Category Archives: Resources

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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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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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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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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Important Reminder Regarding Overtime Pay

The following information was sent to all faculty and staff on August 29, 2018, via  email from SMU Information .  As the new academic year begins, SMU Human Resources reminds faculty and staff members about federal regulations regarding overtime pay for non-exempt … Continue reading

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October 29, 2017 is World Stroke Day!

Stroke is the #2 cause of death in the world. Someone on the planet has a stroke every two seconds. The good news is that prevention and treatment work together to end stroke. And, together, stroke heroes are helping. Stroke … Continue reading

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Announcing the Implementation of ePerformance in my.SMU

HR and OIT have partnered to design and implement a system within my.SMU  for employees and their managers to set goals, track progress toward goal accomplishment, host an informal mid-year and finally an annual review within the my.SMU system. In addition to the work … Continue reading

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Resources to Support You with the ePerformance Implementation

ePerformance, SMU’s new online performance management system, located in my.SMU, is now available!  ePerformance supports ongoing collaboration in goal setting, communication, and feedback between managers and employees. To help you get started, and to provide on-going support,  HR , OIT, and the OIT … Continue reading

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