Category Archives: HR General

New Procedure for Hiring Temporary Staff Employees Effective June 1st

Do you have plans to hire a temporary staff employee? Effective June 1, the process for hiring temporary staff employees has changed, in line with the memo sent to Vice Presidents and Deans from Dr. Turner on May 14, 2014. To … Continue reading

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Special Message to SMU Camp Operators and SMU Program Coordinators regarding the SMU Program for the Protection of Minors

Summer Camp Season is Almost Here… Make sure you are aware of the SMU and Texas State requirements for Protection of Minors training for yourself, your department, your camp, and your employees!  Overview of the SMU Program and Training Requirements SMU … Continue reading

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Join Us at the Heart Walk – September 13, 2014

Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by 2020! Wellpower is joining the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk to promote physical activity to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and … Continue reading

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Men’s Health: Prevent the Top Threats

Do you know the greatest threats to men’s health? Surprisingly, the list is short. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top causes of death among adult men in the U.S. are heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic … Continue reading

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SMU 403(b) Retirement Plan: “10-Minute Tips” Presentation

Interested in learning more about the Southern Methodist University retirement plan? Let Transamerica provide helpful retirement planning with their 10-Minute Tips presentation! Consider their 10-Minute Tips presentations for your staff meetings and make the 10-Minute investment in your staff’s retirement future! SMU’s Transamerica … Continue reading

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Dougherty’s Pharmacy is Back in the SMU Pharmacy Network!

Following aggressive negotiations with Express Scripts, Dougherty’s Pharmacy has rejoined the SMU pharmacy network.  This was particularly important for SMU because Dougherty’s Pharmacy is one of a small number of pharmacies that can prepare and dispense compounded prescription medications. Express Scripts … Continue reading

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Living with arthritis and related conditions…

Are you or a loved one living with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout or fibromyalgia? Visit the Arthritis Foundation for the latest news on medications and research, valuable information about pain relief, exercise routines, and much more.

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Wellpower: What’s Next?

Wellpower’s Fall Reward Period Ends January 31 Wellpower will wrap up it’s Fall Reward Period at the end of the month. Current participants should make sure they have all their January activities logged by January 25, 2014. The Wellpower Team … Continue reading

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SMU’s Tuition Benefit Request Has a New Look…

We have created an easier to use form that also helps with academic program information.   Here are some of the new features: Request by Academic Year – no longer have to choose each term! Dependents and Spouses name will automatically … Continue reading

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CVS & Walgreen Pharmacies Are Out-of-Network Effective January 1, 2014!

As a reminder, effective January 1, 2014, CVS and Walgreens pharmacies will no longer be in the SMU Health & Wellness Plan pharmacy network administered by Express Scripts. If you currently use CVS or Walgreens to fill your prescription medications, … Continue reading

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