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Staff Performance Reviews Begin January 19

The annual performance review period for staff will run from January 19 through March 31, for all campuses, including the University of Miami Hospitals. Reviews should take into account an employee’s performance from the 2015 calendar year, keeping in mind that performance ratings will directly affect merit increase planning. It is important for all regular full- and part-time employees to participate in this process, providing self-assessments, receiving clear feedback from their supervisors, and defining goals for the coming year. Click here to review important deadlines and reminders. If you have any questions about the performance review process, please visit miami.edu/eappraisal or send an email to wep@miami.edu.

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Save Money This Tax Season

Fidelity has teamed up with Intuit(R) to offer UM faculty and staff a savings of up to $20 off their purchase of TurboTax(R). Visit this special site to get started. Tax season is also a great time to check your retirement savings. Contact a Fidelity Guidance Representative at 866-811-6042 to see if you’re on the right track.

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Enrollment Opens for New Preventive Care Medical Plan

The University is now offering a new Preventive Care Medical Plan to employees who are not eligible to enroll in the UM/Aetna medical plan. The plan covers preventive care only and provides employees the option of enrolling eligible dependents. Open enrollment for the plan begins in Workday today, January 11, and continues through January 22, for coverage effective on January 1. Interested employees can visit the plan page for additional details, including a schedule of live presentations, walk-up assistance labs, and webinars.

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Be Smoke Free in January 2016

Quitting smoking can be a challenging process, but with the aid of group classes led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist, people interested in quitting smokin can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco-free. Provided by the University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program, the classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with the next sessions beginning on Wednesday, January 13, on the Coral Gables campus, and Tuesday, January 12, and Thursday, January 14, on the Miller School of Medicine campus. Click here for more information and to view a class schedule.

This free benefit is available to UM employees, students, and members of the community. It is sponsored by the AHEC Tobacco Program of the University of Miami, the Florida Department of Health, and Tobacco Free Florida.

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

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Learn Relaxation Techniques for Coping with Stress

This lunchtime seminar is offered for those interested in learning how to manage day-to-day anxiety and stress by using calming, effective relaxation techniques. Discover how to accurately identify your stress, recognize your stress reactions, and focus your mind on problem-solving. Learn specific stress reduction methods you can use both at work and home to help you manage daily stressors. This seminar will be facilitated by a Faculty and Staff Assistance consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, December 8, 12-1 p.m., Whitten University Center, room 2300H

Miller School campus: Wednesday, December 9, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Tower, room 301C

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, December 10, 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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