Category Archives: Resources

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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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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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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FAQ for “Stop Harassment and Discrimination” and “Eliminate Campus Sexual Violence” Training via Law Room

At various points over the last six months, all full and part-time staff and faculty (including adjunct faculty) have been asked to complete two new online tutorials on the topics of preventing harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence. Temporary staff have … Continue reading

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What’s New With Wellpower in 2015

Wellpower and Human Resources will provide a number of opportunities for you to improve or maintain your well-being this spring. We are busy finalizing details, but want to let you know what’s on the horizon now! New Wellpower Reward Period … 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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Wellpower Partners with Healthways to Bring New Focus on Well-Being to SMU

Wellpower has partnered with Healthways to provide an updated wellness program for benefits-eligible staff and faculty members. The program will focus on 5 areas of well-being: Purpose – liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your … 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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