May 3, 2009 - May 9, 2009 Archives

CLA Civil Service and Bargaining Unit (CSBU) employee Annual Reviews, covering the period April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009, are due to the college by Monday, May 11, 2009.

Follow your unit's procedures for forwarding a completed and signed annual review to the CLA Office of Human Resources (212 Johnston Hall; 3774) and to central Human Resources (200 Donhowe; 3122). Keep copies for the employee and the unit.

The form and instructions may be found on the CLA HR website at:

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Personnel Specialist for your administrative unit:

Student and Course Fees

All course fees and incidental fees charged to students must be approved. This includes charges to graduate students for dossier services (i.e., printing and mailing of dissertation or vita materials).

All fee requests must be submitted as a part of the annual budget planning process (requests were due by April 6th).

Fee requests proposed after the due date can be submitted through the fee request system through an off-cycle process. Requests for new fees should be sent to Pandora Aaron at:

All fee requests should include the following information:

  • Fee name
  • The course(s) (when requesting a course fee)
  • The term that the fee will be assessed
  • Fee amount and rate structure (flat fee, per credit)
  • The PS/EFS chart field
  • Expected revenue generated (optional)
  • Assessment method (will it be posted as part of the tuition calculation process, will a department be posting it directly to the student accounts, or is it collected by some other method, i.e., CR)
  • The fee purpose-Course fees are approved for three purposes (per Regents policy): 1) consumable materials, 2) transportation related costs, and 3) demand for specialized equipment or services
  • Justification (what specific group of students and why)
If you have any questions, please contact Pandora Aaron (4-9370).

Employment System Improvement

Would you believe it is nearly three years since we began using the online Employment System? During that time, the vendor has continued to provide improvements to the product. We are pleased to announce another product enhancement at this time.

As of now, the maximum size of online attachments using the Employment System has been increased from 2MB to 5MB. This should be of particular interest in our academic units.

If you have questions, please contact

Monthly Joint CLA Financial/Human Resources Meeting

The May monthly joint CLA Financial/Human Resources Meeting will be back on the east bank on Thursday, May 21 in 101 Fraser Hall. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. and the agenda will be sent out later this month.

Volunteers Needed for Commencement Ceremony

On Sunday, May 17th, the Commencement Committee, along with our deans and faculty, will host over 1500 CLA graduates and their guests as they celebrate the end of their undergraduate careers with the College of Liberal Arts. This semester's commencement speaker is Peter Hutchinson, president of the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Bush Foundation.

I write to ask that you consider joining in the celebration of our students' achievement by volunteering the day of the event. The commencement ceremony is the culmination of our students', our own, and our colleagues' hard work, and it is essential that CLA advisers, counselors, and administrators be well represented at such an important event.

Since we have two ceremonies in the spring, we will be coordinating three groups of volunteers: 1) a group that will be present at both ceremonies 2) a group for ceremony one only and 3) a group for ceremony three only.

The time commitment associated with each of the volunteer groups are as follows:

  • Group 1 (Both Ceremonies) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Group 2 (First Ceremony) 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Group 3 (Second Ceremony) 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

If you would like to join in the celebration, it's easier than ever to register! Please click on the link below. From there, you will be prompted to login, choose which volunteer group you would like to register for, and indicate your parking needs. Please note that you will be provided a free lunch when you register for group one!

The deadline to register is April 24, 2009.


Please note that you will be paid your hourly wage for the time you work at commencement.

Thank you in advance for representing CLA and for supporting our graduates on this very special day. Please let me know if you have any additional questions and I will be happy to help!

Warm wishes,

Shannon Schans
Freshman Sophomore Program Coordinator
College of Liberal Arts- Student Services

New UM Reports
Three new reports are available in UMReports, and one report is available from EDMS for Academic Vacation tracking.

UMReports (under "HR Reports")

  • Employee Current Jobs and Related Information (found under "Section VIII - Vacation, Sick and Comp Information") -this report now includes information for academics on vacation hours used, balance and liability.
    • NOTE: Sick, Comp, and Service Hour information will showup as "N/A" on academics.
    • At the top of the page for "Employee Vacation/Sick Usage Summary," there is a link to a summary of the vacation activity by pay period for academics, going back to the pay period 4-12-09.

  • Under Payroll Reports: Vacation, Sick and Comp Balances
    • Reports can be pulled by the individual or College/Administrative Unit and then further refined underneath.
    • When doing a College/Admin Unit sort the report always sorts academic employees in the upper section. When using the resort button on the column headings academics will always stay sorted at the top, academics and staff will never intermingle.


    • This new report indicates those academics whose vacation balance is 176 hours (the very maximum).
    • New versions of this report will generate every pay period.
Units should periodically review this report, so they can remind individuals to turn in vacation slips that may have been forgotten.

GMUN Spring General Meeting

The GMUN Spring General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Coffman Theater. The agenda includes the following:

Stimulus Update - Pamela Webb

SFR Update - Sue Paulson

  • Stimulus tracking/reporting
  • Open House
  • Sponsored Year-End

PRF Update - Brittany Lloyd

  • Status of Revisions on PRF

NCURA Update - Sarah Waldemar

  • Report on updates from NCURA meeting
Question & Answer

If you are unable to attend in person, UMConnect will broadcast the meeting, and can be accessed from your computer at:
UMConnect attendees are encouraged to type their questions in the chat area where they will be forwarded to the presenters during the Q&A session. The meeting will also be recorded. A link to the recording will be posted on the GMUN website following the meeting.

Handouts will be available at the GMUN website prior to the meeting, as well as, in person at Coffman Theater:

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:

May/Summer Session/Term 2009 payroll deadlines and information is now available online at:

Mark Your Calendar

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

May 21
Joint CLA Financial / Human Resources meeting, 101 Fraser Hall (East Bank), 9:00 am

May 29
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 5/25/2009 - 6/07/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm

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