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Jan
23
2023
Staff Award Nominations
Do you know a Baylor staff member or leader who goes "above and beyond" expectations that you would like to recognize for their devotion to excellence? Nominations are now open for Outstanding Staff and Distinguished Staff Leadership Awards. Deadline to submit a nomination is February 3.
Jan
22
2023
Spiritual Wellbeing Resource
RightNow Media is a faith-based extensive streaming service with access on demand offered FREE to Baylor faculty and staff. A great resource for your spiritual wellbeing journey with a variety of interest topics. Visit RightNow Media to create your account.
Jan
21
2023
COMING SOON: Real Appeal
Get ready to start living a healthier life with help from Real Appeal, a free* online weight loss program proven to help you achieve real, lifelong results. Program will begin February 2023.
Jan
20
2023
NEW CLASS! Influencer
Leading and influencing change is crucial for improving results, processes, quality, safety, service, and constituent satisfaction. This course was created from 50 years of social science research to teach influence skills and strategies for changing ingrained behavior. Click on the headline of this article to learn more and enroll today!
Jan
19
2023
Meet with CAPTRUST
CAPTRUST Participant Advisory Services offers FREE financial planning services to Baylor Employees. Meet with an advisor today to prepare for your future. View this document to sign up for spring sessions.
Jan
18
2023
New Baylor One Stop Location
As you meet with students who have questions about billing, payment, scholarships or financial aid, please encourage them to visit the new Baylor One Stop location on the 3rd floor of the SUB or sign up for a virtual office visit.
Jan
17
2023
SKYWARN Training
In partnership with the National Weather Service and the Waco-McLennan County Office of Emergency Management, Baylor University Department of Public Safety (BUDPS) is hosting NWS' SKYWARN Severe Weather/Storm Spotting Training at the Baylor campus! Register Today!
Jan
16
2023
FitCheck at Baylor
The department of HHPR invites you to participate in a health and wellness check run by our students in conjunction with the Family Practice Residency program of Waco. The program will follow University health & safety guidelines.
Jan
12
2023
Developing and Maintaining Employee Engagement
Employee engagement has become a critical driver in the job market today. Keeping employees engaged is a process that needs ongoing evaluation and support. Click on the headline of this article to learn more.
Jan
10
2023
What Is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits workplace discrimination (including harassment) against individuals with disabilities, personal relationships, or associations with individuals with disabilities and persons "regarded as" having a disability. Employees who wish to request an ADA accommodation should communicate their need to their supervisor and HR Consultant for assistance. Click on the headline of this article to learn more.
Jan
9
2023
Important Notice: Mandatory Reporting for Title IX & Civil Rights
Baylor University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. We accomplish this together through many venues but most importantly through our Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct (Title IX) and Civil Rights policies and the requirements of mandatory reporting. Employees with direct or indirect knowledge of alleged policy violations have a responsibility to report, even if you believe the information has already been reported. We all play a part!
Jan
9
2023
Spiritual Wellbeing for Leaders
In past issues of Leading @ BU, we encouraged you to check out the five-part RightNowMedia series, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry to help you learn and grow in your own spiritual wellbeing. In September, we started the series with The Case for an Unhurried Life and in November, we continued the series with Silence and Solitude. In this issue, we will focus on Session 3, Sabbath. Feel free to share these resources with your team(s) during a staff meeting or even in one-on-one meetings with direct reports. Click the headline of this article to learn more.
Jan
8
2023
Ignite Resources for Managers/Supervisors
One of the greatest challenges a manager or supervisor faces is ensuring they are aware of the things that affect their employees. Whether it is how to perform a certain task, understanding policies & procedures, or knowing where to get help. Click on the headline of this article to learn more.
Jan
8
2023
Social Security Fundamentals
Register today for the Social Security Fundamentals presentation happening on Feb. 14 at 3pm in the Clifton Robinson Tower, Suite 200 (2nd Floor, HR Training Room). We have about 35 spots available. This informational session will focus on the basics of Social Security covering the steps to get ready for Social Security, transitioning into Social Security and maximizing benefits. Have you met with CAPTRUST yet? Make an appointment to meet with CAPTRUST individually.
Jan
7
2023
Baylor Family Compassion Fund
The Baylor University Family Compassion Fund, "Compassion Fund", is a charitable assistance program funded by Baylor faculty, staff, and others, for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to current Baylor faculty, staff, and official retirees and current employees of Baylor's official vendor partners who work on the campus in support of Baylor. To learn more about the Baylor University Family Compassion Fund please visit our giving web page.
Jan
6
2023
Redeeming Your Time
From RightNow Media @ Work, this series of short videos is focused on ten simple practices to help us effectively manage our time and eliminate distractions preventing progress. This series is presented by bestselling author, Jordan Raynor.
Jan
5
2023
Baylor Health Insurance
UMR is pleased to be your benefits administrator. We encourage all those who elected into the Baylor Health Plan for 2023 to please register and download the UMR phone app using the UMR Portal to access your new insurance cards which were also mailed to your home address on file. UMR is committed in providing you with excellent claims administration and customer service. UMR takes pride in being flexible, effective, and focused on you and your dependents.
Jan
5
2023
We Want to Hear from You!
As we think about topics for future issues, we want to know what leadership challenges are keeping you up at night. Hiring? Retention? Employee engagement? Or…? Let us know by filling out this Qualtrics Form.
Jan
4
2023
Earn Rewards through Being Well
Baylor has teamed with UMR Wellness CARE to offer a Baylor Physical Wellbeing program to help you recognize and make the most of your health care opportunities. Read more to discover how to earn rewards when you meet specific goals. Additional wellness resources are available on umr.com, including a library of health information, videos and interactive "action plan" tutorials to help you get and stay healthy.
Jan
3
2023
Faculty Retirement Planning Program Deadline
If you are a faculty member deciding to retire by May 2024, this is a friendly reminder that the notice of intent to retire are due to your Chair or Dean, Business Officer, and HR representative by January 31, 2023. Email askHR@baylor.edu if you have questions about this process.
Jan
2
2023
Update Your Personal Info in Ignite
Take 5 minutes today to login to Ignite and take the critical step to ensure your Emergency Contact (a close friend or family member) can be contacted in the case of an emergency. Make sure your address on file is correct as well.
Jan
1
2023
Managers play a key role in how employees develop, how much they develop, and how fast they develop. Here are five tips to keep top of mind.
Dec
18
2022
Advent Devotionals Week 4 - Peace
Earlier this month, Baylor faculty and staff came together to join in a time of prayer and worship at the Lift Up Your Hearts service. It was a wonderful reminder of the importance of nurturing our faith for spiritual wellness in ourselves and the University. Even though the semester has ended and the Christmas and New Year's break is upon us, you can still prepare to celebrate Christmas with your Baylor family by engaging with daily devotionals through the Preparing Our Hearts for Advent series. Week 4 invites us to reflect on peace during the holiday.
Dec
17
2022
University Holidays & Timecards
The University will observe the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays from Fri. Dec. 23 - Mon. Jan. 2. Biweekly employees should pay special attention to timecard entries and submissions during this period and managers should ensure all time cards are approved by any deadlines. Use this Holiday Timecard FAQs document for more information on this current pay period. Review the University holiday timecard guidelines for assistance.
Dec
15
2022
Crisis Resources
Challenges can arise even during the holidays. There are resources to help. Learn more about virtual healthcare, retirement funds, employee assistance program and other resources to help you or your family during difficult times with regard to counseling, crisis intervention, or legal concerns.
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