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Volunteers Needed to Welcome New Students during ‘Cane Kickoff 2017

 The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Human Resources Office are teaming up to encourage staff across all campuses to volunteer for ’Cane Kickoff 2017, our fall undergraduate new student orientation program. Volunteers will manage the Information Stations on the Coral Gables campus Tuesday, August 15 through Thursday, August 17. These covered Information Stations serve as rest stops for our new students and families as they navigate around campus to participate in orientation events. Volunteers serve as an on-campus resource by answering questions and helping to direct students and families.

The welcoming of new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on our campus, and the Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement is asking for your help to make it a truly amazing experience! You can, with the approval of your supervisor, sign up in advance for a two-and-a-half-hour block of time between 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Volunteers will be invited to a training session, which includes an opportunity to answer any additional questions, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8 at the Shalala Student Center.

If you are interested in serving as a campus ambassador, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/bvcZ4zdzpjpiihCB3. If you have any questions or any difficulties registering, please contact leslie.leonard@miami.edu.


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Make the Most of Social Security

Feel more secure about your Social Security choices.

Did you know that more than 60 percent of individuals do not receive the maximum benefit they deserve from Social Security? Attend this special seminar for UM employees on Wednesday, June 21, at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center to ensure you won’t be one of them.

Offered by Fidelity, at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., the one-hour seminar will help you:

  • Understand the importance of Social Security in your savings plan
  • Take the steps you need to maximize your claiming strategy
  • Plan for your retirement income

Please feel free to bring a guest but space is limited, so register by June 16 by calling 1-800-642-7131 or visiting getguidance.fidelity.com and following these steps: Choose ‘Attending a Special Event.’ Fill in your information. Select ‘Attend Workshop’ and then ‘Confirm Your Appointment.’

For more information, call Fidelity Investments at 1-800-642-7131.


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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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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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