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3 Myths About Faculty and Staff Discipline

by Jill Thompson

We’ve all worked with a bad apple at one time or another. Maybe you still do. You know the one … the faculty member who seems to get away with everything, the staff member who says whatever they want whenever they want, the coworker who is abrasive and uncooperative. As an HR professional, you want to take disciplinary action, but first you must gather evidence to support your claim and follow appropriate legal guidelines.

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DACA: Where Things Stand

by CUPA-HR

The Trump administration added a major item to Congress’ to-do list with a September 5 announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the administration would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Making matters even more difficult was the release on October 8 of President Trump’s letter to House and Senate leaders that included reforms the president would like to see included as part of any legislation addressing the status of DACA recipients.

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A Proactive Approach to Communicating HR Project Needs to IT

by Jill Thompson

The bond between HR and technology has not always been a strong one. After all, HR is people-oriented, and technical lingo might seem like gibberish to those of us who engage with human beings more often than our computer screens. So how can you successfully communicate your project needs to IT when you’re having trouble hurdling the language barrier?

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Congress Looks to Tackle Tax Reform

by CUPA-HR

President Trump initially shared with reporters a high-level overview of his tax plan this past April. From there, representatives from the White House, Republican congressional leadership and tax committee chairs began working together to hash out a tax reform plan.

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Adjuncts in Higher Ed: The Big Picture

by Missy Kline

We know the faculty model in higher ed is changing, with part-time faculty making up more and more of the faculty workforce in institutions across the country. But what does the big picture look like in terms of adjunct numbers, bargaining power and pay? Data from last year’s CUPA-HR faculty salary surveys tell the story.

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HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings on Class-Action Pension Litigation, First Amendment Free Speech, Anxiety as a Disability Under the ADA and More

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.

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3 Activities to Engage Participants Through In-Person Sexual Harassment Training

by Jill Thompson

Feeling safe and comfortable at work and around coworkers makes it easier to enjoy the work you do, yet there are instances where inappropriate jokes or the invasion of personal space are still present in the workplace. One way to prevent these situations from arising is to deliver in-person sexual harassment training. This type of training allows for deeper exploration of complex issues, enhances conversations, increases comfort of reporting and is a proactive approach to facing inappropriate behavior.

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