The implementation of our new applicant tracking system, iGreentree, will be completed on Wednesday, October 28th. Once we go live, we will be utilizing the same applicant tracking system as Middlebury. Middlebury completed their implementation on October 15th. HR will provide user names and passwords as needed. Most will not need this information until the […]

It’s that time again!… As the HR office indicated in a message to all staff in June, the Staff Performance Evaluation period for this year began on August 1 and extends through November 15.  If you have not yet initiated the evaluation process for yourself, or for those you supervise, please consider doing so soon […]

Open Enrollment

September 18, 2009 | Leave a Comment

All faculty and staff have received information from HR about how to participate in Open Enrollment for the short plan year (October-December 09) that will serve as a bridge between our current plan and the anticipated alignment with Middlebury’s benefit plans. A question has arisen about how deductibles and out of pocket maximum’s will be […]

Dear Monterey Institute Faculty and Staff: I am writing to keep faculty and staff informed regarding ongoing integration efforts that are bringing systems, processes, and policies at MIIS and Middlebury College into alignment with one another. As you know, the goal of the two boards of trustees and two presidents at MIIS and Middlebury with […]

On Tuesday, September 15, Rodney Smith, our VALIC representative, will be on campus ( in the HR conference room) from noon until 2:00 p.m. Feel free to drop in, or call Rodney (831-595-2588) if you would like to set up a specific time.

Reliance Standard, one of our insurance providers,  has notified us that effective immediately there is a new 24-hour travel assistance service available to MIIS employees. A copy of the summary sheet/wallet card is attached.

We are pleased to announce the selection of a new applicant tracking system (ATS) to be hosted by Greentree Systems, Inc., a California-based software company that’s been in existence since 1983. After recently undertaking a thorough analysis of available ATS products with our HR counterparts at Middlebury College, we have elected to replace our existing […]

Thanks to our connection with EdFund through the Financial Aid Office, we are able to offer a second staff development workshop entitled “Communicating In a Diverse World,” on Thursday, May 28th, from 1:30-3:30 pm in room B104 of the Morse Building.  In this engaging, two-hour workshop, you will take a fun and interactive look at […]

Thanks to our connection with EDFUND through the Financial Aid Office, we are able to offer a staff development workshop entitled “Building Teams for Your Future,” March 26, 1:30-3:30, CF 452.  This is a very timely offering, especially in light of the call that has just gone out for volunteers to form a Staff Advisory […]

W-2s, by the Numbers

February 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

This year, the Instiitute issued a total of 890 for MIIS faculty, staff and students. 771 paper W-2s were printed and 119 electronic W-2s were issued.   (This is a great response for our first effort to save paper, postage and time with an electronic distribution.  Thanks to all who participated!) On the downside, 78 W-2s […]

ATTENTION ALL BENEFIT-ELIGIBLE FACULTY AND STAFF: Rodney Smith, our AIG/VALIC representative, will be on campus in the Human Resources Conference Room to assist you with your retirement questions on Tuesday February 24, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. If you would like to arrange to meet with Rodney at a particular time, please give […]

If you didn’t get to say goodbye to Cathy Vincent when she returned to Middlebury in November, don’t worry – now you can say hello!  Cathy will be returning to Monterey, beginning Monday, January 26. Cathy will continue to co-manage the HR department with Michael Ulibarri, but we have reconfigured their job responsibilities so that […]


January 20, 2009 | Leave a Comment

In conjunction with Middlebury College, the Payroll Office is making your W-2 Tax and Wage Statement available to you electronically, if you wish. Moving to an electronic W-2 saves the Institute time and money.  In addition, the electronic W-2 is a safer method in delivering personal and financial information of a confidential nature that would […]

In the first “un” book club meeting, we discussed the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.  There was a nice, diverse group of folks who came by the TLC sandbox to discuss the main concepts and relate them to our work here at MIIS.  In his book, Gladwell outlines some relatively hidden secrets to success – […]

The work group of staff members that formed after the last all staff meeting has been working hard to come up with some ideas for the structure of a staff council.  They have met, researched, brainstormed, debated and researched some more to find ideas that might help to organize the MIIS staff into a high […]

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