Compliance and Diversity

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Contact Information

The Compliance and Diversity Office is responsible for administering the CUNY Graduate Center’s recruitment, hiring, appointment, and equal opportunity policies and procedures ensuring compliance with related laws, rules, and regulations dealing with human rights. This includes providing the CUNY Graduate Center, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and Macaulay Honors College communities with training on search procedures and human rights policies, developing and administering the Graduate Center's Affirmative Action Plan, collecting and analyzing employee statistical data, maintaining records and preparing and submitting required internal and external reports, investigating human rights complaints (i.e., sexual harassment, discrimination, etc.), and administering the internal discrimination procedures.

Compliance & Diversity Training

In addition to the links below, please view upcoming Human Resources events on Eventbrite.

Comprehensive Ethics Training Course

This training course is required for all State officers and employees who file an annual Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS).

Upcoming Comprehensive Ethics Training Course (CETC) offered at the Graduate Center and by JCOPE will be posted here.

Ethics Seminar Refresher Training

This is an ongoing training requirment for FDS Filers who have successully completed the CETC  course and are rquired to continue their mandatory ethics training requirements.

Upcoming Ethics Refresher Training offered at the Graduate Center and by JCOPE will be posted here.

To schedule training, please contact the Compliance and Diversity Office at 212-817-7410 or 

Enroll via Eventbrite for upcoming E-SPARC training.

Please see the E-SPARC and WPV Guidelines for instructions on completing mandated trainings.

Other Employee Trainings

CUNY Professional Development & Learning Office is excited to share course offerings that are available to CUNY employees for Fall 2022 through Spring 2023. 


  • Expanding Your Learning, Decision Making and Communication Potential

  • Developing Dynamic Listening Skills

  • Colors of Leadership

  • How Leaders Build Trust: The Key to Performance & Ability to Change

  • Strategic Delegation: Leading a Team to Success

  • Managerial Power Tools: Motivating, Coaching and Teambuilding

  • Enhancing Work for Optimal Engagement

  • Managing Multiple Priorities

  • Improving Your Effectiveness in a Multicultural Workplace

Before registering for any professional development course, please confirm all details with your direct supervisor including work schedule, coverage, and cost. Employees can review the Spring 2023 Course Offerings on the Learning & Development website ( 

Once approved, a confirmation email will be sent from to you and your supervisor within 7 business days. Please note that there are a maximum number of participants per session. Interested employees can register by completing the Spring Course Registration Form.


  • Reasonable Accommodations Procedural Guidelines
  • LGBTQ: The Power of Inclusion
  • Managing the Multi-Generational Workforce: Leveraging the Talents of 5 Generations
  • Building an Inclusive Culture: Understanding Unconscious Bias
  • Structured Interviewing and Unconscious Bias
  • Structured Interviewing: Utilizing Follow-Up and Probing Questions

Before registering for any professional development courses, staff must receive approval from their supervisor. Employees can review the Fall 2022 - Winter 2023 Course Catalog here.

Once approved by their supervisor, staff should complete the DCAS Training Application form found here and email it to CUNY Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent from to the employee and their supervisor within 7 business days. Employees that are interested in a course should register as soon as possible in order to guarantee a seat.

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Recruitment and Retention

The Compliance and Diversity Office is available to assist with recruitment and retention efforts and provide guidance regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies and procedures.

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Report Discrimination

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination or retaliation, please visit CUNY University-Wide Discrimination and Retaliation Portal at the link below to submit a complaint. Please also review the Legal Justifications for Filing a Complaint of Discrimination.

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Contact Us

Jessica Morak

Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer, Compliance and Diversity