Category Archives: Working at SMU

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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‘FLOATING HOLIDAY’ TO REPLACE TRADITIONAL FALL HOLIDAY DUE TO COVID-19

This message was originally sent to SMU employees on June 25, 2020 at 10:23 AM. As SMU students will be in class on Labor Day 2020 to accommodate revisions to the fall semester, SMU offices will remain open and staffed … Continue reading

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Updated COVID-19 Awareness Course for Employees

Last May, SMU launched its COVID-19 Return to Work training program. This course provided new guidelines for current and newly-hired employees so the University could stay healthy and continue its mission amid the pandemic. A refreshed version of the course is … Continue reading

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Supervisor Checklist for Hiring Student Workers

With the beginning of the fall semester approaching, it is time to confirm that your new and returning student workers are on-boarded and prepared for the rest of the academic year. Verify Your Student Worker is Authorized to Work Hiring … 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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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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