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GRCC Employees on the Move through November 12, 2018

November 13, 2018

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

B. Afeni McNeely Cobham
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion
Effective 12/3/2018

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Paul Parks
Transfer from: Contingency
Transfer to: APSS, Admissions and Enrollment Testing Proctor
Effective: 11/5/2018

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Separation:

Mike Boerman
Ford Fieldhouse Director, Ford Fieldhouse
Effective: 10/10/2018

Krystle Duthil
APSS, School of Workforce Development
Effective: 11/2/2018

Teddie Buchner
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Effective: 12/15/2018

Retirement:

Michael Rydman
Faculty, Language & Thought
Effective: 1/1/2019

Jody Graves
Information Technology Enterprise Analyst, Information Technology
Effective: 7/13/2019

Janice Chapman
Assistant Professor, English Department
Effective: 12/19/2018

Reminder: Open Enrollment deadline is Friday at 5 p.m.

November 5, 2018

Open Enrollment Deadline is Friday, November 9, at 5:00 p.m.

The annual open enrollment period is the time during the year (without a qualifying event), when you have the opportunity to enroll or change your medical plans.

  • Flex Spending Account: During this time, you may elect to participate in the Flexible Spending Account health care and/or dependent care. If you are currently enrolled in the Flexible Spending Account, you must re-enroll each plan year to continue participating in the program.
  • Health Savings Account participants: HSA contribution limits are determined on a calendar/tax-year basis. During open enrollment, HSA participants must complete a new HSA payroll deduction form for the 2019 calendar year. HSA payroll deduction forms are available on the HR website.
  • Employee Waiving Health Insurance Coverage: To continue to receive additional compensation in lieu of health coverage, you must complete the election form, waiver of health coverage form, and provide a copy of your current health insurance card.

Open Enrollment forms and resources are available on GRCC’s Human Resources page.

You do not need to complete open enrollment forms if you want to maintain your current health plan and you are not electing Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account.

Deadline for Open Enrollment is Friday, November 9, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective as of January 1, 2019.

Reminder: We have moved to an annual health plan renewal. Therefore; we will no longer hold a mid-year open enrollment. The next open enrollment opportunity will be in the fall of 2019.

If you have any questions or need assistance with open enrollment, please feel free to contact Debra Davis at 234-4175, Maria Belmares Herrera at 234-4052, or Cathy Kubiak at 234-3971.

Benefits Fair Raffle Prize Winners

November 2, 2018

Thank you to all who attended the Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic event on October 24th, and congratulations to Benefit Fair Raffle Prize Winners!

Prizes can be picked-up in HR/Benefits Office, 2nd floor, Administration Building at the DeVos Campus.

Image of the prizes from the 2018 benefits fair.

Final employee fraud protection program informational session today at Tassell M-Tech

November 1, 2018

GRCC Employees are eligible to receive a full year of Aflac Fraud Protection, powered by EZShield, at no cost.

Today’s session runs 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., in the Leslie E Tassell M-Tech, Room 202.

Questions? Contact Aflac Agent Bill Johnson: w_johnson@us.aflac.com or call (616) 350-5555

Free employee fraud protection program informational sessions today and Thursday

October 31, 2018

GRCC Employees are eligible to receive a full year of Aflac Fraud Protection, powered by EZShield, at no cost.

Learn more and sign up on the following dates:

  • Today, October 31, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sneden 115
  • Thursday, November 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Leslie E Tassell M-Tech Room 202

Questions? Contact Aflac Agent Bill Johnson: w_johnson@us.aflac.com or call (616) 350-5555

Free employee fraud protection program informational sessions today, Wednesday, Thursday

October 30, 2018

GRCC Employees are eligible to receive a full year of Aflac Fraud Protection, powered by EZShield, at no cost.

Learn more and sign up on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 30, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Main 308
  • Wednesday, October 31, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sneden 115
  • Thursday, November 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Leslie E Tassell M-Tech Room 202

Questions? Contact Aflac Agent Bill Johnson: w_johnson@us.aflac.com or call (616) 350-5555

Upcoming HR Learning Opportunities

October 10, 2018

Upcoming human resources-sponsored learning opportunities:

  • Changing Habits with Denise VanEck of Thought Design, 10/12: Do you do things (or not do things!) that you’d like to change? Do you have habits that get in your way or just don’t work anymore? Did you know that “willpower” is the worst way to change a habit?In this workshop, we will explore the neuroscience of habit formation and strategies for changing your mental or physical habits in ways that will really stick!
  • Diffusing Rude Behavior, 10/16: It can be difficult to know how to react when you are confronted with rude behavior. This course examines a number of cases of rude behavior and provides participants with effective tactics to responding in these situations.
  • FMLA: What’s in it for you? *NEW DATE* 10/18: Have you ever wondered what the Family Medical Leave Act is all about? Have you ever wondered if you or one of your employee’s had a “qualifying event” but were afraid to ask? In this session you will learn the various ins and outs of FMLA, intermittent FMLA, and the GRCC FMLA policy. You will also learn what a qualifying event is for you or an immediate family member and what is covered while you are on leave.
  • Beginning Excel, 10/18: This session will provide participants with an introduction and foundation on which to build for Excel 2016.
  • Fitness can be N.E.A.T with Kendra Bylsma of Allegro, 10/19: Studies show that families who find ways to be active together are healthier and more engaged. Learn ways to keep your kids and family members involved and active. Be ready to play and have fun as a group. You will leave with a handout of ideas and games that will be engaging for all ages.

Also, more seats are available for the following 2-day training:

  • Basic Life Support/CPR Certification, 11/9 and 11/12: This hands-on skills training prepares you to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. It also teaches the skills and knowledge needed to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest through the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).The class can teach Adult CPR/AED, Child CPR/AED, and/or Infant CPR/AED (any combination of the three).

Visit the Learning Opportunities page for more information.

GRCC Employees on the Move through October 4, 2018

October 8, 2018

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Debra Davis

Support Professional, Human Resources Benefits

Effective 9/24/2018

 

Sonja Hernandez

Program Coordinator, Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion

Effective: 9/24/2018

 

Danielle Flaumenhaft

Human Resources Generalist

Effective: 10/15/18

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Lisa Dopke

Transfer from: Associate Director of Grants and Resource Development

Transfer to: Director of Grant Development, Grants and Resources Development Department

Effective: 9/10/2018

 

Lakisha Beck

Transfer from: Support Professional, Records Office

Transfer to: Systems Functional Analyst

Effective: 9/17/18

 

Angela Salinas

Transfer from: Coordinator of Adult Enrollment & Outreach

Transfer to: Employee Events, Engagement, and Onboarding Coordinator

Effective: 10/29/18

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Retirement:

Brenda Cary

Support Professional, Records Office

Effective: 1/1/2019

Learning Opportunities Scheduled This Week: Benefits, Drupal, and Workplace Health

September 25, 2018

Here are the professional development opportunities Human Resources has prepared for staff and faculty this week:

Wednesday, 9/26: Benefits 101

  • These sessions will provide an overview of health plans, FSA, HSA, and optional benefits offered through Grand Rapids Community College.

Thursday, 9/27: Drupal Basics

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

Friday, 9/28: Fitness in the Workplace (NEW Session)

  • Most Americans with desk jobs report not getting enough exercise. Additionally, prolonged sitting, especially at a computer, can cause strain on muscles and joints, particularly of the neck and back, and cause pain. Simple changes can be incorporated into your workday to help to you become more active, reduce stress, and feel good! This seminar will discuss proper desk ergonomics, stretches, and light exercises you can do around your workplace; stress reduction strategies; and how to make easy behavior changes that can help you feel great throughout the day!

Go to the Registration webpage to see details on these sessions and to register. Seats are filling up fast, so register today!

GRCC Employees on the Move through September 11, 2018

September 14, 2018

Please welcome our new employees and congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Katherine Pena

Support Professional, CIS/MANU/Applied/MADD

Effective 5-21-2018

 

Kanyn Doan

College Success Coach, Student Success Center

Effective: 7/2/2018

 

Abbey Atanasoff-Spencer

Support Professional, Child Development & Education

Effective: 7/16/2018

 

Leigh Jajuga

Web Content Manager, Communications

Effective Date: 7/30/2018

 

Nicole Evans

Assistant Professor of Biology

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Jenifer Bourcier

Assistant Professor of Micro Biology

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Teddie Buchner

Assistant Professor-Occupational Therapy Assistant Program/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Lilian Daisy Henderson

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Jessica Davis

Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Effective Date: 8/27/2018

 

Camille Milkie

Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Effective Date: 8/27/2018

 

Jessie Ortiz

Utilities Supervisor-Evenings

Effective Date: 9/4/2018

 

Heather Denhouter

Support Professional, Academic Advising & Transfer Center (AATC) & Counseling & Career Development (CCD)

Effective Date: 9/4/2018

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Delicia Wilondja

Transfer from: Support Professional, Human Resources Professional Development

Transfer to: Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Effective: 5-21-2018

 

Lorena Aguayo-Marquez

Transfer from: Support Professional, Adult Education

Transfer to: Kellogg Community Recruitment Specialist

Effective: 5/22/2018

 

Traci Nichols

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Support Professional, Instructional Support

Effective: 6/2018/2018

 

Grace Blanchard

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Support Professional, Training Solutions

Effective: 6/19/2018

 

Kristen Spoelman

Transfer from: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Transfer to: Faculty, ECCL Instructor

Effective Date: 6/25/2018

 

Claudia Jones

Transfer from: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Transfer to: Faculty, ECCL Instructor

Effective Date: 6/25/2018

 

Kathleen White

Transfer from: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Transfer to: Faculty, ECCL Instructor

Effective Date: 6/25/2018

 

David Houseman

Transfer from: IT Customer Support Tech

Transfer to: Application Packager, IT

Effective Date: 7/16/2018

 

Leann Garrison

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Support Professional, Language & Thought and Visual Arts

Effective date: 7/30/2018

 

Elino Cortes Figuereo

Transfer from: Support Professional, Enrollment Center

Transfer to: Support Professional, Adult Education

Effective date: 7/30/2018

 

Jermaine Reese

Transfer from: Faculty

Transfer to: Police & Corrections Academy Director, Criminal Justice

Effective: 7/2/2018

 

Laura Kennett

Transfer from: Faculty

Transfer to: Interim Associate Dean of Operations, School of Arts & Sciences

Effective: 7/2/2018

 

Lydia Cruz

Transfer from: FMLA Coordinator & Adjunct Faculty

Transfer to: Human Resources Recruiter

Effective: 7/16/2018

 

Jennifer Kelly

Transfer from: Payroll Specialist

Transfer to: Payroll & FMLA Coordinator

Effective: 7/16/2018

 

Angie Ramirez

Transfer from: Coordinator of Contingency Employment & Healthcare Reform

Transfer to: Coordinator of Adjunct Faculty & Contingency Employment

Effective: 7/16/2018

 

Jonathan Wheeler

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Support Professional, College Success Center

Effective date: 7/30/2018

 

James Setchfield

Transfer from: Student Success Coach

Transfer to: Program Support Coordinator, College Success Center

Effective Date: 7/30/2018

 

Nicole Dekker

Transfer from: Employee Events, Engagement and On-Boarding Coordinator

Transfer to: HRIS Specialist, Human Resources

Effective: 8/6/2018

 

Jennifer Batten

Transfer from: Interim Associate Dean of Operations, SAS

Transfer to: Faculty, Physical Sciences

Effective Date: 8/13/2018

 

Mandy Tomlinson

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: IT Customer Support Tech I

Effective Date: 8/13/2018

 

Kailee Whitcomb

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Effective Date: 8/20/2018

 

Sydney Goebel

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Effective Date: 8/20/2018

 

Daniel Estes

Transfer from: Adjunct

Transfer to: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Design

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Arthur Ward

Transfer from: Adjunct

Transfer to: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Design

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Domingo Hernandez-Gomez

Director, Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion

Effective Date: 6/30/2018

 

Tamber Bustance

Diversity Development Manager, Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion

Effective Date: 7/6/2018

 

Christine Coon

Human Resources Generalist

Effective Date: 7/6/2018

 

Derek Brunn

Support Professional, Ford Fieldhouse

Effective Date: 8/11/2018

 

John Cowles

Dean, Student Success & Retention

Effective: 9/8/2018

 

Matthew Coullard

Coordinator of Graphic Services, Communications

Effective: 9/8/2018

 

Retirement:

Sara Yob

Professor, Training Solutions

Effective: 8/22/2018

 

Mary Lou Kersjes

Support Professional, Information Technology

Effective Date: 9/29/2018

 

Judith Larsen

Director, Grants and Resource Development

Effective Date: 10/13/2018

 

Ronald Graves

Support Professional, Financial Services

Effective: 1/1/19

Putting Input Into Action sessions to be held starting next week

September 13, 2018

Human Resources is following up on the Opening Day presentation of the PACE (Personal Assessment of the College Environment) survey results. As we’ve done in past years, we are offering “Putting Input Into Action” sessions for employees to learn more about the results and to talk about what improvement looks like. We hope to see you at one of our sessions where you can take advantage of the opportunity to engage in the discussions around improvement.

  • Wednesday September 19 from 10:30AM to 12:00PM
  • Tuesday October 23 from 3:00PM to 4:30PM
  • Friday November 9 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM
  • Monday December 3 from 3:30PM to 5:00PM

To register for a session please visit our Learning Opportunities Registration webpage. For questions, please contact Jessica Berens in Human Resources at jberens@grcc.edu or ext. 3179

Professional development opportunities are now available

August 31, 2018

Professional Development Learning Opportunities are now open for registration. These workshops are open to all GRCC employees, including student employees. So, please, come join us and LEARN! Visit our Learning Opportunities Registration webpage to view the list of offerings.

Our 2018-2019 Learning Opportunities flier will be coming soon!

For questions, please contact Jessica Berens in Human Resources at jberens@grcc.edu or ext. 3179

Putting Input Into Action sessions to be held

August 31, 2018

Human Resources is following up on the Opening Day presentation of the PACE (Personal Assessment of the College Environment) survey results. As we’ve done in past years, we are offering “Putting Input Into Action” sessions for employees to learn more about the results and to talk about what improvement looks like. We hope to see you at one of our sessions where you can take advantage of the opportunity to engage in the discussions around improvement.

  • Wednesday, September 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 23, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To register for a session please visit our Learning Opportunities Registration webpage. For questions, please contact Jessica Berens in Human Resources at jberens@grcc.edu or ext. 3179

Reminder: Employee Events Survey

August 7, 2018
Help us create events that are meaningful to you! If you have a few minutes to spare, and feedback or suggestions to share, please take the Employee Events Survey.

Might As Well Be Walking On The Sun: GRCC Walking Challenge Update

July 17, 2018

Four green-shirted "Tread Shredders" pose for a photo outside during the Going the Distance at GRCC Walking Challenge

Despite the toasty temperatures last week, participants in the Going the Distance at GRCC Walking Challenge logged over 1 million steps! Pictured are 4 Tread Shredders with their game faces on, while their other two teammates are working hard to catch up to the Sole Sisters, who are leading the pack! Who is going to take the lead this week?

If you’re interested in joining the challenge, it’s not too late! Join anytime, and all are welcome.

For questions or accommodations, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848; nicoledekker2@grcc.edu)