Category Archives: HR General

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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Hiring a Student Employee? What You Need to Know to Process HR Paperwork

While the primary purpose of students is to acquire an education, SMU is committed to assisting students with the costs of education, including helping them locate employment on and off campus. Students who work on campus are considered employees of … Continue reading

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Updates to HR Policies – What staff need to know

The Department of Human Resources is updating its policies in Chapter 9 of the online Policy Manual, with the goal of completing the majority of the policies by the end of this fiscal year (May 2015). We are reviewing and … Continue reading

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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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