Category Archives: HR General

Presentation Advantage – A Franklin Covey Workshop

Presentation Advantage – A Franklin Covey Workshop June 7, 2017 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

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Annual Workshop for SMU Camp Operators and Program Coordinators

2017 Annual Workshop for SMU Program Coordinators and Camp Operators Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Caruth Hall – Room 147 Vester Hughes Auditorium 3:00-4:30 p.m. This review session is coordinated by the SMU Office of Risk Management in partnership with SMU Office … Continue reading

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SMU Program for the Protection of Minors – Required State Training Update

Will you be working at a camp involving minors that is either hosted at an SMU facility or elsewhere by a SMU Faculty or Staff member? If the answer is yes, you need to understand the requirements under Texas State … Continue reading

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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