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Understanding Your Property Taxes

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) lunchtime seminar will provide participants with an overview of the real estate tax calculation process. The presenter, Gerardo “Jerry” Gomez, a special projects administrator with the Miami-Dade County Finance Department, will help participants understand their tax notices, note areas of interest, and review available options for managing current- and future-year payments. The seminar will also address alternatives available for those unable to pay their taxes, the delinquent tax process, and Internet tax certificate sales in Miami-Dade and throughout Florida.

Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, July 7, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200 BC

Miller School campus:  Wednesday, July 8, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus:  Thursday, July 9, 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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Mindful Living

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Each month’s Mindful Living seminar is unique and places emphasis on a different theme and/or practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, June 30, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd floor training room

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

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, July 2, 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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Registration Opens for Herbert Wellness Center’s Community Classes

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 17, 2015) – With summer reaching its midpoint, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center opens a second session of group instructional classes available to members and non-members. And as an added bonus, the first meeting of each class is free.

Class offerings include martial arts such as Tai Chi and Karate, instructional tennis, belly dance classes, and instructional aquatics designed for adults and youth swimmers of all levels.

Registration for these classes opens June 22 and runs through July 4, with the free trial period offered from June 28 to July 2. Youth swim registration opens on June 29 and closes on July 5, with no free trial classes offered.

Registration is available online at miami.edu/wellness or by contacting the Herbert Wellness Center sales office at 305-284-5433 or at wellnesscenter@miami.edu. In-person registration is also available in the sales office.

Note: If registering on July 3-5, only online registration is available as the sales office is closed.

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Last Day to File 2014 Flexible Spending Account Claims

Today, Monday, June 15, is the deadline for filing 2014 health care and/or dependent care flexible spending account claims with WageWorks. Eligible expenses must have been incurred between January 1, 2014 and March 15, 2015. Any expenses incurred after March 15, 2015 will not be reimbursed.

You can submit your expenses by logging into the WageWorks online portal; using the WageWorks EZ Receipts mobile application; or completing a Pay Me Back claim form for the Health Care FSA or Dependent Care FSA.

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Developing Study Budgets in Clinical Research

The Office of Research Administration is offering a two-hour course multiple times over the next six weeks to clinical research coordinators, principal investigators, department research financial administrators, and anyone else involved in development and review of clinical research budgets. The course reviews processes for budget development for research proposals submission, budget review, and working with ORA on securing appropriate funding for externally funded agreements. It also includes budgeting procedures for internally funded clinical research. Some hands-on tools will be demonstrated and provided to all participants. The course, which also includes an extended Q&A portion, will take place on the following dates and times at either the Clinical Research Building (CRB) or Dominion Towers (DT) on the Miller School campus:

Tuesday, June 16: 9 – 11 a.m. (CRB 1479A)

Thursday, June 18: 9 – 11 a.m. (CRB 1479A)

Friday, July 10:  2 – 4 p.m. (DT 301C)

Monday, July 13:  9  – 11 a.m. (CRB 1479A)

Monday, July 20: 2 – 4 p.m. (DT 301C)

Tuesday, July 28: 9  – 11 a.m. (CRB 1479A)

Register via ULearn.  Type in “study budgets” in the keyword search. For more information, visit www.miami.edu/ora.

 

 

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