Posted tagged ‘human resources’

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.

Meetings, Lunch-and-Learn sessions cover benefits

October 18, 2017

Human Resources is holding open enrollment informational meetings. All benefit-eligible employees are welcome!

If you have any questions regarding WMHIP health plan options or coverage, or need assistance with completing open enrollment forms, HR staff will be available to help.

WMHIP informational meetings:

  • Thursday, October 19, 1-2 p.m. in the ATC auditorium (room 168).
  • Tuesday, October 24, 11 a.m. to noon in the Calkins Science Center auditorium (room 348).

Want to learn more about Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts?

To help you better understand how Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Saving Accounts work, we will be holding a FSA & HSA Lunch and Learn Session on Monday, October 23, at 1:00 p.m. in SCC- Room-234.

  • Ashley Young from Flex Administrators Inc., will be presenting on Flexible Spending Accounts, including yearly limits, carry over, claim submission and eligible FSA expenses.
  • Colleen Bolthouse from Lake Michigan Credit Union will be presenting on the advantages of Health Savings Accounts.

If you interested in attending FSA & HSA Lunch and Learn session, please RSVP to Victoria Vicencio at victoriavicencio@grcc.edu call ext-4175 or Maria Belmares Herrera at mherrerabelmares@grcc.edu ext-4052. Please RSVP by October 20 as we will be providing lunch and need an exact count.

 

Evening session added for Active Shooter Response Training

October 16, 2017

If you have not had the opportunity to attend the Active Shooter Response Training during the day, an evening session has been added to the schedule on Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 6:00-7:30 p.m in Sneden 309.

This training is required for all college staff and faculty.

The 90-minute training session will be presented by GRCC Police Chief Rebecca Whitman. The training 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.

Register online.

Leadership Institute applications due October 27

October 16, 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 www.grcc.edu/leadershipinstitute 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.

Cider & Donuts this week!

October 10, 2017
Join us later this week for some delicious cinnamon sugar donuts and hot apple cider to warm your spirit!  Hope to see you there!

 

Night Shift Event:
Thursday, 10/12/17, from 10 p.m. -11 p.m.
Raider Grill

Daytime Event:
Friday, 10/13/17, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ATC Atrium

Cider & Donuts Event flier

GRCC Employees on the Move through August 21, 2017

August 14, 2017

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

 

WELCOME TO GRCC

Nathaniel Lloyd

Accounting

Effective 6-26-17

 

Jimmie Baber

School of Workforce Development

Effective 7-17-17

 

Jyson Beasley, Jr

Facilities

Effective 7-24-17

 

Dustan Armock

Facilities

Effective 7-24-17

 

Carmen Andert

Mathematics

Effective 8-24-17

 

Heather Klare

Radiologic Technology

Effective 8-24-17

 

William Knapp

Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies

Effective 8-7-17

 

David McMullin

Enterprise Applications

Effective 8-21-17

 

Carmen Andert

Mathematics

Effective 8-24-17

 

Heather Klare

Radiologic Technology

Effective 8-24-17

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

 

Jennifer Kelly

From:  APSS, Payroll Specialist

To:  Meet & Confer, Payroll Specialist

Effective 6-26-17

 

Krystle Duthil

From:  Support Professional, Dental

To:   Support Professional, School of Workforce Development

Effective 7-5-17

 

Joseph Krussell

From:  Custodian, Student Community Center

To:  Grounds

Effective 7-17-17

 

William Firn

From:  Contingency, Athletic Director

To:  Meet & Confer, Athletic Director

Effective 6-26-17

 

Patrick VanOtteren

From:  Adjunct

To:  Assistant Professor

Effective 8-24-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

 

Steven Ender

President

Effective 6-30-17

 

Catherine Marlett-Dreher

Performing Arts-Theater

Effective 6-30-17

 

James Peterson

Accounting/Budgets

Effective 6-30-17

 

Susan Vanderlende

English

Effective 6-16-17

 

Paula Termeer

Psychology

Effective 7-1-17

 

Mary Molloy

English

Effective 4-29-17

 

Kellie Gregory

Facilities

Effective 7-21-17

 

Jennifer Bryant

Upward Bound

Effective 8-5-17

 

Duane David

Media Technologies

Effective 8-5-17

 

Orletta Caldwell

Business

Effective 8-18-17

 

Screening committee training set for August 18

August 8, 2017

If you’re interested in becoming part of a screening committee, please join us on Friday, August 18, 2017, for training! The session will be held in ATC 122 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

If you’re interested in participating, please register online.

Screening committee training set for August 18

August 1, 2017

If you’re interested in becoming part of a screening committee, please join us on Friday, August 18, 2017, for training! The session will be held in ATC 122 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

If you’re interested in participating, you can register online.

Screening committee training

July 26, 2017

If you’re interested in becoming part of a screening committee, please join us on Friday, August 18, 2017, for training! The session will be held in ATC 122 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Please register online.

 

Gold Team connects with GRCC retirees

July 20, 2017

Say hello to the Gold Team! They are an informal group of Golden Raiders who work to keep our retirees actively involved in our GRCC community. This team works hard to keep our retirees connected by publishing the quarterly Golden Raider newsletter and planning yearly recognition receptions. If you have questions about the Golden Raiders, please feel welcome to connect with Nicole Dekker, HR liaison for the Gold Team, at nicoledekker2@grcc.edu or x3848.

Two men and 12 women, all wearing GRCC T-shirts, sit and stand by a conference table.

From left: Jan Benham, Paul Chardoul, Liz Timmer, Ed Sosa, Penni Weninger, Sandy Andrews, Karen Holt, Diane Sparks, Jane Beld-Smith, Julie Johnson, Anita Cook, and Alice Donahue.

GRCC retiree biography: Paula Termeer

June 28, 2017

Paula Termeer started to work at GRCC as an adjunct instructor from 1992 to 1997.  In 2007, she returned as an adjunct instructor for the Psychology Department at GRCC.

Here’s what Paula shared with us about her teaching experience at GRCC:

I began at GRCC (then GRJC!) in 1992, teaching in the Public Service Department, basically criminal justice classes, while working for 61st District Court. The position was discontinued with the hiring of fulltime faculty about 1997. I was invited to return about 2006 to teach in the Psychology Department while working at Pine Rest. All positions have been as adjuncts.

Some of my favorite student stories have revolved around those who struggled the most. One in particular was a young man from Africa, who didn’t think he needed to take “remedial” classes (foundations) and failed his first semester. By the luck of the draw, he had me again the next semester, and we sat down and discussed what he needed to do different. He implemented the changes, in all of his classes, and passed with flying colors. I was able to help him get a job as a parking attendant for Spectrum Health and as he continued in college, he moved up the ranks of his jobs there. A few years later, he invited me to his graduation at GVSU and announced he was accepted to the Physician Assistant program at GVSU and I attended that graduation as well. Another student I had in my first class at GRJC back in 1992. When she finished undergrad, she happened to contact me about a MSW program and later asked me to supervise her internship, which I did. We worked as colleagues at Pine Rest for several years and this year, I recruited her to teach the class she had me for, in the Public Service Division. So we went full circle in that relationship!

For retirement, my husband and I will be able to do a lot more traveling, seeing the U.S. and Europe, at this point. I also accepted the position of director of women’s ministry at our church and am writing a blog on what to say when you don’t know what to say!

I loved my time at GRCC and look forward to seeing the new trends in college in the future.

Paula, on behalf of your GRCC community, we want to thank you for your commitment and service to GRCC.  Your contributions to our students’ lives can never be measured.  Happy retirement!

GRCC Employees on the Move through June 8, 2017

June 19, 2017

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Julia Yob

Support Professional, Communications

Effective 5-22-17

 

Deven Swanigan

Labor Relations & EO Generalist, General Counsel

Effective 6-12-17

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Donald Dykstra

From: Custodian II

To: Head Custodian I

Effective 5-15-17

 

Stephen Gonzalez

From: Grounds

To: Utility Maintenance

Effective 6-5-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Kristina Kozub

Student Success Coach, College Success Center

Effective 5-6-17

 

Marcia Lee

Support Professional, Library & Learning Commons

Effective 6-16-17

 

Sammye Zollman

Nursing Professor, Faculty

Effective 6-23-17

 

GRCC Employees on the Move through June 8, 2017

June 16, 2017

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Julia Yob

Support Professional, Communications

Effective 5-22-17

 

Deven Swanigan

Labor Relations & EO Generalist, General Counsel

Effective 6-12-17

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Donald Dykstra

From: Custodian II

To: Head Custodian I

Effective 5-15-17

 

Stephen Gonzalez

From: Grounds

To: Utility Maintenance

Effective 6-5-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Kristina Kozub

Student Success Coach, College Success Center

Effective 5-6-17

 

Marcia Lee

Support Professional, Library & Learning Commons

Effective 6-16-17

 

Sammye Zollman

Nursing Professor, Faculty

Effective 6-23-17

 

Pine Rest offers free online counseling

May 18, 2017

Many people prefer to sit face-to-face with their counselor. Many prefer the convenience and increased confidentiality of connecting online from their own home or office. Pine Rest now offers a team of specially trained and credentialed counselors to provide this service option. Research has shown that teletherapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. Employees can schedule appointments the same way they schedule office-based sessions-by dialing 800-442-0809 or 616-455-6210 and stating their wish for the online EAP counseling option. The scheduling Call Center will also check insurance to make certain that if they wish to extend counseling past their free EAP sessions they will be covered.

Pine Rest now offers the option of EAP counseling via an online video connection! Many people prefer to sit face-to-face with their counselor. Many prefer the convenience and increase confidentiality of connecting online from their own home or office. Pine Rest now offers a team of specially trained and credentialed counselors to provide this service option. Research has shown that teletherapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. Employees can schedule appointments the same way they schedule office-base sessions-by dialing 800-442-0809 or 616-455-6210- and starting their wish for the online EAP counseling option. The scheduling Call Center will also check insurance to make certain that if they wish to extend counseling past their free EAP sessions they will be covered. Appointment time? Just close the door. Free online counseling with licensed therapists now available. Your day is already hectic. With telehealth online video therapy, you can conveniently connect with a highly qualified, state-licensed and certified mental health professional without leaving the privacy of your home or office. Call today to learn more. An operator will answer any questions you have, verify that your computer or device can be used for telehealth and set up your first appointment. Contact us today. Available 24/7. Convenient. Confidential. Available for all adult household family members. 800-442-0809. Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. Employee Assistance Program. Church Assistance Program. School Assistance Program.