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Creative Ways to Recognize and Reward Employees

by Missy Kline

thumbs-up-blogHow do you do employee recognition? Does your program truly celebrate people and their accomplishments, or just reward longevity? Is there any element of surprise, or do employees know exactly what to expect year in and year out? What if you could create some buzz and excitement around rewards and recognition without breaking the bank?

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CUPA-HR Meets With Treasury and IRS on Treatment of Student Workers Under ACA’s Employer Mandate

by Missy Kline

Dept-of-Treasury-300As questions continue to swirl around the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, especially as it relates to student workers in colleges and universities, CUPA-HR met with the Treasury Department and the IRS to discuss challenges and possible solutions. At the January 15 meeting, CUPA-HR chief government relations officer Josh Ulman and Barbara Carroll, CUPA-HR chair-elect and head of human resources at North Carolina State University, offered the higher ed employer perspective on the issue, discussing with Treasury and IRS officials the difficulty in tracking student workers’ hours and the significant costs associated with offering those students that are already offered coverage through student health plans enrollment in an employer-sponsored plan.

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14 Great Reads of 2014

by Missy Kline

great-readsHR organizations in colleges and universities around the country are doing some extraordinary work in the way of diversity and inclusion, workforce planning and development, HR transformation, innovation and more. Last year, we featured several of these successes in The Higher Education Workplace magazine and on this blog. Below are 14 articles and blog posts you may have missed (or may just want to revisit). Perhaps these reads will spark some ideas for you and your organization.

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Patti’s Picks – 10 Can’t-Miss Knowledge Center Resources

by Missy Kline

pattiIt’s hard to believe the CUPA-HR Knowledge Center turns 10 years old this year! We’ll celebrate this milestone in many ways throughout the coming year, but to kick things off, we asked Knowledge Center Content Manager Patti Couger to share her top 10 must-have, can’t-miss KC resources.

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The Year Is Winding Down … Time to Catch Up!

by Missy Kline

end of 2014 300pxIf you’ve already tied up all your loose ends for this year, these last few days in the office before the holiday break could be a good time to catch up on some of the things you may have pushed to the backburner (or may have missed altogether!). Over the past year or so at CUPA-HR, we’ve created several new resources and expanded upon many more that can help you do your higher ed HR job better. If you’ve been too busy to take a deeper dive into any or all of these resources, now may be the time!

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Regulatory Agenda Released – Fall 2014

by CUPA-HR

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On Friday, November 21, the federal administration released its biannual unified regulatory agenda. Agendas are released twice a year, generally in April and November. They are designed to provide the public with information on regulations the federal government is currently considering and to prioritize action items for the coming year. The agenda released Friday sets target dates for each agency and sub-agency's regulatory actions, from the beginning to the end of the regulatory process, and provides insight into which issues will be a short-term focus for the agency. It also includes long-term action items to allow relevant parties to begin considering the impact these regulations may have.

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4 Creative, Inexpensive Ways to Boost Employee Wellness

by Missy Kline

wellness-blogFinding new ways to motivate employees to engage in wellness activities can be a challenge. Many wellness programs start off with a bang, but participation wanes as time passes. Here at the CUPA-HR national office, we’ve found a formula that works well for us. By implementing several smaller scale wellness activities and switching them up throughout the year, we’ve been able to keep things fresh and exciting.

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Snuffing Out Smoking on Campus

by Missy Kline

no-smokingMany employers have nonsmoking policies in place for the worksite, and some have implemented surcharges or higher insurance premiums for employees who smoke. Many utilize smoking cessation programs to provide resources and support to those who want to quit. However, higher ed institutions still struggle with how best to discourage smoking on campus.

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