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HR Summer 2014 - Employee Newsletter

August 18, 2014

A Community Partnership That Gives Employees the Chance to Serve

It began in the fall of 2012: A university community reaching out to support a group of high school students to impact their development in positive and meaningful ways. The university, of course, is St. John’s and the high school is Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School in East Flatbush. Read more »


The new performance management cycle runs June 1, 2014– May 31, 2015. Have you and your supervisor set your performance objectives yet?

Here are some helpful resources:

St. John’s is committed to lifelong learning!
Let this be the year that you earn your Management or Professional Development Certificate. Check your personal training profile on UIS or contact Liz Arruda at 718-990-2330.


Students looking for on-campus employment will be here soon - Are you ready?

The office of HR, in collaboration with Career Services, is pleased to announce the Third Annual On-Campus Employment Fair. If you will need students in September to fill federal work-study, regular positions, and on-campus academic internships, then come meet them here:
Monday, September 8, 2014
Noon– 3 p.m.
Queens Campus, Great Lawn

Complete the registration form and job description template and return to Mary Cascio, Department of Human Resources, by August 13, 2014.

RSVP before Wednesday, August 13, 2014!
Space is limited—Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation is encouraged for those who are actively recruiting to fill current vacancies. Contact Mary Cascio at 718-9900-2331 or Joni O’Hagan 718-990-6376 if you have questions.

If you will supervise student workers this fall, visit the training calendar to review the ongoing training opportunities designed to give you the tools to create a successful experience for your students.

Training opportunities include:
Student Worker Supervisor Training: Module I
Defining the Job, Interviewing Candidates, Selecting Student Workers, and Orienting Student Workers to the Job

Student Worker Supervisor Training: Module II
Assigning Work, Coaching, and Providing Feedback

Student Worker Supervisor Training: Module III
Identifying and Responding to Student Workers in Distress

Notice Regarding Student Workers: All new student workers must register for and attend Student Worker Orientation before working for St. John’s to obtain information regarding university policies, attendance, dress code and quality service training. To register for an Orientation session, student workers must access St. John’s UIS > Employee Tab > Employee Workshops > HR Employee Training.


Join the Payroll Department for Summer Training Opportunities

Short, one-hour EPCF training sessions are being offered to those who hire graduate assistants and student workers. In addition, if you are responsible for approving time sheets, join us for Web Time Training.
To learn more and to sign up, download the schedule.


The Employee Benefits Department Wishes All Employees a Happy and Healthy Summer!

Preventing disease and detecting health issues at an early stage are important to living a healthy life. Following recommended guidelines and the advice of a primary care physician may help employees stay healthy.

Find helpful talking points for you and your physician and preventative care guidelines for children and adults. For specific health questions and concerns, speak with your doctor and follow his or her direction regarding preventative care services that are right for you.


Find Support Both Professionally and Personally through the EAP

St. John’s University’s Work-Life programs, such as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), are designed to promote a supportive employee culture to help employees succeed professionally and personally. The EAP offers resources and services to help you and your family through life’s challenges. In addition, if you missed an on-campus wellness workshop, you can access workshop information and so much more when you visit the EAP’s Online Seminars page. While navigating the website, you’ll also find savings and member discounts!

Here are some of the many features and services available to you on the EAP website (log on with user name: stj and password: member)

  • Online Seminars (search a topic that is relevant to you)
  • Savings Center (sign up by following instructions on website)
  • Find a Provider (plumber, party planner, child care, adult and elder care services)


Employee Snapshot

Robert John Soto and Shaneeza Hack of the Department of Information Technology, helping students in the second-floor Blue Lounge on the Manhattan campus.

Snap your own selfie on campus! Send your photo to hr@stjohns.edu, tell us who you are, where on campus you took the photo, and you may appear in an upcoming issue of employeEnews.


Policy Highlight

Did you know that we all share responsibility for ensuring that the University conducts its affairs using honest, ethical and sound fiduciary practices, and that we’re responsible for reporting known or suspected misconduct or fraudulent activity?

Read more information about the University’s updated Whistleblower Policy (#1032).