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Why and How One University Hit the Reset Button on Performance Management

by Missy Kline

Performance reviews in the vast majority of organizations follow this trajectory: setting objectives, feedback, manager assessment and rating, consensus meeting, salary/bonus decisions. But does this process really work? Is it efficient? Is it consistent across the organization? Is it viewed as a value-add? Most people would answer with a resounding “no.” So what’s the solution? For Pennsylvania State University, it was blowing up its current process and starting fresh.

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CUPA-HR CEO Andy Brantley Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Overtime Rule

by Missy Kline

During his remarks, Brantley relayed higher education’s concerns with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s recent overtime rule and the complicated process institutions underwent in order to comply by the rule's effective date, while also expressing the importance of a salary update and providing suggestions for moving forward.

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Gender Gap Persists in Higher Ed’s C-Suite

by Missy Kline

While women have made gains over the past 15 years with regard to their representation in higher education administrative jobs, little progress has been made in narrowing the gender gap in top executive positions in the nation’s colleges and universities. In fact, according to new research from CUPA-HR, women occupy only 30 percent of the senior-most positions in higher education.

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Confirmation Hearings Continue for Trump’s Cabinet Picks

by CUPA-HR

Fourteen of the president's Cabinet nominees have either just concluded or still face confirmation hearings by the Senate committee of jurisdiction for their designated post and a confirmation vote by the full Senate.

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DOJ Issues New Rule on Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices

by CUPA-HR

Under the rule, employers can be found liable for immigration-related employment discrimination if they take actions, even those that are not adverse, during any step of the hiring process that differentiate between employees based on national origin or citizenship status regardless of the reason for doing so.

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Building HR Competencies (and Solving Problems) Through Group Think

by Missy Kline

CoP artUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison human resources has recently implemented a communities of practice model that serves to foster the development of learning communities through which HR practitioners can build their knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance their work in service to the campus community.

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Asked and Answered: Questions on Immigration Reform, the ACA, Paid Leave and More Under the New Administration

by CUPA-HR

CUPA-HR's government relations team recently presented a webinar on what we might expect in the way of regulations and legislation with implications for the higher education workplace and workforce. Here, they answer some of the questions that came out of the webinar.

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A New Year, a New Administration and a New Congress

by CUPA-HR

Congress convened on January 3 to usher in the 115th Congress and begin immediate work in an effort to deliver on election promises. With Republican majorities in both houses, an incoming Republican administration and one of the busiest Congressional calendars in years, 2017 promises to be an action-packed year that will bring much change. .

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12 Great Reads of 2016

by Missy Kline

CUPA-HR’s The Higher Education Workplace magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog are full of articles and stories highlighting new and innovative ways to do HR (from institutions and organizations who have been there, done that). In case you missed them (we know it was a busy year!), here are some highlights from the magazine and the blog from the past year.

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2016 Comes to a Close

by CUPA-HR

When the new year is ushered in, congressional Republicans and President Trump will have a huge amount of work to do in order to be successful delivering on campaign promises. The Trump administration has been very vocal that they want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), make changes to corporate tax reform — which will include small business — and individual tax reform, and make significant changes to our immigration laws.

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