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Interim Location for Compliance Courses during PLMS Implementation 

The “My Learning Connection” link to the Avatar system was disabled on May 23rd as part of our transition process to the new PLMS powered by Cornerstone  OnDemand.  In order to provide continued support to our workforce, we have set up an interim location for new employees to access and complete their online compliance courses during the implementation process.  Please visit the My Missouri State portal to access the compliance training site by clicking on the “My Learning Connection (compliance courses only)” link located in the Professional Development Channel.

Questions/Assistance: Contact HR Employee Development and Performance at hrtraining@missouristate.edu or 417-836-4592/5779 if you have questions or need assistance with this process.

 

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General Benefit Changes

Benefit Eligible Employees:

A friendly reminder on Benefit Changes

The best time to submit changes are usually prior to the 15th of any given month. It is important to note that changes cannot be made any time during the year, and must be as a result of a Life Changing/Qualifying Event or during Open Enrollment. These include a change in family status, change in employment status, or loss of other coverage by you or other family member. Please refer to the Medical Handbook for a complete list of Qualifying Events.

If your request comes in after the 15th of the month, please expect the change to be made and reflected on the following payroll.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources @ 6-6616 if you have any questions.

 

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CAP Review Course Orientation on May 25th –  Open to Job Family 1 Employees

The Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) Review Course is open for registration in My Learning Connection, search under the “Human Resources” category to locate.  This review course and certification is available for full-time regular employees who are  in a non-exempt, administrative support position.  Please visit this site to learn more about the CAP Certification process and education benefit.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-4592/5779 or hrtraining@missouristate.edu if you have any questions.

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Mercy/Med-Pay Onsite Support – May Session

Mercy/Med-Pay onsite support will be available again from 10am – 12pm May 26 in Carrington 110.

This support may be helpful to you if you:

  • Currently participate in the medical health insurance provided by the University
  • Have had any issues with claims or the processing/billing of your claims
  • Wish you had a better understanding of how your benefits worked

No appointment necessary, just show up.

For a complete schedule, please visit the Human Resources site.

Please contact the office of human resources at 6.6616 if you have any questions.

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Reminder – Employees have until May 22 to utilize FY16 noncredit fee waiver.

Change to noncredit fee waiver deadline

As a reminder to all our full-time employees; you will be able to utilize your FY16 noncredit fee waiver benefit when registering for classes until May 22, 2016, this fiscal year.  New opportunities have been added to the catalog in My Learning Connection occurring in May and June that you can now register for using your FY16 noncredit fee waiver benefit.

Please check out our HR website for  newly posted updates and news and contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-4592/5779 or hrtraining@missouristate.edu if you have any questions.

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Spring Credit Course Fee Waivers

Attention:

Benefit Eligible Employees

As a reminder, the deadline for submitting a fee waiver for Spring 2016 is Thursday, May 12.

Below are the instructions if you still need to:

  1. Log in to the MyMissouristate Portal
  2. Click the Profile tab
  3. Scroll down to the Employment Details window
  4. Under Benefits, click Fee Waiver.

Please contact Denise Lofton at 6-5892 in the Office of Human Resources if you have any questions.

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Updates to Professional Learning Management system

Change to noncredit fee waiver deadline

As a reminder to all our full-time employees; you will be able to utilize your FY16 noncredit fee waiver benefit when registering for classes until May 22, 2016, this fiscal year.

Session for My Learning Connection admins scheduled May 3

We have scheduled an information session  on May 3 designed specifically for our My Learning Connection Admins who provide training in our current system; please register online in My Learning Connection and search under the  Human Resources category to locate.

Please check out our HR website for  newly posted updates and news and contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-4592/5779 or hrtraining@missouristate.edu if you have any questions.

 

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New Professional Learning Management System (PLMS) Implementation Underway

We have officially kicked off our implementation process for the new PLMS, Cornerstone OnDemand.  We are excited about this project and the improved services for My Learning Connection. There are some key milestones that we would like to share with our University community that will affect class registration and utilization of the FY16 noncredit fee waiver benefit (through June 30, 2016), and they are explained on this HR webpage which will be updated as we progress.   Our goal is to minimize the impact on our University community as we implement our new system,  which is designed to enhance customer service and provide better support for our workforce.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-4592/5779 or hrtraining@missouristate.edu if you have any questions.

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Vacation Leave – Reminder

As we approach the end of the fiscal year, we would like to remind employees to check their leave balances and consider donating vacation leave to the Shared Leave Pool.  In the past, some employees end up losing leave at the end of the fiscal year and the shared leave pool provides another alternative.

Please note that employees accrue vacation monthly and may carry days forward from one month to the next. The maximum amount of vacation that can be carried forward from one fiscal year to the next cannot exceed two times the employee’s annual allowance. For example, if an employee earns vacation at the rate of 13.34 hours each pay period, or 160 hours per year (20 days), the employee may carry forward up to a maximum of 320 hours (40 days). Any amount of leave over the maximum accumulation of two times the annual allowance is lost at the end of the fiscal year (June 30).

Please visit http://www.missouristate.edu/human/staffhandbook/Chapter7.htm for detailed information on Leave Benefits.

Follow the instructions below to check your current vacation leave balance.

  1. Log in to the MyMissouristate Portal
  2. Click the Profile tab
  3. Scroll down to the Employment Details window
  4. Under Benefits, click Shared Leave Pool.

Please contact Denise Lofton in the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

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New – Professional Learning Management System

Cornerstone – New Professional Learning Management System for MSU Workforce

The Office of Human Resources is  excited to announce that we have selected Ellucian – Cornerstone as our new Professional Learning Management System replacing our current LMS.  The system was selected by a cross disciplinary evaluation committee consisting of representatives from the Office of Human Resources, Administrative Services, and Information Services.  This will be the new online system for employees to access and register for their professional development activities along with much more.  Please check this site for updates and progress on the implementation.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-4592/5779 or hrtraining@missouristate.edu if you have any questions.

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