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February HR Update

Human Resources, Training and Performance welcomes Jennifer Campfield to her new role as Director of Training and Development.

State Employee Discounts

State employees may now receive 10 percent tuition savings with the University of Phoenix. Information on this and other state employee discounts is available on the State Employee Discounts Web page at www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeediscounts.html.

Human Resources’ Web Spring Cleaning

Visit our website where you’ll find:

  • Updated performance-related forms
  • Links to the new Grievance Procedure Manual and forms
  • A few new links added to our Benefits page
  • New official transcripts site
  • Expanded compensation and position tools

Test Your Onboard Knowledge

Q. I am hiring multiple employees that are starting work on the same day. Do I need to submit an individual onboard form for each employee?

A. If your department is hiring multiple employees with the same start date, you may submit a Multiple Employee Hire Spreadsheet. You may email the spreadsheet directly to Alicia Proctor. Please allow a sufficient amount of time for processing the information. If you have any questions about Onboard @ JMU, contact Alicia Proctor, Onboard Specialist, (540) 568‐4473, proctoan@jmu.edu.

February’s Promoting Positivity
by Walter P. Phillips

How little it costs,
If we give it a thought,
To make happy some heart each day!
Just one kind word or a tender smile
As we go on our daily way.


A Snapshot of Upcoming Training Sessions Offered by
JMU Training and Development

5 Choices
Becoming a Leader We Need with Strategic Intelligence
Communicating in Today’s World: Developing Verbal, Non-Verbal and Virtual Success!
Developing Positive Assertiveness

DISC I: Assessment & Introduction

Health Insurance and Flexible Reimbursement Accounts

Performance Management Information Sessions for Supervisors of Classified Employees

Managing Me

Pre-Retirement Planning

Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement

Strengths Finder

Working at the Speed of Trust

For additional information or to arrange customized sessions for your department, contact Suzanne Vance, Training Coordinator, (540) 568-4101, vancesn@jmu.edu.

Diversity Task Force Roundtable Discussions

The JMU Diversity Task Force is hosting roundtable discussions to provide you the opportunity to share in small groups your ideas, thoughts and suggestions around a specific topic of diversity: socio-economic status and background, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, ability, veteran/military service status, or any combination. Please attend a roundtable discussion and share your thoughts and ideas.  

Roundtable Discussion Meetings:

  • Wednesday, February 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Festival, Ballroom A
  • Thursday, February 21, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Festival, Ballroom A/B/C
  • Wednesday, March 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Festival,  Highlands Room
  • Thursday, March 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Festival, Ballroom B/C

The Diversity Task Force appreciates your participation and considers your feedback crucial to their work.