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September 22, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:00 p.m.: Texas A&M University’s Division of Finance & Operations is partnering with College Station Cornhole League to bring you the first SECC charity Cornhole (bag-toss) tournament and pre-Bama tailgate social hosted at The Backyard in Northgate. REGISTER: Email Tammy Prater at tprater@tamu.edu with your team name and name of each player (2 per team) and mail your $40 entry fee (cash only) to Tammy Prater 1182 TAMU Purchasing Building. This is for fun! If you need a partner or a copy of the official rules, email us! Register your team ASAP – limited space available! COME & BAG IT!
  • Friday, October 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., GSC Breakroom & Lobby: Please join us for a Thank You Reception honoring the efforts of the Division of Finance and Operations Staff in preparation for and during Hurricane Harvey. Frozen Yogurt will be served.
  • Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Grand Station Entertainment: 11th Annual Division of Finance and Operations SECC Bowling Tournament. Each team will be comprised of 4 players, so start putting your teams together now. The fee for each team to bowl is $100. We are limited on our number of teams this year, so the first 24 teams that register and pay their fee will bowl. One member from each team will need to register by sending your team name and the names of your team members, along with your $100 fee to: Cheri Graalum, MS 1181, J. K. Williams Administration Building, Suite 202. All teams must be registered by Friday, October 13th. You can send your team name via email to cgraalum@tamu.edu and let me know your money is on the way (this will hold your spot).
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Piranha Fitness Studio: We are having A SECC Dance Party and Everyone is Invited. Bring your Family, Co-workers and Friends. Come Help us Have Fun and Raise some Funds! Let’s Dance the Light Away! Texas A&M University, Division of Finance & Operations, Business Services is partnering with Piranha Fitness to hold Cardio Dance Party for the 2017 SECC Campaign. Register by October 13 and pay $5, or pay $7 at the door. Space is limited. CASH ONLY payments can be mailed to Texas A&M University, Contract Administration, Attn: Tammy Prater, 1182 TAMU College Station TX 77843-1182 or campus mail at 1182 TAMU. Attached is a waiver that must be signed to participate. Complete the waiver and email to tprater@tamu.edu by the deadline or provide hard copy at the door.

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Professional Development Department (formerly Employee and Organizational Development) Featured Course - Bridging the Gap: The Multigenerational Workforce - We have as many as four distinct generations working side by side, represented by individuals who have different values, different ideas, and different ways of getting things done. An understanding of the generational distinctions allows individuals and teams to work more effectively. The purpose of this course is to provide a framework that helps to recognize the events and influences that shaped the four generations and the impact they have on the workplace. Participants will gain insights into the value of a multigenerational workplace and learn strategies to bridge the differences for better relationships and increased productivity.
  • First Friday Lecture Series: Black Female Teachers in America—during the First Friday Lecture scheduled for October 6, 2017, Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson, clinical professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture (TLAC) will discuss the history, hegemony, and hope of Black female teachers in America. The First Friday Lecture Series is presented by the African-American Professional Organization (AAPO) and is sponsored by the Dean of Faculties Office. A complimentary lunch will be served at 11:30 am for all registered participants and the one-hour lecture will begin promptly at noon in Studio M of the Moore Communications Center—the home of KAMU TV-FM—located on Houston Street at John David Crow Street on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Admission is free, but registration is required online by October 4, 2017. While registration is set to be open until October 4, it will close if we meet our room capacity before the deadline.
  • Step In. Stand Up. Speaker Series: Fall ’17 Texas A&M University is hosting renowned violence prevention activist Dr. Jackson Katz Oct. 4th and 5th for the “Step In. Stand Up. Speaker Series.” Dr. Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is an expert on issues of gender, race and violence. He has spoken in the U.S. and around the world on violence against women, media influences, and societal responses. He has a BA in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a Master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA. Register here.
  • Texas A&M Association of Professional Support Staff (TAPSS) Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM ’56 Equine Complex from 8:15 am to 4:45 pm. This year, our theme is Leaders for Tomorrow. The conference will include five speakers, vendors, breakfast, lunch, afternoon break and door prizes. Attached is the fillable registration form.
  • Latinx Policy Issues of the 21st Century 2017- 2018 The second annual Latinx Policy Issues of the 21st Lecture Series sponsored by Carlos H. Cantu Hispanic Education and Opportunity Endowment and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service is focused on providing information and education on the issues faced by the Latinx Community. While centered on the Latinx community, the hope is that this lecture series provides a space for discussion about how issues encountered in the Latinx community might be faced by other communities and how we might come together to help create change. The first lecture of the semester will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in MSC 2405, “American Dreamers: Raising Awareness & Support” will center on understanding how DACA has improved the chances of achieving the American Dream for close to one million Americans. We hope that this panel can bring to light and change the misrepresentations surrounding the lives of our Dreamers and the effect that its end has not only on our Dreamers but for our entire community.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • September 1 – October 31, 2017: State Employee Charitable Campaign
  • September 18- 22, 2017, locations across campus: Campus Safety Awareness Week (see attached handout)
  • October 4, 2017, General Services Complex: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 5, 2017, Koldus Building: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 12, 2017, Fan Field Parking Lot: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 20, 2017, Student Rec Center: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Student Rec Center (South Entrance Near Olsen Field): Texas A&M Employee Wellness Fair
  • January 9, 2018, 12:00 p.m.: Deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017-2018 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards. The guidelines can also be found on the Office of the Dean of Faculties website.
September 15, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Grand Station Entertainment: 11th Annual Division of Finance and Operations SECC Bowling Tournament. Each team will be comprised of 4 players, so start putting your teams together now. The fee for each team to bowl is $100. We are limited on our number of teams this year, so the first 24 teams that register and pay their fee will bowl. One member from each team will need to register by sending your team name and the names of your team members, along with your $100 fee to: Cheri Graalum, MS 1181, J. K. Williams Administration Building, Suite 202. All teams must be registered by Friday, October 13th. You can send your team name via email to cgraalum@tamu.edu and let me know your money is on the way (this will hold your spot).

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Professional Development Department (formerly Employee and Organizational Development) Featured Course - Microsoft Outlook 2016: (B) Managing Email, Calendars, and Tasks - Learn to customize the Microsoft Outlook interface and use the calendar in more advanced ways. Adapt Outlook to your workflow with shortcuts and shortcut groups. See how to grant the permissions that you need to allow others to manage a calendar that you own. Manage how you assign and delegate duties using advanced Task features. Discover how to enhance your email messages with illustrations, WordArt, SmartArt, equations, charts, and tables. Find out how to use automatic replies, create rules, archive messages, as well as search and filter emails.
  • Texas A&M Association of Professional Support Staff (TAPSS) Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM ’56 Equine Complex from 8:15 am to 4:45 pm. This year, our theme is Leaders for Tomorrow. The conference will include five speakers, vendors, breakfast, lunch, afternoon break and door prizes. The early bird registration fee is $90 through September 15. Attached is the fillable registration form.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • September 1 – October 31, 2017: State Employee Charitable Campaign
  • September 18- 22, 2017, locations across campus: Campus Safety Awareness Week (see attached handout)
  • October 4, 2017, General Services Complex: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 5, 2017, Koldus Building: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 12, 2017, Fan Field Parking Lot: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 20, 2017, Student Rec Center: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Student Rec Center (South Entrance Near Olsen Field): Texas A&M Employee Wellness Fair

Helpful Information and Announcements

Sept. 8, 2017

We are announcing a student and employee disaster relief fund to help with small-but-essential, one-time immediate needs. We are calling on the power of the Aggie Network to assist by contributing to the fund to help fellow Aggies.

With approximately 45 percent – or more than 31,000 members of our student body – coming from one of the counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, many students arrived for classes with literally just the clothes on their backs after wading through waist-deep water in their hometowns to get here. Many faculty and staff working to bring normalcy to the start of the school year have done so while dealing with personal hardship themselves.

Your donation can help buy clothes, replace textbooks lost in flooding, and other one-time essentials.

We have collaborated with the Texas A&M Foundation to ensure that all funds are tracked appropriately. Our team will be responsible for assessing needs and providing direct help.

To donate, go to: Texas A&M Student and Employee Disaster Relief Fund

Students can apply for one-time needs here: Student Needs Form

Faculty and Staff can apply for one-time needs here: Employee Needs Form

Thank you all! We are the Aggies. The Aggies are we!

Michael K. Young

September 8, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Professional Development Department (formerly Employee and Organizational Development) Featured Course - KEYS: Keys to Establishing Your Supervisory Skills - This workshop provides foundational information on supervisory best practices to help new supervisors get off to a good start and to serve as a refresher for current supervisors. Emphasis is placed on the critical relationship between supervisor and employee, which impacts employee behavior, performance, motivation, and productivity. Participants are introduced to a core set of interaction principles that, when practiced consistently, enables supervisors to interact with employees in a manner that addresses their personal needs (to be respected, understood, and involved) while simultaneously holding them accountable for meeting performance and behavioral expectations. In addition, participants identify learning resources for further supervisory skill development.
  • Texas A&M Association of Professional Support Staff (TAPSS) Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM ’56 Equine Complex from 8:15 am to 4:45 pm. This year, our theme is Leaders for Tomorrow. The conference will include five speakers, vendors, breakfast, lunch, afternoon break and door prizes. The early bird registration fee is $90 through September 15. Attached is the fillable registration form.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • September 1 - October 31, 2017: State Employee Charitable Campaign
  • October 4, 2017, General Services Complex: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 5, 2017, Koldus Building: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 12, 2017, Fan Field Parking Lot: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 20, 2017, Student Rec Center: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Student Rec Center (South Entrance Near Olsen Field): Texas A&M Employee Wellness Fair
September 1, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Texas A&M Association of Professional Support Staff (TAPSS) Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM ’56 Equine Complex from 8:15 am to 4:45 pm. This year, our theme is Leaders for Tomorrow. The conference will include five speakers, vendors, breakfast, lunch, afternoon break and door prizes. The early bird registration fee is $90 through September 15. Attached is the fillable registration form.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • Flu Vaccine Clinics – More details to come.
    • October 4, 2017, General Services Complex: Flu Vaccine Clinic
    • October 5, 2017, Koldus Building: Flu Vaccine Clinic
    • October 12, 2017, Fan Field Parking Lot: Flu Vaccine Clinic
    • October 20, 2017, Student Rec Center: Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • October 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Student Rec Center (South Entrance Near Olsen Field): Texas A&M Employee Wellness Fair

Helpful Information and Announcements

  • With so many people affected by Hurricane Harvey, this is a good time to remind you of resources available to you as Texas A&M University employees.
    • Emergency Leave, Flex Schedules and Alternate Work Locations - Employees may be allowed up to five (5) working days of leave with pay, with appropriate Vice President approval, for a severe personal crisis or catastrophic situation - a situational occurrence so severe that delayed attention to the crisis by the employee would reasonably result in emotional trauma, financial hardship, and/or extended grief. Also, employees may work with their supervisors to make arrangements for flexible work schedules or alternate work locations as needed due to this crisis.
    • Counseling and Assistance Referrals - Effective September 1, 2017, Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services are available to help with mental health counseling as well as provide assistance with referrals to services to help employees find local resources. Call the toll-free Helpline at 1.888.993.7650.
    • Staff Emergency Fund - The Association of Former Students has generously gifted additional funding to the Staff Emergency Fund for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. This fund provides limited financial assistance (up to $500) to staff members of Texas A&M University who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event. Visit the Staff Emergency Fund website for application procedures. The University Staff Council invites those interested in helping staff impacted by this crisis to make a donation to the Staff Emergency Fund. Options for donations are listed online.
  • For information on emergency situations in and around campus, please visit the website emergency.tamu.edu.
  • To register for Code Maroon, please visit codemaroon.tamu.edu/Login.aspx. Code Maroon is Texas A&M University's emergency notification system that gives the University the ability to communicate health and safety information in an emergency. Texas A&M will use the system only to provide official notification of critical emergencies (i.e. situations that pose an imminent, physical threat to the community).
August 25, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • The Campus Ambassadors event scheduled for Monday, August 28, 2017 has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather. A determination about the Tuesday event will be made on Monday.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • August 28, 2017: First Day of Fall Semester

Helpful Information and Announcements

  • For information on emergency situations, such as Hurricane Harvey, please visit the website emergency.tamu.edu.
  • To register for Code Maroon, please visit codemaroon.tamu.edu/Login.aspx. Code Maroon is Texas A&M University's emergency notification system that gives the University the ability to communicate health and safety information in an emergency. Texas A&M will use the system only to provide official notification of critical emergencies (i.e. situations that pose an imminent, physical threat to the community).
August 18, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • TODAY - August 28-29, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Campus Ambassadors - As a way of serving the Texas A&M community and increasing our interactions with one another within the Division, the Division of Finance and Operations will again welcome new students to Texas A&M University (and our returning students back to Texas A&M University). We would welcome your participation, as your time and other commitments permit. Join your colleagues in small groups stationed in Rudder Plaza to provide directions, greet students, and provide them with bottled water (compliments of Chartwells/SSC). We will have two shifts each morning: 9:00 to 10:00 and 10:00 to 11:00 - Please wear your Division of Finance and Operations t-shirt. If you are interested in the Campus Ambassador program, please RSVP to Lisa Rosser (lisa_rosser@tamu.edu) by close of business TODAY, August 18, 2017 and specify the date(s) and time(s) you wish to participate.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • August 20, 2017: Residence Hall Move-In Assistance Day
  • August 28, 2017: First Day of Fall Semester

Helpful Information and Announcements

  • If you have not received your Division of Finance and Operations t-shirt please come by our suite (Suite 200 – Jack K. Williams Administration Building) and pick one up during normal business hours.

 

August 11, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • August 28-29, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Campus Ambassadors - As a way of serving the Texas A&M community and increasing our interactions with one another within the Division, the Division of Finance and Operations will again welcome new students to Texas A&M University (and our returning students back to Texas A&M University). We would welcome your participation, as your time and other commitments permit. Join your colleagues in small groups stationed in Rudder Plaza to provide directions, greet students, and provide them with bottled water (compliments of Chartwells/SSC). We will have two shifts each morning: 9:00 to 10:00 and 10:00 to 11:00 - Please wear your Division of Finance and Operations t-shirt. If you are interested in the Campus Ambassador program, please RSVP to Lisa Rosser (lisa_rosser@tamu.edu) by close of business Friday, August 18, 2017 and specify the date(s) and time(s) you wish to participate.

Helpful Information and Announcements

  • If you have not received your Division of Finance and Operations t-shirt please come by our suite (Suite 200 – Jack K. Williams Administration Building) and pick one up during normal business hours.
  • Repairs to damaged equipment will close Ross St. between Spence St. and Ireland St., beginning Monday, August 7, 2017.  Construction will take place during business hours and normal street access will resume during the evening hours. Construction is expected to continue through part of the week of August 14, 2017.  Please plan accordingly.  Access to the Chemistry Building loading dock is available via Spence or Bizzell Streets.    For up-to-date information on this project, visit transport.tamu.edu/alerts.
August 4, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • August 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m., JK Williams, Suite 202, Room 212: Breakfast with Executive Leadership Team.  Division staff are invited to attend a breakfast with the Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations and CFO and two additional members of the Executive Leadership Team.  This is your opportunity to learn more about the division and to ask questions of the Leadership Team.  You may learn more on the Council for Climate Culture and Respect website: Employee Breakfast. Please e-mail the CCCR Team to reserve your seat.
  • August 28-29, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Campus Ambassadors - As a way of serving the Texas A&M community and increasing our interactions with one another within the Division, the Division of Finance and Operations will again welcome new students to Texas A&M University (and our returning students back to Texas A&M University). We would welcome your participation, as your time and other commitments permit. Join your colleagues in small groups stationed in Rudder Plaza to provide directions, greet students, and provide them with bottled water (compliments of Chartwells/SSC). We will have two shifts each morning: 9:00 to 10:00 and 10:00 to 11:00 - Please wear your Division of Finance and Operations t-shirt. If you are interested in the Campus Ambassador program, please RSVP to Lisa Rosser (lisa_rosser@tamu.edu) by close of business Friday, August 18, 2017 and specify the date(s) and time(s) you wish to participate. 
  • Step In. Stand Up. Workshop - August 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. -The Office of Consensual Language, Education, Awareness, and Relationships (CLEAR) and the Sexual Assault Survivors Services Committee are hosting a workshop to provide comprehensive education and training on how to Step In and Stand Up against sexual violence at Texas A&M University. The day-long workshop will combine Green Dot Training and STAND Up Training.  Registration is limited and will close Aug. 1, 2017 or when capacity is reached.
  • 2017 Leadership Institute - Applications Now Being Accepted – Deadline August 11, 2017 - Applications for the 2017 Leadership Institute are now being accepted. The application packet and more information about the Leadership Institute application process can be found at EODinfo.tamu.edu/LI. If you have questions, please contact HROE Professional Development at EODinfo@tamu.edu or (979) 845-4153.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • August 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Reed Arena: Commencement
  • August 20, 2017: Residence Hall Move-In Assistance Day – Teams of volunteers are being formed to assist students and parents in moving their personal belongings into the residence halls. All members of the University community are encouraged to volunteer time.  Please complete and return the volunteer application no later than August 11, 2017. 

Helpful Information and Announcements

  • If you have not received your Division of Finance and Operations t-shirt please come by our suite (Suite 200 – Jack K. Williams Administration Building) and pick one up during normal business hours.
  • Repairs to damaged equipment will close Ross St. between Spence St. and Ireland St., beginning Monday, August 7, 2017.  Construction will take place during business hours and normal street access will resume during the evening hours. Construction is expected to continue through part of the week of August 14, 2017.  Please plan accordingly.  Access to the Chemistry Building loading dock is available via Spence or Bizzell Streets.    For up-to-date information on this project, visit transport.tamu.edu/alerts.
July 28, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • FINAL DAY - MONDAY: July 31, 2017: Deadline for nominations to the Continuous Improvement Teams – Climate and Respect, Onboarding, and Professional Development. Nominations should be submitted on the attached form via e-mail to vpfa@tamu.edu.
  • August 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m., JK Williams, Suite 202, Room 212: Breakfast with Executive Leadership Team.  Division staff are invited to attend a breakfast with the Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations and CFO and two additional members of the Executive Leadership Team.  This is your opportunity to learn more about the division and to ask questions of the Leadership Team.  You may learn more on the Council for Climate Culture and Respect website: Employee Breakfast. Please e-mail the CCCR Team to reserve your seat.

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • 2017 Leadership Institute - Applications Now Being Accepted – Deadline August 11, 2017 - Applications for the 2017 Leadership Institute are now being accepted. The application packet and more information about the Leadership Institute application process can be found at EODinfo.tamu.edu/LI. If you have questions, please contact HROE Professional Development at EODinfo@tamu.edu or (979) 845-4153.
  • Step In. Stand Up. Workshop - August 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. -The Office of Consensual Language, Education, Awareness, and Relationships (CLEAR) and the Sexual Assault Survivors Services Committee are hosting a workshop to provide comprehensive education and training on how to Step In and Stand Up against sexual violence at Texas A&M University. The day-long workshop will combine Green Dot Training and STAND Up Training.  Registration is limited and will close Aug. 1, 2017 or when capacity is reached.
  • Lynda.com is an online resource with 120,000+ training videos from world-class experts. Lynda.com courses are free to all Texas A&M University students and employees. For training videos, please visit Lynda.tamu.edu and log in with your NetID and password.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • FINAL DAY – MONDAY: July 1 – 31, 2017: Annual Benefit Enrollment Period - This is the time for you to review your benefit selections and consider any changes to make for the FY 2018 plan year, effective September 1, 2017. Open Enrollment for employees is conducted online through the iBenefits System available in Sing Sign-OnDuring July:
    • Review/update your personal contact information in HRConnect
    • Review your beneficiary designations for insurance plans in iBenefits
    • Review and make appropriate changes to benefit selections in iBenefits
    • Enroll or re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Account
    • Attend one of the Benefit Fairs & Meetings on July 20 or July 21
    • Verify/update the Tobacco User Status for yourself and all covered dependents
    • Review Wellness Exam completion status in MyEvive.

After reviewing your coverage, if you are happy with your current benefit coverage and do not plan to make changes then no additional action is required! Current coverage will continue forward into the new benefit plan year with one exception - a flexible spending account MUST be actively re-enrolled every year. This includes both the Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Spending Account. Visit the Annual Enrollment website for details about changes for the FY2018 plan year, premiums and frequently asked questions about benefit enrollment. If you need individual assistance, please contact a Benefit Representative at benefits@tamu.edu or 979.862.1718.

  • August 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Reed Arena: Commencement

Helpful Information and Announcements

  • Texas Department of Transportation has created a website for the planned grade separation at George Bush Drive and Wellborn Road. It includes a survey link for feedback about the project - www.bwx-bcs.org.
July 21, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • July 31, 2017: Deadline to for nominations to the Continuous Improvement Teams – Climate and Respect, Onboarding, and Professional Development. Nominations should be submitted on the attached form via e-mail to vpfa@tamu.edu.

Professional Development Opportunities

  • 2017 Leadership Institute - Applications Now Being Accepted - Applications for the 2017 Leadership Institute are now being accepted. The application packet and more information about the Leadership Institute application process can be found at EODinfo.tamu.edu/LI. Frequently asked questions include:
    • I can’t attend all the sessions, can I still apply? (Answer: No, 100% attendance is required);
    • Who is making the selection? (Answer: The review committee, comprised of former participants, will receive application packets with identifying information removed; they will score using the selection criteria stated on the website and provide their recommendations to EOD);
    • What is the cost? (Answer: $650 Texas A&M University employees; $1,050 System employees).

If you have questions, please contact HROE Professional Development at EODinfo@tamu.edu or (979) 845-4153.

  • Step In. Stand Up. Workshop - August 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. -The Office of Consensual Language, Education, Awareness, and Relationships (CLEAR) and the Sexual Assault Survivors Services Committee are hosting a workshop to provide comprehensive education and training on how to Step In and Stand Up against sexual violence at Texas A&M University. The day-long workshop will combine Green Dot Training and STAND Up Training. Registration is limited and will close Aug. 1, 2017 or when capacity is reached.

University Events/Deadlines:

      • July 1 – 31, 2017: Annual Benefit Enrollment Period - This is the time for you to review your benefit selections and consider any changes to make for the FY 2018 plan year, effective September 1, 2017. Open Enrollment for employees is conducted online through the iBenefits System available in Sing Sign-On During July:
        • Review/update your personal contact information in HRConnect
        • Review your beneficiary designations for insurance plans in iBenefits
        • Review and make appropriate changes to benefit selections in iBenefits
        • Enroll or re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Account
        • Attend one of the Benefit Fairs & Meetings on July 20 or July 21
        • Verify/update the Tobacco User Status for yourself and all covered dependents
        • Review Wellness Exam completion status in MyEvive.

After reviewing your coverage, if you are happy with your current benefit coverage and do not plan to make changes then no additional action is required! Current coverage will continue forward into the new benefit plan year with one exception - a flexible spending account MUST be actively re-enrolled every year. This includes both the Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Spending Account. Visit the Annual Enrollment website for details about changes for the FY2018 plan year, premiums and frequently asked questions about benefit enrollment. If you need individual assistance, please contact a Benefit Representative at benefits@tamu.edu or 979.862.1718.

    • August 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Reed Arena: Commencement
July 14, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • July 31, 2017: Deadline to for nominations to the Continuous Improvement Teams – Climate and Respect, Onboarding, and Professional Development. Nominations should be submitted on the attached form via e-mail to vpfa@tamu.edu.

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Department (formerly Employee and Organizational Development) (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

  • Featured CoursePresentation Skills - This course provides techniques and practice for preparing and delivering effective oral presentations. Participants will make presentations using media of their choice. The target audience for this course is the novice presenter, either someone who has never given a public presentation or someone who has never had any formal training as a presenter.  This is a Two-Session course, with the 2nd session following one week AFTER the 1st session. Participants must attend BOTH sessions in their entirety to receive credit for this course.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • July 1 – 31, 2017: Annual Benefit Enrollment Period - This is the time for you to review your benefit selections and consider any changes to make for the FY 2018 plan year, effective September 1, 2017. Open Enrollment for employees is conducted online through the iBenefits System available in Sing Sign-On During July:
    • Review/update your personal contact information in HRConnect
    • Review your beneficiary designations for insurance plans in iBenefits
    • Review and make appropriate changes to benefit selections in iBenefits
    • Enroll or re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Account
    • Attend one of the Benefit Fairs & Meetings on July 20 or July 21
    • Verify/update the Tobacco User Status for yourself and all covered dependents
    • Review Wellness Exam completion status in MyEvive.

After reviewing your coverage, if you are happy with your current benefit coverage and do not plan to make changes then no additional action is required! Current coverage will continue forward into the new benefit plan year with one exception - a flexible spending account MUST be actively re-enrolled every year. This includes both the Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Spending Account. Visit the Annual Enrollment website for details about changes for the FY2018 plan year, premiums and frequently asked questions about benefit enrollment. If you need individual assistance, please contact a Benefit Representative at benefits@tamu.edu or 979.862.1718.

  • August 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Reed Arena: Commencement
July 7, 2017

Division Events/Deadlines:

  • July 31, 2017: Deadline to for nominations to the Continuous Improvement Teams – Climate and Respect, Onboarding, and Professional Development. Nominations should be submitted on the attached form via e-mail to vpfa@tamu.edu.

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Department (formerly Employee and Organizational Development) (see http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/):

  • Featured Course: Fostering Respect in a Diverse Workplace - This workshop provides information about the employee’s and supervisor’s role in maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Participants will have the opportunity to review federal EEO laws, identify and discuss behaviors that might unknowingly contribute to a disrespectful or hostile environment, and identify ways to be proactive in creating a respectful work environment.
  • New deadlines for enrollment in and completion of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness Certificate Courses: HROE Professional Development is continuously developing new programs to better meet the needs of Texas A&M. With that in mind, we are announcing new deadlines for enrolling in and completing our certificate programs. This will allow for the development and roll out of new programs next year. At this point, customers can continue to enroll in any Professional Development Department certificate program until July 7, 2017. After that date, we will be unable to accept new enrollments. From that time forward enrolled certificate program participants will have until July 31, 2018 to complete all related coursework, capstones, and final project assignments. Please visit our certificate programs page at EODinfo.tamu.edu/programs/certificate, for additional information.

University Events/Deadlines:

  • July 1 – 31, 2017: Annual Benefit Enrollment Period - This is the time for you to review your benefit selections and consider any changes to make for the FY 2018 plan year, effective September 1, 2017. Open Enrollment for employees is conducted online through the iBenefits System available in Sing Sign-On During July:
    • Review/update your personal contact information in HRConnect
    • Review your beneficiary designations for insurance plans in iBenefits
    • Review and make appropriate changes to benefit selections in iBenefits
    • Enroll or re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Account
    • Attend one of the Benefit Fairs & Meetings on July 20 or July 21
    • Verify/update the Tobacco User Status for yourself and all covered dependents
    • Review Wellness Exam completion status in MyEvive.

After reviewing your coverage, if you are happy with your current benefit coverage and do not plan to make changes then no additional action is required! Current coverage will continue forward into the new benefit plan year with one exception - a flexible spending account MUST be actively re-enrolled every year. This includes both the Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Spending Account. Visit the Annual Enrollment website for details about changes for the FY2018 plan year, premiums and frequently asked questions about benefit enrollment. If you need individual assistance, please contact a Benefit Representative at benefits@tamu.edu or 979.862.1718.

  • August 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Reed Arena: Commencement