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2015 Staff Recognition Award Nominations Now Open

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2015 STAFF RECOGNITION AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations for the 2015 Staff Recognition Awards are now open. These awards have been endowed through the generosity of Rudolf K. Haerle, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Sociology, who wished through his gift to recognize the importance of staff to the Middlebury College Community.

Four awards are presented each year – one to a staff member in Dining Services, one to a staff member in Facilities Services, and two to staff members in all other areas of the College. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $200, and their names will be engraved on a plaque that hangs in the Grille.

Nominations for these awards may be submitted by completing the Staff Recognition 2015- form and sending it as a Word document to the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer mailbox at ovpt@middlebury.edu, or mailing to Old Chapel 102. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The winners will be chosen by a selection committee consisting of the recipients of the 2014 awards: Debby Anderson (Box Office Manager – The Arts Center); JJ Boggs (Associate Dean of Students for Student Activities & Orientation); Jane Bushey Anderson (Supervisor, Convenience Store –Retail Food Operations); and Jennifer Pottinger (Customer Services Coordinator – Facilities Services).

Reminder: Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreements are due April 17!

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If you are hiring a Midd student to work this summer, a Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreement must be submitted by April 17 (even if the student does not need on campus housing).

If you are hiring a research assistant, the Summer Research Assistant Form is due April 17. The form is available online at go/sra. This is in addition to the Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreement.

Please visit the Student Employment Office Web page to view this summer’s procedures and policies. You can access all necessary forms on this page.

Students will see a reminder posted to MiddNotes and an email “Answers to Your On Campus Summer Employment Questions” was sent to them on Friday, April 3.  If you or your student employees have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Employment Office at x5377 or seo@middlebury.edu.

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

An Interview with President Ron Liebowitz

Civil Rights Event Proves What Was, What Is, and What Should Be

Gifts Will Support Chinese Department and Portuguese School

The Nile Project to Perform at Middlebury College April 2

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Sessions with Erik Moreau

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April – June 2015

  • Wednesday April 8, Davis Library 150D
  • Tuesday April 14, Davis Library 150D
  • Thursday April 30, Marble Works 201
  • Thursday May 7, Marble Works 201
  • Wednesday May 20, Davis Library 150D
  • Tuesday June 2, Davis Library 150D
  • Thursday June 11, Marble Works 201
  • Thursday June 25, Marble Works 201

To schedule an appointment with Erik Moreau, please call the Field Support Team at (800) 732-8353, M-F 8am – 8pm (EST).

James Calvin Davis awarded Louisville Institute Project Grant

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James Calvin Davis (Religion) has been awarded a Project Grant from The Louisville Institute to finish a book-length project called Forbearance: A Theology of Faithful Disagreement.  The book marshals resources from the Christian intellectual tradition to argue for the embrace of theological disagreement as an ethical good and an expression of virtue.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 8 faculty positions, 48 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 8 internal job postings on the Middlebury College 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)

Are You Exploring the Idea of Retiring Within the Next Couple of Years?

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If you are considering whether (or when) to move on to the post-work phase of your life it is very likely that you have many questions. For example, you may be wondering:

  • What will happen with my retirement account when I retire? Can someone explain the options I will have for retirement plan distributions? Could I get an estimate of how much income I might expect to receive from my retirement account, post-retirement? How long after retirement will I have to wait before I begin receiving my retirement benefits?
  • Will I be able to remain on Middlebury’s medical/dental/vision plans post-retirement? Will I be able to cover my dependents? How much will it cost? Are there other health coverage options I should consider?
  • Do I have to apply for Medicare A? Medicare B? Medicare D? If so, when?
  • How far in advance of retirement should I contact the Social Security Administration?
  • What will happen with my CTO and SLR balances when I retire? Can I use my accumulated CTO balance to extend my retirement date past the date I will actually stop working?
  • I still have a child in college; if I retire will he still be eligible for the dependent tuition benefit?
  • How much notice should I give my manager? What is the process to formally initiate a retirement?
  • Could phased retirement or a transitional retirement plan be right for me? What is involved in pursuing such an option?
  • Would I be eligible to work at Middlebury part-time after I retire? Would doing so have any implications for my ability to draw funds from my retirement plan?
  • Will I still be eligible for Middlebury’s recreational discounts such as Snowbowl, Rikert and the golf course? Are there other perks that come with retirement?
  • Work has been a huge part of my life for decades and I’m concerned about the social and emotional aspects of retiring. Are resources available to help me?

My name is Franklin (Danny) Daniel and I am Middlebury’s Retirement Plan Specialist. Whether you have definite plans to retire in the near future or are just starting to consider the possibility of retiring down-the-road I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you (and your spouse/partner, if you so choose). We can discuss the topics above as well as any other retirement questions/concerns you may have, and I can help connect you with other resources who will be able to assist you with your pre-retirement planning. If the time is right for you to begin gathering information about retiring from Middlebury please make an appointment by calling me at extension 5755 or emailing me at fdaniel@middlebury.edu. I look forward to meeting you!

–Franklin (Danny) Daniel