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Employees must submit timecards prior to Christmas break

Due to the Christmas break, the Payroll Office requests that all timecards for staff must be submitted before leaving at noon on Thursday, Dec. 21. Employees are reminded to input their holiday hours for Dec. 21 (half day) and 22. Hourly employees will be paid as scheduled on Dec. 29.

Employees who are planning to take vacation time prior to Dec. 21 must input their additional vacation days and submit their time for approval prior to leaving for vacation.

Hourly individuals who anticipate taking vacation time through Jan. 5 will need to coordinate with their supervisors to make sure their hours are recorded on time.

Human Resources holding supervisor training next week

Human Resources will be providing supervisor training next week.

Training sessions will take place the following dates and times:

  • Monday, Dec. 11: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m.

Each training session will take place in Main Building, Room 311A

Invitations with more information on how to sign up for one of the training sessions will be sent via email to supervisors who have not yet attended a supervisor training.

Topics covered during each of the morning sessions include:

  • Employee Selection
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Orientation
  • Personnel Documentation
  • Compensation Plan
  • Wage and Hour Facts
  • Leave of Absence

Topics covered during each of the afternoon sessions include:

  • Performance Evaluation
  • Disciplinary Process
  • Understanding the Discharge Process
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Supervisor Resources

This training is for primary supervisors supervising staff employees. Supervisor manuals will be distributed during the trainings. Contact Human Resources for more information at 210-434-6711, ext. 3970 or hrteam@ollusa.edu.

Stay updated on news from the IT office

The ITS News and Information site has the latest announcements about the upcoming Office 365 email migrations for faculty and staff, the ongoing rollout of new Xerox MFD copiers/printers and other helpful information. OLLU community members are encouraged to check the site regularly to stay up to date on information from the OLLU IT Office.

The site can be accessed through Office 365 (if prompted, log in using OLLU credentials).

Professor Benavides selected for journalism entrepreneurship institute

Yvette Benavides, MFA, professor of English, has been selected as a fellow to the 2018 Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

The Institute is open to journalism instructors, who are interested in infusing the concepts and practices of entrepreneurial journalism into their teaching of journalism.

Benavides is one of 12 fellows, who will be participating in the Institute, which will be held Jan. 2-6, 2018.

Employees reminded to submit timecards before Thanksgiving break

Employees are reminded to submit and approve timecards prior to Thanksgiving break.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Payroll Office requests that all timecards for staff be submitted by Tuesday, Nov. 21. Employees are also reminded to input their holiday hours for Nov. 22, 23 and 24.

Those employees who are planning to take vacation time prior to Nov. 21 must input their additional vacation days and submit their time for approval prior to leaving for vacation.

Human Resources providing training on Hirezon this week

The Office of Human Resources and Office of Web and Duplication Services will be providing training on Hirezon, Interview Exchange’s Forms Module, introduced during this year’s Provost Professional Development Days. The training will be for those employees who have the responsibility of submitting and approving staff positions. The training sessions will demonstrate how to create, submit and approve an online Staff Requisition/Staff Request for Position posting form and the online Staff Summary Selection Form.

The trainings will take place the following dates:

  • Tuesday – 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Library Community Room
  • Tuesday – 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Library Community Room
  • Wednesday – 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Main Building, Room 311B
  • Wednesday – 3-4 p.m. – Main Building Room, 311B

To RSVP for a training session, email hrteam@ollusa.edu.

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