Hello JMU Faculty and Staff,
Welcome to another exciting year at James Madison University! The university is growing by leaps and bounds as we welcome our largest ever first-year class. Each of us plays an important role in ensuring that our students are able to learn and thrive in a supportive and inclusive educational environment.
As I begin my sixth year at JMU I am impressed daily by you, the employees of JMU, who make this a truly special place. The buildings and technology make up the physical landscape of a university, but the people are what truly make JMU home for so many. I appreciate your hard work and dedication as we begin the 2017-18 academic year, and I wish you all the best. Thank you for all you do for JMU and for our students.
With gratitude and warm regards,
Save the Date
Time is Running Out!
Classified Employee Performance Evaluations due in Human Resources Friday, September 29
The annual performance cycle for non-probationary, classified employees runs October 25 through October 24 of the following year. The completed Annual Performance Evaluation Form is due in Human Resources, MSC 7009, no later than Friday, September 29. Supervisors should also attach the employee’s completed Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) to the evaluation form.
Please note: If rating an employee as an overall Extraordinary Contributor or Below Contributor, the Acknowledgment of Extraordinary Contribution or Notice of Improvement Needed (unless a Written Notice is on file) must be attached to the completed performance evaluation to support these overall ratings.
Please refer to the Performance Evaluation Process on HR’s website for links to applicable forms, policies and process details.
Contact your HR Consultant with questions you may have regarding performance management and JMU’s evaluation process.
Payroll’s Dollars & Sense
Calendar and Deadline Change
Due to the extra time off granted during December, Payroll Services had to make changes to their deadlines, including the creation date of timesheets for pay run X-24. These revisions are now reflected on the payroll web-page. Please reference the Calendar and Deadlines site and discard any prior calendar versions.
Mailing Address in MyMadison (Employee Tab)
Payroll Services would like to remind employees to check their mailing address in MyMadison by December 31, under the Employee Tab, to ensure timely delivery of their W-2 document in January. Payroll Services will not mail W-2 documents to mail stop codes, JMU departments, JMU student PO boxes or to the JMU designated zip code of 22807 due to the confidential nature of the information contained in the document. It only takes a minute to verify your address in MyMadison, but it may take the mail up to two weeks to return a W-2 document with an incorrect or invalid address. Reissue W-2 requests will be prepared on a weekly basis starting Monday, February 5, 2018.
NOTE: Student employees may need to update their mailing address under the Employee Tab for payroll purposes and under the Student Tab for other student related year-end documents.
Payments to Non-Residents
Please keep in mind that having a social security number does NOT equal U.S. citizenship… just because a foreign individual has a U.S. Social Security Number does not automatically mean that JMU can pay them for services. Before making a formal commitment to bring a foreign national to campus, the sponsoring department must determine whether it is legal to pay them, is the payment subject to tax, and what policies and procedures must be followed.
Please reference Payments to Short-Term Foreign National Visitors for detailed instructions and information.
Questions may be directed to Sherry Willis, Payroll Operations Manager, 540/568-8034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Technology - Windows 10 Updates
JMU IT will be updating certain versions of Windows 10 on managed, JMU-owned computers so they can continue to receive security patches from Microsoft. This update is larger than the typical monthly patches and will take anywhere from 60 to 120 minutes for the installation. You will have the option to start this installation at a convenient time prior to the deadline. We recommend that you leave your computer on campus to complete the update, save and close all of your work, and start the installer as you leave for the day since your computer will be unavailable for use during the process and will restart several times.
Please see http://www.jmu.edu/computing/win10upgrade for more information.
If you have questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 540/568-3555, or email email@example.com
JMU Talent Development
- Carpe Diem for Career Growth (TD1678)
- Be Your Customer’s Hero (TD2179)
- Cultivate Your Calm (TD2171)
- LGBTQ 101: Understanding Gender and Sexual Diversity (TD2056)
- Go Put Your Strengths to Work (TD1904)
- Estate Planning (TD1924)
- Student Employment Essentials (TD1465)
- Game On: Personal Power Plays (TD2167)
- The Greatest Coach Ever: Practical Coaching in the Workplace (TD1976)
- Grant Proposal Development (TD1501)
- Appreciative Inquiry Basics: Help Your Team S.O.A.R. (TD2052)
Visit Talent Development’s webpage for a listing of all they have to offer!