Category Archives: HR General

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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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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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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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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Nomination for Annual Staff Presidential Awards Open Today – Due By September 20, 2019

In 2006, SMU President R. Gerald Turner appointed a distinguished committee of administrators, faculty and staff to address the issues and challenges related to staff recognition. The committee’s work resulted in the establishment of four Presidential Recognition Awards that annually highlight … Continue reading

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Training Required by SMU for Student Workers

Training Requirements for Student Workers Are you hiring student workers in the summer months? Did you know that student workers (both undergraduate and graduate) are required to complete two training tutorials upon employment? The following tutorials are automatically assigned after … Continue reading

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Supervisor Checklist for Hiring Student Workers

The beginning of the fall semester signifies the end of summer and, for anyone supervising student workers, is also the time to confirm your new and returning student workers are on-boarded and prepared for the upcoming academic year in your … Continue reading

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