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Staff Performance Appraisal Period Now Open


The University of Miami’s Staff Performance Review period is now open for all campuses, including the University of Miami Hospital. Annual staff performance reviews provide supervisors with the ideal opportunity to set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely), developmental, and training goals, clarify job responsibilities, and review performance standards and expectations. It is also important to remember that performance should relate directly to merit increase planning. As you begin the performance review process, please remember to reflect fully on the 2014 calendar year, focusing on key competencies and career objectives, while making note of strengths and opportunities. View key dates and reminders here.

 

 

 

 

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HR Updates Staff Policies


Human Resources has updated the policies for Employment Separations, Eligibility for Rehire, and Discipline. The Employment Separations Policy outlines the procedures for managing voluntary and involuntary separations, considerations for re-employment at the University, and the payment of accrued vacation balances. The Eligibility for Rehire Policy states that former employees may be considered for re-employment at the University if their last performance appraisal reflected a rating of “Meets Standards/Performance Expectations Met” or higher, and at least 12 months have passed between their date of separation and date of application. The Discipline Policy is a new policy designed to provide guidelines for supervisors needing to address misconduct and/or behaviors that conflict with the University’s Values and Behaviors. If you have any questions, please contact your human resources representative at Coral Gables/RSMAS or the Miller School of Medicine.

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Save More on Prescriptions in 2015


If you are a UM/Aetna member, you can save money and avoid out-of-pocket costs by choosing the right medications in 2015 through two new programs. The Generic Choice Incentive Program encourages you to use generic drugs. Most generics are covered under the UM/Aetna plan with a $10 copay. If you fill a brand name medication when a generic is available, you will pay the copay of either $45 or $75 for the brand name drug, plus the difference in cost between the generic and the brand name. Through Rx Step Therapy you have the option to try lower-cost, but equally effective alternatives to your UM/Aetna-covered medications. If the less expensive medication has not been tried, the plan may not cover the more expensive medication. Click here to learn more about the programs and to view the 2015 Rx list. Now is a great time to talk with your doctor about the best medication choices for you. If you have questions, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or www.miami.edu/benefits/ask.

 

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Well ’Canes Incentives Program Adds New Ways to Earn Incentive Dollars in 2015


The Well ’Canes Incentives Program has added new activities in 2015 to make earning your $300 incentive even easier. After you complete the online health assessment, you can now earn points by getting a flu shot, receiving a skin cancer screening, attending free Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminars, and getting personal retirement guidance with Fidelity or TIAA-CREF. In addition, the Edna C. Shalala Run/Walk and the Team UM Dolphins Cycling Challenge are now part of the program activities. Click here for a complete list of Well ‘Canes Incentives Program activities and remember to visit the PureWellness website to register, review your account, and track your points. Remember that points earned after this year’s deadlines will be awarded during 2015. If you have any questions, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or miami.edu/benefits/ask.

 

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Update on VitalMD and Aetna


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).

 

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