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TALK Staff Performance Evaluations Now Open


Annual TALK staff performance evaluations for FY2018 are now available in Workday. The evaluation process, which runs through May 312018, includes performance ratings that supervisors will use to assist in the FY2019 merit award process.

Performance evaluations provide an opportunity for supervisors to meet with their direct reports to review accomplishments and overall performance, and begin discussions around goals for next fiscal year.

Employees are encouraged to ask questions about how they can continue to make significant contributions to the University. Visit the TALK web page for more information, including a list of frequently asked questions.



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Go Paperless for Free Parking

Faculty and staff who receive their W-2 year-end tax documents electronically can enter to win a year of free parking or Metropass cards. Opting out of printed documents helps safeguard your sensitive information and supports the University’s commitment to sustainability. Log in to Workday and make your election in the Pay worklet by Sunday, December 31, 2017, to qualify. 
Faculty and staff who already receive only electronic W-2 forms will be entered automatically in the drawing. There must be 7,000 new W-2 electronic opt-ins by December 31, 2017, for the prize to be awarded. One lucky winner will be selected at random in January 2018.


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Did you know that you can have a TALK session year round? Managers can initiate a TALK session at any time with their direct reports.  Between October and January, managers should meet with their direct reports one-on-one to discuss progress on assigned goals/projects. This is a good time to discuss any newly assigned goals/projects that will be reviewed during the next TALK session. Employees have an opportunity during the TALK session to discuss their work and the steps they plan to take to complete the goals/projects. Tip sheets are available at Workday HR: Performance Review.

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UM Named One of America’s Best Employers by Forbes

Independent survey reflects employee pride

Forbes-Best-EmployerCORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 10, 2017) —The University of Miami is ranked No. 15 on the 2017 Forbes list of America’s Best Employers—the highest-ranked University in the nation and the highest-ranked organization in Florida. This is the first time UM has been included on the list, which is based on independent surveys of employees.

“We are proud and honored to receive this recognition,” said Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources. “We work hard to foster a culture where employees are able to grow, feel valued, and contribute to our missions. Knowing our employees recommend the University as a place to work is a powerful statement. Today, we feel the strength of the UM spirit and sense of community across the University.”

Released Tuesday, May 9, the Forbes rankings recognize the nation’s top 500 large employers and the 300 best mid-sized employers.

To compile the rankings, Forbes partnered with Statista, an online statistics provider, to conduct an independent survey of more than 30,000 employees across 23 industries. Participation in the survey was voluntary, and respondents were recruited from thousands of sources to maximize reach and representation.

Participants, who were contacted anonymously online—not through their employer—were asked their willingness to recommend their employer on a scale from 0 to 10. The scores were then analyzed, involving highly selective criteria, which determined the University of Miami to be one of America’s best.

View the full list at Forbes America’s Best Employers.


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Children Explore Endless Opportunities on UM Campuses

Special to UM News

TakeChildrentoWork2University of Miami students may learn about sustainability of natural ecosystems, life-saving medical procedures, and advances in architecture from textbooks, but last Thursday more than 230 children, ages 8 to 14, experienced these fields firsthand as the U hosted its annual Take Our Children to Work Day on the Coral Gables, Miller School, and Rosentiel School campuses.

Children of UM employees participated in a full day that provided a glimpse into the many ways their parents and other employees transform lives at the U. The day on the Coral Gables campus kicked off with a warm welcome by special guest Jim Larranaga, UM men’s basketball head coach, at the Shalala Student Center. On the medical campus, parents and children started their day with an energetic pep rally led by Sebastian the Ibis and Hurricane Athletics cheerleaders at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center.

Once parents returned to their offices and labs, the children were divided into groups to enjoy a variety activities, which included interacting with nursing patient simulators; learning about otolaryngology; practicing their physical wellness with yoga and Zumba; and getting up close and personal with Aplysia, large sea slugs.

Explore the full range of activities the children participated in by viewing a photo gallery of the Coral Gables/RSMAS event and Miller School event.


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