HR’s Call for Nominations

Nominations for Employee Recognition Awards are open through December 31. Take this opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of your colleagues and nominate someone today.

At Pace University, we value each and every staff member. We realize that our success is the result of people taking action and that our true power is in the continuous flow of initiative, skill, and insight from our employees.

The Employee Recognition program provides an opportunity to formally recognize your many accomplishments. Whether reaching a milestone in Years of Service, being nominated for a Special Award, or receiving recognition for simple achievements in your every day role through the YES Program, your contribution to Pace is important and it is noticed.

The nomination database is now open and there is no time like the present to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of our talented staff and faculty members. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pace’s Pleasantville location, the first 50 nominators will be entered into a pool for the chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Please join us in nominating individuals and/or teams for outstanding contributions to the University in the following categories:

  • Diversity Award: Individual and/or Team–Faculty or Staff Member(s)
  • STAR Award: Individual and/or Team–Faculty or Staff Member(s)
  • President’s Extra Mile for Customer Service Award: Individual–Faculty  or Staff Member
  • University’s Faculty Awards for Distinguished Service: Individual and/or Team–Faculty Only
  • President’s Award for Staff Excellence in Leadership: Individual and/or Team–Staff Only
  • Outstanding Staff Contribution Award: Individual and/or Team–Staff Only
  • Student Adviser Award: Individual–Faculty or Staff Member

Click here for additional information and criteria for each category. All above categories have monetary awards.

Your involvement in the nomination process is essential in making the special award program meaningful and successful. You can become involved in the following ways:

  • Join the Nomination Committee: The committee is responsible for selecting awardees. Representation by faculty, staff, and students creates a diverse committee! If you are interested in participating on the committee, please contact Rosemary Mulry.
  • Nominate an individual or team. Simply click here, complete the nomination form, and submit it by Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Those who are selected for an award will be recognized at the Employee Recognition Ceremonies, which will take place in March 2014.

For more information about Pace’s Employee Recognition program, click here.

HR Report

It’s time to celebrate your successes! Nominate coworkers and colleagues now for a chance to be entered to win a Kindle Fire.

Please join us in nominating individuals and/or teams for outstanding contributions to the University in the following categories:

  • Diversity Award  Individual and/or Team–Faculty or Staff Member(s)
  • STAR Award Individual and/or Team–Faculty or Staff Member(s)
  • President’s Extra Mile for Customer Service Award  Individual–Faculty  or Staff Member
  • University’s Faculty Awards for Distinguished Service  Individual and/or Team–Faculty Only
  • President’s Award for Staff Excellence in Leadership  Individual and/or TeamStaff Only
  • Outstanding Staff Contribution Award  Individual and/or TeamStaff Only
  • Student Adviser Award  IndividualFaculty or Staff Member

Click here for additional information and criteria for each category. All above categories have monetary awards.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pace’s Pleasantville location, the first 50 nominators will be entered into a pool for the chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Nominations: Your involvement in the nomination process is essential in making the special award program meaningful and successful.  You can become involved in the following ways:

  • Join the Nomination Committee: The committee is responsible for selecting awardees. Representation by faculty, staff, and students creates a diverse committee! If you are interested in participating on the committee, please contact Rosemary Mulry (rmulry@pace.edu).
  • Nominate an individual or team. Simply click here, complete the nomination form and submit it by Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Below are the dates and locations of the Employee Recognition Ceremonies honoring those who have completed 5 through 50 years of service and those being recognized with Special Awards.

Law School/Graduate Center Award Ceremony and Reception
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Tudor Room, Preston Hall, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

New York City Award Ceremony and Reception
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Multipurpose Room, B Level, One Pace Plaza, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Briarcliff/Pleasantville Award Ceremony and Reception
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Service Awards:  As in past years, we will be providing a choice of fantastic gifts, for all honorees at each “years of service” level, which will continue to include the traditional pins and “Hitchcock” chair. To view a complete list of available items, please click here. If you are an honoree in 2013, you will receive a personalized e-mail from OC Tanner, our employee recognition awards vendor, with information on how to select and order a gift at your specific service level.

HR Updates

Staying healthy pays off, summer flex days return, the 2nd annual Staff Development Day, and what you and your employees need to know about this year’s PMDP Review Process.

Preventive Care Incentive Program for CIGNA Participants
Each participating employee who is covered by CIGNA is eligible to receive up to $240 if he/she (plus his/her spouse or domestic partner, if covered by the CIGNA medical plan) has one, two, or three preventative care examinations (based upon age) during the plan year (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013).

Although the exams must be completed by June 30, 2013, the completed Preventive Care 2012-2013 Form, along with the corresponding Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) must be submitted to the University Benefits office via email at PCare@pace.edu on or before August 31, 2013. A one-time incentive reward payment, to a maximum of $240, will be made via paycheck by September 30, 2013. Please click here for program details.

Summer Flex Days
In recognition of your contributions, the University will again offer flexible summer hours this year. This summer, each full-time staff member will have the opportunity to take every other Friday off, for three Fridays, or the equivalent of three days (2.5 days for those working an 80% schedule) between July 1 and August 9. Full-time staff employees must be actively at work in order to take advantage of summer flex days.

Staff Development Day
The 2nd annual University-Wide Staff Development Day will be held on Friday, June 7, at the Graduate Center in White Plains. This exciting event is open to all Pace University staff and faculty and is an opportunity to participate in a large selection of training programs being offered by various Pace departments. Click here to view the schedule for the day and to register for programs.

FY13 PMDP Review Process
The FY13 PMDP Review Process will be open as of June 3. There are several major changes to this year’s process, including a fifth performance rating category. Training will be available starting on June 4, in New York City and Westchester, so please do not hesitate to register for the session of your choice. You may register by clicking here.

All managers are expected to attend one of the many available sessions and we highly recommend all staff attend this year.  

Training sessions are scheduled for:

Graduate Center

Date

Time

Location

6/4/13

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Room 320

 

Westchester

Date

Time

Location

6/4/13

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TBD

6/19/13

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TBD

6/19/13

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

TBD

7/16/13

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TBD

7/16/13

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

TBD

 

New York City

Date

Time

Location

6/12/13

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CIVIC Y35

6/12/13

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CIVIC Y35

7/11/13

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TBD

7/11/13

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

TBD

 

Dedicated department training is also available and can be scheduled by contacting Bob Lazer at rlazer@pace.edu, or extension x22746.

HR Updates

Organizational Learning and Development announces its second annual Staff Development Day.

Organizational Learning and Development is happy to announce University-wide Staff Development Day happening June 7 and the White Plains Graduate Center.

This exciting event is open to all Pace University staff and faculty and is an opportunity to participate in a large selection of training programs being offered by various Pace departments, including Human Resources, ITS, Finance and Planning, the Westchester Counseling Center, Pace Library, Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Pace’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT). In addition, the Academic Federal Credit Union and TIAA-CREF will also be offering new programs.

This event will consist of concurrent sessions throughout the day; come for one or many!  Programs being offered include: Resolving Conflicts with Peers; Office Ergonomics; Tools for Managing Stress; The ABCs of Processing a Contract; Promoting a Culture of Information Security at Pace University; and many more!

Click here to view the schedule for the day and to register for programs. You must register for each program you wish to attend separately.

For more information, contact Susan Donahue at sdonahue@pace.edu or ext. 22766.

HR Updates

The Human Resources and Development and Alumni Relations departments are making moves (only temporarily) this month.

Due to construction/renovations on the 5th floor of 156 William Street, both the Human Resources and Development and Alumni Relations departments will be moving temporarily to new spaces, tentatively scheduled to begin on January 29 for about six weeks.

The HR staff located on that floor will be moving temporarily to the 5th floor of 163 William Street.

The Development and Alumni Relations offices will be moving to the east side of the 5th floor of 156 William Street (left of the security desk).

There will be no changes to any phone numbers for either department, so staff can continue to be contacted on their current extensions. We will keep you informed as to the return date for both offices.

Beantown Bound

Employee Relations Manager Anna Vidiaev ’01, ’11, shares her experience at an annual HR Conference and reminds us how Pace’s HR initiatives are succeeding.

Written by Employee Relations Manager
Anna Vidiaev ’01, ’11

What a great opportunity to show Pace University’s presence at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Annual Conference which took place in Boston, September 9-11. It was a chance to meet human resources professionals and benchmark the range and innovation of current programs and services offered by Pace University’s Division of Human Resources (Pace HR).

Pace HR has been actively involved in the association, both as attendees and presenters at recent regional and national meetings. Most notably, Robert Lazer, PhD, director of Organizational Learning and Development was elected as the President-Elect for the CUPA-HR New York Metro Chapter Board of Directors, beginning July 1, 2012. Pace HR’s regular attendance at the Eastern Region seminars has been helpful for professional development and networking opportunities, ensuring that our programs and services are up to par.

It was my first time attending the annual conference. This year’s message of Revolutionary Action: Engage, Lead, and Transform was prevalent in the number of insightful key note speeches and highlights during more than 70 concurrent sessions and other workshops. Attendees represented all 50 US states and 10 countries.

What did I learn? Well, first, there were many workshops from which to choose. One of the most memorable was Comedy as Catalyst showcasing the “Black-Jew Dialogues” and how one university used the show to develop a program that recognizes the diversity of human experience with ongoing dialogue. Another surprising highlight was the interactive nature of the 10 Most Important Higher Ed Labor and Employment Cases of 2012 which tested our knowledge by judging the decision of each case based on the facts. Further, a workshop on talent management focused on the implementation of robust performance management systems, while another examined the interconnection between diversity management and employee engagement.

My notebook was full of bullet points and suggestions to create new programs or improve existing ones here at Pace.

Most importantly, it was an opportunity for reflection on the variety of existing programs that various departments within Pace HR offer or facilitate for students, faculty, and staff:

  • New Hire Follow Up: If you are a recent hire, either you heard from Employee Relations or will soon be contacted for a New Hire Follow Up conversation.
  • BBB@Pace: Does the Brown Bag Break @ Pace sound familiar? Pace HR has been reaching out to staff throughout the University organizing informal discussions on motivations and inspirations in the workplace.
  • YES Recognition: Did you receive or submit a Your Excellence Shows (YES) Nomination recently? Recognition programs are an important way to show the value of each and every staff member and student worker.
  • Talent Management: Calling all supervisors! Managing Successfully at Pace provides training to Pace University managers giving them the necessary references for and knowledge of the University policies and procedures.
  • Diversity: Don’t forget to nominate a staff, student, or faculty member, including yourself, for the Diversity Leadership Award this year. Also, inquire about the Courageous Conversations in Diversity Training.
  • Staff Development: Watch for announcements of this year’s training offerings and check the OL&D registration system for the training and development calendar.

As I was settling into my seat on the train, heading home to New York City from Boston’s Back Bay Station, I smiled. It was a most educational and nice way to spend almost three full days amidst the beautiful September weather. Perhaps, I will come back to visit this “big city with small town feel” they call Boston and explore more of its festivities.

To learn about other opportunities for Employee Recognition including the Special Awards for staff, students and faculty, as well as training opportunities facilitated by Organizational Learning and Development, and any other human resources related information visit the Pace HR home page: http://www.pace.edu/human-resources

HR updates

Human Resources is pleased to announce that the video, Maximizing Employee Engagement Through Positive Psychology, from the Leadership Forum 2012 is now available for viewing. If you were unable to attend the day’s events, we encourage you to watch the video and learn about this exciting topic.

Human Resources is pleased to announce that the video, Maximizing Employee Engagement Through Positive Psychology, from the Leadership Forum 2012  is now available for viewing by clicking here.  If you were unable to attend the day’s events, we encourage you to watch the video and learn about this exciting topic.

HR Updates

Development Day training for departments, flexible summer hours starting in July, and information about how CIGNA participants can receive up to $240.

The First Annual University-wide Staff Development Day

The First Annual University-wide Staff Development Day will be held on June 7, 2012.  This exciting event is open to all Pace University staff and is an opportunity to participate in a large selection of training programs being offered by various Pace departments.  The event will consist of concurrent sessions throughout the day; come for one or many!

Click here to view the schedule for the day and to register for programs.  Contact Susan Donahue at sdonahue@pace.edu if you have any questions.

Summer Flex Days are Here Again!

In recognition of your contributions, the University will again offer flexible summer hours this year. This summer each full-time staff member will have the opportunity to take every other Friday off, for three Fridays, or the equivalent of three days (2.5 days for those working an 80% schedule) between July 2 and August 10.

Please note: There is no carryover of any paid time-off (vacation, personal, floating holidays, summer flex days). Full-time staff employees must be actively at work in order to take advantage of summer flex days.

Preventative Care Incentive Program for CIGNA Participants

This innovative incentive program is designed to encourage you, and your spouse or domestic partner if applicable, to have annual preventative care examinations. Each participating employee who is covered by CIGNA is eligible to receive up to $240 if he/she (plus his/her spouse or domestic partner, if covered by the CIGNA medical plan) has one, two or three preventative care examinations (based upon age) during the plan year (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012). Please click here to access the program details.

Although the exams must be completed by June 30, 2012, the Preventative Care Incentive Program Payment Form, which must be completed/signed by the health care provider, and corresponding CIGNA EOB (Explanation of Benefits), must be submitted to the University Benefits office by August 31, 2012.

2011 Great Colleges to Work For Program Survey Results Announced. Click here to view.  

Employees’ Time to Shine

It’s time to walk the red carpet and take a bow as the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony celebrates the many dedicated Pace employees.

“Our employees have worked hard over the last few years,” says Interim Associate VP of Human Resources Elizabeth Garti. “Given the challenging economic times and our own changing environment, we felt it was important to create more robust recognition programs  to thank our employees for their diligence in achieving excellence.”

You’re a star! And starting February 28, Human Resources will celebrate you, your coworkers and colleagues, and all of your outstanding accomplishments and years of service at the University. In addition to acknowledging milestone service years, special awards such as the STAR Award and the President’s Extra Mile Award will be given to teams and individuals who have showed exemplary leadership and dedication to the University.

“We recognize employees with special awards, not just for the length of their service, but we also provide an opportunity to reward faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions to the University,” Garti says, “and those special awards are directly tied into our Strategic Plan.”

During the Recognition Ceremonies, employees who have served anywhere from 5 to 50 years will also be honored. “There is much tenure at the University,” notes Garti, “and I think that it speaks to the level of pride and loyalty that Pace University employees have in the institution.”

Raymond Lopez, PhD

One such longtime employee is Lubin Professor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Academic Federal Credit Union Raymond Lopez, PhD, who was recently honored at the Employee Anniversary Luncheon for reaching his 45 year milestone.  Lopez, who has been with the University since 1966, has seen how different facets of the University have changed and evolved over the years, in particular the Lubin School.

“I believe we’re now doing a lot more than just education as an organization,” says Lopez. “The focus in the 60s, 70s, and 80s was primarily on the educational experience, the classroom, knowledge shared between professor and student.” Lopez also notes that there has been a change in the student profile since he began his career at the University—noting an upward trend in women enrolled in Lubin’s MBA program and a marked decline of suits and ties in the classroom. As business men and women return to school, they bring with them their own real-world experiences and innovative problem solving, he says.

“I think one of the major differences between Pace and other schools is the large number of part-time students we have—other places don’t get that mix of diversity that we get here in the City, or the diversity of business experience,” Lopez explains. “I tell my classes ‘you learn not just from me, but the person sitting next to you.’”

Allan M. Rabinowitz

Lubin Professor of Accounting and Publishing Allan M. Rabinowitz, who is celebrating his 50th year of service at the University, began his relationship with Pace in 1954 as an accounting major. He continued to be part of the University after graduation by taking graduate courses and becoming very involved with the Alumni Association. After attaining his CPA designation and MBA degree, he began teaching as an adjunct professor in the Lubin School in the fall of 1962 and became a full-time professor in January 1989.

“Pace has been a consistent blessing in my life and a very happy place for me,” says Rabinowitz. “I would not change any part of my 58 year multifaceted Pace journey.”

Lopez and Rabinowitz are just two of the many Pace employees who have helped the University continue to expand, evolve, and provide the best possible education and services to its many students and alumni.

The award ceremonies and receptions will be held on the following dates:

Law School/Graduate Center
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tudor Room, Preston Hall
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

 New York City
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Student Union, One Pace Plaza
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Briarcliff/Pleasantville
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Employee Recognition Program, click here or log on to www.pace.edu/awardRSVP  if you plan on attending the ceremony on your campus. 

HR Report

The Human Resources Department shares news, updates, and events in their quarterly newsletter as well as sharing their successes in their 2011 Year in Review.

The Human Resources Department shares news, updates, and events in their quarterly newsletter as well as sharing their successes in their 2011 Year in Review.

HR News and Highlights is a quarterly newsletter is to provide staff and faculty news and information about Human Resources’ people, programs, and events. Recent and archived issues are available on the Human Resources website at: www.pace.edu/hr

HR Report

Organizational Learning and Development introduces a new course for Pace University managers to help them manage more successfully.

The Organizational Learning and Development Department has introduced a new course to its Management Skills Training curriculum called “Managing Successfully at Pace University.” This course provides Pace University managers with the necessary references for and knowledge of the University policies and procedures, as well as an understanding of his/her role as a manager at Pace University.

All newly hired and promoted managers are required to complete this training program within the first three months of hire or promotion. These individuals will receive a communication from the Organizational Learning and Development Department with information about training dates and registration within the first month of hire or promotion.

To register for this program, please click here.

HR Report

HR gears up for the New Year by helping you keep your resolutions and (IDP) goals!

As we move into the second part of fiscal year 2012, now is the perfect time to complete those Individual Development Plans (IDPs) you set during Goal Setting. Click here to access the spring 2012 Organizational Learning and Development training calendar and register for a course.

As part of the spring training curriculum, the Organizational Learning and Development Department is proud to introduce a new program titled “Managing Successfully at Pace University.” This course is mandatory for all newly hired and promoted managers, and recommended for incumbent managers. It provides the necessary references for and knowledge of University policies and procedures, as well as an understanding of the manager’s role at Pace.

If you have any questions about any of the programs offered by Organizational Learning and Development, contact Susan Donahue at x22766 or sdonahue@pace.edu.

HR Report

HR starts a new program to help new directors get acclimated and recognizes outstanding staff and student workers.

Director Onboarding

The Human Resources Department has launched a new onboarding program focused on director-level positions. This program will provide the support of the Human Resources Department to the hiring manager in order to ensure a successful start at Pace University for the new director. Similar to the executive onboarding program launched earlier this year, the director-level onboarding will assist the new member of the Pace Community in becoming familiar with the culture and atmosphere of Pace. Human Resources will facilitate and assist in the process in order to ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved.

For more information, please visit our director onboarding site at http://www.pace.edu/human-resources/director-onboarding.

Your Excellence Shows!

The goal of the YES Recognition Program is to provide special acknowledgement to Pace staff and student workers for simple achievements in their everyday roles.  You can even select more than one person for the same nomination!

For more information and to recognize a Pace staff member/student worker or groups click here.

 

HR Updates

Fall into step with HR’s fall training calendar.

The fall training calendar is now available! Click here to view the Organizational Learning & Development training calendar and to register for a course. Don’t see the program you need?  Contact Susan Donahue at x22766 or sdonahue@pace.edu for dedicated training programs or consultation.

Register for iStrategy Student Module Training (for general users) and iStrategy Finance Training (for business representatives) by clicking here. Not sure if this training applies to you? Learn more about iStrategy on the ITS website.

 

 

Keeping You in the Know

HR tells us what we need to know about policies and practices, FY11 PMDP, surveys, stickers, and more.

  • Employee ID Stickers are in!
    All Faculty and Staff: please visit your campus security or ID office to validate your current Pace ID with a new sticker for the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • HR went live with a new survey to capture the ethnicity and race information for all active employees. This voluntary survey should take 2-3 minutes to complete.  If you haven’t already, we’d appreciate you taking the time to fill out this very important survey. The survey results will help make improvements to our workforce analysis reports that are generated for internal and external entities.
  • FY11 PMDP Review and the FY2012 Individual Goal Setting processes are both well underway.  As a reminder, all FY11 reviews should be completed and submitted to HR by September 16. Goals for FY2012 should be approved and submitted by September 30. It is the responsibility of each manager to ensure these performance management processes are being completed within their organizations.
  • The new academic year is a perfect time to refresh your supervisory knowledge of Human Resources policies and practices with our new “Managing Successfully at Pace University” program, or enhance your ability to deal customer service situations or skill in managing projectsClick here to view and register for the training and development programs being offered this fall.

The link to access the Employee Ethnicity and Race Survey will be located on the Portal on the Staff Tab under Personal Information. Please note this information will be kept strictly confidential, and only reported in the aggregate. If you have any questions or comments about the survey, please contact Whitley Humes, assistant director of HRIS, at (914) 923-2769 or at whumes@pace.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary Mulry at x22645.

Summer Wrap-up

As the heat (starts to) die down, Human Resources helps us gear up for another school year with information about student workers, new training courses, and more!

  • In a few weeks, a short and voluntary survey to capture the ethnicity and race information of Pace faculty and staff will be made available on the Staff tab of the Pace Portal under Personal Information. We would appreciate you taking the time to fill out this very important survey.
    For any questions regarding the survey, please contact Whitley Humes at whumes@pace.edu.
    • Reminder: With the summer coming to an end and a new semester right around the corner, Staffing and Recruitment is available to help you with your student employment hiring needs!F or information on hiring a Pace University student for on-campus employment, please click here.

    For any questions regarding student employment, please contact Kaleo Samson at ext. 11630 or Ann Courtien at ext. 22730.

    • Additional dates have been added to the summer training calendar. Click here to view the Organizational Learning and Development training calendar and to register for a course. Don’t see the program you need?  Contact Susan Donahue at x22766 or sdonahue@pace.edu for dedicated training programs or consultation.
    • New Employee ID Stickers are in! Please visit your campus security or ID office to validate your current Pace ID with a new sticker for the 2011-2012 academic year.
    • The FY2012 Performance Management and Development Process (PMDP) Goal Setting form is now available for you to input your performance goals and expectations for the July 2011–June 2012 period.  You should submit your goals and Individual Development Plans to your supervisor by September 1, 2011.

    Check out our training calendar to register for the Goal Setting workshops offered in August. Workshops can also be offered as dedicated sessions by college, school, and division on a request basis. Please contact Susan Donahue at sdonahue@pace.edu for more information and for training on the PMDP goal setting process and navigating the system.

    Please note that PMDP reviews and goals should be submitted to HR as the final step by September 30!

    Summertime in the City

    HR reminders about summer training, summer hours, and more!

    • Summer training!  Click here to view the Organizational Learning and Development training calendar and to register for a course.  Don’t see the program you need?  Contact Susan Donahue at x22766 or sdonahue@pace.edu for dedicated training programs or consultation.
    • Just a reminder to use your three Summer Flex Days by August 12.
    • HR has created a new scholarship to provide an annual textbook scholarship to YES (Your Excellence Shows) award-winning student workers.  The Fund will be established with proceeds raised from selling student-designed bookmarks at faculty and staff events and/or contributions from parties with an interest in providing textbook assistance to student workers.  One scholarship will be awarded annually to a YES award-winning student worker.
    • Please REMEMBER TO REVIEW YOUR July 15 Pay Advice on the Portal to ensure your Benefit elections are updated appropriately.  If you have any questions, please contact the University Benefits Office at benefits@pace.edu, or x22828.

    Want to get involved? Purchase a student-designed bookmark for $1 at any staff event.  Thanks for helping us recognize and reward our exceptional student workers!

    Wrapping Up FY2011

    As the end of the Fiscal Year nears, Human Resources provides the Pace Community with a few reminders about time off and the PMDP process.

    • Please remember to review your July 15 Pay Advice on the Portal to ensure your Benefit elections are updated appropriately.  If you have any questions, please contact the University Benefits Office at benefits@pace.edu, or x22828.
    • As we approach the end of Pace’s Fiscal Year and begin to plan for the 2012 Fiscal Year, many of you may be planning department-wide retreats.  These retreats are a time to celebrate past accomplishments and strategically plan for the upcoming year. The Organizational Learning and Development Department can help you plan your retreat agendas.  If interested, please contact Susan Donahue at X22766 or sdonahue@pace.edu.
    • The Performance Management and Development Review Process has begun! Prepare for the PMDP review process by taking one of the Organizational Learning & Development Department’s training courses this spring.
    • No Vacation Carryover:  Don’t forget to schedule the rest of your vacation time: June 30 is the end of the vacation accrual year.  Please note that there is no vacation carryover – therefore, if you don’t use it, you will lose it, but take heart Pace employees: July 1 marks the new vacation accrual year and Summer Flex Days!
    • Summer Flex Hours: This summer each full-time staff member will have the opportunity to take every other Friday off, for three Fridays, or the equivalent between July 1 and August 12.  Each school/college or division will administer the flexible summer hours program based on the needs of the University. Enjoy!
    • Automated Payment Actions System…expanding to more users: The automated payment actions system, developed by HR and ITS, will be launched to more users beginning this summer.  The system, which converted the paper salary increase process (among other payment actions) to a user-friendly, automated system, has been in use by the schools/colleges since March.

    School’s Out for Summer

    HR brings us important information about Summer Fridays, vacation days, benefits, and more!

    No Vacation Carryover
    Don’t forget to schedule the rest of your vacation time: June 30 is the end of the vacation accrual year.  Please note that there is no vacation carryover – so if you don’t use it, you will lose it!  Take heart: July 1 begins the new vacation accrual year and Summer Flex Days!

    Summer Fridays
    As a small token of Pace’s appreciation, we will once again offer flexible summer hours this year. This summer each full-time staff member will have the opportunity to take every other Friday off, for three Fridays or the equivalent, between July 1 and August 12.  Each school/college or division will administer the flexible summer hours program based on the needs of the University. Enjoy!

    Reminder 2010 Compensation & Benefits Statements Available on the Portal
    This statement will provide you with information concerning your total compensation from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, including the value of the benefit contributions the University made on your behalf.

    Performance Management and Development Process has Begun!
    Prepare for the upcoming PMDP review process by taking one of the Organizational Learning & Development Department’s training courses this spring. Click here to view the training calendar and to register for management and professional skills programs, as well as technical training.

    Upcoming Leadership Forum on June 3
    The Leadership Forum is open to Pace University staff at the director level and above. For more information, click here.

    Training Programs
    If you have any questions about any of the programs offered by Organizational Learning and Development, contact Susan Donahue at x22766 or sdonahue@pace.edu.

    Benefits Updates, Summer Hours, and More

    You may be ready for summer Fridays off, but your children are gearing up to come in to work!

    Pace University’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is Thursday, April 28, 2011. All faculty and staff are encouraged to invite their daughters, sons, grandchildren, nieces or nephews between the ages of 8 and 15 to this event.  Planned activities have been designed to acquaint our children with Pace University and introduce them to the workplace.

    Questions? Please contact Rosemary Mulry at rmulry@pace.edu or x22645.

    Summer Flex Days are Here Again!
    This summer each full-time staff member will have the opportunity to take every other Friday off, for three Fridays, or the equivalent of three days between July 1 and August 12.

    Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Period

    The annual benefits Open Enrollment period will take place Monday, May 9 through Wednesday, May 25, 2010. This is your opportunity to review your current benefit elections and make changes if necessary. All changes made during this open enrollment period will become effective on July 1, 2011.

    Personalized Benefits Statement Available on the Pace Portal
    Beginning  May 1, 2010. your personalized benefits statement, which provides information regarding total compensation from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, including the value of the benefit contributions the University made on your behalf, is available online.

    2011 Great Colleges To Work For Survey
    For the third consecutive year, Pace University is participating in the 2011 Great Colleges to Work For program sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  If you are invited to complete the survey, please do so. The survey was distributed the week of March 21.  Your participation is entirely voluntary and all survey responses are completely anonymous.  The deadline for taking the survey is April 22.

    Performance Management and Development Process Training
    The FY2011 PMDP review process is right around the corner!  Don’t let it overwhelm you.  Be prepared by taking one of Organizational Learning and Development’s training courses focused on performance management. Click here to view the Organizational Learning & Development training calendar and to register for these programs.

    Remember: You can now log into the Help Desk system at https://help.pace.edu to submit a Help Desk request for many of your Benefits-related needs.