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University at Buffalo
Human Resources Policies
Policies, rules, contracts and related information impacting your working relationship with the university for all employee groups.
Policy content is the responsibility of the executive listed on the first page of each policy. Please contact the Responsible office noted in the Contact Information section near the end of the policy if you have questions about interpretation or content.
Alcoholic Beverages, Drugs and Narcotics
The unlawful use, possession, manufacture, dispensation of controlled substances or alcohol in all University work locations is prohibited.
Compensatory Time for Professional Staff
Guidelines that describe the rules applicable to compensatory time for professional management/confidential (M/C) staff.
Discrimination and Harrassment Policy
The University at Buffalo prohibits discrimination and harassment and requires that accommodations be provided to individuals when such accommodations are reasonable and necessary as a result of an individual’s disability, religion, pregnancy, maternity.
Domestic Violence in the Workplace
The University at Buffalo will respond effectively to the needs of victims of domestic violence and take appropriate actions to keep employees safe from incidents related to domestic violence.
Employee Organizational Leave
Provides information regarding employee leave for union business that was negotiated between the State of New York and various Unions who represent our employees.
Faculty Use of Sick Leave Accruals
Policy that describes the proper rate of usage of sick leave accruals by faculty who are absent by reason of a temporary disability.
Honoraria Payments (State)
The University at Buffalo recognizes the need to process honoraria payments for citizens, resident aliens, and non-resident aliens. This policy defines the appropriate process for such payments.
Meal Period Guidelines
All employees are entitled to receive meal breaks when specified criteria are met.  This policy outlines those criteria.
Policies of the Board of Trustees
These policies shall constitute rules of the Board of Trustees for the government of the University and the institutions regulating the matters contained herein as authorized by law. These policies shall apply only to the State-operated colleges of the…
Pre-Employment Background Screening
This policy requires the verification of credentials, criminal history, and other information related to employment decisions. This policy is currently in the pilot stage.  The areas being piloted include Business Services, Facilities, and Computing...
Public Officers Law
This booklet contains laws and regulations regarding the application of the ethics law to State employees. A separate publication deals with the lobbying side of the law.
Reasonable Accommodation
The University at Buffalo is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities, including physical access to programs and reasonable accommodations for members of the University community.
Recruitment Exception Policy
The University at Buffalo will conduct a competitive recruitment for all positions, unless there is a compelling justification to make a recruitment exception.
Recruitment Policy
The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and will conduct a competitive recruitment for all positions to identify and attract a diverse and qualified candidate pool.
Release Time Guidelines
Guidelines for supervisors regarding using their discretion to release employees from their work obligations for special events.
Religious Accommodation
This policy provides guidance regarding the procedure by which religious accommodations will be provided.  It also provides guidance as to religious expression in the context of a public university.
RF Employee Handbook
The information contained in this handbook is presented as a guide for employees of The Research Foundation of State University of New York. We want you to know as much as possible about the RF policies, practices and benefits in this easy reference…
Student Assistant
Provides information regarding hiring students as student employees on the state payroll.
Supervisor's Guide to Counseling
Employee counseling is a mechanism designed to address concerns about performance and/or work related behaviors in a positive and constructive manner.  The Supervisor’s Guide will provide you with the necessary knowledge and information to utilize…
Unclaimed Check Policy
Information regarding what to do with any unclaimed State payroll check.
Workplace Violence Prevention
The University at Buffalo is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees and will respond promptly to threats, acts of violence, and acts of aggression by employees or against employees by coworkers, members...