Just a reminder that TIP will be charged on deficits of more than $15,000 on the Fund-ZDeptId level as of June 30, 2011.
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World Languages Day (WLD)
is an opportunity for Minnesota high school students to explore some of the
languages and cultures of the world and to experience life at the University of
Minnesota. This event is sponsored by CLA, and coordinated by the Language
The eighth annual event is scheduled this year on Tuesday, May 17, the week after university classes end.
Over 1000 Minnesota high school students will be attending and taking short courses from choices of 47 classes. A majority of these students are from schools that are underrepresented at the U of M: metro Minneapolis and St. Paul schools, and far outstate Minnesota. Innovations this year include virtual classes, and a new video featuring CLA language students.
This year, the event will be held on the West Bank, using Anderson, Blegen, Heller, SocSci and Willey Hall. Please expect a lot of activity on May 17. All students will have maps, and directional and door signs will be visible. However, if you see a lost student, please help them find their way.
New J-1 Fee: $290
The Board of Regents has approved an increase of the ISSS Administrative Fee for processing J-1 Scholar DS-2019 Forms. This fee affects the Research Scholar, Professor, & Short-term Scholar J-1 categories. On July 1, 2011, the fee will be raised from $275 to $290. UM departments wanting to avoid being charged the new higher fee must submit complete DS-2019 application documents by Thursday June 30.
New H-1B Fee: $1100
The Board of Regents has approved an increase of the ISSS Administrative Fee for processing an H-1B petition. On July 1, 2011, the fee will be raised from $1000 to $1100. UM departments wanting to avoid being charged the new higher fee must submit all online application data and paper documents to ISSS by Thursday June 30th. The last fee hike occurred in 2007.
New Permanent Residence Fee: $3000
The Board of Regents has also approved an increase of the ISSS Administrative Fee for processing Permanent Residence petitions. On July 1, 2011, the fee will be raised from $2700 to $3000. UM departments that have already begun supplying documentation for applications for Permanent Residence to ISSS (as of April 18, 2011) will be charged the current $2700 fee. Any applications initiated after April 18 will be charged the new $3000 ISSS Administrative Fee (since it takes a minimum of 3 months to compile and submit a new petition).
FY12 requests for temporary instructional needs (TINs) are currently being reviewed. Assistant Dean Nanette Hanks will contact units directly if there are additional questions. Final decisions will be communicated to units by April 30th. This information will also be codified in the FY12 budget letters.
We have updated the last two points in the summary section called, "Savings" as below:
CLA NOW Meeting tomorrow, April 14, 2011, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM in 50 Willey Hall
CLA NOW Meeting
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
50 Willey Hall
Please review meeting agenda: CLA NOW Mtg 4.14.11 Agenda-1.docx.
Vacation Donation Program; policy, procedure, appendix, forms
The Administrative Policy: Vacation Donation Program for CS and Union-Represented Staff has been revised. The policy and procedures were rewritten to improve the clarity of the provisions and to make the process easier to understand and follow. No substantive changes were made. New Q&A's were added to guide interpretation and application. An appendix was added to provide "Immediate Family" definitions as applicable to sick leave for civil service and union-represented staff in accord with this policy. The forms were revised as well.
Please familiarize yourself with this policy version and share this information with others as appropriate within your campus, college or administrative unit.
This revised policy is available through the OHR or the University Policy web sites.
procedure, appendix and forms accompany this policy.
Deadline for TIP, Friday, May 13, 2011 at noon
The UM Foundation invoicing deadline for June 30th TIP is Friday, May 13, 2011 (noon). Just a reminder that TIP will be charged on deficits of more than $15,000 on the Fund-ZDeptId level as of June 30. Find further information about TIP by viewing this PDF.