Posted on 08 January 2015
Human Resources has issued the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) policy to serve as the framework for employees wishing to take a leave of absence for certain qualifying events under the FMLA. This policy provides staff with detailed information about their leave rights, the process for requesting FMLA leave, and the process for returning to work. It also includes the development of new forms that will enable a thorough and timely assessment of FMLA-leave requests. This, coupled with the designation of HR leave coordinators for each campus, will support and streamline the management of FMLA leave for all University staff. If you have any questions, please contact your human resources representative at Coral Gables/RSMAS or the Miller School of Medicine.
Posted on 07 January 2015
The spring edition of Mind and Matter offers valuable information on overcoming procrastination with self-compassion and the mental health benefits of exercise. Mind and Matter is the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s quarterly newsletter and features articles on health and well-being, helpful tips on maintaining work-life balance, and other valuable resources such as free wellness seminars for faculty and staff. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter or seminar announcements via email, please visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program website or contact Caliope Bootle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 24 October 2014
VitalMD is a large physician practice in Florida consisting primarily of ob-gyn and pediatric providers. The University recently learned that, after several months of negotiations, the contract between VitalMD and Aetna will be terminated on November 15. Negotiations are ongoing between Aetna and VitalMD, and the University has expressed to Aetna its desire to retain VitalMD within the Aetna network. Although our hope is that an agreement will be reached prior to the stated termination date, it is also possible that an agreement will be reached after that deadline passes. Should that occur, UM will work with Aetna to process any claims incurred during the termination window. We will continue to provide updates each week.
If you have any questions, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or complete the online form.
To schedule an appointment with a UHealth Ob-Gyn, call UHealth Connect, the UM employee-dedicated appointment line, at 305-243-CARE (2273).
Posted on 11 April 2014
By Robert C. Jones Jr.
Fidelity’s Kathy Murphy with UM President Donna E. Shalala during one of the Week of Well-Being’s many offerings.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 07, 2014) — It was a “wakeup call” for Kathy Murphy’s mother that came at the wrong time. With three of six children in college, her husband died at 57, leaving her to raise a family alone and figure out how to budget and save.
“We focused a lot on saving, but not investing,” Murphy, president of Fidelity Personal Investing, told an audience of about 300 University of Miami employees. Read the full story
Posted on 26 April 2013
From left are Nerissa Morris, vice president of human resources; Gretchen Semancik, senior development director for the Miami-Dade Heart Walk, Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale Market – American Heart Association; and Jennifer Cohen, executive director of HR-Benefits.
For the fourth consecutive year the American Heart Association has named the University of Miami a Fit-Friendly Worksite, a designation that honors the institution for advancing the health and well-being of its employees by offering benefits such as fitness programs and workout facilities. UM achieved gold-level recognition as a Fit-Friendly worksite.
“We are extremely honored and excited about this recognition,” said Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources and chair of the UM Wellness Advisory Council. “As we come off a very successful inaugural event focused on the overall well-being of our faculty, staff, and students, and as we prepare to launch our 2013 wellness incentive program, this award serves to reinforce our message.”
Morris said the University will continue to cultivate a culture of wellness through various incentives that include wellness centers on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses; programs like Walking ’Canes, Be Smoke Free, and Weight Watchers at Work; and free preventive care benefits for faculty and staff who are on a UM health care plan.
For more information on the Fit-Friendly Worksite initiative or to learn how to advance your overall well-being, visit www.miami.edu/wellcanes.