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Supervisor Checklist for Hiring Student Workers

Supervisor Checklist for Hiring Student Workers The beginning of the fall semester signifies the end of summer and, for anyone supervising student workers, it is also the time to confirm your new and returning student workers are on-boarded and prepared … Continue reading

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Wellpower Launch Coming Soon – Rewards, Challenges, Recipes, and More

The new SMU Wellpower portal will launch September 1, 2020 for all benefit-eligible faculty and staff. The new portal will be available online and as an app for your mobile device. Sync with a wearable device to help with tracking … Continue reading

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Nominations open today for the Annual Staff Presidential Awards – Due by Monday, September 21, 2020

The Presidential Recognition Awards are given annually to recognize the contribution and excellence of SMU staff. Nominations open today and run through Monday, September 21, 2020. The review process for the Presidential Recognition Awards is coordinated by the Department of … Continue reading

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Important Information Regarding Labor Day Holiday

UNIVERSITY OFFICES TO BE OPEN ON LABOR DAY ‘FLOATING HOLIDAY’ TO REPLACE TRADITIONAL FALL HOLIDAY DUE TO COVID-19 As SMU students will be in class on Labor Day 2020 to accommodate revisions to the fall semester, SMU offices will remain … Continue reading

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Magellan EAP Introduces BetterHealth Virtual Therapy

Magellan Healthcare’s Employee Assistance Program, (EAP) offers comprehensive virtual therapy options through BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling service. BetterHelp provides counseling for the entire family—individuals, couples and teens (with parental consent and in accordance with applicable law and clinical … Continue reading

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SMU Benefits Available for You to Utilize!

Over the last few months, the Department of Human Resources has worked diligently with several of our vendors to offer additional benefits to our SMU benefits-eligible employees as well as extend several of our programs to allow further coverage. We … Continue reading

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Submit a Tuition Benefit Request for Academic Year 2021.

A Tuition Benefit Request will need to be submitted if you, your spouse, and/or dependent(s) are a continuing student or new student for the 2021 Academic Year (Fall 2020 – Summer 2021) before the start of the Fall 2020 term. … Continue reading

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Retirement Planning Help for Your Best Future

You work hard to build a strong financial future for yourself and your family, so we understand if the current market turmoil might have you rattled. Rest assured, we’re here to help you navigate these challenges. The road to retirement … Continue reading

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Coordinated Health and Wellness Benefits Programs Support SMU Employees with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Beyond

SMU has been working proactively with Blue Cross Blue Shield to establish the coordination of benefits for health care related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Testing to diagnose COVID-19, when medically necessary and consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Continue reading

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Managing Respect and Tolerance in the Workplace

Having good workplace relationships helps you to be more productive in your job and make going to work every day a pleasant experience.  Getting along with others is at the core of a harmonious work environment.  Workplace relationships can suffer … Continue reading

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