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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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Higher Education HR News

by CUPA-HR

How Can HR Help Inform Executive Compensation Decisions?

by Missy Kline

money-scales-blogAlthough governing boards are responsible for recruiting, hiring and setting compensation for university presidents, human resource leaders can provide valuable support, particularly in informing compensation decisions.

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Prepare for the Worst

by Missy Kline

prepared-blogIt seems that every few years something happens that prompts us HR folks to revisit our crisis management plans — an influenza outbreak, an unspeakable act of violence on a college campus, the threat of swine flu, a natural disaster, and recently, the Ebola epidemic. Although the disease is not likely to spread in this country, institutions would be remiss if they didn’t have a plan in place to address how they would deal with an Ebola-infected (or quarantined) employee or student.

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Changes to Clery Act Require More Reporting, Increased Training Around Sexual Violence on Campus

by Missy Kline

Stop CrimeOn October 20, the U.S. Department of Education published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act. The regulations, which go into effect on July 1, 2015, expand the rights afforded to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Institutions should be preparing now for the new reporting and training requirements mandated by the law.

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Higher Education HR News

by CUPA-HR

higher-education-hr-newsHere are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:

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A Book (Make It Two!) for Every Child

by Missy Kline

Picture2As part of this year’s CUPA-HR annual conference (held in San Antonio in late September), we focused our charitable efforts on providing books to children in need. Partnering with Fidelity Investments and Reading Is Fundamental, we were able to make a donation of 1,200 books to Passmore Elementary School in San Antonio.

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Is Your Faculty and Staff Orientation Mind-Numbing or Memorable?

by Gayle Kiser

bored peopleRemember how you felt on your first day at a new job? I do. On my first day at CUPA-HR – 10 short years ago – I was excited, nervous and eager to learn my way around and get to work. Not unusual for a new employee. But there's no faster way to tamp down fresh enthusiasm than a stale orientation or onboarding program. You know the kind – one or two talking heads and countless PowerPoint slides.

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Higher Education HR News

by CUPA-HR

higher-education-hr-newsHere are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:

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Lessons From a Compensation Structure Overhaul

by Gayle Kiser

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An outdated salary schedule, entry-level salaries that are out of sync with the market, and more than 1,000 different job titles that make equity comparisons next to impossible. Sound like a compensation challenge too tough to overcome? Think again.
In a packed session at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2014 in San Antonio, Texas last month, Ronda Rotelli, chief HR officer, and Rand Key, senior vice chancellor, from the Lone Star College System shared their experience with a compensation overhaul and the lessons learned along the way.

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