Important changes to the Federal Work Study Program

NEW for the 2017-2018 Academic Year


Starting this Fall all Federal Work Study (FWS) positions will be posted on DragonLink for students to apply. Students who qualify for Federal Work Study will now have a chance to choose where they would like to work and you as a supervisor will have the opportunity to hire the student that qualifies with the FWS position you have created.

Here are the details:

  • To simplify the process for supervisors this year, all FWS positions have already been entered into DragonLink for students to apply. If you have other job descriptions you would like to submit, please contact Student Employment Services at the Career Development Center by calling x2534.
  • Students will view your detailed job description on DragonLink and they can apply by calling or emailing the supervisor listed on the job description any time after 8/1/17.
  • Student Employment paperwork for FWS students: Supervisors hiring FWS student(s) will now complete a NEW Student Employment Form (similar to the white card that has been used for temporary service hiring). Please note that the same form will now be used for hiring FWS students or students working through temporary service payroll. The new form will replace the white card and will be available at the Payroll Office and at the Payroll Office’s website starting Fall 2017. Once supervisor and FWS student completes the new Student Employment Form, FWS student(s) should bring the form to be processed at the Career Development Center. At that point, student(s) will also complete their employment paperwork (tax forms and I-9 Form).
  • The timesheet process will continue to be electronic and will be handled in the same manner as they are now through the Payroll Office. For more information on the electronic timesheet process please visit:
  • Supervisor and students must monitor earnings very closely and watch for Financial Aid reports regarding their student workers. Students can monitor their hours and earnings by logging into their timesheet online and also on WebServices. I would strongly suggest marking down on your outlook calendar when the last day of work should be for your FWS student(s)!

Last but not least, Anna Legname (Student Employment Coordinator) will not be available during the month of July due to 11 month contract. However, for assistance with Student Employment Services during Anna’s absence please contact the Career Development Center x2534. For questions related to the new FWS process during the month of July, please contact Karen Conrad (Scholarship Coordinator) @ x2333.

Milne Library Intersession Hours:

Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Tuesday, July 4
· Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM
· Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
· Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (Independence Day) CLOSED

Summer Session II:
Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, August 4
· Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM
· Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Department name changed to the Office of Opportunity Programs

The Office of Opportunity Programs includes the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Access to College Excellence (ACE) program. Offices are located in 332 Netzer Administration and 115 Alumni Hall. The combined programs will serve nearly 300 students in the 2017/18 academic year with college advisement and academic support services. Please refer any questions to the administrative office at ext. 2407.

Joseph Pignato Presides over Panel Discussion on Underground Spaces

Dr. Joseph Pignato of the Music Department presided over a panel discussion at the Association for Popular Music Education’s annual conference, held on the campus of the University of Colorado Denver in mid-June. The panel, titled “Space is the Place: Locating Popular Music Education,” featured two additional panelists, Mr. Jarritt Sheel, a doctoral student at Columbia University and Mr. Chris Manik, an internationally renowned DJ. Mr. Manik is also a 2007 graduate of SUNY Oneonta. The panel, conceived of in the wake of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, explored the importance of underground spaces in the lives of marginalized youth as well as ways in which schools, cultural institutions, and teachers might adapt to be more hospitable to youth cultures. Dr. Pignato’s participation was supported by a Faculty Development grant.

NYS University Police Department Receives State Acknowledgment

The New York State University Police Department at SUNY Oneonta strives to serve our campus community with the utmost professionalism, reliability, and efficiency. To that end, we have been hard at work at maintaining our status as an accredited law enforcement agency, and we are proud to announce that we have recently been re-certified as an accredited police department. Accreditation is a recognition that is conferred upon only the most exemplary law enforcement agencies in New York State by the New York State Accreditation Council, a component of the Division of Criminal Justice Services. This is no simple task, and has consumed hundreds of man hours by department personnel who have taken on this responsibility on top of their daily tasks, administrative and supervisory duties. The accreditation effort, coordinated by Lieutenant Michael O’Donnell, involves meeting state compliance on 110 individual standards, divided into three main categories: administration, training, and operations.

What this means to our campus community, essentially, is that our department has voluntarily undertaken a process to have representatives of the state analyze our department’s performance in each of the stated 110 individual standards. Many law enforcement agencies are unwilling or unable to meet compliance with these standards, which demonstrates our place as leaders among law enforcement agencies statewide. Our compliance is ensured through a lengthy application, a written report of the department’s status with each individual standard, followed by an assessment performed by the accreditation council. During the assessment, written directives are analyzed, compliance is documented, various staff members are interviewed to ensure the entire department is aware and compliant with each of the standards, and a general observation period, mostly in the form of on-site inspections, is carried out.

UPD first earned accreditation on June 14, 2012. This certification, however, is not permanent; the certification only lasts for five years. Therefore, an accredited agency cannot rest on its laurels for a one-time success, and must constantly work to continue to maintain its compliance with every single accreditation standard. Our certification was successfully renewed on June 8, 2017, which will be effective until 2022, when the department will be reassessed again.

The members of UPD have all worked hard to position ourselves as the role models among law enforcement agencies. We want our campus community to know that we can be trusted, respected, and will always conduct ourselves as professionals who rise far above basic standards. Everything from our departmental policies and procedures, to our usage of body cameras, to our proficiency in the various skills we possess as police officers have been voluntarily submitted to scrutiny in order to serve you at the highest possible level. We look forward to continuing our efforts to train, to improve, to learn and to grow and make our department better every day than it was the day before.


Officer Marcus Mallon