Category Archives: HR General

Information Regarding the Floating Holiday Benefit

As President Turner outlined in his message to faculty and staff on April 29, SMU is providing benefit-eligible staff a floating holiday each fiscal year. Staff members on the payroll before the start of the current fiscal year (June 1, … Continue reading

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IT IS NEVER TOO SOON TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT!

Do you have questions about Social Security, Medicare, SMU’s Emeriti Retiree Health Program? Please plan to join Tom Clark, an experienced Social Security and Medicare consultant, and a representative from the SMU Department of Human Resources for an overview of … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Out on Reimbursement for Qualified Expenses Under Your 2021 FSA Accounts!

Healthcare Flexible Spending Account   Qualified  healthcare expenses incurred  between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 must be submitted to SMU’s vendor, Discovery Benefits/Wex, no later than March 31, 2021 to be considered for reimbursement. This year, up to $570.00 … Continue reading

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New Feature: Leave Balances Page in my.SMU

The Department of Human Resources and the Payroll Office are pleased to announce a new feature in my.SMU – the Leave Balances page. The Leave Balances page is accessed from the Time Reporting tile (Employee Self Service home page) and … Continue reading

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Nominations Open Today for the Annual Staff Presidential Awards and Are Due Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Presidential Recognition Awards are given annually to recognize the contributions and excellence of SMU staff. Nominations open today and will be accepted through COB on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The review process for the Presidential Recognition Awards is coordinated … Continue reading

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Update on COVID-19 testing locations for SMU employees

With the return to in-person classes on campus this fall, the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center is providing COVID-19 testing as needed for students and will be unable to accommodate testing for SMU employees beginning on September 7. As offered … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Summertime to Grow Your Manager Skills

Manager Development The following workshops also fulfill an elective requirement for Manager Orientation. Multipliers-How the Best Leaders Ignite Everyone’s Potential Leading at the Speed of Trust The 7 Habits for Managers  Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager Crucial … Continue reading

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Summertime is a Great Time for Professional Development

Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager Crucial Conversations Overview Introduction to StrengthsQuest Speed of Trust Foundations Enroll Now! my.SMU>Employee Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment, then enter course title Questions?  email DevelopU@smu.edu

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Midyear Reminders for Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA Participants

Health Care FSA  Expanded Health Care FSA Carryover Provision If you enrolled in the 2020 Health Care FSA, the plan will allow you to carry over any unused funds from the 2020 plan year into the 2021 plan year. The … Continue reading

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Important Updates to SMU Pharmacy Benefits Effective August 2021

Beginning in August 2021 there will be a couple of changes in pharmacy benefits. These changes will ONLY impact the following individuals: Those who use AllianceRx mail order pharmacy for prescriptions, generally for ongoing or maintenance medications Those who use … Continue reading

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