September 9, 2012 - September 15, 2012 Archives

FY13 Instructional Resources

FY13 Instructional budgets, which include TINs, TA/UI, course buyout funding and instructional soft commitments have now been entered in IRIS. The budget report can be found in CLAIR at: under the IRIS link in the Departmental: Reconciliation report section. Please review the budget information and contact if you note any discrepancies.

Equity and Diversity in the Search Process Workshop (EO4010)

This workshop describes how to incorporate equity and diversity throughout all stages in the search process, including writing a position description and interview questions, using diverse recruiting sources, understanding your unit's Affirmative Action goals and workforce statistics, and record-keeping.

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt and Michael O'Day
Audience: All University staff involved in the search process.

Date: September 18, 2012, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: 655 West McNamara

Register online or contact the EOAA Office (Phone: 612-624-9547; Email:

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Felecia Franklin (Phone: 612-624-9547; Email: at least two weeks prior to the event.

P&A Promotion Criteria

The deadline for new or revised P&A promotion criteria is Friday, October 26, 2012. Please submit to Please contact your personnel specialist with any questions (Tihara Chadwick; or Kimberlee Mueller;

Incorrect Deadlines in Today's U of M Brief

The administrative information about P&A professional development leaves and faculty sabbatical and faculty single semester leaves which appeared in today's Brief, including the published deadline, does not apply to the College of Liberal Arts. The correct CLA specific deadlines can be found at:

Relocation Assistance Program: Job Search Workshop

The following message is from the Relocation Assistance Program.

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As your new faculty and staff are settling into their labs and offices, they are also settling into their new homes and lives. Among other things, that probably means assisting a spouse or partner in finding a job.

To facilitate the job search process for the spouses and partners of recently relocated new faculty and staff, the Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) is sponsoring a workshop entitled:

Conducting a Job Search in the Twin Cities
Thursday, September 20, 2012
9-11:30 a.m.
215 Donhowe Building, East Bank campus
319 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis

The workshop will focus on helping spouses and partners learn how to identify potential places of employment, conduct informational interviews, and make contacts through networking. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to socialize with other new Twin Cities residents and job seekers and to learn more about metro area events and attractions.

If you would like the spouses/partners of your new faculty and staff to be part of this workshop, please forward this email announcement to them.

Please RSVP by September 14 by sending an email to or calling 612.626.0385. For additional information, contact Mary Everley, RAP director, at 612.626.0775.

Relocation Assistance Program
University of Minnesota
200 Donhowe
319 15th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Stay Informed on Policies

With fall semester underway, it is important to refresh your knowledge of policies. Please review the "New or Recently Revised Policies" found on the UWide Policy Library website, or follow the link here.

Please consider subscribing to the list serv so you'll stay informed about policies, and upcoming changes to policies. You and many within your unit will need to know the polices and any changes to them. Anyone can subscribe by sending an email to:

Web Team Transition Continues

The Web Team transition continues as Karen Swoverland begins a leave on Wednesday, September 12.

As always, continue to contact the Web Team with requests by emailing

However, be aware that some requests may take the Web Team a little longer than usual to complete. Adding a deadline to your request will help the team prioritize work.

Due to the staffing shortage we ask that you pause requests for new larger projects, including website redesigns.

During this interim period, there is a team of staff from CLA-OIT and Media and Public Relations who will be overseeing and supporting the Web Team's work. Should you have broader questions, Colleen Ware, from CLA Media & Public Relations, is serving as a point person for questions and can be reached at

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