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Presidential Recognition Awards: Now Accepting Applications!

Do you know some great people who deserve recognition? Nominate them for the Presidential Recognition Awards! Four Presidential Recognition Awards annually highlight the contributions and excellence of SMU staff members and will be presented at the Staff Association Recognition Ceremony … Continue reading

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The Five Languages of Appreciation at Work

HR is excited to announce a partnership with the SMU Staff Association to offer this interactive workshop during a February series of 4 Lunch and Learn sessions. Why is Appreciation Important in the Workplace? Authentic appreciation increases employee motivation. Motivation … Continue reading

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Spiritual Tools During Times of Transition

This workshop is being offered by Judy Henneberger, Associate Chaplain to the University. The session is offered to help members of our community adjust to change and transition. Together we will explore ways to experience faith in moving forward. Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Independent Contractor Determination Process at SMU

The University must correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors.  HR has created a process to evaluate the work to be done and provide approval to proceed with the hiring process. Please follow this process … Continue reading

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Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)

The following information is provided by SMU’s EAP provider, Magellan Health Services. When a person experiences a traumatic or dangerous event, a series of chemical reactions are triggered within the body. These reactions are designed to help handle a threat … Continue reading

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Retirement and Healthy Aging

The following information is provided by  Magellan Health Services, provider of SMU’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Prepare for an active, healthy retirement If you’re nearing retirement, do you have a well-defined plan for your retired life? Today the average American spends … Continue reading

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On-Line Beneficiary Designation Required for Insurance!

SMU provides Basic Group Life Insurance to benefits-eligible faculty and staff.  In addition, you may have elected voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance and/or Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance at some point during your SMU career. At the time you were … Continue reading

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The Tuition Benefit Request Process for the 2016 Academic Year is Now Open!

Continuing students, newly admitted students, or parent of either new or continuing students for the Fall 2015 semester may begin to make their tuition benefits requests. Request your benefit online! Log into my.SMU and navigate to Self-Serve > Benefits > … Continue reading

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SMU Program for the Protection of Minors – Annual Training for Camp Operators and Program Coordinators

Annual Training for SMU Camp Operators and Program Coordinators Monday April 6, 2105 3:00-4:30 HTSC-Forum Room SMU seeks to provide a healthy environment for all who visit SMU and/or interact with employees.  As part of this goal, all employees are asked to … Continue reading

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FAQ for “Stop Harassment and Discrimination” and “Eliminate Campus Sexual Violence” Training via Law Room

At various points over the last six months, all full and part-time staff and faculty (including adjunct faculty) have been asked to complete two new online tutorials on the topics of preventing harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence. Temporary staff have … Continue reading

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