HR News

Mark Your Calendar—Open Enrollment for Faculty and Staff Begins Oct. 31

Open Enrollment, the annual period when eligible employees reflect on their benefit options for the coming year, begins Monday, Oct. 31, and continues through Friday, Nov. 11. This is the one time of year when University faculty and staff may elect or change their coverage for many benefits, unless they experience a mid-year life event change.

University Employees Encouraged to Support the Annual United Way Campaign

The Syracuse University United Way Employee Giving 2023 pledge campaign officially kicks off on Oct. 14.

During this year’s campaign—which runs through Dec. 16.—University employees are encouraged to consider making a voluntary pledge through MySlice. Options are available for either a one-time donation or a regular donation through payroll deduction each pay period.

A Special Offer for Faculty and Staff for Friday, Sept. 23, at the JMA Wireless Dome

Thank you to all faculty and staff who attended the Louisville and Purdue football games. The Orange football team is 3-0! As a special thanks for your support, Syracuse Athletics would like to offer a ticket discount for the next home game, this Friday at 7 p.m. vs. Virginia. Tickets start at just $18. The first 150 people to purchase tickets via this offer will win a Syracuse Athletics T-shirt or blanket. Winners will be contacted with more information.


With this exclusive offer, tickets start at $18 for University faculty and staff, their children and their guests. Faculty and staff may purchase tickets online through Friday. For more information on game day policies, please visit


Questions about this special offer? Contact Human Resources Shared Services at 315.443.4042 or send them an email. Questions about football tickets? Call the JMA Wireless Dome Box Office at 315.443.2121.

Faculty and Staff Flu Vaccine Clinics Scheduled on Campus This Month

Three opportunities are available for faculty and staff to receive a free flu vaccine from Wegmans Pharmacy at convenient campus locations in the month of September. Pharmacists will immunize with the quadrivalent flu vaccine to protect against four strains of influenza viruses, and there will be limited doses of the senior vaccine for adults 65 and older.

HR is moving!

Starting Sept. 8, the Syracuse University Office of Human Resources begins its transition from 640 Skytop Road, Suite 101 to its new permanent home at 621 Skytop Road, in the same building as the Gebbie Clinic. The move will be done in two phases.

Phase 1, which will take place on Sept. 8, will entail the relocation of the Senior HR Business Partners, Labor Relations and HR Centers of Excellence which include Talent Management, Benefits, Wellness, Compensation, and HRIT.

Phase 2, which will entail the relocation of HR Shared Services is anticipated to occur in Jan. 2023. Until then, HR Shared Services will remain at 640 Skytop Road but will be located in Suite 101.  HR will send an additional notification when the relocation of Shared Services to 621 Skytop is imminent.

Please note that our phone numbers and email addresses will remain unchanged. HR Shared Services can be reached at 315.443.4042 and

Thank you for your continued support.

COVID-19 Update: New York State Changes Policy for Masking on Public Transportation

Earlier this week, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced that effective immediately, masks are no longer required on public transportation in the state of New York. As such, effective today Syracuse University will transition to a masking optional policy for passengers traveling on campus buses, trolleys and other forms of University-provided shared transportation. As always, we continue to support members of our campus community who make a personal choice to wear a mask in any setting or situation while on campus.

Important Update Regarding Vending Machine COVID Tests

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Ahead of the start of the fall semester, the University procured more than 80,000 COVID tests to ensure reliable access to self-testing resources for students, faculty and staff. Unfortunately, late yesterday we learned that a small number of the roughly 300 FlowFlex test kits sold to the University and distributed to date via campus vending machines may be counterfeit.


Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day to Be Held Sept. 17 at the JMA Wireless Dome

Syracuse University will celebrate its faculty and staff with $10 football tickets for the Saturday, Sept. 1, game at the JMA Dome when the Orange take on Purdue at noon. Faculty and staff and their guests are invited to the Kenneth A. Shaw Quadrangle prior to the game to enjoy a performance from the Pride of the Orange Marching Band along with food and beverage concessions.

Academic Year Office Hours Resume Aug. 29

Syracuse University academic year office hours will resume Monday, Aug. 29. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Offices have been operating on summer hours since May 16.

If you have any questions, please contact HR Shared Services at 315.443.4042 or