Human Resources


Welcome to Union College!

To make your new hire experience rewarding, please follow the guide below. This guide will assist you in getting set up on campus and getting to know more about campus and the area.

Please bookmark this web page so you can return to it time and time again.

In addition to the guide, please make sure to familiarize yourself with the Employee Handbook. New faculty should also review the Faculty Manual.

Again, welcome to the Union College community!

Before Your First Day

  • Get To Know Our Benefits

    Learn about Union's benefits:

    A comprehensive review of the benefits is available in the Benefits Guide. Additionally, benefits will be covered at orientation. Kelly Milkins, Associate Director of Benefits, or (518) 388-6435, is available to discuss any benefit questions.

  • Our Town, Our Region

    To learn more about Schenectady and the New York State Capital Region, please visit A lot of good information is available here.

    Please also check out the bike tour video of Schenectady featuring President Harris. In this video President Harris is biking around Schenectady and sharing some of his favorite spots around town that are all walkable from the College.

Your First Day

Your First Week

Your First Month

  • Review DEIB Resources

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources

    As an employee at Union College there are many opportunities to get involved and contribute to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Diversity Team:

    If you have any questions about Union College’s diversity initiatives you can reach out to the Diversity Officers via email at


    Office of Intercultural Affairs

    Location on campus: Reamer Campus Center 304

    Review the Around U: Cultural Guide.

  • Consider Joining Campus Listservs

    Now that you have gotten settled in more, consider requesting access to the following listservs in order to connect with others on campus.

    • Social listserv
      • Open to all employees
        • Provides a platform for any member to buy/sell items, ask non-work related questions (i.e. can someone identify this...), request recommendations, etc.
        • To be added, contact Kevin Barhydt,, or Anastasia Pease,, to request access.
    • Family Friendly listserv
      • Open to all employees
        • Provides a space for members to share thoughts, ideas, and/or activities that are geared towards families, parenting, and children.
      • To join this listserv
        • Navigate to the "Groups" screen through your Gmail by clicking the 3x3 set of dots near the top right of your email screen.
        • Select the "Groups" icon. (You may have to scroll down.)
        • Click on "All Groups" on the left side menu. Enter "family" into the search bar at the top and hit enter. should come up as the only option. Click "Join Group" to join.
        • If you have trouble, please email Matt Milless to be added.