Category Archives: Resources

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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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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Wellpower: What’s Next?

Wellpower’s Fall Reward Period Ends January 31 Wellpower will wrap up it’s Fall Reward Period at the end of the month. Current participants should make sure they have all their January activities logged by January 25, 2014. The Wellpower Team … Continue reading

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SMU’s EAP Offers Tips for Your Child’s First Day of School

The start of a new school year brings excitement and nervousness for both a parent and child. From finding the perfect outfit for the first day of school to getting back into the swing of school work and preparing lunches, … Continue reading

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