Self-Directed Brokerage Option for TIAA for Optional Retirement Plan
At Money Matters in fall, 2016, a representative from TIAA provided information to participants in the Optional Retirement Plan regarding a self-directed brokerage account option that was to be available January 1, 2017. VRS has delayed that implementation until February 2017. All Optional Retirement Plan members who are investing with TIAA will receive a packet of information in mid-January outlining this new option and giving you directions on enrolling if you wish to do so.
Please contact Julie Byers at 540/568-3976 if you have any questions about this opportunity once you have received your information.
University Closings Due to Inclement Weather
With winter temperatures reaching the valley, we are preparing for the possibility of inclement weather delays and closures. Please review Policy 1309-University Closings, Class Cancellations and Exam Postponements Due to Inclement Weather or Emergencies to learn more regarding closing decisions, the cancellation of classes, the difference between designated and non-designated staff, and compensation for hours worked during an inclement weather delays and closures.
Time and Attendance Records for Non-exempt Classified Employees
Per Department of Labor requirements, every employer covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must keep accurate record of hours worked for each covered, non-exempt worker. This information includes regular hours worked, leave taken, leave without pay, overtime/compensatory hours worked, holidays, and scheduled days off. The 2016 Time and Attendance Record for Non-exempt Employees must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our goal deadline to receive these was Friday, January 20. The 2016 and new 2017 Time and Attendance Records are located on the HR Forms website.
To effectively handle conflict, an appropriate course of action must be taken to produce the change that leads to a positive work experience. Human Resources would like to remind you about JMU Employee Mediation Services available to all non-student employees of the university. With certified mediators to help guide the process, Mediation Services can assist employees from all across campus with resolving many types of workplace conflict.
Through mediation, participants are encouraged to engage in open conversation with honest dialogue, allowing them to address issues in a safe environment. Solutions are reached at the base level, instead of moving up the chain of command. Mediation sessions are free of charge and available for both individuals and groups. Common issues discussed during mediation include:
- Work style differences
- Supervisory style differences
- Communication problems
- Issues surrounding a grievance
- Conflict affecting a working relationship between co-workers that cannot be resolved on their own or with a supervisor
We encourage you to review the information on the Human Resources website and become familiar with Mediation Services available to JMU employees. As always, you may contact your HR Consultant with any questions you may have.
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- Reading the Red Flags: Help Students/Colleagues in Need (TD2101)
- Congratulations! You're a Supervisor, Now What? (TD1396)
- Managing Generations in the Workplace (TD1971)
- Leaders Eat Last (TD1951)
- Women and Leadership: Working Through Barriers and Biases (TD2067)
- Teach With Style (TD1836)
- Stop the Crickets: Engaging Your Audience (TD1967)
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