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Sculptor Marshall Fredericks claimed that the slender "Saints and Sinners" were true labors of love.  To him they represented good, evil, knowledge of good and evil, temptation, a saint of the church, a mother and a child, and a warrior saint.  Oakland University has the privilege of showcasing this beautiful piece right outside the Kresge Library.
Benefits Corner
Benefit and Wellness Fair in the Rec Center October 26
Our annual Benefit and Wellness Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 26 in the Recreation Center. Representatives from all of our benefit providers will be present, so be sure to stop by the fair to visit them. It is a great place to learn more about your benefits and get questions answered. The fair will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

2012 Benefit Open Enrollment October 26-November 11, 2011
This is the time each year when you have the opportunity to make changes to your benefits. Later this month, you will receive a packet of information explaining the benefits and including the necessary enrollment forms. Please take the time to review this important information before open enrollment begins.

Staff Member News
Please welcome all of the new employees that have joined us in September, 2011!  
Michele Applebee - Student Success Assistant - University Housing
Timothy Dameron - Coordinator of Athletics Marketing, Promotions & Ticketing - Athletics Admin
Gina DeMartis - Assistant to the Athletic Director/Events Coordinator - Athletics Administration
Aaron Epstein - Coordinator Athletics Annual giving and VIP Programs - Athletics Department
Anthony Gallina - Admissions Adviser - Admissions & Orientation Department
Julie Gustafson - Executive Director - Macomb/Oakland University Incubator
Gennie Hill - Admissions Adviser - Admissions & Orientation Department
Lisa Hock - Clerk III - Purchasing & Risk Management Department
Juan Carlos Mendez - System Administrator - School of Business Administration
Kelly Sue Murphy - Manager University Apartments - University Housing Department
Colleen Sturgill - Coordinator School & Field Svcs - SEHS - Professional Development/Ed Outreach
Beth Sutton - Art & Practice of Medicine Coordinator - School of Medicine


Christina Riley, Office Coorinator for Office of the Registrar, has been with Oakland University for 4 years.

Read about Christin'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.

The Total Employee and Management Source (TEAMS)/PeopleAdmin System Integrates with the OU NetID Account System.
In an effort to streamline our login process to the Total Employee and Management Source (TEAMS)/PeopleAdmin system, the TEAMS system will be integrated with the OU NetID account system. This change will take effect shortly. For those of you who have access to the system, watch for an email advising you to this change.

When notified, you will log into the TEAMS system at and you will enter the same NetID user name and password which you currently use for email. The system will use the same authentication from that point forward.

If you are a new employee, or current employee, who has not created an account, you can go to the TEAMS site noted above and create a new user account using your NetID user name and password. If you are a new employee, please note that this site is different from the applicant site and does require you to create a new user account.

If you have any questions, please contact the Employment Services Office at X3480.
Training Update

New Training Website
We are happy to announce the new UHR Training website! It will serve as a "one-stop shop" for all of your training needs, including Banner Training information, new technologies, SkillSoft, etc. We will also be uploading all the materials from UHR-sponsored trainings and presentations. If you have materials for trainings that you think would belong on our new pages (for example, off-site management training, policy training, etc.), please contact Dana Pierce or Vicki Larabell to discuss.

*New course* Making a Positive Impression in an Internal Interview
Interviewing for a new job can be stressful. You can easily get caught up in the anxiety of wondering what the interview questions will be, what answers you should give, and how to leave a positive impression. This can get even worse when the interview is for an opportunity in your current organization, as you try to answers questions about your work from those who know your work well.
You can relax though. Throughout this course you'll be shown how you can leverage your experience and internal knowledge to make a positive impression during your interview. Through techniques for meeting expectations and displaying your competence, you'll learn how to make a positive impression and connect with the interviewers' perspective. It's important to show them you're the right person for the challenges and responsibilities of the role, and it all starts with making a positive impression during your interview.

Business Skills > Personal Development > Interviewing Strategies for the Interviewer 

Training Courses Offered for October, 2011

Google Overview
10/5/2011 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Departmental Time Entry (DTE) for Bi-Weekly/Hourly (BW) Employees - Entering & Approving Time
10/6/2011 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Departmental Time Entry (DTE) for Bi-Weekly/Hourly (BW) Employees - Entering & Approving Time
10/7/2011 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
CareWorks CMS - Web Content Management System
10/7/2011 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
10/12/2011 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CareWorks CMS - News and Events
10/14/2011 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Careworks CMS - Form Builder/Media Gallery
10/21/2011 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you have any questions, please contact the training department at x4579.  You can click here to enroll in these and many other courses.

Online Learning
SkillSoft: Getting Started with Word 2007
Microsoft Office is a program that most of us use everyday. The software is capable of creating
almost anything we could need in our professional and personal lives. The creativity and the
possibilities are almost endless. The software has several different programs that are super
user friendly and offers help in all different aspects; the program will actually teach you how to
create and do all types of things which is great!

I took this course after taking the SkillCheck test offered through UHR and I could not believe
what I did not know. I was and still am determined to master this software because it is
probably the most used software across the world, not to mention something I don't go a
day without! I learned a bunch of new tricks and shortcuts and was even able to teach my
supervisor some tricks she didn't know. I would recommend this course to everyone who uses
this software on a daily basis because I am positive that you will learn something you did not
already know.
Reviewed by Cindy Secondino, UHR Intern

Desktop Curricula >Mircosoft Office 2007 > Microsoft Office 2007: Beginning Word

Please click here to enroll in SkillSoft.

**Having trouble accessing SkillSoft?  Contact Dana ( or Vicki ( to help troubleshoot the problem.**
Building a Better U
Wellness Fair
Attention all OU employees…mark October 26th as the date to get your personal wellness in check at the annual campus Benefits and Wellness Fair! This year's Fair will be held at the Recreation Center between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a FREE event for the campus community (no Rec Center membership required). A variety of vendors from Oakland and the surrounding area will be in attendance to provide screenings, help assess and evaluate personal wellness, promote wellness initiatives, and encourage healthy behaviors. The Benefits and Wellness Fair is a great opportunity to learn more about the six dimensions of wellness and collect information to aid personal efforts in living a healthy lifestyle.

OU Walks! Across America
Can you walk across America? Get your shoes and put some pep in your step for our first-ever walk from Rochester to Los Angeles on the famous Route 66! Join your fellow OU employees and the OU students for this FREE program sponsored by a Brooksie Way Minigrant. Registration is available to the first 150 students, faculty/staff by calling Becky at 370-4910 or emailing The program will be self-monitored and runs from October 10th-December 5th. All participants will receive a pedometer to track steps which will be converted to miles. Prizes will be awarded along the way and everyone who finishes gets a t-shirt!

Registration has begun and space is limited!
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