July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008 Archives

Monthly Joint HR/Financial Meetings

To be respectful of the time that people are spending in meetings, we will be changing the format of the monthly HR/Financial meetings. The targeted audience for the meetings will be unit administrators and financial service team leads. The administrators will be responsible for sharing information as needed within their units, and the team leads will do the same for their staff. More detailed financial information will be shared through periodic all financial service team meetings or weekly financial service teams staff meetings. Our goal is to focus the right information to the right audience. As always, your feedback is very important and appreciated.

The first meeting in this new format will be on Thursday, July 24 at 9:00 a.m. in 102 Fraser Hall.

Instructional Funding Transfers

Instructional funding transfers for summer session payroll expenses incurred in FY08 have been transferred to xxx-1504 accounts.

Spring 2008 replacement teaching and supplemental transfers have been transferred to xxx-1506 accounts.

If you have any questions about instructional funding transfers please contact: Pandora Aaron (aaron012@umn.edu, 4-9370)

Reminder: Timecard Processing

As you know, the financial service teams are now entering all timecards for all CLA units. To guarantee entry of a timecard, it must reach your service team by 4:00 on the Monday following the end of a pay period. The service teams will do their best to enter any timecards received after that time so employees receive their paychecks. We appreciate your cooperation in meeting this deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact your designated senior accountant.

CLA Procurement Specialist

Certain duties related to purchasing in the new EFS system have been delegated to the procurement specialist role. For CLA, Paul Escen will be serving in this role, with Peggy Buckley providing back-up support. As we learn more about how this role interacts with units and the service teams, and what the workload will be, we will assess our need for additional procurement specialists.

Effective July 1st, The Office of Sponsored Projects (SPA) will begin routing NOGAs electronically. SPA will automatically send a copy to the Principal Investigator.

For CLA, a second copy will be sent to Erik Farseth, receptionist in the Dean's office, who will distribute copies (along with some helpful tips and PI instructions) as follows:

  • Department Chair or Unit Director
  • Department Administrator
  • Fiscal Contacts - Senior Accountants
  • Fiscal Team Leads & Certified Approvers
  • Gayle Anderson - CLA Grants Management Coordinator

Because the CLA has a large list of contacts with frequent changes making it difficult SPA to maintain, it was determined that having a central CLA repository for e-NOGAs would allow for more timely and accurate routing. NOGAs will also be kept on file in the CLA Fiscal Office and can be sent upon request or SPA has provided instructions as to how to retrieve NOGA's online.

For questions or concerns, please contact Gayle Anderson ander104@umn.edu, 6-9612.

More about E-Award Distribution can be found at the SPA website:

IRIS Entry Training

The deadline for summer 2008 IRIS entry is August 18th.

We have scheduled IRIS entry training for all new staff, staff new to IRIS, and anyone else who would like to learn more about the system. The session is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Instructional Resource Information System (IRIS). The training is scheduled for July 18th from 9:00-10:30 in Room 202 Johnston Hall. Please RSVP to Pandora Aaron (aaron012@umn.edu, 4-9370).


Carlson School of Management Leadership Series:

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

Presented by:

  • Doug Lennick, Lennick Aberman Group
  • Judy Skoglund, Lennick Aberman Group

Date: July 11, 2008
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room: 1-114 CSOM
Date: July 25, 2008
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Where: 1-114 CSOM

Please RSVP to Jessica Tafalla at: jtafalla@umn.edu

Organizational Effectiveness Training

We have a few spaces available for our summer courses in personal, professional, and career development. These courses are offered free of charge through the Organizational Effectiveness unit of Human Resources. Take some time this summer to refresh your work life by exploring your career and gaining new skills!

Employee Career Services

Career courses this summer focus on gaining career resilience in times of change, thinking about your career future, and networking. In addition, this summer we are featuring three lunch bag sessions in our Career Snacks series - bring your lunch and join us to learn more about conflict fluency, finding your strengths, and tips for phone interviews.

To register: http://www.umn.edu/ohr/careerdev/courses/

Personal & Professional Development

New courses this summer include a two-part series on Process Mapping and a session on Goal Setting and Success. In addition, you can gain skills in time management, making presentations, or dealing with difficult people. These courses offer an opportunity to enhance work and personal skills and discuss key issues with other University staff.

To register: http://www.umn.edu/ohr/profdev/courses/

Mark Your Calendar

July 11
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 07/07/2008 - 07/20/2008 pay period, 4:30 pm

July 24
Joint CLA HR / Financial meeting, 102 Fraser Hall, at 9:00 a.m.

July 25
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 07/21/2008 - 08/03/2008 pay period, 4:30 pm

August 18
IRIS Entry Training and S0ummer 2008 Entry Deadline

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