Category Archives: Resources

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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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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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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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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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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