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Relaxation Techniques for Coping with Stress

This lunchtime seminar is offered for those interested in learning calming, effective relaxation techniques to manage day-to-day anxiety and stress. You will discover how to accurately identify your stress, recognize your stress reactions, and focus your mind on problem-solving. You will learn specific reduction methods you can use both at work and home to help you manage daily stressors.

Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, May 26, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, Second-Floor Training Room

Rosenstiel School campus:  Wednesday, May 27, 12-1 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

Miller School campus:  Thursday, May 28, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

This seminar will be facilitated by 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. 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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Look for Employees’ Retirement Plan (ERP) Statements in the Mail

Participants in the Employees’ Retirement Plan (ERP), the defined benefit retirement plan, will be receiving a statement at their preferred home mailing address in the next few days. This statement provides participants with estimates of their cash balance and monthly payment at their normal retirement date. Participants in the Supplemental Retirement Annuity (SRA), Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) or Faculty Retirement Plan (FRP) may view their account balances at any time by visiting the Fidelity website at www.netbenefits.com/um , or the website of their investment provider.

With your ERP benefit statement in hand, now is the perfect time to meet with a financial representative to review your account balances and help plan for your future. Making an appointment is easy. Just visit www.netbenefits.com/um or call Fidelity at 1-800-343-0860 or TIAA/CREF at 1-866-843-5640. If you’re participating in the Well ’Canes Incentives Program, you’ll earn 150 points for meeting with a Fidelity/TIAA-CREF representative to help you reach your goal of earning $300 in Well ’Canes incentives.

If you have any questions email a Benefits Representative at www.miami.edu/benefits/ask.

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Registration Now Open for Essentials of Leadership May 2015 Series

Managers at the University have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills with Essentials of Leadership, a specialized leadership program comprising interactive modules, leadership discussions, individual assessments, experiential learning activities, and coaching. The program is sponsored by Human Resources. Enrollment for the May 2015 series runs through April 25. To learn more, visit the Essentials of Leadership Program, or contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090.

 

 

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Be Smoke Free in 2015

Quitting smoking can be a challenging process, but with the aid of the University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program, which offers free group classes led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist, individuals can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco free. The classes are offered in six-week intervals and the next sessions begin Tuesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 2, at the Miller School of Medicine campus and Wednesday, April 1, at the Coral Gables campus.

Click here for more information and to view a class schedule. This free benefit is available to UM employees, students, and the community. It is sponsored by the AHEC Tobacco Program of the University of Miami and the Florida Department of Health.

For more information or to register, call 305-243-7606 or email Mohammad Asad at MAsad@med.miami.edu.

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Live Debt Free and Within your Means

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program lunchtime seminar will review useful tools for effective money management. Participants will learn to develop a proactive plan for creating a successful financial future by mastering the following: successful budgeting, using credit wisely, improving credit score, strategies to avoid excess debt. A presenter from Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. will address the importance of setting realistic financial goals and implementing simple strategies to make sound financial decisions.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, March 24, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 25, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, March 26, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

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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