Training Courses

Human Resource Services Workshops

HRS offers the following workshops at least once per semester. We are always working to improve our offerings, and if you have suggestions for workshops you would like to see please let us know.

  • Graduate Student Workshop
    This training will provide you with a step-by-step explanation of the hiring process, reappointment process, additional supplements, lump sums, summer appointments and required documentation for hiring graduate students. We will also review the form I-9 process as needed.
  • State Appointments
    This training will provide you with information for New hire/Re-hire Packages and Appointment Types, Position and Other Changes, Non-Renewal Process, Permanent Appointment Process, Performance Program and Compliance and much more for Non-Teaching Professional employees.
  • Civil Service In a Nutshell
    This workshop will help provide you with information about Civil Service list appointments, canvassing lists, transfers, types of appointments, and much more...
  • I9 - WC0007
    This training will provide you with a step-by-step explanation of what the employer must do in order to meet legal and procedural responsibilities associated with the Form I-9. We will focus on how to correct common mistakes and omissions that delay the hiring process, and will provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding documentation
  • Permanent Appointments
    This workshop will provide information covering eligibility, initiating and completing the Permanent Appointment Process for UUP employees.
  • Mastering Performance Reviews
    Comprehensive overview of the complete performance management process; from preparation to administering the annual appraisal. This course focuses on the performance MANAGEMENT process - not the completion of the annual performance EVALUATION.
  • FMLA
    This class will assist you with implementing the FMLA law.
  • RF Appointments
    Learn about the packages, forms and the guidelines
  • TMS102 Part 1 Writing Position Descriptions
    This workshop will allow you to write accurate position (job) descriptions which will facilitate recruitment, compensation/classification, training, staff development, and performance management. Participants will learn to create requisitions within the Taleo Talent Management System.
  • TMS102 Part 2, Search and Selection
    Review the search and selection process, while gaining skills in resume screening and interviewing techniques. Overview of the Applicant Tracking System and expectations when conducting a search.
  • TMS103, Offer Grid
    This course will give you step by step instructions to create a candidate offer grid, submit it for approval, and send a candidate an offer within Taleo. This course is taught by HR professionals from our Appointments and Payroll areas to help ensure you know exactly what information you will need for the final offer approval.
  • Counseling and Discipline

    This program will provide supervisors and managers with information and guidance regarding Counseling and Discipline.

    The session includes:

    • How and when to conduct a counseling session.
    • The difference between a verbal and a written counseling.
    • How to write a counseling memo.
    • How to identify problem situations.
    • How to determine when to counsel and employee and when to seek disciplinary action.

  • SBU Reporting Training for Finance VP Reporting User

    The training session will offer an introduction to SBU Reporting for Finance VP Reporting Users. Topics include how to navigate in the system, adjusting report criteria, drilling to detail on reports, and an overview of report purposes and functionalities. SBU Reporting for Finance access is required in order to attend this hands-on workshop.

  • SBU Reporting Training for Finance SBF Account Users

    The training session will offer an introduction to SBU Reporting for SBF Account Users. Topics include how to navigate in the system, adjusting report criteria, drilling to detail on reports, and an overview of report purposes and functionalities. SBU Reporting for Finance access is required in order to attend this hands-on workshop.

For a complete listing of currently scheduled HRS Workshops including offering date and location and to enroll in any of the offered workshops; please visit SBEVENTS at: http://stonybrook.cvent.com/d/jrqtx2

If you need additional help registering for a workshop in SBEVENTS - please review one of the following tutorials

New Registrant Tutorial

Existing Registrant Tutorial

New Employee Orientation

This training is required of all newly hired Stony Brook University employees. All New Employees will be enrolled in the appropriate New Employee Orientation (Part 1) session within 30 days of their start date.

To request registration please complete and submit this form: New Employee Orientation Registration

Currently scheduled orientation dates are:

State Faculty / Professional State Classified Research Foundation
April 7 April 14 April 4
April 21 April 18
May 5 May 12 May 2
May 19 May 16
June 2 June 23 June 13
June 30 June 27
June 13 * July 21 July 11
July 28 July 25
August 11 August 18 August 8
August 25 August 22
September 8 September 15 September 6**
September 22 September 19
October 6 October 13 October 3
October 22 October 17
November 3 November 10 October 31
November 17 November 14
December 1 December 8 November 28
December 15 December 12

All Sessions are scheduled for 8:30am - 12:30pm in Room 301 of the Wang Center

* Due to room availability issues the mid-July Faculty/Professional was moved to Wednesday
** Due to the Labor Day Holiday, this session was moved to Tuesday
*** Times, dates and locations are subject to change. All scheduled attendees will receive confirmation prior to the schedule Orientation date.

Training Requests

While all currently offers workshops are listed on SBEVENTS; we are here to do our best to provide the training, instruction, and guidance you need. If there is a workshop you have heard about, attended before, or feel would be useful, please let us know; or if your department could benefit from personalized training on a specific topic we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please submit this Training Request form so that we can get an understanding of your needs and help us prioritize our new workshop development schedule.