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Flexible Summer Workweek Program Begins June 1

The University’s Flexible Summer Workweek Program returns next month, providing employees the opportunity to take care of personal and family obligations while fulfilling work commitments. Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School campus-based employees looking for a change from their traditional work schedules can request to participate in the program, which runs from June 1 through August 2, by submitting a completed Flexible Summer Workweek Agreement Form and discussing it with their managers for review and approval. Click here to review the Flexible Summer Workweek program guidelines. For questions or concerns regarding the program, contact your HR representative.

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TALK for Success for FY17 Closes May 31

05-22-17-TALK-608x342TALK for Success will close Wednesday, May 31, for the FY17 performance management process. As a reminder, FY17 evaluations must be submitted in Workday for staff to receive any applicable merit increases. On June 1, leaders may begin using Workday year-round to start documenting TALK conversations. Leaders may log on to Workday at any time throughout the year to input goals and comments about their employees’ performance and progress. Additional reminders will be sent throughout the year, and tip sheets will be available on the TALK website on any new or enhanced features to the system. If you have any questions, please call your HR partner.

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New Authentication Method for Wired Devices

VPN1As previously announced, University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) is in the process of implementing a new authentication method for wired devices. The 802.1x security enhancement, which helps validate and ensure authorized access to our UM network, is being rolled out building by building across all campuses. Details on the specific buildings being updated are available at the UM Network Update: 802.1x Authentication news webpage.

After the update, you will be prompted to enter your CaneID and password to gain access to the UM network. If you experience any issues authenticating, or have questions or concerns, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: 305-284-6565 or help@miami.edu.


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Time to Update Your Contact Information

With hurricane season around the corner, keeping your contact information updated in Workday is critical to ensuring you receive emergency alerts from the University. Please log in to Workday as soon as possible to review and/or update your contact information. For instructions on how to update your information, please view the following tip sheets:

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact workday@miami.edu.


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Breaking Bad Habits

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminar offers participants insight into how to discontinue an unhealthy habit. Habits are a normal part of life and are often helpful in our daily routines. However, anyone who has attempted to kick an unhealthy habit can attest to how difficult it can be. Attend this seminar to discuss common unhealthy habits and explore effective techniques to cease engaging in them once and for all. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami FSAP consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, May 23, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200 BC

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, May 24, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Thursday, May 25, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

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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