Reminder: Vacation Policy Change Takes Effect June 2015

Effective June 1, 2015, vacation balances and maximum vacation payouts for exempt, monthly-paid staff may not exceed one year of accrual. New vacation days earned in excess of the one-year accrual maximum will be forfeited. The University’s vacation accrual schedule will remain unchanged. To view the revised vacation policy, click on the appropriate link below.

If you have any questions regarding this policy change, please discuss them with your departmental Human Resources representative at Coral Gables/RSMAS or the Miller School of Medicine.

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Emergency Notification Network (ENN) System Test on September 3

The University of Miami will conduct a full-scale, multi-campus test activation of its Emergency Notification Network (ENN) on Tuesday, September 30. The ENN system is a comprehensive communications solution that allows the University to quickly disseminate an urgent message through multiple communication platforms, including:

No action is required on your part as a result of this test, but now is a good time to verify your emergency contact information and be informed about what to do during emergencies at UM.


  • Log into www.miami.edu/myum.
  • Click on “PERSONAL, ADDRESS AND EMERGENCY/EVACUATION INFORMATION” under the “PERSONAL & BIOGRAPHICAL INFO” heading toward the bottom of the right hand column.
  • Verify your emergency information and click the “UPDATE THIS SECTION” link for those areas that need updated information.
  • Please contact the Department of Information Technology at 305-284-6565, Option 3 with any technical issues.​



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Faculty and Staff Are Invited to Mass Every Tuesday Evening at Saint Augustine Catholic Church

Monsignor Michael Carruthers, pastor of St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center and the Catholic chaplain for Campus Ministry at the University of Miami, cordially invites faculty and staff to end their work day every Tuesday through the semester with a 6:30 p.m. mass at Saint Augustine, 1400 Miller Road, at the corner of San Amaro Drive on the Coral Gable campus.


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Buying Your First Home: What You Need to Know

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered for first-time home buyers. Buying your first home can be an exciting and intimidating process. The presenter, Eric Johnson, administrator for Housing Assistance Programs for the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust, will provide information regarding the government programs, grants, and funds available for low- to moderate-income first-time homebuyers in Miami-Dade County. He will offer an overview of how homebuyers may qualify and shop for a mortgage, as well as distribute valuable materials and website information to simplify this processFSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, September 30, 12-1 p.m., University Center, room 211

RSMAS campus: Wednesday, October 1, 12-1 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

Miller Medical School campus: Thursday, October 2, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

To register, go to http://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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Earn CPR/AED Certification at the Herbert Wellness Center September 29

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 15, 2014) – Registration is now open for the Heartsaver CPR and AED certification course on Monday, September 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wellness Enrichment Suite at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center.

The class teaches proper CPR technique; AED use; and relief of choking in adults, children, and infants. Upon successful completion of the course, those enrolled receive a two-year certification from the American Heart Association.

The cost for the class and certification is $35 for students with a membership to the Herbert Wellness Center, $40 for non-student members, and $45 for non-members. To register, or for more information, please call the Herbert Wellness Center’s sales office at 305-284-5433 or register online.


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