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Preventing Workplace Violence

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is offering this lunchtime seminar for those interested in understanding the source of workplace violence and exploring ways violence may be prevented. A healthy workplace environment should always be free from the threat of violence. While there is no sure way of knowing when someone will resort to a violent act, there frequently are signs that indicate an individual is on the road to violence. Workforce members have an intrinsic responsibility to protect themselves and their co-workers to contribute to a healthy work environment, free from harm or threat of violence. This seminar will help those wishing to sharpen their capacity to detect troubled workers and discuss options for accessing help. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP Employee Assistance Professional.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, November 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

Miller School campus: Wednesday, November 9, 12-1 p.m., Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, room 1301

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, November 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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Finish What You Started with a Bachelor of General Studies Degree

Applications for the Spring 2017 Bachelor of General Studies degree program for adult learners are still being accepted. If you  haven’t completed requirements for your bachelor’s degree, consider what a strong and necessary selling point it would be on a resume, and apply today. You are eligible for admission to the Bachelor of General Studies degree program if you:

  • Graduated from high school more than four years ago;
  • Have not taken courses for academic credit at the University of Miami during the past academic year;
  • Have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 2.2 or higher on all previous post-secondary course work;
  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

If you have any questions check out the Bachelor of General Studies homepage or call 305-284-4000. Apply now or have an enrollment advisor contact you directly.

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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. (During the testing phase, People is browseable only on the UM network.) 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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