Check Out the U’s New People Website

umpeopleA new UM People website, developed by the Web and Digital Communications team, is in the testing phase and will replace the existing people search on the University’s top-tier website when it goes live this November. Please browse it and provide feedback. Basic information that appears on each person’s profile page was created using data from Workday, which employees can edit and update themselves in Workday. For more information, view an explanation of how the People site works.

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Notifications for Employees Affected by FLSA Change to Begin This Week

flsa-header-for-webWith revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) set to go into effect December 1, the University of Miami will begin notifying affected employees of FLSA classification changes this week.

Depending on the “job profile,” some employees will transition from exempt to non-exempt, even if their salary meets or exceeds the new FLSA salary threshold of $47,476. Other employees will remain exempt and have their salary adjusted to the new FLSA salary threshold. Whether a position is exempt (salaried) or non-exempt (hourly) depends on the primary job functions and market data of the position. Part-time exempt employees who earn less than the new salary threshold will transition to non-exempt.

Supervisors and affected employees are encouraged to attend an upcoming webcast to learn how those changes will affect them.

View the complete schedule of webcasts, and for more information on FLSA changes, visit www.miami.edu/flsa.

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Swim into Healthy Living at the Herbert Wellness Center

By Myranda Tarr
Special to UM News
Aprile Tampa

Aprile Tampa

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 19, 2016) – Everyone longs to find their true calling in life. For Aprile Tampa, B.B.A., ’09, that calling is swimming. So it was no surprise the University of Miami alumna became an aquatics instructor. When the opportunity to teach youth and adult aquatics community classes at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center presented itself, she jumped, or rather swam, for it.

Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Tampa came to UM in 2005 to study business management. During her first semester at the U, Tampa began working at the Herbert Wellness Center. After exemplifying the facility’s high standards of service, she quickly transitioned to a head lifeguard and then facility supervisor.
“I really enjoyed working at the Herbert Wellness Center and getting to know the staff and patrons during my shifts,” says Tampa. “I truly felt like I had a say in the day-to-day operations.”
Tampa found her aquatics calling one afternoon when the facility was in need of a swimming instructor. She stepped up and taught that class. Little did Tampa know that one class was just the beginning for her.
“I was searching for another outlet for exercise and wanted to try something different,” says Tampa. “I’ve found that swimming helps maintain both my physical and mental health.”
Though the instructor also works full time as a sales manager at a local security company, she considers teaching aquatics her second profession.
“What I love most about working at the Herbert Wellness Center is the different kinds of students, alumni, and community members I get to be around,” she says. “Everyone has a different story, a different reason they are at our facility, and I love learning about them and giving them an experience they will love!”
Whether you are training to compete in a triathlon or simply looking to become a stronger swimmer, Tampa teaches a variety of classes to fit your needs. The instructor says swimming is a low-impact exercise that anyone can enjoy, whether you are 3 years old or 83.
Tampa adds, “I like to give all my students a safe space to test their skills and learn as much as possible.”
In addition to youth and adult aquatics classes, the Herbert Wellness Center offers various instructional classes in martial arts, tennis, salsa and belly dance. To view the entire schedule, click here.
Registration for instructional community classes closes Sunday, October 30. A free trial for each class (first meeting only) is available through October 30, excluding youth aquatics. For more information or to register for classes, click here.

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Unfamiliar with Sway, Planner, and Forms? Take UMIT’s Free Microsoft Office 365 Training to Learn More

office_365_newsUniversity of Miami employees have access to the entire suite of Office 365 products at no cost! Not familiar with the products? Consider taking this free course offered Thursday, November 3 by University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) in conjunction with Microsoft to learn more and get an overview of Office 365 applications, including Sway, Planner, and Forms. The format, content, and demonstrations in this interactive session will introduce you to these Microsoft products, as well as provide quick tips, best-use scenarios, and great starting points for your own projects. Interested? Log in to ULearn and search for the keywords “O365” to get started.

Additional courses are currently available featuring a number of applications, including PowerPoint, Skype for Business, and more. Training courses are relevant for PC (versions 2013 and newer), Mac (versions 2011 and newer), and Office 365 online. To view the entire course catalog, please visit the UMIT training website.

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Compliance and Ethics Week to Feature Seminars, Carnival-Themed Information Fairs

Learn about the University of Miami’s various compliance, ethics, and risk management initiatives during University Compliance Services’ inaugural Compliance and Ethics Week, Monday through Friday, November 7-11. The weeklong series of events on each UM campus will feature carnival-themed informational fairs where different UM departments, such as the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Office of Research Administration, and Environmental Health and Safety, will distribute information on and answer questions about their programs and responsibilities as they relate to compliance and ethics.

Food, games, giveaways, and drawings also will be featured at the carnivals, which will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. at these locations on the following days:

Monday, November 7
Coral Gables campus
Foote University Green

Tuesday, November 8
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Breezeway (In front of the Library)

Friday, November 11
Miller School of Medicine campus
Schoninger Research Quadrangle

The carnivals are free to attend. Sign up at https://compliancecarnival.eventbrite.com.

In addition, Compliance and Ethics Week will feature seminars on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses. Details are forthcoming.


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