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Important Information About Your November 22nd Bi-weekly Paycheck

Due to Thanksgiving Holiday, the Payroll Department will need to process your bi-weekly pay check for Nov. 22, earlier than normal. Timecard approvals in MyTime must be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5:00 p.m. MyTime will be locked and you will not be able to edit after this deadline. You will need to estimate the hours worked for yourself and/or staff for work days beginning 11.15.17 – 11.18.17 and enter estimated hours on the timecard by Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. We recognize this may require you to do timecard amendments, based on the actual time worked. Any amendments will be paid on your Dec. 8, 2017 paycheck.

Enter hours based on your and/or your employees normal workweek for the pay period dates: 11.05.17 – 11.18.17.  

NOTE!  Due to MyTime being pulled at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, no employees will be able to make entries or clock in after this time from 11.15.17 – 11.18.17 midnight.  After midnight on 11.18.17, MyTime will again re-open for the new period (11.19.17-12.02.17), and you may login to record work time and any amendments.

**Normal timecard procedures will commence as of the next pay period beginning on 11.19.17 – 12.02.17.

If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll Department at 310.338.2713 or mytime@lmu.edu.

 

“Getting It Done” — A Faculty Panel on Program Assessment

Assessment helps us to do our best work as faculty; through it we improve our teaching, our curriculum, student advising and more. In “Getting It Done,” a panel of three faculty members who help to lead assessment in their programs will share their experiences and best advice. Following the panel, attendees will be engaged in discussion of what’s working and ideas for improving assessment processes in their own programs.

The faculty panel includes:
• Nicole Bouvier-Brown from Environmental Science and Chemistry Department
• Suzanne Larson from Mathematics Department
• Juan Mah y Busch from Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Wednesday, Nov. 29
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, University Hall 3030
Please join us for wine and cheese and conversation

RSVP here or call 310.338.2628. For more information, please contact Belinda Brunelle at bbrunelle@lmu.edu.

Spring 2018 Tuition Remission Forms

Tuition Remission applications for Spring 2018 are due to Human Resources by close of business Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Please visit myLMU to download the forms, review the policy and deadlines. For more information, please contact Lauren Holland at lauren.holland@lmu.edu.

Digital Lion November Two-Day Sale!

LMU’s Digital Lion, located inside the LMU Bookstore, will be holding November two-day sale on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Wednesday, Nov. 15, offering $50 off selectMacs® and $25 off select iPads®, as well as 25 percent off of select clothing and gifts such as polos, fleece outerwear, blankets and more! Those who would like to reserve a device in advance can do so in person, call 310.338.2889, or email Erik Guss.

ANNUAL STAFF COMPUTER LOAN LOTTERY – OPEN NOW!

LMU’s annual Staff Computer Loan Lottery is now open. To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You currently do not have an unpaid computer loan balance with the University; and
  • If a previous loan was issued to you, you are loan free for at least 20 months, which means the previous loan was paid off no later than April 30, 2016.
  • You are a full-time, regular staff member at the LMU Westchester campus or the Law School with at least two years of continuous service as of Dec. 31, 2017. 

The lottery entry period opens today, Wednesday, Nov. 1, and closes on Friday, Nov. 17. You must enter the lottery by 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 for the chance to win a two-year, interest-free loan of up to $2,200, which will be repaid by automatic payroll deductions. The drawing will be held Monday, Nov. 20. Winners and alternates will be notified via email and the list of winners will be posted on the Staff Senate website by end of day Nov. 21. Submit your entry or learn more about this program here. Please email staffsenate@lmu.edu with questions.

HR Workshops

Human Resources/Learning & Development invites LMU staff to take advantage of new professional development opportunities offered for Fall 2017.  Workshops include:  Living With Change, Improving Your Focus, Gratitude: A Skill for Happier Living, Overcoming Procrastination, Get Ready to Retire, Managing Holiday Stress and many other online and instructor-led programs. 

 To register, click here

LMU Faculty/Staff Dining at The Hill

LMU Hospitality by Sodexo is proud to host Faculty & Staff Dining every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in The Hill located on the 4th floor of the Malone Building. Enjoy a catered meal complete with gourmet salads, vegetarian options, cold beverages and decadent desserts for just $8.99. Community Members paying with Flexi Dollars automatic earn Flexi rewards at 20%. Flexi rewards are credited to your account at the end of the last month of each semester. After your fourth visit stamp you are eligible to receive a complimentary refillable fountain vessel for use at Roski, Crimson, And Concessions as part of our sustainability efforts.

Dining Menu 11.14.17
Dining Menu 11.16.17

WILDFIRE RELIEF EFFORTS

Donations and fundraising are the most effective assistance the LMU community can provide at this time in regards to relief effors for those effected by the recent wildfires. It is best that you make monetary contributions, no matter how small, so that agencies on the ground can use these funds to meet the needs of the victims of the wildfires in the most-effective way possible.

The following agencies are on the ground and are already providing aid to those impacted by the wildfires in Northern California:

United Way-Bay Area and The United Way of the Wine Country both provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to North Bay and Wine Country residents affected by the wildfires.
The Redwood Credit Union is raising funds to support those effected by the wildfires. You can select which county you wish to support.
The Sonoma Humane Society and Napa Human Society are providing shelter for animals that were separated from their owners or for pet owners who need a place to board their animals.

HURRICANE AND EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORTS

Donations and fundraising are the most effective assistance the LMU community can provide at this time in regards to hurricane and earthquake relief efforts in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico. It is best that you make monetary contributions, no matter how small, so that agencies on the ground can use these funds to meet the needs of the victims of the hurricane in the most-effective way possible.

The following agencies are on the ground and are already providing aid to hurricane and earthquake victims:

United Way of Miami Dade supports local agencies that will provide for local community needs such as hotel vouchers, food pantries, and mental health services.
Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston provides food, clothing and shelter to those most effected by Hurricane Harvey.
Catholic Relief Service is soliciting donations to respond to damage caused by Hurricanes Irma Jose and Maria for people in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and other Caribbean Islands.
UNICEF is supporting recovery services in the Mexican cities effected by the recent earthquakes.
Colegio San Ignacio, a high school in San Juan, is one of the Jesuit ministries of the Central Southern Province. Donations will support students, families and parishioners who have been effected by Hurricane Maria.
Americares is focusing its relief efforts on providing emergency medicine, supplies and medical outreach to residents of Puerto Rico. 

If you would like to work on a fundraising event or for more information, please contact Pam Rector in the Center for Service and Action at pam.rector@lmu.edu.

2017 ITS Technology Workshops

The Fall 2017 ITS technology workshop schedule is available now. In addition to regularly-offered titles in Excel, make sure to check out the following workshops:

· What’s New in Box and the Essentials: Discover new and improved features – Favorites as home page, Messages to view shared links and invites, copy-and-paste the easy way, and much more.

· ITS Security Awareness: Explore ways you can stay safe online, create strong passphrases, defend yourself against a phishing attack, and other security tips.

· InDesign Essentials: Create a new document, add text and graphics, thread text frames, use Fitting to display graphic content, modify and apply Master Page, and other essential functions.

Visit the ITS training page to decide which workshop is for you or to sign up.

Free New York Times Online Access

All students, faculty, and staff members are now being provided a free 365-day online membership to the New York Times and all eligible apps! You can create your free account by using your @lmu.edu or @lion.lmu.edu email address at the link here. Again, this service is brand new and completely free to all!

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