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Submitted on behalf of Cindy Reckdenwald, Director of Compensation & Workforce Analysis

The staff and administration Annual Salary Review process will officially open on Monday, June 16, 2014.  This year, department supervisors will have a five-week period to make recommendations for salary adjustments with the process closing on July 18, 2014.  Prior to the official opening, department supervisors will receive detailed information regarding the annual salary review process along with guidelines for awarding salary increases and instructions for accessing the online process.  The new salaries will become effective with the first pay period in August. The actual check dates will be August 16th for both those paid on a semi-monthly basis and for those paid on a bi-weekly basis. 

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The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee, and works to help you identify and move towards your personal health and wellness goals. Our wellness program is open for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to join and includes a variety of wellness features. One great feature of our program includes FREE Wellness Workshops!

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Robin Davis (Assistant Director Employee Benefits & Work/Life), Katie Sack (Employee Benefits & Work/Life Administrator) and Mark Coldren (AVP of HR), along with Heather Vanca (Wellness Program Manager from eni), presented at the CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) National Conference in Las Vegas on October 28, 2013.

The presentation examined IC’s unique Mind, Body, Me wellness program model and how it incorporates existing services into a comprehensive, holistic wellness initiative that invests in employees and provides them with an opportunity to take a greater role in optimizing their health, well-being and job satisfaction. In addition, it detailed how HR leverages student employment and internship opportunities to enhance the student learning experience.

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When painting a picture, you envision what you would like the canvas to look like when it's complete then you work, one brush stoke at a time, to achieve that vision.

You can use this same approach for achieving your wellness vision: 

  • Envision what you would like your wellness life to look like
  • Choose the tools you need
  • Start working towards that vision, one goal at a time

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This Campus Carnival, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the Campus Center Quad, has been moved indoors to the Glazer Arena of the A&E Center.

Please come to the Campus Carnival - Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 1 pm - 3 pm on the Campus Center Quad. (Rain Location: Glazer Arena, A & E Center)

Any appointments scheduled previously will proceed as planned.

Summer shouldn’t be overwhelming, and neither should be finding the right Summer Camp! Let your Personal Assistant do the work for you!

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The summer hours program will begin Friday, May 23, 2014, and continue through August 8, 2014. During this period, full-time employees will work two fewer hours (37-1/2 hours reduced to 35-1/2, 40 hours reduced to 38 hours) and receive their usual compensation.

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We all know what is said about all work and no play …Well, the annual campus carnival is an opportunity to have some FUN with friends and colleagues while enjoying awesome games and lively music – even a tattoo, or two! This year’s event will take place Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the Campus Center Quad (Rain Location: A&E Center)

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The Work/Life Esteemed Staff Series (brought to you by the Office of Human Resources) presents:

Partner Dance 101 for Everyone
WHEN: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 from 12:00PM-1:00PM
WHERE: Fitness Center Aerobics Room
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu or 4-8000

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Drop by the Mind, Body, Me Open House on June 18, 2014 and see how the wellness program can help you paint your wellness picture!

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As the flowers bloom and the trees bud, we are reminded that Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings... and of course, warm weather and outdoor fun!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spring Into Mind, Body, Me Photo Contest. We really enjoyed the outdoor photos and experiences you shared with us! 

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"I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness" ~unknown

There are things you can do to be happy when you're feeling down. Check out the BalanceWorks May Newsletter for some natural happiness boosters next time you are in a slump. 

The Office of Human Resources presents faculty and staff our newest Work/Life Mission Series. This series brings staff from various departments across campus to you to share their expertise on all different aspects of wellness. The Work/Life Esteemed Staff Series covers topics ranging from the basics of dancing to career and life happiness to being healthy at your desk. So, be sure to come out and see the great things that our staff members have to share!

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The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee, and works to help you identify and move towards your personal health and wellness goals. Our wellness program is open for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to join and includes a variety of wellness features. One great feature of our program includes FREE Personal Training at the Fitness Center!

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Important updated information about the Human Resources online employment system downtime.

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The month of May means Memorial Day is coming, which marks the beginning of summer foods and cooking for most people. Barbequing is a popular part of summer meals, but it can wreak havoc on efforts towards healthy eating. Follow these tips to stay healthy all summer long and still enjoy your favorite barbequed foods!

  • Instead of always grilling meat, use more heart-healthy fish such as salmon or trout
  • Substitute hamburgers with skinless chicken breast or turkey burgers
  • Use low-fat cheese on burgers and sandwiches, and choose rolls that are 100% whole grain
  • Burned meat can mean consuming carcinogens – avoid overcooking, be sure to clean off any old charred food before using your grill again, and marinate food before cooking to reduce the presence of carcinogenic materials

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The Office of Human Resources’ second annual Ithaca College IC My Future, a retirement planning open house, was a great success! We were pleased to see so many of you attend the event to take advantage of being able to interact personally with representatives from various resources to help you plan for your future. 

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Here's your chance to bloom this May with exciting wellness workshops offered by Mind, Body, Me and Work/Life! 

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The Work/Life Mission Series presents our last Eating On Campus Tour! At this Eating on Campus Tour, we will start at the Café @ the Park School to see its coffee, snack, and lunch options. We will also visit the Food Court and its vegetarian, Asian, grill, deli, and to-go meals, as well as La Vincita and its variety of paninis, flatbread pizzas, coffee, and frozen yogurt. In addition, we will stop by Grand Central Café to explore its smoothie, coffee, and snack offerings, as well as Campus Center Dining Hall where we will learn about its international, vegan, and grill options. Please join us! 

EATING ON CAMPUS TOUR THREE
WHEN: May 8, 2014 from 11:30am - 12:30pm
WHERE: Meet at the Park School Cafe
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu 
CLICK HERE to visit the Events Calendar

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