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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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Health coaching available at SMU beginning Sept. 18, 2013

Baylor Health Coach Paige Shouse will return to SMU to provide on-campus wellness coaching during the 2013-14 academic year. She will available for consultation on most Wednesdays beginning Sept. 18, 2013. A 5-year veteran of corporate wellness programs, Shouse served as … Continue reading

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SMU seeks full participation in Protection of Minors program

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has requested that all University employees complete an online training program on their responsibilities under Texas law to report suspected child abuse. The course, “Program for the Protection of Minors,” requires approximately one hour to complete … Continue reading

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Nomination deadlines extended for 2012 SMU staff awards

This post was originally published Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The nomination deadlines for SMU’s 2012 Presidential Staff Recognition Awards and Loretta O’Reilly Hawkins Award have been extended for one week. Nominations for all awards will now be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The … Continue reading

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