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Recruitment of new employees

The Research Foundation of State University of New York is committed to affirmative action and each campus establishes a recruitment process that promotes affirmative action yet provides the flexibility needed to carry out sponsored project activities. In conjunction with the Office of Affirmative Action, we have established guidelines for recruiting employees.

When is an employment search process not required?

A search process is not required for student employees, personnel identified in the project proposal and for appointments that last less than one year.

Employee classification and compensation

The Research Foundation establishes classification and compensation standards. The position description provided by the project director is used to determine the appropriate Research Foundation classification. Each position falls within specific salary ranges that are used to establish the appropriate compensation level for a position. The Research Foundation Human Resources Office and the associate vice president for research administration will work with you on proper classification and compensation levels.

Advertising a position vacancy

Project directors are encouraged to advertise position vacancies in local and regional papers, professional magazines and organizations. The cost for advertising is usually an allowable charge to a sponsored project. All notices of position vacancies are distributed by the Research Foundation Human Resources Office to locations throughout the campus and to local job service and employment agencies. Vacancies are also published on the RF Jobs page.

Affirmative Action

The Research Foundation "Statement of Policy" states in part "It is the policy of the Research Foundation of State University of New York to provide equal opportunity in employment; and to participate in the promotion of the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program for the University as a whole and for each constituent unit and affiliated organization of the University as it relates to the Research Foundation." The responsibility for ensuring proper recruitment of new employees and fair and equal treatment of existing employees is a collaborative effort of the project directors, Sponsored Funds Administration and Affirmative Action. The president of the University has designated the chief diversity officer as the contact for issues relating to complaints of discrimination and harassment of or from Research Foundation employees. In all matters, confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible. The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion may be reached at 607-777-4775.

Last Updated: 3/16/22