Workplace Violence and Domestic Violence Prevention
Workplace Violence prevention
The City University of New York has a long-standing commitment to promoting a safe and secure academic and work environment. All members of the University community are expected to maintain a working and learning environment free from violence, threats of harassment, intimidation, or coercion. Specific courses offered as part of the CUNY Professional Development Program (CPDP) have been selected to equip members of the University with skills for preventing incidents of workplace violence. Courses are conducted at the Central Office and at several CUNY colleges.
CUNY campuses also are engaged in assessing prevention needs and providing information and training in workplace violence prevention. Interested employees should contact their campus WVAT Coordinator (WVAT = Workplace Violence Advisory Team) for information about workplace violence prevention activities on their campuses.
A copy of CUNY's Workplace Violence Policy and Procedures is available at the following site:
domestic violence IN the workplaceThe City University of New York disapproves of violence against women, men, or children in any form. Domestic violence can spill over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers. CUNY is committed to full compliance with all applicable laws governing domestic violence in the workplace.
New York State requires employees designated as Domestic Violence Liaisons to complete a one-day Domestic Violence and the Workplace "orientation" course conducted by The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV). Campus domestic violence prevention training liaisons also are required to complete the half-day OPDV train-the-trainer course entitled, Program Implementation: Tools and Techniques for Trainers.
A copy of CUNY's Domestic Violence and the Workplace Policy is available at:
Registration for campus liaisons and trainers
Registration for courses presented by the OHRM Professional Development and Learning Management Office (PDLM) requires completion of the PDLM E-Application (“E-App”). Completed E-Apps should be received in the Professional Development Office at least 10 days before the start of a course. The Professional Development Office generally confirms an applicant's registration for a course five to seven days before the start of the course. The E-App is available under the REGISTRATION link on the PDLM web site at www.cuny.edu/training or click here.
Information on courses conducted by The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is available at: http://www.opdv.ny.gov/professionals/workplace/workplacetrain.html.