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Human Resources professional development opportunities

January 18, 2018

Active Shooter Response 

Monday, January 22, 2018

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

This training is required for all college staff and faculty. The 90 minute training session will be presented by GRCC Police Chief Rebecca Whitman, and will describe what an active shooter is; detail the ‘Run Hide Fight’ response to an active shooter situation; explain ways to recognize and report potential threats to our campus, and answer any questions attendees may have.

Intro to Windows 10

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Windows 10 has arrived at GRCC! This new operating system has replaced Windows 7 and there are some changes we would like to share with you. Come and join us for this basic introduction to Windows 10 and learn how to navigate the changes.

Conflict Strategies

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Conflict is present in all aspects of our lives. An individual’s personal professional, and emotional health is greatly affected by how successfully he or she manages conflict. Individuals rely on each other to attain goals and are continually being thrown into situations where they need to handle conflict in a constructive manner – without being taught how to accomplish this. This half-day course will expose individuals to the different ways that people react in conflict situations, show them what their preferred strategy is in situations of conflict, and then help them plan to use a more integrating style of conflict resolution more effectively at work.

Screening Committee Training

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1:30 pm-4:00 pm

This learning session is designed to brief all screening committee team members regarding their roles and responsibilities in the search process. Topics that will be covered include: A) Overview of Search Process; B) Position Approval Process; C) Recruitment/ SAAR Notebook Review Including: 1. Screening Committee & Leadership Roles; 2. Candidate Screening/ Recruitment Solutions Training; 3. Interview Questions, Presentations/Demonstrations; 4. Diversity Considerations and Goals; 5. Effective Evaluation Tools and Consensus Decision-Making; 6. Human Resources Responsibilities. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand their role in the selection of excellent candidates for staff and faculty positions and the hiring objectives and legal parameters for assessing and recommending future staff and faculty members.

Drupal Basics: Editing Content

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

10:30 am-11:30 am

In this course, participants will learn to navigate the Drupal system, understand and use content types, and edit existing content.

ADA for Supervisors

Thursday, January 25, 2018

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

This course will review basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including college responsibilities that are relevant to supervisors, how to recognize an accommodations request, and the process GRCC follows. Key objectives to the workshop:- Become more familiar with ADA requirements for the college – Identify accommodations requests- Recognize concerns that need to be elevated to HR- Identify concerns that may arise when dealing with disability as related to job role, performance, etc.

Online Ordering

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

This course will review the printing online ordering from the login and profile set-up how and when to use the quick copy options, how and when to us the print ordering options along with the differences in the categories of each area, paper selection and order history. You will learn the techniques of looking up your past orders and copying into a new order to streamline ordering repeated items.Want to keep track of your budget, What do I need to know when placing my store orders. Administrative staff can look at reports of each budget your area is responsible for and how a minimum and maximum can be put in place to keep you on track.

Healthy Meals on a Budget

Friday, January 26, 2018

10:00 am-11:00 am

There is a misconception that eating healthy is expensive. It can be, if you are not willing to put in the work ahead of time to prep and plan your meals accordingly. In this workshop, we will give you (2) complete grocery lists that can feed a family of four for under $150.00 a week. We will also strategize ways to price shop and compare that makes the planning process a little less painful. Come, learn and strategize how to adapt this for your family and health goals! Better yet, each participant will leave with a two-week meal plan that focuses on variety, nutrition and flavor.

The Road to 850

Friday, January 26, 2018

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

The Road to 850 is an overview of how to reach your credit score goals. You will learn what makes up a credit score, how inquiries affect your credit score, where to find your credit score and the 10 steps to raising your credit score.

You can register for any of these sessions online.

GRCC Employees on the Move through January 5, 2018

January 15, 2018

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

 *Delicia Wilondja

From:    Support Professional, Workforce Development

To:        Support Professional, Human Resources

Effective 12-11-17

*Correction from last month’s submission which incorrectly stated that Delicia Wilondja transferred from a Contingency position.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Erik Taylor

From:   Contingency, Preschool

To:       Assistant to Preschool Instructor, Preschool

Effective 1-8-18

 

Kelsee Mullins

From:    Support Professional, Computer Information Systems

To:        Support Professional, Registrar’s Office

Effective 1-15-18

 

Max Spencer

From:    Contingency

To:        Lab Coordinator, Academic Support & Tutoring Services

Effective 12-18-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Dawn Mumford

Adjunct Faculty, Business Department

Effective 12-30-17

 

Kali Anderson

Assistant to Preschool Instructor, Preschool

Effective 12-19-17

 

 

ADA for Supervisors

January 10, 2018

Supervisor Training Scheduled for Winter

Topic: Americans with Disabilities Act

This course will review basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including college responsibilities that are relevant to supervisors, how to recognize accommodations request, and the process GRCC follows.

Key objectives to the workshop:

  • Become more familiar with ADA requirements for the college
  • Identify accommodations requests
  • Recognize concerns that need to be brought to HR
  • Identify concerns that may arise when dealing with disability as related to job role, performance, etc.

You can register online.

Employees on the Move through Dec. 1

December 18, 2017

GRCC Employees on the Move through December 1, 2017

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Douglas Heintzleman

Custodian, Preschool/Theater

Effective 12-5-17

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Elino Cortes Figuereo

From:   Contingency

To:       Support Professional, Admissions & Enrollment Center

Effective 11-27-17

 

Erin McGill

From:    Contingency

To:        Support Professional, Financial Aid

Effective 11-27-17

 

Joselina Gomez

From:    Contingency

To:        Support Professional, Financial Aid

Effective 11-27-17

 

Delicia Wilondja

From:    Contingency

To:        Support Professional, Human Resources

Effective 12-11-17

Important 2017 year-end payroll information

December 1, 2017

2017 W-2 Availability

  • Electronic W-2’s will be made available to employees who have given consent by January 12, 2018.
  • Paper W-2’s will be mailed to employees who have not given consent to receive them electronically on January 31, 2018. Paper W-2’s will not be available for pick up in Human Resources.

 Verify Your Personal Information

Update your Tax Withholding Forms

  • Complete new city tax form(s) if you moved in or out of the cities of Grand Rapids or Walker.
  • New 2018 tax forms should be completed if your filing status or exemption allowances have changed.
  • If you are currently claiming exempt, to not have any withholding for Federal or State taxes, you are required to complete a new 2018 W-4 no later than February 1, 2018.
  • 2018 tax forms will be available in January on the payroll web page at http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/forms/payrolforms.

Print a copy of your December 29, 2017 pay stub with year to date information

  • If you would like a copy of your last 2017 pay stub with year to date information, please be sure to print it no later than Thursday, January 4, 2018. Year to date information will only be available on your last pay stub of 2017, until we process the first check of 2018. 

1095-C Tax Form

  • All benefited employees will receive a tax form 1095-C from Next Generation Enrollment (NGE) in the mail. The form contains information regarding Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage that you may need to report as part of your 2017 tax return.

For Informational Purposes Only 

  • The 2018 Social Security tax rate is schedule to remain 6.2%, and the Medicare tax rate remains 1.45%.
  • The 2018 social security wage base will increase to $128,700.00.
  • The 2018 limitation for elective deferrals under a 403(b) or 457(b) will increase to $18,500 and the additional catch up provision for individuals age 50 and over will remain $6,000.00.

Upcoming professional development sessions

November 14, 2017

Upcoming professional development opportunities:

Question. Persuade. Refer. — Nov. 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

GroupWise Basics — Nov. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

GroupWise Basics is an introduction to the necessary functions of the GroupWise mail and calendar software used at GRCC. The session covers sending email to individuals and groups, archiving, creating tasks, appointments and notes along with a basic understanding of the calendar functions and folders. This is a perfect session for new employees or those unfamiliar with GroupWise and its components.

Mid Career: Expand Your Household — Nov. 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to manage credit and safeguard against identity theft, find the right mortgage to buy a house, and care for older relatives.

Drupal Basics: Editing Content — Nov. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In this course, participants will learn to navigate the Drupal system, understand and use content types, and edit existing content.
Intro to Windows 10 — Nov. 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Windows 10 has arrived at GRCC! This new operating system has replaced Windows 7 and there are some changes we would like to share with you. Come and join us for this basic introduction to Windows 10 and learn how to navigate the changes

Who Bounces Back? The Characteristics of Resilient People and Organizations — Dec. 1 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This presentation will describe characteristics of those who bounce back and propose personal and organizational resilience strategies. Crisis leadership communication skills and development of a resilient organizational culture will be emphasized.

You can register for any of these sessions online.

Self care follow-up from Nov. 1 on-campus incident

November 14, 2017

The Employee BIT is offering a follow-up session to discuss the recent incident that took place on campus. Please join Bob VandePol, executive director of Pine Rest Employee Assistance Program on Friday, November 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This session will focus on processing emotions regarding the incident that took place on our campus on November 1, discuss ways to take care of yourself after the incident, and offer other resources.

You can register online.

Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic raffle prize winners

November 10, 2017

Thank you to all who attended the Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic event on October 26th, and congratulations to Benefit Bingo winners! Prizes can be picked-up in HR/Benefits Office, 2nd floor, Administration Building at the DeVos Campus.

2017 Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic Winners. Winner/Raffle Prize/Vendor: Winner Raffle Prize Vendor Chris Remley $50 Target Gift Card Valic Mary Rudd $50 Meijer Gift Card Valic Maggie Spruit $50 Target Gift Card Valic Tim Zerfas $50 Meijer Gift Card Valic Domingo Hernandez-Gomez $50 Target Gift Card Valic Jody Graves $50 Meijer Gift Card Valic Angie Ramirez $25 Meijer Gift Card Meemic Denise Jones $25 Meijer Gift Card Meemic Kathy Kolehouse $25 Meijer Gift Card Meemic Antoinette Harrington $25 Meijer Gift Card Meemic Kathy Schoen Two Griffins Tickets BCBSM Abbot Kastanek Two Griffins Tickets BCBSM Dan Guajardo $50 Reward Card Gallagher Amy Kirkbride $50 Reward Card Gallagher Kristi Welling $50 Reward Card Gallagher Mary Hofstra $50 Reward Card Gallagher Victoria Vicencio $100 Heritage Gift Card LMCU Sally Zokoe Spectrum Water Bottle Spectrum Health Cora Beute Spectrum Water Bottle Spectrum Health Kurt Meinders Spectrum Water Bottle Spectrum Health Brian Beecher Spectrum Water Bottle Spectrum Health Darcy Swope Free Pair of Sunglasses ($249 Value) RxOptical Holly Christopher $25 Panera Gift Card Vantage Pointe Jonathan Greer $25 Target Gift Card Flex Administrators Carolyn Morrison Bluetooth Speaker & Charger M3 Advisors Brewster Morrison Golf Balls National Life Ins. Simon Kittok $25 GRCC Bookstore Gift Card GRCC Bookstore Karen TenBroeke $25 GRCC Bookstore Gift Card GRCC Bookstore Rhondo Cooper $25 GRCC Bookstore Gift Card GRCC Bookstore Cathy Noviskey $25 GRCC Bookstore Gift Card GRCC Bookstore. Prizes can be picked-up in HR/Benefits office-2nd Floor, Admin Building at DeVos Campus. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to our winners.

 

Dia de los Muertos observance is today

November 1, 2017

The Latino Student Support Team invites you to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos! Please join us today at the Student Life Office, located on the first floor of the Student Center. Our “Day of the Dead” celebration will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Tamales, pan dulce (sweet bread), and refreshments will be served! Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico (and many other countries) that honors family and friends who have passed on. This is a time of celebration and remembrance in which altars are built to commemorate the life of departed loved ones.

The altar will be on display through November 3rd. This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Latino Student Support presents Dia de los Muertos celebration. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Life office, 1st floor, Student Center building. Community altar, sugar skull crafts, refreshments. Altar will be on display from Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017. Open to the public. For more information, please contact Latino Student Support at (616) 234-2263. GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College.

Items for Dia de los Muertos altar due today

October 31, 2017

The Latino Student Support Team invites you to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos! Tamales, pan dulce (sweet bread), and refreshments will be served!

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico (and many other countries) that honors family and friends who have passed on. This is a time of celebration and remembrance in which altars are built to commemorate the life of departed loved ones.  If you have any items that you would like to place on the altar, please feel free to drop them off to the Student Life office by Tuesday, October 31st at 5.p.m.

The celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 1st, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Student Life Office, located on the first floor of the Student Center.

 

The altar will be on display through November 3rd. This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Latino Student Support presents Dia de los Muertos celebration. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Life office, 1st floor, Student Center building. Community altar, sugar skull crafts, refreshments. Altar will be on display from Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017. Open to the public. For more information, please contact Latino Student Support at (616) 234-2263. GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College.

Dia de los Muertos celebration

October 30, 2017

The Latino Student Support Team invites you to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos! Tamales, pan dulce (sweet bread), and refreshments will be served!

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico (and many other countries) that honors family and friends who have passed on. This is a time of celebration and remembrance in which altars are built to commemorate the life of departed loved ones.  If you have any items that you would like to place on the altar, please feel free to drop them off to the Student Life office by Tuesday, October 31st at 5.p.m.

The celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 1st, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Student Life Office, located on the first floor of the Student Center.

The altar will be on display through November 3rd. This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Latino Student Support presents Dia de los Muertos celebration. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Life office, 1st floor, Student Center building. Community altar, sugar skull crafts, refreshments. Altar will be on display from Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017. Open to the public. For more information, please contact Latino Student Support at (616) 234-2263. GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College.

 

Benefit Fair and Flu Shot Clinic is today

October 26, 2017

The Annual Benefit Fair and Flu Shot Clinic will be Thursday, October 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -Sneden Hall Room 108.

Don’t forget to bring your BC/BS insurance card to receive a flu shot at no charge. Employees covered under the WMHIP- health plans must bring their BC/BS insurance cards in order for Spectrum Health to bill on your behalf. The cost to GRCC staff will be $20 cash or check payable to “GRCC.” Flu shots will be administered by Spectrum Health Visiting Nurses.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Belmares Herrera at ext-4052, Victoria Vicencion at ext-417 or Cathy Kubiak at ext-3971.

Be well, GRCC, at the Annual Benefits Fair & Flu Shot Clinic. When: Thursday, October 26th, 2017. Where: Sneden Hall -- 108 & 103. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Employees and family members welcome. Play Benefit BINGO for your chance to win big prizes! Get your bingo card at the door and simply visit the vendor booths to receive your stamps. Once you complete a line on your card, you are eligible to win a raffle prize! Fall is Flu Shot season! GRCC employees can get a flu shot at the fair. Be sure to bring your insurance card or pay $20! Vendors at the fair. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Pine Rest, Flex Administrators, Rx Optical, Lake Michigan Credit Union. Aflac, MEEMIC, United Way, GRCC Wellness and Development, VALIC, GLP & Associates, Legend Group.

Leadership Institute applications due Oct. 27

October 24, 2017

The Grand Rapids Community College Leadership Institute is a 12-month leadership program committed to strengthening new or emerging leaders from across campus. This program is geared to foster a broader understanding of the campus community, accelerate talent development and hone individual and team leadership skills. The Leadership Institute is designed for individual employees who have the capacity and desire to make a positive influence on our campus. Leadership Institute includes content pertinent to talent identification, leadership development, and addressing issues relevant to the college community.

If you are interested in Leadership Institute 2018 please visit webpage for additional information or to obtain an application packet. The application packet must be received by Jessica Berens in Human Resources by Friday, October 27, 2017.

Newly documented procedure covers excessive absenteeism

October 19, 2017

Human Resources has a newly documented procedure regarding excessive absenteeism. The document will provide guidance for HR and supervisors on situations when an employee uses all of their paid time off, isn’t eligible for a leave of any kind, and gets into an unexcused/unpaid absence situation.

This may never be a concern to most employees, however, it has become necessary to provide some written guidance on this subject. As communicated with our union leaders and our supervisors, employees are being notified via GRCC Today and can access the procedure on the HR webpage titled “Employment Practices.”

Any questions regarding this procedure can be directed to Cathy Kubiak, or your HR Generalist.

Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic on October 26

October 18, 2017

The Annual Benefit Fair and Flu Shot Clinic will be Thursday, October 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -Sneden Hall Room 108.

Don’t forget to bring your BC/BS insurance card to receive a flu shot at no charge. Employees covered under the WMHIP- health plans must bring their BC/BS insurance cards in order for Spectrum Health to bill on your behalf. The cost to GRCC staff will be $20 cash or check payable to “GRCC.” Flu shots will be administered by Spectrum Health Visiting Nurses.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Belmares Herrera at ext-4052, Victoria Vicencion at ext-417 or Cathy Kubiak at ext-3971.

Be well, GRCC, at the Annual Benefits Fair & Flu Shot Clinic. When: Thursday, October 26th, 2017. Where: Sneden Hall -- 108 & 103. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Employees and family members welcome. Play Benefit BINGO for your chance to win big prizes! Get your bingo card at the door and simply visit the vendor booths to receive your stamps. Once you complete a line on your card, you are eligible to win a raffle prize! Fall is Flu Shot season! GRCC employees can get a flu shot at the fair. Be sure to bring your insurance card or pay $20! Vendors at the fair. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Pine Rest, Flex Administrators, Rx Optical, Lake Michigan Credit Union. Aflac, MEEMIC, United Way, GRCC Wellness and Development, VALIC, GLP & Associates, Legend Group.