Category Archives: Resources

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 Temporary Employees (Temp Staff hired by SMU not Kelly Services, 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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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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Presidential Recognition Awards: Now Accepting Applications!

Do you know some great people who deserve recognition? Nominate them for the Presidential Recognition Awards! Four Presidential Recognition Awards annually highlight the contributions and excellence of SMU staff members and will be presented at the Staff Association Recognition Ceremony … Continue reading

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Spiritual Tools During Times of Transition

This workshop is being offered by Judy Henneberger, Associate Chaplain to the University. The session is offered to help members of our community adjust to change and transition. Together we will explore ways to experience faith in moving forward. Tuesday, … Continue reading

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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 Traumatic 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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