The Office of General Counsel has put together a clearly defined explanation of how to (or not to) work with private data on mobile devices. It also briefly mentions guidelines about personal computers. Please read through it and give us a call if you have questions Service Desk: 624-4357.
December 6, 2009 - December 12, 2009 Archives
Many are making plans for time away around the holidays, and will want to keep in mind the days the University will be closed. The 2009-10 closed days can be found at: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/leaves/holiday/tcroc/
All other days, the University remains open, and offices need to be appropriately staffed to conduct business during normal hours of operation.
Eligible P/A employees have a personal holiday that must be used between Dec 24 and Jan 18. It's use it or lose it within these specific dates. PA vacation/sick leave request form (UM1704) can be found at: http://www.policy.umn.edu/prod/groups/president/@pub/@forms/@hr/documents/form/um1704p.pdf At a minimum, the unit needs to track the P/A personal holiday usage.
It's important to keep vacation and sick leave balances current, and for supervisors to check those balances before approving time away with pay. As a reminder, negative leave balances are not permissible, and it is also not allowable to hold off on entering time away in the payroll system until an employee has earned enough of a balance. A supervisor can learn the vacation and sick leave balance of an employee by going to http://www.umreports.umn.edu/, and searching in the HR reports for basic personnel information. If adequate balances are available for use, the supervisor can approve the leave request, and follow up with submission of the signed absence cards within the next payperiod.
If at time of request an employee does not have an adequate leave balance to account for all the requested time away, the supervisor can chose to approve that portion of time as leave without pay. When entering the vacation and sick leave forms into the system, the service teams will monitor employee balances, and notify the unit and CLA HR if a discrepancy is found. This will allow all of us to quickly work together towards a resolution.
Please communicate this information to employees and supervisors of your unit. Any questions can be directed to your CLA HR representative or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Process Updates. Effective 2009/10 P/A Promotion dossiers will be submitted electronically to the college's projects drive. Please refer to the updated P/A Promotions website for additional information (link below). The design of the web page has also changed. Please familiarize yourself with the new format.
Anticipated Cases. Please identify all P/A staff members likely to be considered for promotion during the academic year 2009/10. Please email the names of those individuals to email@example.com by Monday, December 14, 2009.
Information Sessions. P/A Promotions information sessions will occur in January. More information will be forthcoming. P/A employees, unit heads, supervisors, and staff in departments with upcoming cases are encouraged to attend.
- Faculty Activity Reports/Curricula Vitae - due in CLA 26 February 2010
- Unit Merit Evaluation of Faculty (narrative report) - due in CLA 12 March 2010
- Unit Merit Recommendations - due in CLA, date to be determined
Nomination dossiers from CLA departments should be submitted to 113 Johnston (Undergraduate Programs) by Friday, December 11th. Please direct questions to Barbara Schwab (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-7994).
Nominations and dossiers for the Tate Award are due in 113 Johnston Hall
Dossiers for the Morse Alumni and Graduate/Professional Awards and due in 113 Johnston Hall
Deadline to email names of P/A staff members likely to be considered for promotion during the academic year 2009/10.
Spring Semester Appointment Worksheets are due to the CLA Financial Service Teams.
CLA NOW Monthly Meeting, 9:00 a.m., Minnesota Population Center Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall (west bank)
Spring Semester Appointment Worksheets due to CLA Payroll Office (209 Johnston Hall) by 4:30 p.m.
NOON - UM Foundation invoice deadline for disbursement to EFS prior to February TIP.