Category Archives: HR General

Updated New Employee Packets Now Available for Student Workers, Temporary Staff and Adjunct Faculty

The new employee packets for student workers, temporary staff employees, and adjunct faculty have changed recently. The updates made in the employee packets reflect the following changes: The Authorization & Consent for Release of Information Form that is needed for the background check … 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 Tramatic 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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Hiring Student Workers for the Summer?

Hiring a new student worker this summer or plan on continuing employment through the summer for a current student worker? It’s important to understand the student’s academic status during the summer months to determine the appropriate employment and payroll paperwork. Payroll Authorization Form … 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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SMU Wellpower Welcomes Interim Health Coach, Matt Stika

Healthways, the company that now provides our online wellness program for Wellpower is busy recruiting a new onsite health coach for us. We hope to bring that new coach on board in early spring. However, we are fortunate to have … Continue reading

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Update Your Business Information for the 2014-2015 SMU Directory Book

The 2014-2015 Directory of Students, Staff, and Faculty will be published soon.  Please ensure that your business address and telephone number are correct in my.SMU no later than Friday, September 5, 2014. Visit the HR website for information on how to … Continue reading

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