This Policy is the basis for the University’s commitment to maintaining a workplace and academic environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.
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Subject to certain exceptions outlined within this policy, the University will not discharge or discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because the employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant.
This policy establishes the policy and process for assessing whether an individual performing work or services for the University is properly classified as a University employee or as an independent contractor.
The University will not knowingly employ or continue to employ persons who do not meet the requirements of federal laws pertaining to immigration and naturalization. Further, all employees must complete the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS) Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, as per USCIS guidelines.
It is the University’s intent that all employees receive an uninterrupted meal period when they work a shift of more than 6 hours; consistent with New York State Labor Law.
The University will ensure that minority group individuals, females, protected veterans, and qualified disabled persons have equal opportunity and access to the University’s workforce and equal opportunity as employees with respect to all aspects of employment.
Faculty and staff members who leave the University in a benefit eligible (full-time or part-time) status, and are subsequently rehired to a benefit eligible (full or part-time) status at the University within five years of their termination date, will have previous benefit eligible University service reinstated at time of rehire and their service date adjusted accordingly.
This onboarding program is mandatory for all new staff and those who have been rehired. Those employees changing from non-bargaining unit positions into bargaining unit positions will need to attend the session related to their bargaining unit. Faculty members may attend the general onboarding program upon request.
The determination of each operating unit's staff requirements, and the designation of jobs in their units including vacancies to be filled, are responsibilities of the dean, director, and department head. The Office of Human Resources has general responsibility for facilitating the hiring process.
Some work locations at the University may, because of the nature of the work, pose potential risks to the reproductive health of employees. This policy states the University's commitment to minimizing risks and providing education and information to help employees make informed decisions about exposure to potential health risks.