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October 30, 2009
At 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, remember to set back your clocks by one hour as daylight savings time ends for this year. Employees working during the change to standard time will receive credit for nine hours worked for that completed shift and should be reflected on the employee time record. Schedule adjustments within the seven-day workweek may be made by department supervisors to prevent the accrual of overtime or state compensatory time hours. Read more on UTSA Today.
More information: Human Resources, 458-7891
The UTSA 2009 State Employee Charitable Campaign participation deadline has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. Currently, the participation rate is at 49 percent with the participation goal of 91 percent. Last year, UTSA participation was 78 percent, which ranked UTSA No. 1 in the UT System. It's not too late to give to SECC. Past support is greatly appreciated, but help is needed now from the UTSA community to achieve this year's goal. Have a heart and take part!
Read more on UTSA Today.
On Nov. 3, phase 2 of the Human Resource Management System (HRMS) will be implemented. This is one of the most significant and sweeping changes involving the entry and processing of HR transactions in more than a decade. From an HR perspective, entering or changing appointments in the Define information system will become obsolete. All hires, terminations, pay changes and transfers must be entered via HRMS.
HRMS will be easier to learn, easier to use and the new features and functions will make the job of administering and managing employees faster. If you process HR transactions in Define, you're pivotal to the success of this implementation and it's extremely important that you attend one of the training opportunities that are available. Classes will be offered for faculty positions and assignments and for staff and student positions and assignments.
More information: 458-4658 or HR Training Web site
As you may have noticed, a redesigned UTSA Today site was launched this week. The design facelift brings a cleaner and new look to the site and reorganizes stories, along with some new features. New features include a tri-display of lead photos that rotates automatically or when you move your mouse over a lead photo headline. Additionally, stories more pertinent to the campus community than to external audiences are moved to the right column in the new Around Campus section. Toward the bottom of the page, the new Photo Gallery will highlight special events each week. Also, on each story under the headline, there is a new Share This Story feature which allows you to e-mail or print the story or share it via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites.
Read details on UTSA Today.
UTSA will host the first National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) conference from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday, Dec. 10-11 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.01.02) on the Main Campus. Featured speakers, concurrent sessions and small roundtable sessions will center on discussion of behavioral intervention team practices and the differences between threat assessment and behavioral intervention strategies for behavioral and academic interventions. The conference is free and open to the UTSA community.
To register and for details, visit UTSA Today.
The faculty-staff organization First Light Christian Fellowship will host a brown-bag lunch series, "Faith at Work," facilitated by Lynn Hickey, UTSA athletic director. The presentations will be from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 in the University Center Harris Room (2.212) on the Main Campus. Bring your lunch and participate in an engaging and encouraging discussion on living your faith at work.
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