Human Resources

Human Resources

The Human Resources department is responsible for providing various support services to the college in order to attract, develop and retain the people needed to effectively accomplish the objectives and to carry out the programs of the college. The department administers certain employee-related programs for the college, maintains personnel records, interprets State University and college personnel policies and procedures and administers various benefits and labor relations programs.

As with any dynamic organization, policies, procedures and programs are constantly in flux. We strive to have the most current information available as a resource to current employees, supervisors and future job applicants.


The mission of the Human Resources department is to assist the college reaching its goals by providing quality and timely advice and supportive services to the college's leaders, faculty and staff. In addition, the department administers and enforces employment policies, procedures and employee benefit programs.


The Human Resources department is a staff function in support of other campus goals; a service organization dedicated to the worth of campus staff, their growth and development, and providing advice and assistance to campus managers and individual employees based upon their individual needs. We will approach this vision by adhering to the following values and principles:

Focus on People

We believe that the employees of the college are our most important asset and their collective quality is what differentiates this institution from the rest of the State University. It is the individual, working in concert with others, who provides the quality learning and growing environment for our students. Our students are successful because of these values; the concern, the caring and personal support by faculty and staff. We believe that an investment in our people is the best investment we can make.

Focus on Quality

Quality means doing the right things right, the first time, every time. We will commit our individual and team efforts to achieving the highest quality results, in serving campus staff, advising campus managers or providing reports and information to external authorities. We take pride in our work.


You can expect that discussions with office staff of a personal nature, whether concerns regarding your or your family's health, insurance, benefits, files or records, will remain strictly confidential. We respect your right to personal privacy and dignity. Except as required by law, records will only be shared with responsible supervisors, or upon specific release by individuals.

Strive for Improvement

We constantly look for more effective and efficient methods of accomplishing our tasks, and are quick to incorporate technology when warranted. People depend upon the quality of information they receive from us. Personal initiative and innovation are encouraged.

Involvement and Participation

The members of the department work as a team, filling in for others as demands dictate. We talk with each other, share ideas, anticipate problems, and take responsibility for our actions.

Human Resources
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

(315) 386-7325
Fax: (315) 386-7064