Updated Time Entry / Payroll Deadlines for the End-of-Year Holiday Break

As we all look forward to the much-needed End of Year Holiday break (12/23/21 – 01/02/2022), it’s important to note that there are some updates for Time and Absence entry/approval for the payrolls affected by the holiday, as the Human Resources and Payroll offices will be closed during the break.

Please ensure that all time cards and absence requests for the pay periods listed are submitted prior to the deadline provided.

For Employees on MIDD VT Payroll:

Pay Period 26 (12/13 – 12/26, pay date 12/31) – Time entry/approval deadline 12:00 PM EST Friday, December 17th

For Employees on MIIS CA Payroll:

Pay Period 26 (12/6 – 12/19, pay date 12/24) – Time entry/approval deadline 12:00 PM PST, Thursday, December 16th 

If you are scheduled to work over the break, please work with your supervisor to determine your anticipated hours and enter them before the deadline(s) listed above. If you end up working a different schedule, we will work with you and your supervisor to ensure the updated hours are reflected in the next payroll.

For information on Holidays and entering Holiday Time / Holiday Worked, please view the Holiday Time webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@middlebury.edu

We hope that everyone has a wonderful, restful and restorative holiday break!

COVID-19 Booster Shots Available for All Vermonters age 18+

On November 17th, Governor Scott implemented a Universal Booster Program for COVID-19 vaccinations and is strongly encouraging every Vermonter over the age of 18 to get a booster. Officials cited the high booster rate among those aged 65 years and older as the reason for a drop in cases in this age group—the only group to experience a decrease. 

Appointments are available through the state, pharmacies, and individual healthcare providers. More information is available on the Vermont Department of Health website.

What’s on Tap for Well-Being… Weeks of 12/6 and 12/17

The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier.

– Simon Sinek

This will be the last Well-being newsletter of 2021 and from the GMHEC family to yours we hope you enjoy the holidays and use the time off to recharge, have some fun, relax and indulge in some self-care.  Be sure to check the calendar for the holiday fitness class and yoga schedule. 

Seeking volunteers!  GMHEC will be holding well-being fairs on each of our college campuses in the spring of 2022 and we’re looking for volunteers to participate on a planning committee.  Join us on Wednesday, December 15th at 8:30 via zoom (password 135790) for a discussion about joining the committee.  Attending this discussion does not mean you are making a commitment to join the planning committee.  It is simply an opportunity to come and learn about what we are looking for and how you may be able to support this work.  All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win one of five Garmin Forerunner 35 watches. 

Top Ten Ways to Avoid Any Seasonal Funk: Join Ashley Hodgetts, Registered Nurse, Certified Health Coach, and founder of Fit Together Health and Wellness for this live session.  You can thrive during this upcoming holiday season and any season of life, the only thing you must do is make yourself and your health a priority.  This session will holistically approach ways you can optimize your health during the busiest time of year. We will dive into ten things you can do to avoid any seasonal funk by equipping you with tools, education, and ideas for better health when the stress feels overwhelming, and the cookies are flowing.  All participants will be provided with an eighteen-page workbook which will walk them through all ten ways to optimize their health and offers guidance to what they may need to shift, and change based on their own current lifestyle.  Tuesday, December 7th noon-1:00 pm EST via zoom.  Preregistration is required.   To register, contact Rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org no later than 5pm on Monday, December 6th

Servant Leadership and a Sense of Belonging: How Servant Leadership Provides a Framework for Creating an Inclusive Work Environment: Creating inclusion within our teams can seem like a daunting task. Managing employee expectations in multiple working environments and changes in organizational expectations can make it difficult for leaders to create teams that are highly engaged. Utilizing servant leadership methodologies, we can create a framework for leading teams in ever-changing environments. This webinar will explore how we can create a framework where our employees are engaged and feel a sense of belonging. Participants will leave with several tools that can be implemented to start creating an environment that clarifies expectations, makes accountability easy and shows respect for each member of your team.  Tuesday, December 7th noon-1:00 pm EST.  Zoom

Setting the Right WHY This New Year:  Join the experts from The Edge for this webinar which will focus on creating sustainable habits that will last long past the first of the year.  Thursday, December 9th noon-1:00 pm EST.  Click here to register. 

The Art of Listening: Listening is the foundation of conversation and a skill that requires practice. In this session, learn how to listen actively and respond thoughtfully for better communication and understanding. Brought to you by the team from New Directions Behavioral Health.  Monday, December 13th noon-1:00 pm EST or 3:00-4:00 pm EST. Click here to register. 

How to Reset, Prioritize, and Create Goals for a Happy, Productive New Year: Join speaker and executive coach, Stella Grizont, in a discussion about setting attainable goals and resetting for the new year.  In this webinar, you will learn how to figure out what you really, really want, why willpower is not enough to help you achieve your goals, the three mind-traps that sabotage your ability to get to the finish line and how to avoid them and the most important factor in deciding which goals to set to ensure you’re happy once you succeed.  Wednesday, December 15th 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST.  Click here to register.  

Snow Bowl Pop-Up Shop on Campus!

Greetings from the Snow Bowl & Rikert Family!

We are reaching out with some fantastic news!  The Snow Bowl Ski Shop has procured a seasonal space conveniently located right in town on the Middlbury Campus!  They are now open for season lease fittings.  Fittings can be scheduled through the link below.  Additionally the pop up shop will offer a fantastic variety of winter jackets, helmets, souvenirs, logo-wear and other ski necessities!  Stop by and maybe even get some of your holiday shopping done in the process!

Fittings will be held in Proctor Hall at the old Middlebury College Bookstore location on the Middlebury campus (Not at the Snow Bowl) at 58 Hepburn Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753.  Parking is available along VT route 125 and along the tennis courts.

Our fitting blocks can accommodated up to 5 people, if your group is larger than 5 you will need to schedule a second fitting block.

All guests must be fully vaccinated or have an exemption, everyone must wear a face covering indoors regardless of vaccination status and should not come to the store if they are not feeling well, nor if they have been recently exposed to COVID.  If you are not feeling well or have recently been exposed to COVID please call us to reschedule your fitting for a later date. 802-443-7603  For more information regarding COVID and visiting the Middlebury campus please visit:  https://www.middlebury.edu/office/covid-19-updates

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible.

Payment is required at time of fitting.  Credit card/debit card payments are preferred.

Click Here To Book Your Lease Fitting Now!

If you are an individual that still has your season lease gear from the 2020/2021 season please contact the ski shop directly at 802-443-7603 to make arrangements to return you outstanding gear.


The Ski Shop Team

Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Shop

(802) 443-7603


Learn about the field of clinical genomics from Heidi Rehm ’93, Chief Genomics Officer for the Center for Genomics Medicine and Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

CCI has launched our fourth segment of Future Forward videos. This week we are featuring Heidi Rehm ’93, Chief Genomics Officer for the Center for Genomics Medicine and Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Heidi is also the Medical Director of the Clinical Research Sequencing Platform at the Broad Institute, and a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. Heidi has over twenty-five years of experience in the genomics field from her PhD program in genetics at Harvard which she began directly from her Middlebury graduation to her present roles. She graduated from Middlebury in 1993 with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Heidi is joining us to share her perspectives on the field of clinical genomics, including: a brief overview of the genomics field, some of the challenges and opportunities influencing the future of this field, and her career advice for students to position themselves to enter this field in the future.

Check out all three videos at go.middlebury.edu/futureforward or start with the first video below.

Do you need help searching for jobs and internships during the holiday break?

Please join me on Friday, December 3 at 12:30pm for a group advising appointment to learn on how to best utilize handshake to search for opportunities. For example, you will learn about the filters job role versus industry, how to actively follow employers, and network with recruiters.

Date: Friday, December 3

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

If you would like to join the small group session, please email agomez@middlebury.edu. You will receive a calendar invitation including a zoom link to join the meeting. See you Friday!