May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008 Archives

Joint Financial/Human Resources Meeting

Please be sure to mark your calendars for the joint CLA Financial/Human Resources meeting next Thursday, May 22 room is open at 8:30 a.m. for networking meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. in 102 Fraser Hall.

Change: Budget Prep Entry for FY09

Budget Prep entry has changed due to final state appropriation for the University for FY09. Departments now have until Wednesday, May 28 to enter in the CUFS budget prep tables and the last day for RRCs will be Wednesday, June 4. Due to the extension of the budget prep deadline to general users, CLA Fiscal Administration will work towards providing FINAL printed budget sheets prior to the deadline. Our target date is to have information ready by Friday, May 23rd. This will leave only two days to enter budget information for your 1000 and 1506 accounts, so it will be best to have all the rest of your budget prep entry done by this time. If you have questions, please contact Peggy Buckley ( or 6-9812).

CLA Fiscal Administration is pleased to announce that Scott Appelwick has been hired as the new Assistant Director for Financial Services. Scott comes to us from the United Way where he has been working as a controller since 2004. Scott has also worked as a controller at the College of St. Catherine and in budget planning at Hamline University and received his accounting degree from the University of Minnesota. Scott's primary responsibility will be in working with the Financial Service Team leads, the Procurement Specialist and Payroll Manager. Scott will start his appointment on Monday, June 2 and will have an office in 209 Johnston.

We are also pleased to announce that Pandora Aaron has been promoted to Assistant Director for Reporting and Analysis. Pandora has been increasingly taking on more and more responsibility in CLA Fiscal Administration, including many of the duties previously held by me in my former role. We are very excited to be using Pandora's expertise in reporting and analysis to further the goals of the college.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at or 4-2339.

21st Century Grad Fellowship Funds - Reminder

Just a reminder to those units that have 21st Century Graduate Fellowship Funds, that you will receive the "Match" to your funds directly to the associated EFS spending accounts during July 2008. The match amount you will receive can be found on the fund statement in DMS by drilling down over the "spendable amount" dialog box. Add the spendable amounts received for the months of April 2007 through March 2008.

Remember that in addition, the monthly spendable amounts are added to the available balance in the fund, so your plans for use of fund payout should include both the monthly spendable being added to the fund available balance, in addition to the annual match to the EFS account.

If you have further questions about the match funds, please contact: Rose Pederson (6-7611,

The UM Foundation deadline for year-end transfers to CUFS is June 12 at noon. Please review your CUFS accounts in advance to avoid TIP charges for June month-end, and transfer funds where needed.

Reminder that TIP is charged on deficits of $15,000 or more over 1856-xxx total and 1898-xxx total. For questions please contact Rose Pederson (6-7611,

Department of Economics is Moving to a New Building

Reminder: The Department of Economics will be moving to a new building, beginning the week of May 21-23, 2008.

New address for Economics:
1925 4th Street South
4-101 HMH Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
All phone numbers will stay the same.

Training Opportunities

Organizational Effectiveness Office of Human Resources Summer 2008 Professional Development Offerings

Career Planning

Are you thinking about brushing up on your networking and interviewing skills? Looking for new opportunities in your work? Or do you wonder what you can do to build your career resilience during times of change?

Employee Career Services can help you! We offer workshops that will help you explore possibilities, reflect on options, and gain specific skills for action. Take the opportunity to consider the possibilities in a casual setting with other University employees.
(See attachment for further information.)

Carlson School of Management Leadership Series

Free to all employees!

Topic: Management by Objective - Improving Performance

  • Date: May 23, 2008
  • Time: 8:30 am -12:30 pm
  • Where: 1-114 CSOM

Please RSVP to Jessica Tafalla at:

HR Pros Training

We have worked out an agreement with the law firm of Ford & Harrison to hold their quarterly legal briefings at the Carlson School instead ofthe Minneapolis Athletic club.

This briefing is normally attended byin-house legal counsel, Human Resources and Benefits Professionals, however, anyone from the University can attend. There is a $20registration fee but all University employees can attend for free.

Any questions related to this seminar should be directed to me at or 612-624-7209.

The first seminar will be held tomorrow inour Executive Education 2nd floor location.

Mychal A. Coleman
The Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota

Mark Your Calendar

May 16
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 05/12/2008 - 05/25/08 pay period, 4:30 pm.

May 22
Joint CLA Financial/Human Resources Meeting, 9:00 a.m., 102 Fraser Hall

May 30
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 05/26/2008 - 06/08/08 pay period, 4:30 pm.

May 30
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 06/09/2008 - 06/22/2008 pay period, 4:30 pm.

June 12 

Deadline for June 30, 2008 transfers from UM Foundation to CUFS, 12:00 Noon

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