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CBA Blue Secure Document Submission Portal

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Participants can now scan and submit documents and claims to CBA Blue electronically via the Secure Document Submission Portal.

This portal can be used to submit any of the following:

  • FSA/DCA Reimbursement Claims
  • Medical and/or Dental Claims
  • Coordination of Benefits (COB) Letters
  • Direct Deposit Forms
  • Appeals
  • General Correspondence

From the CBA Blue/Middlebury College landing page (http://select.cbabluevt.com/middlebury/) click on the Claim and Document Submission icon.  This will direct you to the CBA Blue Secure Document Submission Portal.

After uploading your documents successfully via the secure portal, you will be presented with the confirmation page and the assigned Transaction Number for your records.

Academic Roundtable – What is Open Access and Why You Should Care About It

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Please join us on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research, LIB 225, at 12:15 PM

Middlebury College has just formed an Open Access working group to investigate this question. To kick start that process, we’ve invited Bryn Geffert, the College Librarian for Amherst College, who will lead us through Amherst’s work in this area. He’ll discuss the practical, philosophical, and legal rationale for pursuing an open access resolution; the questions, fears, and aspirations that surfaced during the debate preceding a vote; and Amherst’s other efforts to promote open access.

You can learn more about the Open Access working group at http://go.middlebury.edu/openaccess/.

You can learn more about Amherst’s Open Access policy, by going to:

Open Access Resolution  https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/facstaff/openaccessresolution

Open Access FAQ https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/facstaff/openaccessfaq

Open Access Faculty Procedures https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/facstaff/openaccessinstructions

 

Lunch will be served.  To sign up for lunch, email Doreen Bernier, dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon on Monday, April 13, 2015

The Academic Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Research and the Library.

Catherine Combelles awarded USDA NIFA grant

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Catherine Combelles (Biology) has received a sabbatical grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to support her 2015-16 academic leave. The grant will cover leave salary and expenses related to research that she will be conducting at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Toulouse, France. This grant will enable Catherine to acquire advanced metabolomic approaches for use in studies on the microenvironment of the developing follicle in cow ovaries.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 4 faculty positions, 48 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 5 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)

ACTIVE THREAT: HOW TO RESPOND

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While an active threat on campus, also called active shooter or armed threat, is unlikely, the results of such an incident can be tragic.  Middlebury College has therefore approved a community education program created by members of the college’s Emergency Planning and Preparedness team to provide you with guidance on preparing your personal safety plan should the worst occur.

Active Threat Response:  A Community Education and Preparedness Program will be presented to all faculty, staff and students during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Emergency Preparedness team members Melody Perkins (Public Safety) and Jennifer Kazmierczak (Environmental Health and Safety) are the presenters.

An employee session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th from 11:30 AM to noon in Axinn 232.  The 30 minute program will include an overview of emergency planning and preparedness at Middlebury.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions after the presentation.

Get Organized, Get Along, And Get Results!

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A Workshop delivered by: Porter Knight

Wednesday, April 29th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Crest Room
Light refreshments provided

click here to register

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless. How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions? This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can focus on what’s important. You’ll learn:
• The one tool you need to make every day sane
• Six steps to managing flow of paper and data
• The real problem with email and how to conquer it
• Five strategies to counteract the myths of time management
• Three components of a “balanced” schedule

Once you’ve mastered your own productivity, how can you best interact with others? Getting results is what matters. But productive communications is more than getting people to do what you want – it’s a two-way street that requires thought and skill. We’ll teach you strategies to:
• Manage expectations with two magic words
• Hear and be heard every time
• Cope with interruptions
• Say “No” effectively
• Minimize conflict and maintain your cool

Join us for this lively and interactive program. We’ll include time for discussion so that you can plan how best to apply these ideas. You’ll leave with tools you can put in place immediately for a more effective and peaceful work day.

*Though there is some new material, this workshop includes most of the core components that Porter Knight has presented in past years and in other formats, including: GEARS of Organizing, RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning.

*What’s in this session that is also in the Stress, Neuroscience & Productivity session: small reference to brain function, point of the decision, balanced scheduling, and dealing with conflict.

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).