communications plan we put out, but is largely due to our excellent clients'/customers' commitment to success. We thank you for your time and efforts as we continue to improve the way we work.

We have built out our Appointment tab to include added resources and information to
help our customers with this transition. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to or 607-777-4264.


SPA 360 Session on Research Foundation Summer Employment

In case you missed the SPA 360 Session on Research Foundation Summer Employment, the full session is located below. Additionally, the Summer Notes guide is provided below for download.

There are a few key changes to the way RF Human Resources operates effective this summer, so this session is recommended viewing for all PIs and program administrators of differing experience levels. Additionally, please refer to Research Foundation Summer Notes for additional information. If you need information on specific hiring scenarios, timestamp data is listed below for your convenience.

RF Summer Employment for Supervisors Zoom Call

Video Timestamps:

00:00 - Introduction

01:10 - Agenda

01:42 - About the Research Foundation

02:40 - Updates / Before Work Begins

15:47 - Hiring Undergraduate Students

22:10 - Hiring Graduate Students

25:51 - Hiring Non-Students (or Recently Graduated Students)

30:42 - Fellowships

32:34 - Faculty Summer Salary

35:38 - Upcoming Events / Audience Questions

2023 Summer Notes