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HR Update – This Week’s Employment Snapshot

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

There are currently 2 faculty positions, 3 summer Language School faculty positions, 34 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 4 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

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

Summer Language School Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/ls-faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/ls-faculty-jobs (off campus)

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)

25 Years @ Midd with John Huddleston

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John Huddleston Portrait 100116 copy (2)In this post we recognize John Huddleston, Fletcher Professor of Studio Art for his 25 years of service to Middlebury.  John’s humor shines through as he shares some of his favorite memories of Middlebury in addition to his take on why hobbies are over-rated. Read on to learn more about John’s creative work, how he came to Middlebury, as well as his story of a poignant life lesson that led to renewal. 

What did you do prior to work at Middlebury College and where were you located?

Well, after I was paroled…Not! I lived in NYC and San Francisco, working primarily in construction – as a roofer, a carpenter, and a consultant. Much of my consulting work was done on swing stage scaffolds, which hang off the skyscrapers. The views of the city were beautiful (good for my photography) and I always felt a lot safer 50 stories up than down on the streets.

Take us back to your first year as an employee at the College. What were the most significant things happening in your life outside of work then?

My first child was born in my first semester of teaching here. A very intense and wonderful experience that threw off my lesson plans for a few days. My daughter would enter the college as a student seventeen years later.

What are the most significant things happening in your life outside of work now (that you’d like to share)?

I find that meditation practice is becoming important in establishing a creative base for art-making and life. I just launched a website for my artwork: johnhuddlestonphoto.com. My wife says I should say I have a very rewarding marriage.

Have your interests/hobbies/athletic endeavors changed over the past 25 years? Have any of these been influenced by your work at the College or due to your association with others who work here?

Much of my photographic art is cross-disciplinary so colleagues in Spanish, Physics, History and the Environmental Sciences have been very helpful.

I’ve actually tried to eliminate hobbies as I realize how short life is. My sixth grade beer coaster collection now lays stagnant. Maybe I’ll get back to it in retirement.

CO10-10-11-art-006[1]art.studentsWhat is your fondest memory or experience that you’ve had while working at Middlebury?

The moments of real communication about meaningful subjects are most important to me. The imaginative energy on display at the student art shows in Johnson is very fulfilling.

Many people change jobs/careers multiple times in their working life. Something must have kept you here for 25 years. Is it anything that you can put into words?

The college and Vermont have been good for my family and work.

What are your plans for the next 25 years?

I have several more photography books I would like to have published. And I have a long-term project to die gracefully.

Do you have a favorite place on campus?

Cross-country skiing through the forest at Bread Loaf is right at the top for me.

BIf you could give one piece of advice to a new employee at Middlebury, what would it be?

If you have relocated from a warm climate, find activities to get outside in the winter!

And remember there is a big world outside of the college and Middlebury.

Is there anything else that you would like to share about your time at Middlebury?

While I was preparing for a trip to Mexico, having dreams of Aztec priests cutting out my heart, I was struck down by a heart attack, and shortly thereafter, underwent a triple bypass. As I was wheeled in for the open-heart surgery, strapped to my mobile altar, I looked for obsidian knives in the hands of the masked men. But the glaring light was not the sun over Tenochtitlan and I was not thrown down the temple stairs after the bloodletting. Instead, resurrection, pain, and a long chest scar, fractal-like, a branched connection to the limbs of the forest and to the contours of the constellations, thrust forward, worn like a medal, a purple heart. Evidence of a sacrifice to renew the world, my world, and to assert our shared suffering and joy.

HR Update – This Week’s Employment Snapshot

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

There are currently 1 faculty position, 3 summer Language School faculty positions, 39 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 3 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

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

Summer Language School Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/ls-faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/ls-faculty-jobs (off campus)

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)

April EFAP News

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Wellness Corp LogoIn this month’s EFAP newsletter you can learn about:

  • Safe driving tips
  • Resources to help you deal with stress
  • The real deal on organic foods

as well as attend a work/life webinar about the normal aging process, and find recipes for garden vegetable crustless quiche and carrot cake. To access the April newsletter please visit: http://go.middlebury.edu/efap-april.

Did you know that you can also sign up to receive the EFAP newsletter via your email address? To do so, click here.

Featured Article: Resources to Help you Deal with Stress

April Work/Life Webinar:  Normal Aging

In this presentation we will look at what to expect as we age and how to cope with the changes. Strategies for positive aging will also be discussed. Teresa Pielage received her degree in Social Work for the University of Cincinnati.  She serves BrownRichards as an Eldercare Specialist with 25 years of experience working with seniors and their families. Tuesday April 16, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST. Please see the newsletter link above to find out how to register.

HR Update – This Week’s Employment Snapshot

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

There are currently 1 faculty position, 3 summer Language School faculty positions, 40 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 2 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

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

Summer Language School Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/ls-faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/ls-faculty-jobs (off campus)

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)

CTO Maximums and Transferring Time to SLR

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Throughout the year each employee is responsible for managing his/her CTO amounts within the applicable limits. Remember, if you allow your balance to reach maximum during any pay period except the final one of the fiscal year, your excess accrual does not automatically transfer to SLR – instead you will stop accruing and forfeit the un-accrued CTO time.

Checking Your Leave Balances

In BannerWeb go to Employee > Time Off Current Balances and History. If you are getting close to the CTO max amounts below, transfer some of your CTO to SLR.

CTO Maximum Amounts

Date CTO Maximum in Days CTO Max. in hours for employees w/ scheduled 8 hour days CTO Max. in hours for employees w/ scheduled 7.75 hour days  
As of the last full pay period of June 24 192 186
Any other time 36 288 279

 

Transferring CTO to SLR

You may also transfer your own CTO at any time. When you report your time via BannerWeb, enter the number of hours you wish to transfer on the web time sheet in the row titled “Transfer CTO to SLR.”

CTO to SLR

HR Integration

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In recent years we have taken a number of significant steps in the direction of full integration of the Human Resources offices at the Monterey Institute (MIIS) and Middlebury, including the alignment of health and welfare benefits, pension benefits and plan providers, and the implementation of a market-based compensation system.  We have also coordinated important institutional policies and most recently presented the management training program on MIIS campus.  We are pleased to announce that the final step, to consolidate the entire Human Resources function under one institution-wide management at Middlebury, was effective 3/1/13.

C. Drew Macan, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Development