Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
November 2009
eShip Global � New Vendor for Shipping Services

Employee Spotlight
Nancy Nguyen - Office Coordinator


Events Calendar

Copy Center
Digital vs. Offset Printing

Department of Public Safety

Dean Ruck Wins TSA Citation of Honor Award

Energy Presentation Shines Light On UH's Sustainability Efforts

Dining Services

Dine with the Director

$5 Friday

Meatless Mondays

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Green Hints

Human Resources
FY10 Mandatory Training

Great Fall Hiring & Spring 2010

HRMS Monthly Newsletter

Plant Operations
Plant Ops Customer Service Center Yields Favorable Results

Plant Ops Hires Melissa Belini as New Executive Director

Policies and Procedures
Policies in Campus Review

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Great Fall Hiring & Spring 2010

Thank you for a successful fall hiring season!

Human Resources would like to take this time to thank each of you in the business offices all over campus. You worked so diligently these past 3 months processing approximately 7,000 electronic personnel action requests (ePARs). September has always been a challenging time for the campus and HR to keep up with demand. ePARs for Hiring, Terminating, and Job Changes along with the electronic I-9 made the workload this year much more manageable and much less problematic.

Thank you for accommodating all of the changes this past year and adjusting your business practices to take advantage of the technology we have available. The new processes have improved the on-boarding for employees to ensure compliance, being paid on time and getting access to necessary campus services promptly. Your efforts have allowed us to meet goals and standards that we thought would take much longer to achieve. This is a remarkable feat and we could not have done it without your support.
We also appreciate all of the technical assistance and new processes from HRMS.
We look forward to receiving our state on-time rankings this year and we will keep you informed of our progress. As a team, we all worked together to make Fall 2009 our best season yet!

Spring 2010 is fast approaching

With the holidays and semester break making short months ahead, it is not too early to think about the hiring and reappointment process for Spring 2010. HRIM has already processed Spring appointments for some early birds.

We would like to remind you that ePARs can not be processed without a valid I-9 on file. If you are rehiring an employee who worked on this campus in the last 365 days, a new I-9 is not required. Otherwise, please complete the New Employee Authorization Form and send the employee to HR on or before their first day of work.

Also, if you have students that you know will not be working in the Spring, now is a good time to process those terminations. Please be sure to terminate all records if they have split assignments. If you are sharing the cost with another department, please coordinate with the other department to make sure the employee is actually terminating. Note that if a graduate student falls below 50% FTE, they will not be insurance eligible.

Please contact Deborah Clay at extension 3-5771 if you have questions or need further assistance.