Revisions and updated information concerning changes in policy will be available online through the MyPace Portal. Copies of the Employee Handbook are available online through the Human Resources website, the Human Resources department, and in campus libraries. Pace University provides to its undergraduates a powerful combination of knowledge in the professions, real-world experience, and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, giving them the skills and habits of mind to realize their full potential.
We impart to our graduate students a deep knowledge of their discipline and connection to its community. This unique approach has been firmly rooted since our founding and is essential to preparing our graduates to be innovative thinkers who will make positive contributions to the world of the future. Vision We educate those who aspire to excellence and leadership in their professions, their lives, and their communities.
Through teaching, scholarship, and creative pursuits, our faculty foster a vibrant environment of knowledge creation and application. Faculty engage students in shared discovery and are committed to guiding students in their education, providing them with a strong foundation for leading meaningful and productive lives. We embrace a culture of quality improvement and shared values to ensure an informed, responsive, caring, and effective community empowered to build and sustain a great University.
Together, faculty, administrators, and staff pursue innovation in academic programs and administrative services. We operate with integrity, following through on our commitments to students and each other, holding ourselves accountable for our decisions and actions. We embody an ethos of respect for, and celebration of, our diversity, creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where every person is encouraged to freely and respectfully contribute to the life of the University Back to Table of Contents BRIEF HISTORY Pace is a University whose resources have played an essential role in the realization of individual dreams of achievement, and whose mission is voiced in the motto: Founded in by the Pace brothers, Pace Institute was a business school for men and women who aspired to a better life.
That building once stood where the Pace Plaza building stands today. Two years later, because of the overwhelming success of the Pace School of Accountancy, the Pace brothers had no choice but to relocate classes to the nearby Hudson Terminal complex.
Another move to the Transportation Building at Broadway took place in in response to continued growth. In , the Board of Regents approved Pace Institute for college status. At last, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree could be awarded! Academic expansion forced yet another move to 41 Park Row in , and two years later Pace College received authorization from the State Education Department to grant the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Classes began on the Pleasantville campus in Soon after, Dyson Hall was constructed, named in honor of alumnus, Trustee and benefactor, Charles Dyson. Willcox Hall was named for Trustee and benefactor Byron Willcox. The year following, the School of Nursing was founded and was later named after alumnus, Trustee and benefactor Gustav Lienhard. Finally in , the State Education Department approved Pace College petition for university status. The assets of Briarcliff College were acquired in In , Pace purchased the World Trade institute, a leading-edge provider of international training programs located on the 55th floor of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Pace University today is a diverse institution with nearly 14, students. Every year curriculum offerings in the schools and colleges are modified to meet the changing needs of ambitious and knowledgeable students. Throughout the years since , Pace has grown along with the talents of those who comprise what is affectionately known as the Pace Community. The Pace tradition is something in which we can all take pride. The University is committed to being a leading comprehensive institution in the greater New York area.
Commitments to ongoing improvement and to the fostering of an environment of trust and respect will enable the University to be a viable, versatile institution in the 21 century. There are many qualities and competencies that identify the Pace employee. Each employee must demonstrate these attributes. Each employee is required: To be well-informed and educated in performing their jobs. To promote an inclusive environment that is accepting and respectful of all people regardless of their sex, gender or gender identity; race; color; national origin; religion; creed; age; disability; citizenship; marital or domestic partnership status; sexual orientation or affectional status; genetic predisposition or carrier status; military or veteran status; status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking; or any other characteristic protected by law federal, state or local law, rule or regulation.
To assume responsibility for their actions and decisions. To be present and punctual for their job and to meet required deadlines. To maintain a high standard of business and personal ethics, including discretion and confidentiality.
To understand his or her role in determining the needs of the workplace. To be a team player. To communicate accurately, clearly, and positively, both verbally and in writing. To listen attentively and respond responsibly.
To demonstrate trust and respect for all people and ideas. To pursue opportunities for personal growth and development. To be informed and understand University and department policies and procedures. To continuously strive for excellence. To serve as an ambassador and steward of the University. The employee may leave the job, and the University may terminate the employee at any time, for any non-discriminatory reason or for no reason. The provisions of these Policies supersede any conflicting statements made by supervisors, and the University has the right to change the policies at any time without prior notice.
Pursuant to this commitment, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender or gender identity; race; color; national origin; religion; creed; age; disability; citizenship; marital or domestic partnership status; sexual orientation or affectional status; genetic predisposition or carrier status; military or veteran status; status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking; or any other characteristic protected by law federal, state or local law, rule or regulation.
Pace University fully complies with all federal and state legislation and regulations regarding discrimination. Pace provides reasonable accommodations to assure that no otherwise qualified individual will be excluded from employment or any program, service, or activity provided by the University on the basis of a mental or physical disability.
In order to assess the need for accommodation, the University requires either a detailed reference letter or a diagnostic report from a certified healthcare professional explaining the disability and providing recommendations for accommodations.
It is the policy and practice of the University to comply with the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a disability.
Applicants, faculty and staff members with a disability recognized by law are entitled to a reasonable accommodation if one is needed to enable the person to apply for a job, perform the essential elements of a job, or to enjoy the benefits offered to other applicants, faculty and staff members.
In general, a disability is defined as a physical, mental, medical, or psychological impairment that substantially limits a major life activity or that prevents the exercise of a normal bodily function, a record of such impairment, or a condition regarded by others as such an impairment.
A reasonable accommodation includes, but is not limited to, adjustments such as providing an accessible workplace, acquiring or modifying equipment, job restructuring, modifying work schedules, modifying examinations and training materials, reassigning to a vacant position, and providing qualified readers or interpreters for the vision and hearing impaired. Reasonable accommodations do not include lower performance standards or items for personal use or convenience.
The process of identifying and providing a reasonable accommodation is an interactive one. The University is not obligated to provide an accommodation if it would impose an undue hardship on it, or if the person requesting the accommodation poses a direct threat to the safety of self or to others.
Establishing Eligibility An individual who has requested a reasonable accommodation must provide certain information to the University from an appropriate health care professional. In general, the information provided must be sufficient to substantiate that the individual has a disability and requires a reasonable accommodation. The cost of obtaining and providing this information to the University is the responsibility of the faculty or staff member. The need for a reasonable accommodation may, and often does, change.
Therefore, a faculty or staff member who receives a reasonable accommodation may be required to establish his or eligibility for an accommodation annually or more frequently as may be appropriate. Standardized forms to assist a faculty or staff member with establishing eligibility for consideration of a reasonable accommodation are available on the Human Resources website. Request and Authorization to Release Certain Health Information PDF Reasonable Accommodation Process Step 1 To request a reasonable accommodation, a faculty or staff member with a disability should first contact his or her immediate supervisor, chairperson or Dean.
Step 2 The faculty or staff member must provide certain information from an appropriate health care professional demonstrating that he or she is eligible for a reasonable accommodation. See Establishing Eligibility above. At reasonable intervals, and in order to further the interactive process, the University will apprise the individual of the status of the review of his or her request for a reasonable accommodation.
The ultimate selection of the reasonable accommodation to be implemented, however, will be made by the University.
Confidential information shall not be disclosed to any individual except on a need to know basis. The discrimination grievance procedure for faculty is set forth in the Pace University Faculty Handbook. Eligible employees may take up to twelve 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during a rolling twelve 12 month period measured backward from the date an employee uses any FMLA leave for one or more of the following reasons: An employee whose immediate family member is on active duty or called to active duty status in support of a contingency operation as a member of the Regular Armed Forces is not eligible to take leave because of a qualifying exigency.
Leave for birth of a child, or placement of a child for adoption or foster care, must conclude within twelve 12 months of the birth or placement of the child. In the event that both spouses are employed by the University and are eligible for FMLA leave, they are limited in the amount of leave they may take for the birth of a child, placement of a child for adoption or foster care, or to care for a parent who has a serious health condition to a combined total of twelve 12 weeks.
The leave described in this paragraph shall only be available during a single twelve 12 month period. During the single twelve 12 month period described in Paragraph 2 above, an eligible employee shall be entitled to a combined total of twenty-six 26 workweeks of leave under Paragraphs 1 and 2 above. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to limit the availability of leave under Paragraph 1 during any other twelve 12 month period. In the event that both spouses are employed by the University and are eligible for FMLA leave, they are limited in the amount of leave to a combined total of twenty-six 26 weeks of leave during the single twelve 12 month period described in Paragraph 2 if: The first treatment visit must take place within seven 7 days of the first day of incapacity.
Ordinarily, unless complications arise, the common cold, flu, ear aches, upset stomach, ulcers, headaches other than migraines, routine dental problems, etc. In addition, routine medical examinations are not considered serious health conditions, and neither are voluntary cosmetic treatments, unless inpatient care is required or complications develop.
For purposes of this policy, a qualifying exigency may include: For Spanish speaking customers, call You may also create a leave request via www. CIGNA will also send the medical certification form to the employee for completion by their health care provider please see Medical Certification below for additional details. Respectfully, the University requires the employee to give his or her supervisor at least 30 days written notice of the need for a leave unless emergency circumstances warrant shorter notice.
In such situations, employees are expected to provide as much advance notice as is practicable. If no advance notice is possible, notice is required as early as practicable. Failure to provide the University with requested information and necessary paperwork may result in delay or denial of FMLA leave.
The University, at its own expense, may require the employee to receive a second opinion from a health care provider designated and approved by the University.
If this opinion conflicts with the first opinion, the University, again at its own expense, may request a third opinion from a health care provider mutually agreed upon by both the University and the employee. The third opinion will be binding on both parties.
CIGNA will also send the certification form to the employee for completion by their health care provider please see Medical Certification below for additional details. The University will notify the employee of the requirement for certification which is due no later than five 5 business days after the employee requests leave.