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Reminder: Today is last day to complete Fringe Benefits Survey

Today is the last day for staff and faculty to complete the 2019 Fringe Benefits Survey. Responses will be completely confidential. The survey will close today at 5 p.m.

The purpose of the survey is to assist the President’s Council in determining which benefits mean the most for employees. It is not intended to reduce the fringe benefits that are already offered. The intent is to use employee feedback to identify enhanced benefits that will add to employee’s enjoyment of work at OLLU.

Use the following link to access the survey: OLLU Fringe Benefits Survey.

Dr. Kahn publishes peer-reviewed paper

Hamid Khan EdD, PhD, professor of management, published a peer reviewed journal paper titled, “Studying the exemplary: predicting exemplary performance of professors as leaders utilizing the concept of American exceptionalism,” in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR)- Volume 8, Number 1, August 2019 issue. The result of this empirical research was presented at The International Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference in April 2019, held in Jacksonville, FL and the manuscript was voted to be escalated for full panel Journal review.

Faculty 2019-2020 Employee Benefits Fair Set for Wednesday

Faculty employee benefits fair will take place on Wednesday from 9 a.m.–noon and 1-3 p.m., in Main Building, Room 311. 

Annual benefits enrolment provides benefit-eligible employees the opportunity to start, change or end benefits, which become effective Oct. 1, 2019, with the exception of medical and dependent care reimbursement plans, which begin Sept. 1, 2019.

All eligible employees making changes must enroll online in order to change benefits.  Current benefits will carry over with the exception of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), which require enrollment each year.

All full-time faculty employees will be able to complete enrollment through Web Advisor under Benefits Enrollment.  Employees wishing to make changes will need to adhere to the following deadline.

  • Faculty enrollment period begins Aug. 28.
  • Deadline to enroll is Sept. 12 by 11:59 p.m.

To access the Benefits Enrollment online:

  1. Log into My OLLU portal
  2. Click on Web Advisor for Faculty
  3. Click on Employee Profile
  4. Click on Review Current Benefits
  5. Click on Benefit Enrollment
  6. If you aren’t sure of your additional current benefits, check the Pay Advice for your last pay period

Eligible service award recipients for 2019

The attached listing includes the names and years of service of all employees whom Human Resources records show as being eligible to receive the Service Award during Spirit Day. Awards will be given at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 19, 2019.

Employees must have completed full-time service in increments of five years beginning with 10 years and counting in 2019 to be eligible to receive the Service Award.

Click here to view the 2019 Service Award recipient list.

Staff or faculty members who think they are eligible to receive the Service Award, but do not see their name on the list, should contact Human Resources as soon as possible via email at hrteam@ollusa.edu.

Download and complete the 2019 Service Award information form. This will let Human Resources know who will, or will not, be participating in Mass during Spirit Day. Forms need to be returned to Human Resources by Wednesday.

Reminder: staff and faculty asked to complete benefits survey

Staff and faculty are reminded to complete the 2019 Fringe Benefits Survey. Responses will be completely confidential. The survey will remain open until Sept. 3 at 5 p.m.

The purpose of the survey is to assist the President’s Council in determining which benefits mean the most for employees. It is not intended to reduce the fringe benefits that are already offered. The intent is to use employee feedback to identify enhanced benefits that will add to employee’s enjoyment of work at OLLU.

Use the following link to access the survey: OLLU Fringe Benefits Survey.

Human Resources and Credit Human hosting ‘Lunch and Learn’ Sessions

OLLU has partnered with Credit Human Federal Credit Union to host two “Lunch and Learn” sessions for members of the OLLU community to learn more about Credit Human and the importance of financial health.

Both sessions will take place on Sept. 4, in Providence Hall, Blue Room. The first session will be in Spanish at 11 a.m. The second session will be in English and will take place at 12 p.m.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by Sept. 3 at bit.ly/OLLU-Sept, or by visiting the Human Resources Office in Main Building, Room 125, or by calling 210-434-6711, ext. 3970.

Professor Benavides signs on as editor of social equity publication

Yvette Benavides, professor of English, has signed on to be the series editor of “EQ: Creative Nonfiction on Social Equity” with Trinity University Press. The first issue will cover the issue of “Border” and will be out in the spring of 2020. Subsequent issues to be published in the next few years include, “Food,” “City,” and “Climate.” The series features creative nonfiction in all its many forms by a variety of authors. Professor Benavides is also co-author of “San Antonio 365,” which she describes as a social justice history of San Antonio. The book, published by Trinity University Press, will be out in spring 2020. Professor Benavides returned to Yale University earlier this summer to complete the THREAD summer program in multimedia storytelling. She previously participated in the Yale Writers’ Conference in summer of 2016. A long-time radio commentator and book critic, Professor Benavides has also been tapped to create and host a books podcast for Texas Public Radio. 

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