Welcome to Central Office Human Resources. Our mission is to deliver comprehensive Human Resource services to Central Office staff. These include recruitment and selection, benefits, payroll, performance management, classification and compensation, training and development. Our goal is to provide our clients, Central Office staff, with updated information regarding important aspects of their employment life, and this website is part of this effort. We welcome your questions and comments on how we can better serve you through this site.

Congratulations on your new position at The City University of New York! CUNY Central Office is a great place to work, located right in Manhattan, the heart of New York City.

There will be much to take in during the initial weeks and months after you start your new job, so we’re here to help you hit the ground running. The New Employee Resource Center will help you prepare for your first day of work, and familiarize yourself with CUNY HR policies and training and your benefits package. Please take time to review the information, tutorials and checklists we’ve provided for you on each of the three onboarding stations. Click the link below to get started.

New Employee Resource Center

CUNY Relocation Resources

Performance Evaluation Forms

Classified Staff

Classified Managerial

HEO Series

HEO Series – Excluded Staff (Pilot)

*If you have questions about which form to complete please contact Gary Yip at (646) 664-3276

Beneficiary Designation

Death Benefit Beneficiary Designation Form (PSC-CUNY Members Only)

Personal Information

Emergency Contact Form

Personal Data Change Form

Salary Reduction Forms

2017 Salary Reduction Agreement -TIAA

External Employment for Classified Staff

Classified External Employment Approval Procedure and Form

It is the policy of The City University of New York—applicable to all colleges and units— to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees and to admit and provide services for students without discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender,  gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability,  genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, pregnancy, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, caregiver or familial status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. This policy is set forth in CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination.

CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual violence. Inquiries concerning sexual misconduct or sex discrimination may be made to the individuals specified in that Policy or may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

It is also the University’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments, when appropriate, to individuals with disabilities, individuals observing religious practices, individuals who have pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions and victims of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses. The process for addressing these issues is set forth in CUNY’s Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments.

Retaliation for reporting or opposing discrimination, cooperating with an investigation of a discrimination complaint, or requesting an accommodation or academic adjustment is also prohibited.

To access CUNY’s Policy and Procedures on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination, Policy on Sexual Misconduct, and Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments, please visit these links:


Sexual Misconduct Policy


The following person has been designated at the Central Office to handle inquiries and complaints relating to CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination and Policy on Sexual Misconduct and to ensure compliance with CUNY’s Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments:

Michael J. Valente, Esq.

Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX/504/ADA Coordinator

205 East 42nd Street, Room 1070, New York, NY 10017

Telephone: 646-664-3310

Email: michael.valente@cuny.edu

The following federal, state, and local agencies enforce laws against discrimination:

Sonia S. Pearson
Executive Director and Labor Designee
(646) 664-3264

COHR Operations

Sujata Malhotra
Deputy Director   
(646) 664-3265

John Conway
HR Generalist
(646) 664-3277

Adil Tahir
HR Manager
(646) 664-3271

Stephanie Brown
HR Assistant   
(646) 664-3280

Carla Carrero
HR Coordinator
(646) 664-3279


Christina Elianor
Payroll Coordinator
(646) 664-3386

Employee Relations, Time and Leave Management

Frances Correa
Employee Relations Officer
(646) 664-3267

Lidia Sanchez
HR Coordinator  
(646) 664-3281

Ming Chan
IT Assistant
(646) 664-3313

CUNYfirst, Recruitment, Classification & Compensation, Performance Management

Katherine Isaacs
HR Manager
(646) 664-3268

Bolanle Macaulay
HR Generalist    
(646) 664-3275

Benefits & Pension Administration

Gary Yip
HR Benefits Manager 
(646) 664- 3276

Avanelle St. Bernard
College Assistant
(646) 664- 3266

COHR Satellite Locations

Arlena Yuen
HR Manager – Hudson Street
(646) 664-3345

Enough is Enough: Resources for Combating Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault (Title IX)

Anyone – of any gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, citizenship status, race, class or educational level – can suffer from sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Read More

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Employee Benefits Package

Juggling your personal & professional life? The CUNY Work/Life Program can help and it’s FREE to employees and their families. Use “CUNY” for username and password.

CUNY Information for Severe Weather Conditions or Emergencies

In the event the University Operations should be cancelled due to severe weather conditions or other emergencies, here is a list of Radio and TV stations that will broadcast CUNY closings.