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Human Resources

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EAP webinars to help you cope with COVID-19

With each passing day, we all look for that little glimpse of hope and peace during this extremely difficult time.   As your EAP (Employee Assistance Program), we continually promote our promise to be here for you through every season, hardship and success life brings.

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‌Extra EAP Mental Wellness Resources for You

During this time of heightened stress and uncertainty, New Directions has been working to ensure you and your employees are taken care of and have what you need to help you through this challenging time.     

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Schedule online Estate planning basics Ensuring that our assets will pass to loved ones and causes that are near and dear is important to most of us. 

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We know that there is a lot of uncertainty in the world today. And just as we have for more than 100 years, TIAA is here to help you.You can access virtual counseling by phone or on any device, and get advice and education about your retirement savings, managing debt and your investment strategy

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The CARES Act JUST MADE HSAs MORE POWERFUL

In late March, the largest stimulus bill in history, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Safety Act (known as the CARES Act) was signed into law. The legislation includes several provisions that will make a major impact on those with health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). 

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Sign up for a virtual financial counseling session

We know that there is a lot of uncertainty in the worldtoday. 

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Features

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Tell Us How Your Department Stays Connected

We want to know how your team is having fun and staying productive while working remotely. Zoom meetings that resemble the opening credits of The Brady Bunch. Virtual happy hours and coffee klatches. Video backdrops for those Zoom meetings that place you on campus—or on the moon. For those still on campus, the daily routine is no less alien. We wear …

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Wellness

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Words for Wellness in the Times of COVID- 19 (III of III)

For an overview of several, popular self-help books, borrow How to Be Fine from our audiobook collection. By now, we hope that you’ve been able to establish some sense of stability, if even occasionally tremulous, despite having so much of what we understand about our college and higher education experiences intensely challenged over the last two months. 

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Chaplain's Fund

Middlebury's emergency employee assistance fund, called the Chaplain's Fund, has assisted well over 100 employees over the years who found themselves facing unforeseen financial emergencies.  The Chaplain’s Fund, hosted by the office of human resources and administered by The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, was recently strengthened by a generous gift from the Class of 2019/2019.5, and by …

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Words for Wellness in the Times of COVID- 19 (II of III)

It’s been over a month since most students have left Middlebury. A broad array of normal campus functions have shut down and classes have gone fully online. 

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GMHEC Well-being page

To support the well-being of our faculty and staff the GMHEC is offering a variety of events each day including yoga, strength training, cardio classes, cooking classes, professional development, fitness for kids and more.  All of these events are available on zoom.  

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Words for Wellness in the Times of COVID- 19 (I of III)

Words for Wellness in the Times of COVID- 19 (I of III)

Author Samantha Irby's collection of personal essays, meaty, promises a strong dose of reality! 

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GMHEC Well-being Facebook Group

Faculty and staff well-being remains a priority.  While we are home and practicing social distancing, it is crucial that we remain well and stay connected…

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go/havefun

go/havefun

We are all feeling more isolated now that so many of us are working from home.  Middlebury's go/havefun groups make it easy to connect with folks who share your interests.  Learn how to find those groups,and start one of your own here.

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MIIS News

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SAT is Recruiting New Members

Learn more about Staff Advisory Team at http://sites.miis.edu/staff. Terms run for two years starting June 2020. Contact any SAT member to learn more!

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SAT First Friday Staff Meet-Ups 12pm

Faculty and staff are invited to Staff Meet-ups every first Friday from 12-1:15pm PT April, May, and June 2020. Participants can join at http://go.miis.edu/staffmeetup. 

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Monday Virtual Lunches in April

Faculty and staff are invited to Monday lunches from 12-1pm PT during the month of April. This is an open session to check-in and share tips on remote work and life during shelter-in-place. Pets and kids welcome!

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Travel Resource for Middlebury Staff and Faculty
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Local News- Midd

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Mittelman Observatory Status - Summer 2020

While thoughts this time of year often turn to the community gathering atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall on mild summer evenings under dark Vermont skies for stargazing at the Observatory, this coming summer will necessarily be somewhat different. Mittelman Observatory has been developing a variety of potential programming that may involve live virtual stargazing, skywatching advice, astronomy dispatches, social media, online …

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Tiffany Nourse Sargent '79 Retires, Leaving Strong Community Engagement Legacy

Tiffany Nourse Sargent '79 Retires, Leaving Strong Community Engagement Legacy

Please visit this post on the Center for Community Engagement blog as we celebrate some of Tiffany’s major career accomplishments, announce the new Public Leadership Award created in her honor, and share reflections from colleagues and from Tiffany herself during this time of transition.

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What do librarians do when the library is closed?

Librarians continue to serve the Middlebury College community amidst the coronavirus/COVID- 19 concerns. Connect with them at go.middlebury.edu/askus. 

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forms.middlebury.edu and forms.miis.edu will be discontinued in November 2021, but new web form services are available now

Over the next eighteen months, we'll be asking you to move forms from forms.middlebury.edu and forms.miis.edu into another system. You can get a head start on this now with new form creation tools from Google and Microsoft.

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Get Ready for Oracle HCM -- Action Required

Get Ready for Oracle HCM -- Action Required
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Wed, 04/29/2020 - 00:00
Chris Norris

Everyone needs to be enrolled in the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium’s (GMHEC) Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) 

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Skill Building with LinkedIn Learning

Skill Building with LinkedIn Learning
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Tue, 04/28/2020 - 00:00
Cynthia "Pij" Slater

There's never been a better time to explore LinkedIn Learning's offerings and add som...

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Homeschooling Help Needed?

We (Staff Council) wanted to share with you an exciting opportunity for College staff that might be struggling with balancing homeschooling and working full-time. Our wonderful undergraduate students would like to offer support to college staff during the COVID-19 quarantine by organizing a Middlebury College student-run network of volunteer tutors for our school-aged dependents (K-12th grade).

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Zoom Security Update

Zoom has just released a new software update which adds a Security option to the Zoom meeting controls bar of the in-meeting experience. See below for a screen...

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General Information

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Employment Opportunities!

We invest in people at Middlebury. Together we create an environment where the pursuit of knowledge is universally valued. Build your future here!

Remember that you can check for employment opportunities at any time via the link above - no need to wait for Middpoints!

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Online Classifieds!

- The classifieds section is open to faculty, staff, and students (log-in required)

http://blogs.middlebury.edu/classifieds/

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Travel Registry

Planning to Travel Abroad on College Business in the Next Month?

- So that we can do our best to assist in case of an emergency or a crisis situation abroad, don’t forget to register your travel in the College’s Travel Registration Program:

http://www.middlebury.edu/international/travel

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Well-Being Calendar

View the Midd Well-Being Calendar of Events Here

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MiddPoints is published by Middlebury’s Office of Human Resources. We hope you’ll use MiddPoints to share news with our community, which will help reduce the number of all-faculty, all-staff e-mails. All messages posted at MiddPoints will appear in this bi-weekly newsletter on Thursday mornings.

To get out the word on events, please use the Calendar of Events

• MiddPoints blog: go/middpoints

• To post news and announcements: go/announce

• Instructions for posting announcements: http://blogs.middlebury.edu/announcements/about/

• To post a classified ad: http://blogs.middlebury.edu/classifieds/

 

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