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Online training for SMU faculty and staff on recognizing, reporting and preventing discrimination, sexual violence

SMU has arranged for all faculty and staff members to participate in two online tutorials on recognizing and reporting discrimination and sexual violence. The two self-paced courses, offered through training vendor LawRoom, take about one hour to complete. All faculty and staff members will receive an e-mail from … Continue reading

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Check in at SMU’s 2014 HR Fair Wednesday, Oct. 15

Vendors from SMU’s medical, legal, life insurance and retirement plans will be on hand to discuss your options at the University’s 2014 Human Resources Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 15. You can learn more about health and savings plans, as well as the new LegalGUARD … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2015 Open Enrollment set for Oct. 11-31, 2014

A new pharmacy benefit administrator, restored prescription coverage with the CVS and Walgreens chains, and a new option for legal and identity protection are among the changes coming during SMU’s 2015 Open Enrollment. University faculty and staff members will be able to make benefits changes for … Continue reading

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SMU revises University Policy Manual regarding sick leave, bereavement; changes are the first wave of a comprehensive update

SMU’s Department of Human Resources is undertaking an overall review of its policies in Chapter 9 of the University Policy Manual. The first major changes will allow newer employees to make immediate use of accrued sick leave and create a formal procedure for … Continue reading

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Nominations now being accepted for 2013 SMU staff awards

UPDATE: Nomination deadlines for all 2013 staff awards have been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Find links to award criteria and nominating materials in this post. Originally published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 The SMU Staff Association is … Continue reading

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Health care options in the spotlight at 2013 HR Fair

Vendors from SMU’s medical plans will be on hand to discuss your health care options at the University’s 2013 Human Resources Fair Oct. 15. You can learn more about the University’s health, savings and retirement plans during the fair, scheduled for 10:30 … Continue reading

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SMU 2014 Open Enrollment takes place Oct. 12-31, 2013

SMU’s 2014 Open Enrollment period began Saturday, Oct. 12 and ends Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. The Open Enrollment period is the only opportunity for SMU employees to make changes to benefits elections for the coming year, except for qualified life event … Continue reading

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New SMU health program pays incentives for wellness, prevention

In an effort to improve the health of SMU’s faculty and staff, while helping to control rising medical costs, the University is offering a voluntary health and wellness program with a $300 cash incentive for those who successfully complete the … Continue reading

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SMU to use new pharmacy network in 2014

Important changes to SMU’s Health and Wellness Plan pharmacy network are coming in 2014 – “changes that should help the University group health plan and its faculty and staff members save more than $1 million on their prescriptions over the … Continue reading

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New series on SMU healthcare and benefits for 2013-14

Key provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act will become law Jan. 1, 2014. As SMU’s open enrollment period (Oct. 12-31, 2013) approaches, faculty and staff members will receive important information about new benefits programs and changes to existing ones. … Continue reading

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