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November and December 2014

TIAA-CREF counselors will be on campus to meet with employees individually to discuss retirement planning. Please see the link below to access dates, locations and contact information to schedule your appointment.

TIAA-CREF November through December 2014 Individual Session Dates


Flu Vaccination - Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?


Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.

For employees participating in one of the Unviversity’s medical plans through Cigna, you may visit one of several pharmacies that offers flu vaccines at no charge (for those enrolled in the CIGNA medical plans). Please contact the pharmacy, in advance, to ensure that the vaccine is available. Please click here to access the list of participating pharmacies.

A CIGNA participant may also receive a vaccine from his/her health care provider during an annual preventive care exam.

Implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as  it was unconstitutional because it excluded state-sanctioned, same-sex marriages from the Federal definition of marriage.

Pace University is committed to equality and diversity among its employees, having already offered benefits to same-sexdomestic partners for many years.

While Federal guidance is still forthcoming (see the IRS Statement on the Court’s decision), Pace University would like to take action immediately upon issuance of guidance. In order to do so, University Benefits will need a copy of your marriage certificate. If you have not done so already, please send a copy of your marriage certificate to University Benefits ( or at extension 22828) so that we can record and update your marital status.  If you have previously supplied your marriage certificate to the University Benefits office, please contact us to confirm.

Pace will continue to provide additional information as the implications of this historic decision are clarified.

The New York City Earn Sick Time Act takes effective April 1, 2014. 

This act requires that employees working in New York City to accrue paid time off regardless of employee class, with exception.  Click here to see Pace's Policy.


November 20, 2014 - Is the day to take part in The Great American Smokeout! 

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the Great American Smokeout. For smokers, we hope you can use this date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day.   For non-smokers, we hope you can help a friend, family member or colleague quit smoking.  Complete this very brief survey by November 21 and you will be entered into a drawing. (Four $25 gift cards will be awarded.)  Click here for more information about the Great American Smokeout and smoking cessation at Pace University!

October 2, 2014 - Lee National Denim Day

Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day participants have raised more than $86 million for the fight against breast cancer.  With your help, we hope to add millions more to that total.  Make a donation to the Pace team at (ID number 228367) and put your money to work for women and men nationwide.  Then, don’t forget to wear your favorite jeans to work on Thursday, October 2and show your support!  For more information, click here.

September 2014 - Bi-Annual YES Events

Special informal celebrations for all employees who were recognized through the YES employee recognition program from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.

June 6, 2014 - Leadership Forum for Staff
We are very pleased to announce the inaugural Leadership Forum for Staff, a program many of you have requested. In past years, the Forum was offered by invitation only, to director level and above. This year, in addition to holding the Forum in the morning for that population, we are adding a Forum in the afternoon for all staff!! 

This initial Leadership Forum for Staff, “Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education:  Transforming our Culture” will be held on Friday June 6, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Rooms 206-208 at the Graduate Center, One Martine Avenue, White Plains.

Pre-registration is required, so click here to register. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Susan Donahue, Senior Consultant, Organizational Learning & Development, at or x22766.

















Setting the Pace:  A Management Development Program

Organizational Learning & Development and the Human Resources Division are pleased to announce “Setting the Pace:  A Management Development Program”, a new professional development prgram for managers and supervisors.  Click here for more information.


All HR-Briarcliff Offices are now in Dow Hall

Several departments within Human Resources - Briarcliff have moved to and within Dow Hall.  As of June 18th, all Human Resources - Briarcliff offices are located in Dow Hall.  (Some of our offices moved to the space formerly occupied by The Academy of Management.)  Please click here to see our revised directory. (Please note, phone extensions and the HR front desk location have remained the same.)  The move is affecting the following, and we ask you to please make note of the changes:


Carolyn Ventura Lengers – Rm. 107;

Nydia Delgado – Rm. 108;

Tammy Frary – Rm. 109


Jessica Allbee – Rm. 109;

Pedro Figueroa – Rm. 110;

Lisa Ellrodt and Anu George – Rm. 111;

Jennifer Samuels and Jonne Ronquillo – Rm. 113

Employee Relations

Luciana Ziegler – Rm. 100;

Rosemary Mulry – Rm. 100b

Organizational Learning & Development

Bob Lazer – Rm. 100a;

Susan Donahue and Edyta Weighart – Rm. 101a