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Campus Community Invited to Voluntarily Confirm Military Status through MySlice
As part of the University’s efforts to distinguish Syracuse University as one of the nation’s leading institutions for veterans, and to recognize the important contributions that veterans and their families make to the University every day, a new Military Status Self-Service feature is now available in MySlice.
“Providing an easy-to-use self-service feature is a critical component in our vision of being the premier university for veterans,” says Vice Chancellor for Veterans and Military Affairs Mike Haynie. “It provides a way for us to more fully understand the military status of students, faculty and staff and their dependents at Syracuse University, knowledge that helps the University better serve its veterans and their families.”
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to voluntarily enter or update their current/prior military status or indicate their status as a dependent using military benefits by logging into MySlice and answering a maximum of six short questions. Find the “Personal Services” section, click on the “View/Update Military Status” link and follow the prompts. These actions are entirely voluntary, as is participation in any veterans-related programming.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Andy Gordon says the new Military Status Self-Service feature will also simplify the Office of Human Resources’ onboarding process and provide more reliable data to meet the University’s reporting requirements.
“By voluntarily providing current or prior military status,” Gordon says, “our students, faculty and staff are helping us to enhance and expand programs that address the needs and interests of veterans and military families and advance post-service success.”
Campus community members who indicate their current or prior military status also will be able to receive current information through Syracuse University and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families about resources and programs for which they qualify.
If you have any questions, call the HR Service Center at 315-443-4042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.