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September Update

Wine-Price Open House

Come tour our new offices. Enjoy light refreshments on Friday, September 16 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Procurement Services – First Floor
Human Resources – Second Floor
JMU Training and Development – Third Floor
AVP for HR, Training & Performance – Third Floor

See you tomorrow!
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Optional Retirement Plan Open Enrollment

October is open enrollment month for optional retirement plans for higher education. Participants wishing to change ORP companies (Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF) may do so during this open enrollment period. Plan changes become effective January 1, 2012.

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2012 Holiday Schedule

The governor granted full-time faculty and staff an additional 12 hours of holiday leave for the year 2012. This additional time has been applied to the 2012 Holiday Schedule.

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Employee Personal Day

Beginning in 2012, the Personal Day will be granted based on the leave year (January 10, 2012 –January 9, 2013) rather than the calendar year. This change will allow full-time staff and faculty an additional nine days to use their Personal Day that was granted on January 2, 2011. The Personal Day must be taken in its full eight-hour increment.

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1500-hour Anniversary Dates for Wage Employees

At the end of the anniversary year, if the 1500-hour anniversary date falls between the 1st and the 15th, the hours will reset on the 1st  and ALL hours worked in the pay period will count toward the NEXT year’s total. If the anniversary date falls between the 16th and the 30th/31st, the hours will reset on the 16th and ALL hours worked in the pay period with count toward the NEXT year’s total.

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2010 - 2011 Performance Cycle Ending Soon

This year’s annual performance evaluation cycle for non-probationary, classified employees is quickly coming to a close with the evaluation due in Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30.

An overview of the process, forms and applicable policies can be found at http://www.jmu.edu/humanresources/hrsc/performance.shtml.

As an important reminder, include the employee’s Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP), along with the completed performance evaluation.

Your HR Service Center Representative is available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding performance management and the evaluation process.

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2011 JMU Job Shadow Day

Friday, October 21, area middle school eighth graders will shadow participating departments while exploring career options and JMU’s campus.

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JMU’s Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

Let's try to make the thermometer burst! Your generosity makes a difference in our community.

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Promoting Positivity

The aBc’s of Delivering Performance Feedback

  • Be prepared – plan throughout the process, schedule adequate time to meet
  • Be focused on evaluating performance, not the person
  • Be specific
  • Be descriptive
  • Be an effective listener
  • Be open to giving and receiving honest feedback
  • Be calm
  • Be supportive

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Test Your Pay Action Worksheet Knowledge

Question:  Which employment classification requires a Pay Action Worksheet (PAW)?

  1. Administrative and Professional Faculty
  2. Classified
  3. PNT
  4. Wage
  5. 2 & 4

5 is the correct answer.

The Pay Action Worksheet, or PAW, is required when requesting pay actions for new wage and classified employee hires, re-hires, In-Band Adjustments, role changes and competitive salary offers.  The PAW assists Workforce Management with ensuring fair pay practices within the university, department and pay band. 

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Upcoming Training Sessions Offered by JMU Training and Development

Safety & You @ JMU

Preparing for Generation Z

Congratulations! You’re the Supervisor, Now what?

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Normalizing Stress: Truthfully, You're Just Like Everyone Else

Pre-Retirement Planning

For additional information or to arrange customized sessions for your department, contact Suzanne Vance, Training Coordinator, at 8-4101 or vancesn@jmu.edu.