Category Archives: HR General

Submit a Tuition Benefit Request for Academic Year 2024

A Tuition Benefit Request will need to be submitted before the start of the Fall 2024 term if you, your spouse, and/or dependent(s) are a continuing student or new student for the 2024 Academic Year (Fall 2023 – Summer 2024) . How … Continue reading

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2023 SMU HR Staff Compensation Study

January 30, 2023 SMU Staff Compensation Study SMU will soon launch a compensation study that will include a review of most all benefit-eligible staff job descriptions and other related information to ensure the positions are titled and compensated appropriately. The … Continue reading

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Announcing a New Vendor Platform (Vector Solutions) for SMU Employee Required On-line Training Modules

Vector Solutions recently purchased Everfi and their Foundry platform necessitating a transition to the Vector Platform HR and OIT have been working for several months to prepare for the transition to a new vendor platform for the employee required training … Continue reading

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Supervisor Checklist for Hiring Student Workers

Hiring student workers this Fall? Here are four things supervisors can do to provide a seamless on-boarding process for student workers. Verify the Form I-9 is Complete SMU is required by federal law to complete an Employment Verification Form (Form … Continue reading

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Required Training Modules for Student Workers

Training Requirements for Student Workers Did you know that student workers (both undergraduate and graduate) are required to complete two training tutorials upon employment and to refresh on these topics at scheduled intervals? The following tutorials are automatically assigned after … Continue reading

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Training Requirements for Student Workers

Student workers are required to complete two (2) training tutorials via Everfi (SMU’s vendor for e-learning training). They are: Youth Protection required under SMU’s Program for the Protection of Minors and Data Security and Privacy Data Security is a one-time assignment with … Continue reading

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Coming soon – Special Enrollment – Voluntary Long Term Care

Enrollment dates – September 6 – September 27, 2022 Long Term Care Insurance Can Help You Protect What Matters Most: Protect your family, future and finances Help relieve the burden of care from family and friends   Attend a Special … Continue reading

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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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