April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009 Archives

A message from the Department of Communication Studies

Joan Lund, Department Administrator for Communication Studies, will retire on April 30, 2009. She began work at the University of Minnesota on May 1, 1966 and has worked in the department since the fall of 1967. JoanĀ“s dedicated service over these decades is priceless. The countless number of faculty, students, and staff Joan has supported is remarkable. We are very grateful for the professional support and care she has provided.

A reception will be held at the Campus Club in 412 Coffman Memorial Union on Thursday, April 23rd from 2:00-4:00 pm. A short program will begin at 3:00.

Please join us for the event to share memories, thank her, get a small glimpse into her noteworthy career, and wish her well.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, the entire CLA Fiscal Administration Group (including your Financial Service Teams) will be off site for a staff retreat. The retreat goes from 8:00- 2:30. Ending at 2:30 will allow staff-time to address any late afternoon work tasks.

Since we want all our staff to participate, we wanted to give you plenty of notice that there will not be anyone here for most of that day to assist you. Our financial services team leads, however, will be periodically checking their voice messages throughout the day in case an emergency should arise that can't wait to be addressed.

Since this is a pay entry week, we need your assistance as well. We are asking you to make every effort possible to see that timecards are approved and delivered to your service team by the end of day Friday, April 24th. This will allow the service teams enough time to enter these by the end of the day on the Tuesday before the retreat. We understand that this may not be possible for everyone, but the more timecards turned in early will greatly help us out and allow us to all participate in our retreat.

Please contact Scott Appelwick (appel015@umn.edu or call ext. 5-7790) with any questions.

Thank you for your cooperation.

CLA Civil Service and Bargaining Unit employee annual reviews, covering the period April 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009, are due to the college by Monday, May 11, 2009.

The form and instructions may be found on the CLA HR website at: http://www.cla.umn.edu/intranet/faculty/csbuReviews.php

Monthly CLA Financial/Human Resources Meeting

The April monthly CLA Financial/Human Resources will take place on Thursday, April 23 beginning at 9:00 am in the Minnesota Population Center Seminar Room (Rm. 50 Willey Hall, West Bank).

Military, Court Appearance, or Civic Duty Leaves

As part of the comprehensive review of administrative policies, the Human Resources policy "Military, Court Appearance, or Civic Duty Leaves" has been reviewed and updated.

The new version of the policy is available on the University policy web site at: http://policy.umn.edu/groups/hr/documents/Policy/MilCourtCivicLeave_pol.cfm

The updated administrative procedure "Requesting a Military Leave" is available at: http://policy.umn.edu/groups/hr/documents/procedure/milcourtcivicleave_proc1.cfm

Both the policy and procedure also can be accessed through the Office of Human Resources web site.

Key changes to the policy include eliminating language about military family leaves (now included in the administrative policy "Family and Medical - FMLA Leaves") and including paid leave to serve as an election judge. Also note some clarifying language regarding military leaves.

Instructional Funding

Replacement teaching funding requested through IRIS for fall 2008 has been transferred to program 20031 onJE# 0000068855.

Please contact Pandora Aaron (aaron012@umn.edu) if you have any questions.

Promotion and Tenure 09/10 - Preliminary Information

Information Sessions: Promotion and Tenure information sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times. Faculty, Chairs/Directors, and staff are strongly encouraged to attend, given the changes to dossier preparation and submission in 2009/10. Lunch will not be provided at these meetings, but feel free to bring a lunch.

  • Meeting with Chairs/Directors, Faculty Advisors/Caseworkers, and Support Staff: Wednesday, 29 April 2009; 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.; 202 Johnston Hall
  • Meeting with Tenure-track and Tenured faculty: Thursday, 30 April 2009, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.; 101 Walter Library

Summer Research Support

Faculty summer research support is subject to discretionary approval by the chair of the department and by the associate dean for faculty of the college. Requests for summer research support must be submitted at least one month prior to the start of the pay period desired for the summer support.

Additional information and the form for requesting summer research support can be found on the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty webpage:

Summer Session 2009

2009 May/Summer term instructional funding, appointment, and compensation information is now available online at: http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/fiscal/funding.php

May/Summer Session/Term 2009 payroll deadlines and information is now available online at: http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/fiscal/docs_forms.php

Mark Your Calendar

April 17
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 4/13/2009 - 4/26/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm

April 23
Monthly CLA Financial/Human Resources Meeting, Minnesota Population Center Seminar Room (Rm. 50 Willey Hall, West Bank), 9:00 a.m.

April 23
Reception for Joan Lund, Campus Club, 412 Coffman Memorial Union, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

April 29
Promotion and Tenure Information Sessions
Meeting with Chairs/Directors, Faculty Advisors/Caseworkers, and Support Staff, Room 202 Johnston Hall,12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

April 30
Promotion and Tenure Information Sessions
Meeting with Tenure-track and Tenured faculty, 101 Walter Library, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

May 1
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 4/27/2009 - 5/10/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm

May 11
Deadline for annual reviews of Civil Service and Bargaining Unit Staff

May 15
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 5/11/2009 - 5/24/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm

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