Category Archives: HR General

Beneficiary Designations

It is very important that you designate one or more beneficiaries for your SMU Basic Group Life Insurance and, if enrolled, your Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance.  It is equally important to designate beneficiaries for your SMU 403(b) Retirement Plan.  … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Wellness, HR General, Retirement | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Beneficiary Designations

SMU 403(b) Retirement Plan – NYL Rate Change

The interest rate for deposits between 01/01/2017 and 06/30/2017 is 2.10% on an annualized basis for the NYL Guaranteed Interest Account.

Posted in HR General, Retirement | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on SMU 403(b) Retirement Plan – NYL Rate Change

You Can Continue Using CVS!

We heard from several employees who were told by their CVS pharmacist that CVS is no longer in SMU’s BCBSTX pharmacy network. CVS was eliminated from the BCBSTX fully-insured plans, including the SMU Student Health Plan. This does not apply … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Wellness, HR General, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on You Can Continue Using CVS!

Update Your Personal and Business Information in my.SMU by Friday, September 25, 2016!

The 2016-2017 Directory of Students, Staff, and Faculty will be published soon. Please ensure that your business address, telephone number, and preferred name are correct in my.SMU no later than Friday, September 25, 2016. Visit the HR website for information on how to … Continue reading

Posted in HR General, Working at SMU | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Update Your Personal and Business Information in my.SMU by Friday, September 25, 2016!

Know What to Do Before Hiring Student Workers or Temporary Staff for the New Academic Year

Student workers and temporary staff play important roles on campus in many departments. In exchange for their service, hiring managers have a responsibility to ensure their workers are set-up to be paid in a timely manner and are compliant with … Continue reading

Posted in HR General, Recruitment, Resources, Working at SMU | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Know What to Do Before Hiring Student Workers or Temporary Staff for the New Academic Year

SMU Training Requirements via LawRoom and Training “Refresh” Schedule

LawRoom training system In June 2014, SMU entered into an agreement with outside vendor, LawRoom, to provide certain web-based training required by SMU policy, state/federal law, or other regulations. Some training assignments are required of all employees and others may be based … Continue reading

Posted in HR General, Learning and Development, Resources, Total Orientation Process for New Employees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SMU Training Requirements via LawRoom and Training “Refresh” Schedule

New ePAF Process for Student Workers and Adjunct Faculty

The following information is provided by guest blogger Marjorie Rush, SMU Payroll Manager. Process for Adjunct Faculty and Student Workers Part of your preparation for the new academic year may include using the new ePAF process in my.SMU for the … Continue reading

Posted in HR General, Recruitment, Resources | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on New ePAF Process for Student Workers and Adjunct Faculty

SMU Wellpower – 2016 Program Kickoff

At SMU, we realize that the simple, everyday choices we all make have the power to impact every area of our well-being – from our emotional and physical health to our job performance, finances and much more. SMU Wellpower is … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Wellness, HR General, Recruitment, Total Orientation Process for New Employees, Working at SMU | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on SMU Wellpower – 2016 Program Kickoff

Professional Development Opportunity-Presentation Advantage

Presentation Advantage – A Franklin Covey Workshop June 28, 2016 from 8:30-5:00 HR Training Room, Expressway Tower, Suite 208. Wasted time, unproductive meetings, and lost opportunities occur due to poor presentations. The lack of powerful methods to inform and persuade … Continue reading

Posted in HR General, Learning and Development, Resources | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Professional Development Opportunity-Presentation Advantage

Don’t Miss These Professional Development Opportunities

Speed of Trust March 29, 2016 1:00pm-5:00pm Learn about the 13 behaviors common in high-trust organizations and how these behaviors can increase both productivity and employee engagement on your team. 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity April 6, 2016 9:00am-5:00pm In today’s … Continue reading

Posted in HR General, Learning and Development | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Don’t Miss These Professional Development Opportunities