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New York State, SUNY, and Purchase College Training for Faculty and Staff - fall 2022

Federal regulations, State laws and/or campus policy require that all employees participate in mandatory compliance trainings provided in person or online covering a variety of topics from Security Awareness to Accessibility to Workplace Violence Prevention and Sexual Harassment Prevention training. In addition, the College also conducts training on Diversity Equity and Inclusion, on College Policies, and on College systems such as HRETS, PETs, and our Website Content Management System.

This training makes use of two online platforms, Ever-Fi and KnowBe4. Some training programs were delivered in person before the pandemic. With good online training platforms and the shift to online everything over the last 2 years, coordinating annual training across units was identified as a Goal in the HR and CTS Work Plans. A new working group with CTS, HR, Chief Diversity Officer, Internal Control Officer, Purchasing Director and others has been formed to begin coordinating our training programs and schedule for 2022-23.

Fall 2022 Faculty and Staff Training schedule:

August 22nd – September 2nd 2022:
Accessibility Overview - for Faculty – 20 minutes

September 5th – 23rd 2022
Fall Security Awareness Training - for Faculty and Staff – 30 minutes
Accessibility Overview - for Staff – 20 minutes

October 2022
Sexual Harassment Prevention training - for Faculty and Staff – 60 minutes
Workplace Violence and Domestic Violence Prevention - Faculty and Staff – 40 min.

November 2022
Procurement Best Practices and Red Flags - for Account Managers – 20 minutes
Internal Control Best Practices and Red Flags - for Faculty and Staff – 30 minutes

Your attention to completing the training programs you are enrolled in is important to overall college operations and to a culture of continuous improvement.

It is also critical for compliance. Right now SUNY is conducting an audit of security awareness training program effectiveness, participation, and outcomes – and asked for detailed reports on compliance.

Please do your part to complete any training that you are enrolled in this fall, and provide us with feedback that can be used to improve the College’s employee training efforts.

Thank you.

Training Coordination Team:


• Ricardo Espinales Assistant Director Human Resources
• Kathleen Farrell Chief Human Resources Officer
• Susan Gentile CTS, Accessibility Committee Chair
• Bill Junor Chief Information Officer
• Lisa Miles-Boyce Chief Diversity Officer
• Darrell Perkins Internal Control Officer
• Liza Pleva Director of Purchasing and Accounts Payable