November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008 Archives

EFS Town Hall Meeting

CLA Fiscal Administration and Human Resources will hold the EFS Town Hall Meeting - Wrap Up Session next Thursday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Minnesota Population Center Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall).

This meeting will be a wrap-up from the two previous town hall meetings where we will provide final work flows for system processes as well as follow-up on items that came from our work groups. All department administrators, department preparers and financial service team staff are encouraged to attend.

Retirement Reception for Jan Thompson

Tuesday, December 16, 9:30 am - 11:00 am (or) 3:00 - 5:00 pm
(See: Retirement Party announcement, attached.)

Department Preparer "Floater" Position Filled

I am pleased to inform you that our Department Preparer "Floater" position has been filled (prior to the pause), and her first day was Monday, December 1st.

Please welcome Connie Lupkes (pronounced "lup key") to CLA. She will be officed in the East Bank 2 location in Folwell Hall. You will recall that this position was needed to help departments backup staff vacancies due to vacation, medical leaves, staff terminations, etc. and also to help with peak workloads.

Connie reports to Scott Appelwick who will be the key contact for help requests. Before you pick up the phone to call Scott with requests, please keep in mind that much training will be necessary before Connie will be ready to provide department backup. We have a training plan in place. The School of Music has graciously agreed to provide Connie with the on-the-job training that she will need once she gains access to the system. I know that Connie is excited to be here and is looking forward to helping the CLA departments.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Appelwick.

Attention CLA Financial Services Teams

The CLA Payroll Cutoff date for Spring Semester CLA HRMS entry worksheets is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 24, 2008.

Academic Employees

A personal holiday has been added for academic employees on the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses to bring their total up to 11 holidays, consistent with other employee groups and other campuses. This personal holiday must be used between the end of fall and beginning of spring semester (December 19, 2008 - January 16, 2009). This holiday cannot be banked or utilized outside of this window.

The specific dates of this window will change in future years consistent with the academic calendar. Approval and tracking of this holiday is the responsibility of the local unit.

This personal holiday applies to those whose terms and conditions of employment are covered by academic, graduate assistant, or professionals-in-training policies.

Summer Session 2008 Transfers

We have transferred funding to cover the summer session 2008 instructional expenses incurred in FY09 (JE# 0000031607).

All funds have been transferred to program 1000-xxxxx-20033. There were a few departments with pending HSA's, which were included in the transfer amounts based on estimates. Please note that the college will cover the additional enterprise tax assessments (account #820201) at year end.

Please contact Pandora Aaron (4-9370, aaron012@umn.edu) if you have any questions about the transfers.

History is moving to new quarters!

After more than 40 years in the Social Science Tower, the Department of History will be moving in January to more spacious quarters in Heller Hall. Many of us will trade the views of the Mississippi outside of our windows for the dramatic skyline of downtown Minneapolis. A twelfth-floor meeting space will open up new vistas and possibilities.

As of Spring semester 2009, you will find us at:

1110 Heller Hall, 271 -19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

In order to best facilitate this large move, the Department of History offices will be closed January 5-11, 2009.

OIT Telephone Invoices

Effective immediately, please contact Scott Appelwick when you need a change in the recipient for your unit's monthly telephone bills.

The college has received approval from central OIT to have these requests come from either the RRC Manager or the EFS Cluster Director, and Scott fulfills this latter role.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

December 11
EFS Town Hall Meeting, 50 Willey Hall

December 12
Nominations and dossiers are due for the Tate Award, 113 Johnston Hall

December 12
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 12/08/2008-12/21/2008 pay period, 4:30 pm

December 16
Retirement Party for Jan Thompson, 4-155 Herbert Hanson Jr. Hall

January 5-11
All offices will be closed in the Department of History

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