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Upcoming Events

May - August 2016

TIAA counselors will be on campus to meet with employees individually to discuss retirement planning. Please click here to access flyer with dates, locations and contact information to schedule your appointment.

The Wellness Walking Club

Initiated in June 2016, the Wellness Walking Club meets every Wednesday at 12:15pm in front of Willcox Hall on the Pleasantville campus.  The group walks about 1.5 miles, depending on weather.  Wear your sneakers and bring your water, and your colleagues!  On occasion there are giveaways, and other fun treats.  Look for weekly emails with specific information for that particular week.

Watch for a Wellness Walking Club in New York, coming soon!  If you have any questions, please write to, or


Summer Flexible Hours are Here Again!

In recognition of your contributions, the University will offer again the summer flexible hours. During the summer, each full-time staff member (hired on or before May 1, 2016) will have the opportunity to take three days off (2.5 days for those working an 80% schedule) in any combination pre-approved by department beginning July 1 and continuing through September 2.  Full-time staff employees must be actively at work in order to take advantage of summer flex days.  Click here for frequently asked questions about Summer Flex Hours.

New Background Check Policy for both Faculty and Staff Positions effective 3/1/16

The University endeavors to provide a safe environment for all members of the University Community.  An important part of this effort is the University’s process for screening candidates for employment and when appropriate, for reviewing employees for continuation of employment. To support this goal, the Human Resources Department has partnered with the Office of the Provost to implement a background check policy that will be used to guide the hiring processes for both faculty and staff positions. This policy is now available on the Human Resources website in the Employee Policies section and is effective March 1, 2016.  If you are involved in the hiring process for Faculty and/or Staff, you are required to become familiar with this policy.

Please note: All offers of employment, for both Faculty and Staff positions, are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Staffing & Recruitment Department - Human Resources (ext. 22730).

Update to Minimum Wage effective December 31, 2015

New York State approved an increase to minimum wage over the federal hourly limit of $8.75. Effective December 31, 2015, the New York State minimum wage increased to $9.00 per hour, and the University has acted to be in compliance with this rate for all hourly paid employees. The rates have been automatically updated. As hourly paid employees are on a bi-weekly payroll lag, this change impacted the January 31, 2016 paycheck.  If you have any questions about this change or how your student employees will be affected, please reach out to Compensation within HR (Ann Courtien). 

Effective June 1st, 2015, all student employment will move over to Pace Human Resources, Staffing & Recruitment department.  All hiring managers interested in hiring student workers or student interns must post their positions in the PeopleAdmin system.  If you are a STUDENT interested in student employment or student internships, please visit the Pace Career website at   If you have any questions, please contact Staffing and Recruitment at 914-923-2730.

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.

Past Events

New York Administrative Staff Council Picnic 2016

Monday, July 18th from 12noon-3:00pm, Student Union, One Pace Plaza, NYC.

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Staff Picnic 2016

Thursday, June 16th from 12noon-3:00pm, Dannat Hall Lawn, Law School, WP.

Westchester Administrative Staff Council Picnic 2016

Wednesday, June 8th from 12:30pm-3:00pm, Gottesman Room, PLV .  Please join us for great food, great company, and raffle prizes!

Thursday, April 28, 2016 is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day

Pace University's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day is based upon the national campaign, Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which was created in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation.  This special event gives children the opportunity to go to work with a parent instead of going to school for one day.  Click here for more information on registration and how you might help!  Schedule of Events:  NYC  PLV

November 2015 Employee Recognition Ceremonies honoring those who have completed five through 45 years of service and those being recognized with Special Awards. (Note: beginning Fall 2015, the University’s recognition vendor will now be Tiffany & Co)!  Below are the dates and locations on each campus:

Law School/Graduate Center Award Ceremony and Reception
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Tudor Room, Preston Hall, Law School 3:00pm – 5:00 pm

New York City Award Ceremony and Reception
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Student Union, One Pace Plaza, 3:00pm – 5:00 pm

Briarcliff/Pleasantville Award Ceremony and Reception
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Briarcliff Campus Cafeteria, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Great American Smokeout on November 19, 2015

Human Resources, in partnership with Cigna HealthCare, supports your effort in the Great American Smokeout.  Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to help them quit.

Click here for more information about the Great American Smokeout and smoking cessation events at Pace University!

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - The 2015 Women at Pace Program

12-1:30pm, Butcher Suite, Pleasantville Campus

Guest Speaker and Pace Alumnus:  Fran Pastore, President and CEO, Women’s Business Development Council

Questions?  Contact Susan Donahue at or x22766.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 is Lee National Denim Day!

Click here for more information.  If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary Mulry at x22645.