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Learn More about the Fair Labor Standards Act’s New Overtime Rules

Learn more about the changes to overtime that take effect December 1, by watching the video OVERTIME: It’s About Time and tuning in to a general information webcast on Tuesday, October 4, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. or  Friday, October 7, from 2 to 3 p.m.

View the schedule of future webcasts. Resources are available for you to learn more. Please visit our FLSA site as it will be continuously updated with videos, tip sheets, FAQs, and other helpful resources. If you have any questions, please submit an online inquiry here.

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University-Wide Emergency Notification Network Test on October 6

The Office of Emergency Management will conduct a full-system test of the Emergency Notification Network between 1:45 and 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 6. This federally required semi-annual test will include the activation of the following communication methods:

  • SMS Text Messages to Cell Phones from short code 67283 or 226787
  • Voice Calls to Cell Phones from 800-227-0354
  • Email from alerts@miami.edu
  • Emergency Information Hotline (1-800-227-0354)
  • University of Miami website banners
  • Emergency Preparedness website: www.miami.edu/prepare
  • Emergency Preparedness Facebook: www.facebook.com/umiamienn
  • Emergency Preparedness Twitter: www.facebook.com/umiamienn
  • IP telephone broadcast
    • Gables campus and  CSTARS – Screen text and public address via speakerphones
    • Medical campus – screen text only
  • Campus Cable TV (Gables and Medical campuses only)
  • Digital Signage (Select Gables campus buildings)
  • Public Address (Gables campus buildings and outdoor areas only listed below)

The test messages last approximately one minute and will all clearly state, “This is a test of the UMiami Emergency Notification Network. This is only a test. No further action is required.”

Additionally, below is the list of areas on the Coral Gables campus covered by the Public Address system:

Coral Gables Buildings with Public Address

  • Allen Hall (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Ashe Administration Building
  • BankUnited Center (BUC)
  • Cox Science Center
  • Eaton Residential College
  • Gables One Tower (GOT)
  • Gusman Concert Hall
  • Hecht Residential College
  • Hecht—Stanford Dining
  • Herbert Wellness Center
  • Herman Ring Theater
  • Mahoney Pearson Commons
  • Mahoney Residential College
  • Mahoney—Pearson Dining Hall
  • Newman Alumni Center
  • Pearson Residential College
  • Richter Library
  • Rodriguez Park (indoor and outdoor)
  • Schiff Tennis Center & House Center (indoor and  outdoor)
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Law – Bldgs. C, D, & G
  • Shalala Student Center
  • Stanford Residential College
  • Toppel Career Center
  • Whitten Learning Center (LC)
  • Whitten University Center (UC)

Coral Gables Outdoor Areas with Public Address

  • Student Center Complex Patio and Lake Osceola
  • Foote University Green and Feldenkries Plaza

Please contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@miami.edu with any questions regarding the test.


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UM Hosts Second Annual Veterans Career Fair on October 26

The University of Miami is proud to announce the return of Hiring Heroes, its annual veterans career fair, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at the Convocation Center. Full-time positions are available in the areas of allied health, nursing, paramedics, information technology, security, facilities, and administrative services. On-site interviews will be conducted. All qualified U.S. military veterans are invited to attend, regardless of their affiliation with the University. View details.

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UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with a Month of Special Activities

uhealthwellnessanniversaryThe UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center on the Miller School of Medicine campus begins a monthlong celebration of its tenth anniversary on Monday, October 3, with an array of fitness workshops, free giveaways, fitness challenges, special exercise classes, and much more.

Visit the the center website  or the front desk for a  list of events open to members and prospective members.


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Travel Management’s 2016 Travel Fair to Be Held on Two Campuses

Featuring more than 40 travel-related vendors, including hotels, car rental agencies, and travel agencies, the Department of Travel Management’s 2016 UM Travel Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 26 in the Shalala Student Center on the Coral Gables campus, and on Wednesday, November 2 on the Fred Cowell Mall in front of the Calder Memorial Library on the Miller School of Medicine campus, with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. Both fairs will also feature drawings for exciting prizes such as airline certificates, hotel stays, and more. For more information, call Travel Management at 305-284-2072 or visit UM Travel Fair 2016.

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