The University is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all employees, students, patients, and visitors. This policy (#165) outlines COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees and others covered by this policy.
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Pursuant to the August 18, 2021 New York State Order for Summary Action, Covered Personnel shall be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with a minimum first dose of a vaccination by no later than September 27, 2021.
In accordance with New York State law, eligible employees are entitled to take up to four hours of protected time off from work, with pay, to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Long-Term Disability (LTD) Plan provides a monthly income benefit when an individual is totally disabled for more than six months.
The policy is intended to ensure effective supervision, internal discipline, trust, and positive morale in the workplace, and seeks to avoid the appearance of, or potential for, favoritism, conflicts of interest, the appearance of impropriety, and conflicts of loyalty associated with nepotism.
The University recognizes the right of University staff to engage in employment opportunities outside the University. Outside employment must not conflict with the duties, responsibilities, and regular periods of work of the staff member at the University. The University relies on the judgment and integrity of the staff member to avoid conflicts with the staff member's commitment to the University
The intent of this policy is to meet regulatory responsibility as well as ensure an environment that complements our mission as a provider of health care, research and education.
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.
A layoff is defined as an action involving the reduction of staff necessitated by lack of work or other reasons. As described more fully below, employees will be selected for layoff on the basis of a criteria-based evaluation of ability, performance and seniority, with the greatest emphasis being placed ability, then performance, and then seniority. Recalls to work will generally be in the reverse order of layoffs. Note: Department administrators must contact Human Resources (HR) for assistance with planning the restructuring of their organizations and planning and implementing layoffs.
The responsibility for sharing information must be centralized and controlled to minimize the University’s risk of liability for release of inappropriate information. All requests for references from sources outside the University pertaining to a current or former employee should be directed to THE WORK NUMBER. Supervisors may provide reference information to internal University sources only.