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by CUPA-HR

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

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Government Shutdown Continues to Impact Higher Ed and HR

by Gayle Kiser

With no end in sight, the impact of the government shutdown on higher ed institutions and HR continues to grow. Here are a few links you may find helpful. We'll continue to add to the list as more information becomes available.

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7 Must-Have Policies for Higher Ed Institutions

by CUPA-HR

policyWith the ever-growing list of federal, state and local laws, creating an environment that promotes institutional compliance is a priority and an obligation for HR departments and general counsel alike.

HR and counsel often must work together on a wide range of matters, including developing and updating a variety of institutional policies that serve to protect both the institution and its workforce. Here are seven policies that every institution should have in place (and they all need to be a collaborative effort between HR and campus lawyers).

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Faculty Retirement 101: What HR Professionals Should Know About Faculty Retirement Transitions

by CUPA-HR

Mature adult business couple talking uid 1In 2011, the American Council on Education (ACE) embarked on an initiative to investigate the latter stages of faculty careers and how institutions could facilitate smooth transitions into retirement for faculty. Given the end of legally enforced mandatory retirement in 1993, it has been difficult for both faculty and administrators to navigate the path for faculty retirement.

Through site visits, focus groups, an invitational conference, and an awards competition for best practices (which contained a faculty survey with 3,283 responses), many trends related to faculty retirement emerged. The themes below highlight the issues that HR pros should be aware of, along with recommendations for solutions.

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