Welcome to the Human Resources Department at Tunxis Community College

diversityLocated in a suburban New England environment in Farmington, Connecticut, Tunxis Community College has emerged as a premier institution for student success. Tunxis Community College provides a stimulating learning environment in a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. The Human Resources Department manages and provides human resources support to the College community including faculty, administrators, and staff members.

Mission Statement

The Human Resources Department is committed to supporting the goals and challenges of our diverse College community and identifying and responding to its changing needs. We provide leadership and guidance in the implementation and administration of College policies, procedures and benefits while fostering an environment which enhances personal and professional development.


Wendy Bovia
Director of Human Resources

Cheryl Cyr
Benefits & Retirement

Fax   1.860.606.9755
Location  600 Building, Third Floor

Faculty and Staff Resources – Directory, CORE-CT, Employee Training, Policies

Staff Phone Directory

Faculty Phone Directory

State Holidays and Check Dates

Faculty Handbook

Mandatory Training for State Employees (Diversity, Ethics, Sexual Harassment Prevention, Workplace violence Prevention)

The State of Connecticut has a number of mandatory trainings that employees are required to take. The requirements vary. Some are upon date of hire, some are annually, some apply to certain employees and not others. The college is required to report on its training efforts in our Affirmative Action Plan, which is reviewed and approved by the Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (CHRO).
The BOR recently initiated a contract with FirstNet, a company that provides online trainings.
For HR this means we now have a reliable mechanism to track all employee trainings. For employees, this allows you to complete trainings online at your convenience.

Instructions for logging on to FirstNet are below:
Go to http://www.firstnetcampus.com/cscu
Your user name is your employee number prepended with CS_ (for example: CS_123456)
Your temporary password is “training”

Additional Employee Training Resources:
Training Opportunities- Board of Regents

Employee Policies (Board of Regents and Tunxis Community College)

These policies are in place to make sure that Board of Regents and Tunxis Community College is ethical, fair and following all the laws that govern higher education.

Policies – Board of Regents

Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Grievance Procedure
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Procedures for CSCU System Office
Ethics Statement
Faculty Consulting and Research Policy with Public or Private Entities
Resources Policies for Management & Confidential Professional Employees
Nepotism in Employment
Policy on Consensual Relationships
Policy Regarding Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child
Pre-Employment Background Verification Policy
Sexual Misconduct Reporting Support Services and Processes Policy
Student Worker Pay Rates at CSCU Institutions
Travel Policies and Procedures
University and College Presidential Search Policy

Policies – Community Colleges

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Procedures
College Closings, Delayed Openings, Early Release
Financial Aid Code of Conduct
IT Policies, Standards and Procedures
Sexual Harassment Policy
Violence Prevention and Response Policy

Employment Opportunities – Tunxis, Board of Regents, DAS, Employment Applications

Current position openings at Tunxis Community College – https://www.tunxis.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/

For employment opportunities within the Board of Regent for Higher Education institutions, please visit the BOR website at http://www.ct.edu/hr/employment

For employment opportunities within the State of Connecticut, please visit the DAS website at http://das.ct.gov/fp1.aspx?page=104

Employment Application

Tunxis Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.

Forms – Professional and Classified Staff – Promotion, Tenure, Sabbatical, Exams, Duties

Medical Related and Leave Forms – EAP, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation

Employee Assistance Program

The State of Connecticut has selected Solutions as the approved vendor to provide the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EAP) to employees.  We all face challenges in life.  The Employee Assistance Program’s mission is to help you find solutions to those challenges, whether large or small.  Participation is voluntary and strictly confidential.

To learn more about what EAP has to offer: http://www.solutions-eap.com/

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

State employees are covered by both the State Employee Family and Medical Leave Act (Section 5-248a of the Connecticut General Statutes), herein State FMLA and the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, hereinafter Federal FMLA.

The Federal FMLA permits an eligible employee to take a leave upon the following circumstances: The birth or adoption of a child; For the placement with an employee of a son or daughter for foster care; to care for the employee’s spouse, son or daughter, or parent with a serious health condition; the employee’s own serious health condition; military caregiver leave and qualified exigency leave; for an employee to serve as an organ donor or bone marrow donor; or military family leave for military care giver.

FMLA forms

GL 39 – Statewide Family And Medical Leave Policy 


On March 18, 2020, the President of the United States signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This law provides employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to the COVID-19 illness. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

        FFCRA Poster

 Workers’ Compensation Injury Reporting Procedures

The State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Program requires that an employee report a work-related injury or illness to his/her supervisor and Human Resources within 24 hours.  The employee and the supervisor must complete the First Report of Injury form (WC form 207) and the Supervisors Incident Review form (WC form 207-1) and then forward to Human Resources. For injuries prohibiting the employee from immediately notifying their supervisor, the supervisor, on behalf of the injured employee, must report the claim to Human Resources.

Any delay in reporting your injury increases the chance that it may be disputed.

WC Forms

DAS Form 207-1 – Supervisors Incident Review Report
DAS Form 207 – First Report of Injury
DAS Form PER-WC 211 – Concurrent Employment and Third Party Liability
DAS Form WC-715 – Request for Use of Accrued Leave with Worker’s Comp
WCC Form 1A – Filing Status and Exemption

Employee Information
Worker’s Comp Commission Notice to Employees
Employee Guide to Worker’s Comp Claim Reporting
Find a Network Medical Provider
Find a Network Pharmacy

For more information, contact Holi Martinez at 860.773.1418.