Acronyms (an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words) are commonly used throughout many organizations and fields to shorten words or phrases which are either frequently said or are very long. This page contains explanations for some acronyms which are currently used throughout this site, and the SUNY system.


Union Websites

Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)

Graduate Student Employee Union (GSEU)

Management Confidential (MC)

New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA)

New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union (APSU)

Public Employees Federation (PEF)

United University Professions (UUP)


New York State Websites

Office of Employee Relations (OER)

New York State Department of Civil Service

New York State Department of Labor (DOL)

New York State Division of the Budget (DOB)

New York State Office of the State Comptroller (OSC)

Public Employment Relations Board

Human Resources