Laura Carotenuto

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Staff Performance Evaluation Process for 2012

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As many are aware, annual performance evaluations for staff members should be scheduled by March 31, 2012. Based upon feedback from last year’s process, the evaluation form has been slightly revised for 2012. Two versions are available for use: a web form that allows for completion electronically, or a Word version that can be printed and completed by hand. The new Annual Performance Summary forms and reference guide can be found at the following link: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/hr/staffandfaculty/evals. You will notice that the primary adjustment is a return to the four-point performance designation scale of the 2010 cycle. Also, although we have eliminated a limit on those identified as “consistently exceeding performance expectations”, managers are expected to achieve a curved distribution of performance designations.

Supervisors are required to schedule an Annual Performance Summary meeting with each of their staff members. The supervisor and staff member are expected to share their perspectives about the staff member’s job performance and agree on goals and needs for ongoing support. The staff member is expected to complete the self assessment and is encouraged to provide information that supports their view on whether they successfully achieved or consistently exceeded performance expectations. The supervisor is responsible for assessing the staff member’s performance over the past 12 months, identifying goals and objectives for the coming year, and determining an overall performance designation associated with each staff member’s eligibility for a pay increase.

It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that the form is completed, that signatures are included, and that completed forms are sent to Human Resources by March 31.

Please feel free to call Human Resources at extension 5465, option 2 with any questions regarding the 2012 process.

Concerned About an Elderly Relative?

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Elderly Services Inc. invites you to an informational open house featuring eldercare consultations (local and long-distance), information on caregiving, answers to questions about aging, and tours for prospective participants. Drop by anytime on Tuesday, January 10, between 3 and 5 p.m. or Wednesday, January 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elderly Services, 112 Exchange Street, Middlebury.

Come alone or bring your elderly relative with you. Call Ellen for more information: 388-3983.

Tropical Storm Irene Recovery Assistance

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The registration deadline for disaster assistance for individuals and families impacted by Tropical Storm Irene is October 31, 2011. This may include housing repair grants or temporary rental assistance, as well as reimbursement for personal property losses.

Register online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or visit http://go.middlebury.edu/irene-recovery for more information.

Still Need Your Flu Shot?

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If you were unable to attend the flu vaccination open clinic on campus, there are more opportunities! Marble Works Pharmacy will be administering flu shots at their Middlebury location on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, call 388-3784 or email pharmacy@phsrx.com. Or visit them on the web at: http://www.marbleworkspharmacy.com.

 

Financial Assistance Services from Your Employee and Family Assistance Program

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The Wellness Corporation understands that everyone has financial questions at one time or another. That is why our EFAP services provide quality financial information, and it’s as easy as one phone call. Their financial planners are eager to help you manage your money, and do not try to sell products or suggest funds or stocks. They are simply available to ease financial stress.

 

Services include:

  • Tax information
  • Estate planning
  • Retirement planning
  • College funding information
  • Financial health check-ups & investment options

With one phone call, you can be on the fast track to financial wellness.

To speak with your EFAP call 24/7: 1-800-828-6025 or visit their website for more resources: http://www.wellnessworklife.com.

Mid-Year Performance Evaluations for Staff Members

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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 performance discussions if not already completed. Staff and supervisors should contact Human Resources with any questions or concerns about the performance evaluation process.

Recovery Assistance for Those Affected by Hurricane Irene

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has compiled helpful information on federal and state resources available to help Vermont business owners and employees recover from the recent floods: http://www.middlebury.edu/media/view/289884/original/e-news_update_3.pdf or http://go.middlebury.edu/irene-recovery.

Assistance programs include:

  • Disaster unemployment
  • Renters and homeowners grants
  • Housing hotline
  • Legal services
  • Low-interest loans
  • National Flood Insurance Program

To apply for disaster assistance, visit http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800.621.FEMA (800.621.3362).