Category Archives: HR General

‘FLOATING HOLIDAY’ TO REPLACE TRADITIONAL FALL HOLIDAY DUE TO COVID-19

This message was originally sent to SMU employees on June 25, 2020 at 10:23 AM. As SMU students will be in class on Labor Day 2020 to accommodate revisions to the fall semester, SMU offices will remain open and staffed … Continue reading

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Professional Development Workshop – Intro to StrengthsQuest

A new session of Introduction to StengthsQuest has recently been scheduled for April 25, 2021 from 1-5:00 pm. This session will be hosted on Zoom. Enroll via my.SMU>Employee Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment and use the Course Code HRSQ … Continue reading

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Updated Professional Development Workshops

Please visit our Professional Development webpage to view the most recent list of available training opportunities. Questions may be directed to DevelopU@smu.edu      

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Updated COVID-19 Awareness Course for Employees

Last May, SMU launched its COVID-19 Return to Work training program. This course provided new guidelines for current and newly-hired employees so the University could stay healthy and continue its mission amid the pandemic. A refreshed version of the course is … Continue reading

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Supervisor Checklist for Hiring Student Workers

With the beginning of the spring semester approaching, it is time to confirm that your new and returning student workers are on-boarded and prepared for the rest of the academic year. Verify Your Student Worker is Authorized to Work Hiring … Continue reading

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SMU Vaccine Update

SMU recently received approval from the state to be a COVID-19 vaccination provider for the campus community through the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. Plans are in place to offer the vaccine to all staff, as well as their partners … Continue reading

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Updated Process for Requesting SMU’s Tuition Benefit

The process to request Tuition Benefits in my.SMU for student as employee was recently updated.  Upon submission of the request by the employee, the manager will now receive an email from the my.SMU system and will have ten (10) days … Continue reading

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Holiday Caregiving Tips from Cariloop, an SMU Benefit Vendor

How to ensure your loved one’s well-being this holiday season During this National Family Caregivers Month, we at Cariloop are particularly mindful of the upcoming holiday season. The holidays are an important time for many caregivers as you visit loved … Continue reading

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Resources for Flu Shots for SMU Employees

During the COVID-19 pandemic getting your flu shot is more important than ever, especially if you are in a high risk group. The influenza vaccine will not prevent the coronavirus, but reducing the overall burden of respiratory illnesses is vital … Continue reading

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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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