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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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Higher Education HR News

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Higher Education HR News

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Regulatory Agenda Released – Fall 2014

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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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Higher Education HR News

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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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