Posted tagged ‘human resources’

All Employee Appreciation to be held in the Raider Grille — this Friday

April 24, 2018
Please join us in the Raider Grille for this year’s All Employee Appreciation celebration this Friday, April 27th. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Weight Watchers at Work — new series!

April 24, 2018
GRCC would like to continue offering Weight Watchers at Work and are looking for 15 or more employees to join in our success in order to continue the program. Our current members have collectively lost over 365 pounds in just 12 weeks!
Enjoy a 15% discount if you register by April 26th! Cost for the program is $132.60 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays) beginning June 7th and online e-tool access. After April 26th, the cost for the program will be $156. Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu) and join us at a meeting on Thursday, April 19th or April 26th, at 12:30pm in the Far Side Room (1st Floor Student Center). Please note that should you choose to register for the program, payment is due at this session. Members can pay with cash, check, or a credit or debit card. You can also take advantage of a three-check split payment method.

Please share your opinions and ideas on SSPD

April 24, 2018

The Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) Grant Program encourages support staff to improve their professional skills related to their GRCC assignments by providing funding for learning opportunities. To ensure the program is meeting the needs of the college community, we are asking for your participation in a brief survey. The information that we gather will help us to make informed decisions about how the program could be improved.

 

Nominations sought for Excellence in Education Awards

April 23, 2018

Do you know of a faculty or staff member at GRCC who has gone above and beyond their role at the College, in the Community, or in higher education? If so, consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018:

Note: The criteria and form for full-time faculty and adjuncts have changed a bit in the past few years, so please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

Questions?

Faculty & Adjunct: Call the Provost Office (234-3920) or Karen Walker (234-4236)

Staff: Call Nicole Dekker (234-3848).

All Employee Appreciation to be held in the Raider Grille

April 23, 2018

Please join us in the Raider Grille for this year’s All Employee Appreciation celebration on Friday, April 27th. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Summer wellness schedule now available

April 19, 2018
Summer is coming! It may not feel like it now, but it is, and so are our summer wellness classes! Enjoy a week off to help our students celebrate all their hard work this year, then jump right into summer wellness starting April 30th! We have something for everyone. So please, check out the schedule, grab a friend, and come sweat!

As always, there’s no need to sign up – just show up and see what the fun is all about. You are welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC participants are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester. All are welcome!

**Please note wellness classes will not be held on May 28th or the week of July 2-6 in observance of holidays.**

Contact Nicole Dekker (nicoledekker2@grcc.edu, x3848) with any questions.

Weight Watchers At Work – New Series!

April 17, 2018

GRCC would like to continue offering Weight Watchers at Work and are looking for 15 or more employees to join in our success in order to continue the program. Our current members have collectively lost over 365 pounds in just 12 weeks!

Enjoy a 15% discount if you register by April 26th! Cost for the program is $132.60 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays) beginning June 7th and online e-tool access. After April 26th, the cost for the program will be $156. Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu) and join us at a meeting on Thursday, April 19th or April 26th, at 12:30pm in the Far Side Room (1st Floor Student Center). Please note that should you choose to register for the program, payment is due at this session. Members can pay with cash, check, or a credit or debit card. You can also take advantage of a three-check split payment method.

GRCC Employees on the Move through April 3, 2018

April 17, 2018

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Patricia Young

Senior Accountant, Accounting & Budgeting Services

Effective 3-12-18

 

Isabel Vargas

Support Professional, MAP+

Effective 3-12-18

 

Ronald Luyk

Carpenter, Facilities-Maintenance

Effective 3-12-18

 

Corey Turner

Development Manager Alumni and Planned Giving, College Advancement

Effective 4-2-18

 

Jeffrey Hackbarth

Junior Enterprise Analyst, Enterprise Applications

Effective 3-26-18

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Lauren Shirey

From:    Support Professional, Education

To:        Support Professional, School of Arts and Sciences

Effective 4-17-18

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Kelly Kozloski

Program Coordinator, College Success Center

Effective 3-17-18

 

Heath Chelesvig

Research Analyst, IRP

Effective 3-13-18

 

James Steensma

Carpenter, Facilities-Maintenance

Effective 3-30-18

Retiring after 24.5 years of service

 

Rick VanderVeen

Director of Fieldhouse Events, Ford Fieldhouse

Effective 6-1-18

Retiring after 37.75 years of service

 

Gretchen Robinson

Support Professional, Visual Arts and Language & Thought

Effective 7-10-18

Retiring after 17 years of service

 

Human Resources professional development opportunities

April 16, 2018
Human Resources Professional Development Opportunities. You can register online.
Facilitating Difficult Conversations Workshop
Tuesdays, April 17, 2018 and April 24, 2018 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
THIS IS A TWO PART WORKSHOP! PARTICIPANTS MUST COMMIT TO ATTENDING BOTH PARTS. PART 1 will be presented on April 17, 2018 and PART 2 will be presented on April 24, 2018. Facilitation is more than discussion. Genuine facilitation requires listening, understanding and guiding the dialog process. But when you reflect on all of our assumptions, biases, unspoken emotions and behavioral idiosyncrasies, this can seem almost impossible.
Reimbursement Policy Workshop
Thursday, April 19, 2018 (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
This learning session will review the current employee reimbursement policy and will touch on topics related to travel reimbursements, mileage reimbursements, GSA Meal Per Diem rates, as well as Faculty Professional Development, and Tuition Benefit reimbursements for courses attended at other colleges or universities.
Aging With Grace Workshop
Friday, April 20, 2018 (9:30 am – 11:30 am)
This course is designed to give participants a holistic view of the development components of aging. This will include information on physiological, neurological, and mental-emotional aspects of the aging process. Geriatric diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, and Parkinson’s will be discussed. Participants will become familiar with resources available in the Grand Rapids community to assist in age related services, as well as provide for forum of discussion about managing their aging, as well as the aging of loved ones. We will discuss various techniques and activities utilized by attendees to reduce the impact of aging.

All Employee Appreciation to be held at Raider Grille

April 13, 2018

Please join us in the Raider Grille for this year’s All Employee Appreciation celebration on Friday, April 27th. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Nominations sought for Excellence in Education awards

April 12, 2018

Do you know of a faculty or staff member at GRCC who has gone above and beyond their role at the College, in the Community, or in higher education? If so, consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018:

Note: The criteria and form for full-time faculty and adjuncts have changed a bit in the past few years, so please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

Questions?

Faculty & Adjunct: Call the Provost Office (234-3920) or Karen Walker (234-4236)

Staff: Call Nicole Dekker (234-3848).

United Way March Madness campaign raises $255

April 3, 2018

Our March Madness campaign raised $85 from the President Pink Basketball Challenge, and $170 for Jeans/Jerseys for a total of $255. Thank you to everyone who helped out and supported this campaign!

New employee discount at SNAP Fitness

March 29, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College employees can enjoy discounts at SNAP Fitness! By presenting your RaiderCard, you’ll receive 24/7 access to any of their nine locations in West Michigan with only $15 down and $30 per month. They also offer the option to prepay for a 12-month membership – only $345! Do you have a favorite SNAP location? Take advantage of their Home Gym discount, which grants access to that location only for $20 per month.

View their website for location information and contact Derek Beaudy at (616) 942-5600 or grandrapidsmi2@snapfitness.com with any questions.

Spin and Sculpt class canceled for March 26

March 26, 2018

Spin & Sculpt has been canceled this evening, 3/26. We will pick back up next week at our usual time and place!

GRCC Employees on the Move through February 27, 2018

March 20, 2018

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

 

WELCOME TO GRCC

Jordan Dack

Support Professional, Dental Clinic

Effective 2-19-18

 

Dave Murray

Director of Communications

Effective 3-5-18

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

 Theresa Kent-Williams

From:   Support Professional, College Success Center

To:       Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Finance & Administration

Effective 2-26-18

 

Ashley Ruthruff

From:    Contingency

To:        Support Professional, WIOA

Effective 3-5-18

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Kristen Doneth

Support Professional, School of Arts & Sciences

Effective 3-7-18