Public Policy Leadership Conference this fall at Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School is thrilled to announce the 22nd Annual Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC) application is now live! The conference will be held October 6-9, 2022. 

The PPLC mission is to inspire undergraduate student leaders—particularly those from historically underrepresented and underserved communities—to pursue careers in public service. Participants will learn about what it means to study public policy in a graduate school environment and will have opportunities to connect with current HKS students, faculty, and staff as well as other dynamic undergraduate students. During the conference, participants will learn about:

  • Careers in public service
  • Domestic and international policy issues
  • Fellowship programs
  • Resume building and networking
  • Summer Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes
  • Graduate schools that offer programs in public policy
  • Student life

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET. For additional information, including eligibility requirements, please visit the conference website.

We are hosting several virtual information sessions to provide prospective PPLC applicants with more information about the conference and the application process. 

Thursday, June 16, 2022
4 p.m. ET
Register here

Thursday, June 30, 2022
3 p.m. ET
Register here

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
4 p.m. ET
Register here

JOB with Vermont Natural Resources Council

“We’re looking to add a Community Energy Coordinator to our team this fall.  While the position is managed through Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) as part of the AmeriCorps program, the chosen candidate will play an invaluable role on our Energy and Climate team as the lead organizer of our VECAN network.  The Community Energy Coordinator helps communities across Vermont play a leadership role in meeting the state’s comprehensive energy and climate targets and supports/expands the network of all-volunteer town energy committees.  The term of service begins September 7, 2022 and ends August 19, 2023, but we’re only accepting applications through June 30, 2022.”

Learn more here:

Apply here:

Oracle HCM Responsive User Interface (RUI) Upgrades

May 23rd was the release date for some upgrades that will make using the HCM application on your mobile device or tablet easier with Responsive User Interface (RUI). This change will also reduce the number of clicks to complete transactions in Manager Self Service.

Some of the transactions you are currently using in HCM, such as time and absence entry and approval, are already available through the Responsive User Interface (RUI), and now, more of the Employee Self Service (ESS) and Manager Self Service (MSS) will offer the RUI to replace our current Classic User Interface (CUI) display.

The biggest change you will see is in navigation. Currently, HCM instructions point towards the tile icons on the HCM desktop. With RUI, access to the transactions in HCM will be available through the Quick Actions on the left-hand side of the HCM desktop. Quick Actions cut down on the number of clicks required to access information in HCM on your desktop, and mobile devices respond with better visual options. Classic User Interface (CUI) tiles will begin to be phased out over the next few months, but most will still be available with the immediate transition. Time Approvals will be available in Team Time Cards and managers will no longer need to navigate to My Client Groups. We hope you find these upgrades useful!


For managers, we have a quick reference guide for Time Management in RUI: RUI Changes to Time Approval

Drop in Zoom Sessions

Any additional questions please contact Human Resources: or (802) 443-5465

Middlebury College Student Government Association Presents Faculty and Staff Appreciation Awards

Faculty Appreciation Award
The Marjorie Lamberti Faculty Appreciation Award is given annually to a Middlebury College faculty member who, following the example set by Professor Lamberti, demonstrates excellence in and dedication to teaching.

The SGA is proud to announce the following recipient for the 2021-2022 academic year: Alex Lyford, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Staff Appreciation Award
The Rodney and Beverly DeGray Staff Appreciation Award is given annually to dedicated staff who are evaluated on the principles of leadership, stewardship, attitude, and community service.

The SGA is proud to announce the following recipient for the 2021-2022 academic year: Sean Grzyb, Ski Patrol Director

Both Alex and Sean were presented with awards at the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 16.  Congratulations Alex and Sean!