March 15, 2009 - March 21, 2009 Archives

Spring SPA for CLA Researchers: Recovery & Stimulus Funding

Wednesday, April 1st 2009
1:30 - 2:30pm
MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall

The CLA Associate Dean for Research and the CLA Grants Team have invited Pamela Webb,  Associate VP for Research, Office of Sponsored Projects (SPA) to meet with interested CLA faculty and staff to discuss the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Bill)  and what it offers University and CLA Researchers. Federal agencies are rolling out funding announcements day by day. Hear what SPA and OVPR are doing to review and announce opportunities and keep the University community informed.  Please join us for refreshments and bring your questions.

For Stimulus updates, including a 'new proposal deadline calendar' refer to OVPR's Stimulus Funding Information web pages found at:  http://www.research.umn.edu/stimulus.html

FY10 Scholarship Entry

In case you did not receive an email from the Office of Student Finance, we wanted you to know that March 10, 2009 is the deadline to have FY10 scholarships entered into PeopleSoft for incoming new freshman in order to be included on the Estimated Financial Aid Award Notice (EFAAN) for Fall/Spring 2009-2010.

Revised FMLA Documents

A Revised Administrative Policy, Procedures, and Forms on Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) are now available. Eligible employees receive 12 weeks of leave in any fiscal year related to their own or their family's serious health conditions, or for birth, adoption, or foster care placement.

FMLA protections now include military family leave. The types of paid leave that can be used now include compensatory time for newly initiated FMLA leaves.

New customized forms are available for each leave type.

For more information, see the FMLA Policy: http://www.policy.umn.edu/groups/hr/documents/Policy/FMLA_pol.cfm.

For questions, contact your CLA Human Resources Consultant.

P&A Annual Reviews

The annual review of academic professional and administrative staff provides an opportunity to assess a staff member's personal progress, achievements, personal or professional development, and individual efforts in relation to the ongoing mission and goals of the unit. Opportunity should be made for open dialogue between the employee and supervisor in which achievements can be reviewed, problems can be addressed, any changes in work loads and expectations can be detailed and discussed, and new goals can be agreed upon. For the employee, supervisor, and the college the annual review provides a record of employee performance for consideration of merit, special merit, documentation important for professional development leave or promotions, and, where necessary, requests for improvement. The annual review provides an occasion for an employee to fulfill a desire to excel.

Requirements

  • Annual reviews are required for all P&A staff who hold appointments of 50% or greater and nine months or greater.
  • Designated supervisors are responsible for initiating the annual review and conducting the evaluation conference.

Packets must include:

  • written description of the unit's review process
  • employee self evaluation
  • signed review document
  • employee response (if provided by employee).

Complete packets of review materials must be submitted in electronic format to CLA Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2009.  Send review materials as attachments in a single email to Rick Jacobson at rickj@umn.edu

Further information and complete application guidelines can be found on the CLA Human Resources intranet page:  http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/hr/AnnualReviewGuidelines.php

P&A Professional Development Leaves

Applications for P&A professional development leaves are considered during spring semester for leaves to be taken the following summer, fall, or the next spring; and during fall semester for leaves to be taken the following spring, summer, or next fall.

Applications for P&A professional development leaves must describe the activities of the requested leave, including length and dates of the leave, location of leave activities, a timeline or agenda for the leave specifying what the applicant intends to achieve and at what point, and a statement describing the anticipated benefits to the individual and unit.

Application materials are due in CLA Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Please submit one copy of the application form and all necessary attachments in electronic format. Send professional leave application materials as attachments in a single email to Rick Jacobson at rickj@umn.edu

Further information and complete application guidelines can be found on the CLA Human Resources intranet page:  http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/hr/ProfessionalDevelopmentLeaves.php

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
Chairs/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.

Mark Your Calendar

March 20
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 3/16/2009 - 3/29/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm

March 23
Complete packets for P&A Annual Reviews are due, 4:30 pm

March 26
Application materials are due for P&A Professional Development Leaves, 4:30 pm

March 26
Monthly Financial Services / CLA Human Resources meeting, MPC Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall, West Bank), 9:00 - 10:30 am

April 3
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 3/30/2009 - 4/12/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm

April 3

Motley Award Dossiers and 9 copies due in 113 Johnston Hall

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