News from human resources

April 2014

Personnel Actions


Jennifer George
Student Activities Assistant Director
Student Activities
March 13, 2014

Nick Grimmer
Staff Associate
February 27, 2014

Kaylynn Iglesias
Senior Staff Assistant
Admissions Office
January 16, 2014

Lisa Krause
Admissions Advisor
Admissions Office
January 16, 2014

Aaron Swancott
Admissions Advisor
Admissions Office
January 16, 2014

Ziomara Zamora
Admissions Advisor
Admissions Office
January 16, 2014


Richard Hughes
April 30, 2014

Enid Larsen
Keyboard Specialist 1
Health and Wellness Center
January 31, 2014

David Mallen
MV Small Business Development Center
April 28, 2014

Neil Smith
Maintenance Supervisor
April 23, 2014

Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions

Fred Ballantyne from TIAA-CREF will be on campus for individual counseling sessions on May 7 in Kunsela Hall A227. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-732-8353 or log onto

Mark Nardella and/or Brian Perdew from VALIC will be on campus for individual counseling sessions on May 15 in Kunsela Hall A227. To schedule an appointment, please call Diane Cardillo at 800-780-6270 ext. 89204 or 908-470-4359, or email

New York Balance – Webinars
NYS-Balance offers monthly hour-long webinars on a variety of topics to assist you in balancing work and life. A webinar is an interactive web-based seminar. You will need access to a telephone and computer to participate fully. The hour-long webinars are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of every month from noon to 1 p.m.

All webinars will be archived so they can be viewed at other times. If your scheduled lunch break does not accommodate these monthly sessions, please view the archived version during non-work hours.

Here is a list of the scheduled webinars for April, May and June.

Noon – 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Will There be a Couch? What to Expect from Counseling
Many people avoid counseling due to misconceptions or even fear. Learn about the counseling process, different types of counseling, what is talked about, and terminology used.

MAY 15
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
It’s Not Just About the Money
Retirement isn’t just about your pension or 401(k). Your retirement plan may include a new living environment, a chance to explore interests, or even a new career.

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Keeping Your Love Alive
Learn 10 relationship essentials, how to cope with challenges & conflict, and how to balance communication styles while keeping your relationship fresh in this 60-minute webinar.

You may review all of the upcoming webinar options by going here (username nys, password balance), completing the login form and selecting “Webinars/Registration” from the options on the right side of the NYS Balance main page. After registering, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for accessing the webinar. Please save the instructions. If you have any questions about the webinars, call a NYS-Balance Consultant at 866-320-4760.

CSEA Tuition Benefits Program

We are pleased to announce that the Partnership’s Tuition Benefits Program will continue through the 2014-2015 program year for eligible CSEA-represented New York State executive branch employees. Copies of the catalog and application forms are available for download at:

Some of the program highlights include:
• Eligible CSEA-represented New York State executive-branch employees can apply for TWO tuition benefits. Applications must be received by March 31, 2015.
• Any course taken must begin between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015, or the employee must be actively participating in the course sometime between these dates.
• Eligible employees can also receive reimbursement for an unlimited number of credit-by-examinations (up to $295 per examination) and reimbursement of one certification and licensure examination fee (up to $300) in addition to their standard benefits.
• Applications will be accepted by mail (NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training, Corporate Plaza East-Suite 502, 240 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203), or by fax at 518-486-1989 or 518-473-0056.
• Educational Advisement Services are available to CSEA-represented New York State employees by calling 518-486-7814 or 800-253-4332.

2014 Employee Recognition Luncheon

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Employee Recognition Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, May 13, from noon – 2 p.m. in the Student Center multipurpose room. Please join us as we honor faculty and staff for their service to SUNYIT. Tickets will be on sale from April 21 through May 2.