HR Staff present at MI-CUPA-HR Conference

The Michigan College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (MI-CUPA-HR) Conference took place Oct. 23-24 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Michigan Tech staff conducted the following two sessions at the conference.

“Recognizing the Union Through Rewarding the Individual: A Bonus Program That Works Within a Union”

Presenters:
Amanda Cadwell, UAW Local 5000 president
Tina Sarazin, UAW Local 5000 vice president
Renee Hiller, director of human resources
Catherine Burns, manager of staff employment
Lori Weir, human resources generalist

“How Empowerment Can Build a Healthier Workforce: Evolution of Wellness at Michigan Tech”

Presenters:
Renee Hiller, director of human resources
Karen Hext, manager of benefits

Lunch and Learn to Cover Stress Management and Attitude

Benefit Services and Northstar Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will host a Lunch and Learn.

Don Grisham, President of Northstar EAP, will present an orientation to the program.  Topics Grisham will cover include stress management and attitude.

All employees are welcome; bring your lunch, and beverages will be provided. Mark your calendars:

Thursday, November 6
Noon to 1 p.m.
Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

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HR Goes Casual for a Cause

If you stop by Michigan Tech Human Resources (HR) today, you will notice staff dressed in casual attire.  HR has decided to schedule one non-Friday day per month for it’s employees to dress casually. HR employees must donate a minimum of $1.00 to participate, with all collected donations to benefit the American Cancer Society.

We would like to thank you for understanding our philanthropic participation.

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Immigration Services Snapshot

The role of Academic Immigration Services in Human Resources is to work with employees and hiring departments as they navigate immigration process. The Immigration and Visa Coordinator, Madeline Mercado Voelker, is to assist departments in mapping out the immigration process and in addition to prepare, submit and monitor petitions.

Below is a snapshot of Academic Immigration Services petitions currently in process from Academic Year 2013-14: from H1B work Visas, I-140 Petitions, to I-485 (Green Card) petitions.

Immigration Data

All Michigan Tech Job Applications Now Submitted Electronically

As of October 1, 2014, all Michigan Tech job postings will be set up in PeopleAdmin, an online hiring and application tracking system.  Candidate applications are collected electronically, and can be reviewed online by search committee members.

In 2011, Michigan Tech began using PeopleAdmin, building the system framework for each employee type at Michigan Tech.  This began with non-union staff positions, UAW and POA union positions, and then faculty positions.  This fall, Employment Services and HR Information Systems have finalized the set up and are now posting the last employee group, AFSCME union positions, through PeopleAdmin. Employment Services and HR Information Systems continue to work together to provide excellent service to both the interested applicants and those conducting a search.