February 15, 2009 - February 21, 2009 Archives

Minimum Wage increase

The minimum wage increases to $7.25 an hour effective July 24, 2009. Currently the minimum wage is $6.55 an hour. All employees must be paid at or above this level.

The University will increase the salary floor for undergraduate student employees to $7.25 an hour effective June 8, 2009.

Central OHR will provide a separate communication to units that currently have employees whose pay must be adjusted to be compliant.

In OHR's research they found that some temporary or casual appointments had not been assigned a pay grade in PeopleSoft.

All employees must be assigned an appropriate salary grade based upon the job performed. For example, an individual hired in a temporary appointment performing editor responsibilities would be assigned the Civil Service salary grade for the editor classification and paid within that pay range.

Please work with your CLA HR Team if you have questions about a position's pay rate.

Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award

The College invites nominations for this year's CLA "Red" Motley teaching award. Faculty members must be nominated by at least five CLA undergraduate and/or graduate students.

A description of the award, nomination form, and dossier cover sheet may be downloaded (all are pdfs) on the CLA website at: http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/undergrad/motley0809.php or obtained from the CLA Undergraduate Programs Office, 113 Johnston Hall, (612) 624-8675.

Nomination Forms are due in 113 Johnston Hall on Friday, February 27, 2009. The Undergraduate Programs Office will contact the home department of each nominated faculty member and will provide guidelines for preparing a complete nomination dossier. The department prepares the nomination dossier for the faculty member.

Dossiers are due in 113 Johnston Hall on Friday, April 3, 2009. Departments are asked to submit the original plus 9 copies.

The CLA Instructional Awards Committee will review the dossiers and make a recommendation to the Dean.

If you need further information, please contact Barbara Schwab at: 612-624-8675 or schwa133@umn.edu.

Department Back-up

Connie Lupkes, CLA's department floater, has completed her on-the-job training while working with the School of Music. She is now ready to take on other EFS related department preparer assignments. She is trained to create requisitions, process P-cards and travel & expense reimbursements. If you have needs, please contact Scott Appelwick (625-7790).

CLA Fiscal Org Design

In an effort to direct as much staff support as possible to the units, the college is moving in the direction of having four service teams - two on each bank. East Bank 2 & 3 teams will be merged and lead by Cheryl Oulicky (624-4117; 414 Ford Hall). West Bank 1 & 3 will be merged and led by Heather Steen (624-4127; 682 Soc Sci). The merging of these teams will improve the ability to meet the needs of the units by allowing for greater depth on the teams, improved coverage on the teams when there is an unexpected absence, and greater flexibility in providing service to the units. Details are still being worked out as we transition in this direction.

CLA Payroll Workflow Process

The payroll process work group has completed the first phase of process mapping that identifies where improvements in the current system would increase effectiveness and lessen the administrative burden for units. CLA OIT is now developing an online process that will allow us to realize these improvements. While an estimated time for delivery is uncertain at this time, we are optimistic that it will be fully implemented in time for fall 2009 appointments.

Faculty - 2009 Annual Review Submission Deadlines

Annual Reviews of Faculty Performance - 23 March 2009

All faculty activity reports and curricula vitae must be submitted electronically, on the "projects" drive. FARs and CVs should be submitted as separate files; pdf only. Please label each pdf file with the faculty member's last name and appropriate descriptor (FAR or CV). If available, please submit paper copies to the college as well. Contact Gayle Gabrielski (gabr0074; 5-1805) with questions.

Annual Review of Chairs/Directors - 30 March 2009

hairs/Directors materials include: self-evaluation, unit evaluation of Chair/Director, FAR, CV. Submit all documents electronically, on the "projects" drive as separate PDF files. Please label each pdf file with the Chair's/Director's last name and appropriate descriptor (self eval, unit eval, FAR, CV). Contact Gayle Gabrielski with questions.

FSUN General Membership Meeting - February 25th, 2009

The agenda is set for the FSUN General Membership Meeting being held Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 in Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall. Please go to the website noted below to find the detailed agenda and other meeting information.

For those speakers who provide presentations before the meeting, they will be made available on the same website as soon as we receive them so that you can view and/or print. We will send a reminder before the meeting.

We ask that attendees be FSUN members. If you know of someone who would like to attend, but is not yet a member, please direct them to our website for membership forms and information.

An Alternative:

This meeting will be available to FSUN members using UMConnect (formerly BREEZE) webcast as an online alternative to attendance. This should prove especially convenient and provide cost savings for out-state campuses, as well as for those on campus who are unable to get away for the meeting.

You must activate your UMConnect account at the UMConnect website provided on the FSUN home page. This step prepares your computer for web conference viewing and should be done prior to the meeting.


E-mail Mary Selisker at m-seli@umn.edu to register. When doing so, please make sure you identify which way you plan to attend: in person or via webcast. Registrations are due February 18, 2009 and are received on a first come, first serve basis. Once our 350 person attendance limit is reached, you will be advised that you are on a waiting list and notified if an opening arises.

For more information and steps to participate via the UMConnect webcast, go to the following link: http://www.finsys.umn.edu/fsun/fsun_home.htm

Joint Financial Services / Human Resources Meeting

The February Financial / Human Resources meeting will be held on Thursday, February 26th at 9:00 am in 435 Blegen Hall (West Bank).

Mark Your Calendar

February 20
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 02/16/2009 - 03/01/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm

February 26
Joint Financial Services / Human Resources meeting, Room 435 Blegen Hall, 9:00 am

February 27
Motley Award Nomination Forms due in room 113 Johnston Hall

March 3
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 03/02/2009 - 03/15/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm

April 3
Motley Award Dossiers and 9 copies due in 113 Johnston Hall

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