Make the Most of Social Security

Feel more secure about your Social Security choices.

Did you know that more than 60 percent of individuals do not receive the maximum benefit they deserve from Social Security? Attend this special seminar for UM employees on Wednesday, June 21, at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center to ensure you won’t be one of them.

Offered by Fidelity, at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., the one-hour seminar will help you:

  • Understand the importance of Social Security in your savings plan
  • Take the steps you need to maximize your claiming strategy
  • Plan for your retirement income

Please feel free to bring a guest but space is limited, so register by June 16 by calling 1-800-642-7131 or visiting getguidance.fidelity.com and following these steps: Choose ‘Attending a Special Event.’ Fill in your information. Select ‘Attend Workshop’ and then ‘Confirm Your Appointment.’

For more information, call Fidelity Investments at 1-800-642-7131.


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Summer Issue of Mind and Matter Online

The summer edition of Mind and Matter offers suggestions on surfing the waves of summer stress.  The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s quarterly newsletter features articles on health and well-being, helpful tips on maintaining work-life balance, and other valuable resources, such as free wellness seminars for faculty and staff. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, or seminar announcements via email, visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program website or contact Caliope Bootle at cbootle@miami.edu.



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Relax and Renew for the Summer

Summertime is ideal for relaxation. Between warm weather and having more leisure time, you can find all sorts of ways to relax and heal. If you’re occasionally stressed through the year, practicing relaxation techniques is especially important for your health. The benefits of relaxation are more than simply a refreshed mind and rejuvenated spirit. There are significant physical health benefits, too. Take a break from your busy workweek to practice this important skill with a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, June 6, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, June 7, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, June 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.




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Flexible Summer Workweek Program Begins June 1

The University’s Flexible Summer Workweek Program returns next month, providing employees the opportunity to take care of personal and family obligations while fulfilling work commitments. Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School campus-based employees looking for a change from their traditional work schedules can request to participate in the program, which runs from June 1 through August 2, by submitting a completed Flexible Summer Workweek Agreement Form and discussing it with their managers for review and approval. Click here to review the Flexible Summer Workweek program guidelines. For questions or concerns regarding the program, contact your HR representative.

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Time to Update Your UReady Continuity Plan

05-08-17-UReady-608x342.jpgThe start of hurricane season is less than a month away. All units should review and update their UReady Continuity Plan and mark it “Complete” prior to Thursday, June 1. UReady Continuity Plan’s serve a critical role in defining how each unit will continue critical functions following impacts from an emergency or disaster. Any questions regarding UReady can be emailed to oem@miami.edu.


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