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HR UPDATE: THIS WEEK’S EMPLOYMENT SNAPSHOT

There are currently 7 faculty positions, 37 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 internal job postings on the Middlebury employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities:http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

From MSA: Back to School Shopping

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Time for back-to-school shopping!  Aside from the mid-year field trip or random science project, August is typically the one month where you spend a lot of money on school stuff, which means it could potentially mess up your regular spending plan.  Don’t worry!  We’ve got a few tips to help you stay on track.

Adjust Your Budget for Success

First, you need to assess and modify your spending plan to fit potentially hundreds of dollars into this month’s list of expenses.  Parents spend an average of $630 on back-to-school purchases,1 so planning ahead is essential.

Look at how much money you have available.  How much money in savings can and should go towards education costs?  How much of your discretionary spending can you allocate for your shopping trip?

Make a list of all the supplies you will need to get.  Did the teacher provide a list of books and tools?  Do you need to buy a school uniform?  Check your drawers and closets for supplies and clothing first so you don’t spend money on things you already have available.  And remember to bring your list of items so you can stick to what you need.  (If you don’t have a list, you’re more likely to either buy more than necessary or forget something and have to spend more on gas going back for the items.)

If you still need to make a few extra bucks before you head to the mall, grab any items collecting dust in your back closet and throw a garage sale, then put the proceeds toward your back-to-school fund.

Make a (Thrifty) Fashion Statement

You know your kids will ask for the latest and greatest fashion trends.  Dime-store tennis shoes for the first day of school just won’t cut it – they prefer the hundred-dollar shoes.  Of course, you look at your wallet, remember the mortgage and the backpack full of desk supplies you already paid for, and brace yourself for the tantrum that comes after you say, “No.”

Hold up.  There may be a way.

Before you go shopping, check for coupons, discounts and rebates.  Look at sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, ibotta andRetailMeNot.  These sites give you deals that could make big-ticket items more affordable and budget friendly.  Just remember to peruse their offers before you get in the car so you can plan where you need to go; for example, you might find a coupon for those expensive shoes, but it only works at a particular retailer.

You could also see if there’s an outlet store near you that carries major shoe brands (or other school stuff) at discount prices, and you can look for student discounts on everything from clothes to electronics (just don’t forget to bring a valid student ID).

Protect Your Purchases

Did you know that 85% of parents plan on using their smartphones for buying school materials?2  If you decide to use your phone for shopping online or pulling up coupons, remember to check security before making a transaction.  Look for the lock symbol and https before the web address, which signifies the proper Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protection.

Do not use a random Wi-Fi network while shopping online.  Fraudsters set up fake Wi-Fi networks that look like legitimate business internet connections, and they hack your device when you connect to their phony network.

Also check your receipts and credit card statements for any possible errors, like being charged twice for something or not receiving proper credit for a coupon.

Work with a Professional

Preparing your budget for back-to-school purchases, extra trips to the gas station for driving back and forth from school, and money for field trips and extracurricular activities can seem like a daunting objective.  Your Money Coach and Budget Specialist can help your family start the school year on a good financial foot.  Your Money Coach can provide suggestions and options you may not have considered.  And don’t forget Wallet: our personal financial management software that shows all your account activity in one place, allows you to set spending goals and alerts, and more, which makes it easier to be smart with your money while you shop.  Call 888-724-2326 or visit our website to get started.

Mid-Year Performance Evaluations for Staff Members

Annual written performance evaluations are conducted for staff members between January 1 and March 31 of each year as part of the College’s ongoing performance feedback process.  Also part of this process, informal performance evaluation meetings are conducted at six-month intervals between the annual written performance evaluations.  For most staff, informal evaluation meetings occur between July and September.

The annual evaluation process is designed to give employees and supervisors an opportunity to evaluate work accomplishments and performance during the review period and establish goals and objectives for the future.  The informal evaluation provides a valuable opportunity for mid-year feedback, review of the progress in meeting goals, and plans for any necessary adjustments.

Supervisors should be making plans to meet with their staff members to conduct mid-year performance discussions if not already completed.  Staff and supervisors should contact Human Resources with any questions or concerns about the performance evaluation process by calling x5465, option 1.

HR UPDATE: THIS WEEK’S EMPLOYMENT SNAPSHOT

There are currently 6 faculty positions, 37 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 internal job postings on the Middlebury employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities:http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

HR UPDATE: THIS WEEK’S EMPLOYMENT SNAPSHOT

There are currently 5 faculty positions, 41 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 2 internal job postings on the Middlebury employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities:http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

MSA August Newsletter

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WEBINAR: DREAMING OF RETIREMENT (August 9th)

Want to retire carefree? Join us as we provide the tips you need for a solid retirement plan. For those of you who do not know the opportunities available, we will provide an overview of retirement plans and savings options. There are many things you need to consider since the cost of living will be different in the future. Our class offers calculations on what to expect and how to meet monthly expenses. Leave this class with the confidence and ability to explore your options and learn how to accomplish your retirement goals.

12:00 pm EST SIGNUP

3:00 pm EST SIGNUP

Assess Retirement Income

Will you be financially stable in retirement? Whether you’re thirty days or thirty years away from retirement, now is the time to assess your future income.

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Financial Peace of Mind

On August 25th @ 12pm EST, attend our webinar to hear about your opportunity to work with a Money Coach to overcome financial stress and achieve your financial dreams

REGISTER

 

Live Financial Forum

Join us on August 24th @ 12pm EST for the opportunity to ask our panel of experts any financial question you might have and get the answers you need.

REGISTER

Take Action and Win!

You get the chance to win cool prizes, when you engage in the financial wellness program, work with a Money Coach, and attend classes.

REWARDS

 

August EFAP News: Cyberbullying 101

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August 2016 Newsletter:
Getting a Handle on Harassing Behavior

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Cyberbullying 101
STAGGERING STATISTICS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
Approximately 1 out of every 4 students report being the victim of bullying during the school year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015). Almost 20% of US high school students were bullied in the past year, approximately 15% online (Center for Disease Control, 2014). And typically only 36 % report bullying (Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, and Hanson, 2010). Of students that reported cyberbullying, 29% of teens on social media reported having an experience resulting in a face-to-face confrontation with someone after the online attack (NCES 2013, nces.ed.gov/pubs2013).

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
Social media has changed our world – how we communicate, how we market products and ourselves, how we gauge our popularity, and how we react to others. Somehow society has popularized knowing everything about everyone all of the time. Recent estimates indicate that over 90% of teens are now online and about 80% of them use social media.

Most cyberbullying is done by individuals lashing out because they are hurting somehow themselves. Often bullies are victims of abuse or a disorder, and they don’t know how to reach out for help, so they strike out at others to attempt to feel powerful and in control of a small part of their lives.

As much as we want to protect our kids and remove them from this new scary social arena, it is better to understand the playing field, educate yourself and your kids, and learn safeguards and proper protocols.

MY CHILD IS A VICTIM OF CYBERBULLING, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Console your child and find them supportive resources. Reach out to your school principal, counselor, or police officer. Contact a mental health professional or call E4 Health. You will need guidance and counseling to successfully navigate this situation and to find healing and peace for your family.


Avoid responding to any harassing communications. Make a print copy and an electronic copy of the harassing message/post. You may need to involve the police, school officials, or other parents. If the harassment involves a threat, definitely involve the police. Most states recognize cyberbullying as a crime now.

Check and tighten security settings on computers, phones, websites, and apps. Utilize as many blocking scenarios as you can. Attend this month’s webinar to learn specifics.

Be vocal. Wherever the harassment occurred – internet service provider, social medial website, cell phone, or social app – contact them and file a complaint.

Many schools are implementing an anonymous cyberbullying program. Whether it is phone or web-based, the program allows kids to anonymously report cyberbullying activity without fear of backlash. Often kids want to do the right thing by reporting harassment or defending someone being hurt; however, the fear of being bullied themselves often prevents kids from reacting. Studies show that such programs have reduced bullying by 25% or more. If your child’s school doesn’t have such a program, talk to them about starting one. 


MY CHILD MAY BE A CYBERBULLY, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

First and foremost, understand that your child may be hurting. You may want to consider having your child evaluated by a professional such as their pediatrician or school counselor to help find out what is going on and guide you towards the appropriate support for your family. He or she may speak more freely with a counselor than with you.

 Also remember you can reach out to E4 Health any time, any day for guidance.

 

FREE Webinar:

Bullying and Social Media

August 16th

12-1pm and 3-4pm EST

11-12am and 2-3pm CST

10-11am and 1-3pm MST

9-10am and

12-1pm PST

As social media becomes more and more a part of our children’s lives, how can we determine which platforms are age-appropriate and safe? This webinar will give you suggestions on ways to protect your children on social media; provide warning signs of cyber bullying and empower you to proactively monitor your children’s online activity.

REGISTER TODAY! Space is limited

Click on the time you would like to attend above.

You can also log on to

www.HelloE4.com with your username and password. On the homepage, click on “UPCOMING WEBINARS,” and follow the easy instructions.

Unable to make it to the scheduled webinars? 

We have them archived for your convenience. Visit

  www.HelloE4.com click on E4 University, then click on Webinars to search by  webinar title.  

THIS MONTH LET US 

BE YOUR RESOURCE FOR:

Professional counseling

to deal with the often-significant emotional stress of bullying or harassing behavior

Online learning via our webinar, “Bullying and Social Media” on Tuesday, August 16th

Articles on topics related to bullying and harassment

Tips on how to help reduce threatening behavior in our workplaces, schools, and daily lives

Referrals to support resources in your area

ALWAYS AVAILABLE.

ALWAYS CONFIDENTIAL.

For whatever work or life issue is on your mind, or for anything related to daily living that you could use some extra help with, let us be your resource. It’s free, it’s confidential, and it’s available to you, as well as your family and household members.

Just call or log on to get started.

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025
(phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

HR UPDATE: THIS WEEK’S EMPLOYMENT SNAPSHOT

There are currently 2 faculty positions, 44 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 2 internal job postings on the Middlebury employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities:http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

MSA July Newsletter

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Identity Theft – Prevention & Resolution

READ: Great Finances Need Protection
A key aspect of improving financial wellness and maintaining financial success is incorporating an identity theft protection plan….
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READ: Smart Steps for a Victim
It’s not a matter of if but when you become a victim of identity theft. Take a moment to learn these smart steps for protecting yourself…
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WEBINAR: Financial Peace of Mind
On July 28th, come hear about your opportunity to work with a Money Coach to overcome financial stress and achieve your financial dreams.
9am PDT SIGNUP

REWARDS: Take Action and Win!
You get the chance to win cool prizes, when you engage in the MSA program, work with a Money Coach, and attend webinars.
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