Employment Opportunities

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in a career with The Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Oneonta, a private nonprofit educational corporation whose primary responsibility is the administration of externally funded contracts and grants for and on behalf of the State University of New York. The Research Foundation it is not supported by state appropriated tax dollars, nor does it receive support services provided to NYS agencies. The Foundation is responsible for its own financial, legal and business systems; maintains its own personnel policies, employee fringe benefits program and payroll services. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. 

It is the policy of The Research Foundation for the State University of New York not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, or national origin or because he or she is an individual with a disability or disabled veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, or thereinafter referred collectively as “protected veterans.” It is also the policy of The Research Foundation for the State University of New York to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of their status as individuals with disabilities or protected veterans, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following activities: (1) Filing a complaint; (2) Assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) or any other Federal, State or local law requiring equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities; (3) Opposing any act or practice made unlawful by Section 503 or its implementing regulations in this part or any other Federal, State or local law requiring equal opportunity for disabled persons; or (4) Exercising any other right protected by section 503 or its implementing regulations in this part. Further, the Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

As President of The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, I am committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. In order to ensure dissemination and implementation of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout all levels of the company, I have selected Kathleen Caggiano-Siino as the Vice President for Human Resources for The Research Foundation for the State University of New York. One of the Vice President for Human Resources’ duties will be to establish and maintain an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement of The Research Foundation for the State University of New York’s programs.

In furtherance of The Research Foundation for the State University of New York’s policy regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, The Research Foundation for the State University of New York has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified protected veterans is accomplished. This Affirmative Action Program is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request between normal business hours at the Human Resources department. Any questions should be directed to me, your supervisor, or Kathleen Caggiano-Siino, Vice President for Human Resources.

Jeffrey M. Cheek, Ph.D.

President
The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
April 1, 2018

Scanned Document with Signature available here: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Office of the President

TO: All Employees and Applicants

FROM: Jeffrey M. Cheek, Ph.D.

The employees of The Research Foundation for the State University of New York are our most important asset. Our continued success and development depends on the future and effective use of all of our skills and talents to their fullest extent.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action because it is morally right and legally required. It is the obligation of each officer, manager, and supervisor to ensure all employment activities are conducted in an equal and equitable fashion, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

Such employment activities include, but are not limited to: recruitment, advertising, selection, hiring, training, promotion, upgrade, demotion, transfer, layoff, discharge, return from layoff, leaves of absence, performance evaluation, rate of pay, other compensation and fringe benefits and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

Further, the Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

We will be measuring ourselves against specific objectives which will continue to move our organization toward full and equal participation of all employees in the numerous opportunities available here. A periodic analysis will ensure our progress towards these goals.

DATE: April 1, 2018

SUBJECT: Reaffirmation of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

Scanned Document with Signature available here: Reaffirmation of the EEO Policy

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EEO is the Law Supplement - English

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Requesting Information

Melissa Nicosia is the person at the Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Oneonta who has been appointed to process requests for reasonable accommodations from applicants and employees with disabilities. Please contact Melissa for information about accommodations. 

Melissa Nicosia
Manager, Sponsored Programs Human Resources
SUNY Oneonta
214 Alumni Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-436-2294
melissa.nicosia@oneonta.edu

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