As part of the 2018 Legislative Session, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1343, which expands existing harassment training requirements. The new regulation requires existing non-supervisory employees to undergo harassment training by January 1, 2020. Specifically, SB 1343 requires employers with five or more employees to provide:
Two hours of
sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisors; and
One hour of
sexual harassment prevention training to all non-supervisory employees.
The law requires that
employees be trained during calendar year 2019. Employees who were trained in
2018 or before will need to be retrained. Under the regulations, the definition
of “employee” includes full-time, part-time, and temporary employees. Both
managerial and non-managerial employees must receive training by January 1,
2020. After January 1, 2020, employees must be retrained once every two years.
To meet our training obligations, we will enroll employees in the SafeColleges online training system beginning the week of July 15. Employees will receive an email from SafeColleges which will provide them with a link to the site. The training can be completed at the employee’s own pace; however, employees will receive reminders until the training is completed.
Middlebury is committed to maintaining a campus environment free from discrimination and harassment and where people are treated with dignity, decency, and respect. Participation in this training initiative will help ensure we live up to this obligation.
This July TIAA is offering 7 informative live webinars covering a wide variety of topics, including: social security strategies for married couples, financial guidance for women, saving for retirement, investing, and more. Click on the “Read More” link below to see the full event listing as well as registration details. Read more….
Special Topic: Social
Security strategies for married couples July 16 at 12 p.m. (ET)
Married couples can take advantage of some strategies
that may help to increase lifetime Social Security benefits. You can learn the
basics about spousal benefits, understand the many variables involved in
claiming strategies and how married couples can boost their benefits by
coordinating the timing of their claims.
Charting Your Course: A financial
guide for women July
16 at 3 p.m. (ET)
Women can face unique financial challenges. You can
discover tailored approaches to saving for retirement and tips to make your
money work hard.
Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for your ideal
17 at 12 p.m. (ET)
Find out how retirement savings, planning and the real
benefit of time are essential features of retirement investments.
Money at Work 1: Foundations of
17 at 3 p.m. (ET)
Discover how you can manage risk versus reward, as
well as understand the role of investing and managing risks, ways to help
accelerate savings and tools that can help sustain a portfolio.
Quarterly economic and market update July 18 at 12 p.m. (ET)
TIAA’s Chief Investment Strategist will discuss
economic and market developments that may impact your retirement savings
Debt consolidation and understanding the mortgage process July 18 at 3 p.m. (ET)
Discover how to manage and consolidate debt, and get a primer to help make the mortgage process easier to navigate.
Planning for Retirement: The Why,
What, and How July
23rd, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)
Join us for a webinar discussing the challenges and
risks people face in retirement, and
how good planning can address them.
Want help? It’s quick.
It’s easy. It matters. And it’s
at no cost to you!
Dreaming of Retirement | July 9, 2019 | 9:00 AM (PST) & 12:00 PM (PST) | Register Here.
Many people can’t wait for retirement, yet
they haven’t actually run the numbers for their ideal retirement lifestyle
budget. The first step is calculating your current lifestyle costs and
projecting how your monthly budget will change when you retire. This class
helps you assess whether you are on track with your savings to sustain your
retirement budget, and we’ll offer a wide range of considerations to help
you formalize a realistic retirement plan.
If you register and cannot attend, a recording of the webinar, along with a
copy of the session presentation and handouts, will automatically be
You work hard for
your money, but is your money working hard for you?
When it comes to
our finances, we always wonder if we are making the right moves, and searching for answers can feel overwhelming.
provides all employees access to financial well-being thru My Secure Advantage
helps you make the most of your hard-earned dollars! When it comes
to living a financially stress-free life, every decision you make adds
up. Through MSA, employees and their covered dependents can work
with a personal Money Coach and utilize website services to make financial
stress a thing of the past.
90 days (per calendar year) of personalized money coaching with a personal, confidential, unbiased, and guilt free Money Coach. Coaches don’t sell products or services: their only job is to provide expert guidance and improve your financial life.
Guidance on financial topics, goals, challenges, or questions. Whether you’re getting by, digging out, or saving big, connecting with a Money Coach to discuss options, identify things to consider, and build out a plan can only help
Work with MSA to tackle questions like “Should I be saving more or
paying down debt?” “When will I be able to retire, and how much do I need?”
“What type of portfolio is best for me?” “How do I balance enjoying life now
with saving for the future?” and more.
Online tools include videos, calculators, articles, and budgeting software to help you stress less and save more.
Questions? Learn more about MSA here. To
get started, sign up, and schedule your first appointment with a Money
Coach call 888-724-2326.
Mittelman Observatory and Middlebury Physics will again host stargazing open house nights this summer. These Observatory events are scheduled for Wednesday evenings, June 26, July 3, July 24, July 31, and August 7, from 9:00 PM until 10:30 PM, weather permitting.
Jupiter and Saturn will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. The Observatory includes a 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof.
Observatory open house nights are free and open to the public. As these are minimal language events, they are also appropriate for Language Schools students. These events will take place only if the sky is expected to be mostly clear. Please check the Observatory web site at go/observatory or call the Observatory at 443-2266 after 7 PM on the evening of the event for weather status.