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A couple of updates have been made to the newsletter that was sent earlier this week. Please refer to this version for the most up-to-date UHR information.

We have been notified that HAP and Crittenton Hospital have come to a new agreement and HAP members can continue to receive care at Crittenton without disruption. Letter will be sent to HAP members verifying the Crittenton Hospital continues to be a part of the HAP HMO network.

In light of this, the meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact the UHR Benefits Office at extension 4207.

New Benefit
As part of our benefit offerings from CIGNA, we are pleased to announce the new Life Assistance Program (LAP). The LAP is available at no cost to all benefit eligible staff and faculty. We will soon be distributing brochures from CIGNA explaining the benefit and providing directions on how to access services.

The Life Assistance Program is available to help with challenges that may come up in day-to-day living. It's as simple as calling 800-538-3543 or accessing the online site. Trained advocates are available 24/7 to help assess the caller's needs and develop a solution to help resolve the caller's concerns. They can also direct the caller to resources in the community. Three face-to-face sessions with a specialist are also available as part of the program. Strict confidentiality is maintained. No information shared with CIGNA will be available to Oakland University.

Retirement Reps on Campus
Representatives from Fidelity and TIAA-CREF on are campus each month. If you have questions about your 403(b) plan they are available to assist you. Below are the dates and locations for July and August.

Tuesday, July 19, 126 Oakland Center
Wednesday, July 20, 126 Oakland Center
Wednesday, August 10, 126 Oakland Center
To schedule an appointment call the Service & Scheduling Group at (800) 732-8353,
or you can schedule your own appointment on the Web at TIAA-CREF.

Tuesday, July 26, 127 Oakland Center
Tuesday, August 23 127 Oakland Center
Call (800) 642-7131 to schedule an appointment with Bethany Pagnani or go to Reservations.
Staff Member News
Please welcome all of the new employees that have joined us in June, 2011! 
Ashley Dunham - SEHS Counseling Center Coordinator - Department of Counseling - SEHS
Shannon Halbedel - Capstone Program Coordinator - School of Medicine
JoeAnna Ingram - Healthcare Trainer - School of Nursing
- Riverview Institute
Mariusz Nowak - Senior Windows System Engineer - Architecture Technical Support
Michael O'Heir - Coordinator of Business Operations - Athletics Administration
Benjamin Schutz - Undergraduate Recruitment Graphics Specialist - Admissions & Orientation


Linda Sisson, Director of Disability Support Services, has been with Oakland University for 10 years.

Read about Linda's contribution to the University on her Employee of the Month page.

Nominate a shining star for Employee of the Month! 

Click on the Nominate link to complete the online form.

PeopleAdmin for Academics is Coming!
PeopleAdmin, the online recruitment system currently used for staff hiring, will become available this fall for hiring members of the academic community. Advantages to this new system include: a paperless method of hiring, search committee chairs knowing what the status of their search is at all times, and ability to access from remote locations.  System training sessions are available for registration on the University's training website.

Contact Academic Human Resources for more information.
Training Update
Training Courses Offered for July, 2011
CareWorks CMS -  Content Management System
7/12/2011 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CareWorks CMS - News and Events
7/13/2011 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Careworks CMS - Form Builder/Media Gallery
7/26/2011 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Nested Labels

Labels are a great way of organizing your email; nested labels give you the ability to organize labels hierarchically, like you used to do with folders! Starting June 14, this has been available for everyone!

To start using them, you can either create a new sub-label from the dropdown menu or just move an existing label under another one using the edit option:

Pawley Institute launches Summer Lean Series
The Oakland University Pawley Lean Institute will offer new lean training opportunities this summer with its Summer Lean Series, hosted at the Macomb-OU INCubator. Click here to register.

Online Learning
Moving Forward in Technology
SkillSoft is keeping up-to-date with new versions of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.  There are training courses available on using Windows 7, and also on seven different Microsoft Office 10 products, including Word 10, Excel 10, PowerPoint 10, and Access 10.  If you are feeling lost trying to navigate around in these updated applications, take some time to check out the SkillSoft tutorials and courses designed to make your job easier!

Please click here to enroll in SkillSoft.
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