Professional Development and Training Update

4/15/2008 - By: Carole Anderson

The department of Professional Development and Training will be holding the following classes and meetings for University faculty and staff.

April 16 :: N-POD Brown Bag, 12 to 1 p.m., Small Computer Lab Room 1A, Getchell Library. This brown bag will provide an hour for you to get started on an online professional development class with support from Professional Development & Training. The instructor will answer questions and provide information on how to navigate on the N-POD site.

May 1 :: Fixed Assets/Equipment Cycle, 1 to 3 p.m., Glazner Training Room, Artemesia Building. An introduction to fixed assets/equipment cycle. Learn what a fixed asset is, what makes up the cost, and what types of fixed assets there are. Find out why your equipment was not considered an asset for inventory. Learn about NSHE's rules and regulations regarding equipment: find out why assets must have asset tags and how purchase requests should be coded. Get the details on equipment fabrications, betterments and lease purchases. See how you can make reconciling your Yearly Fixed Asset Report easier. Understand the inventory process and some of the issues auditors have. Finally, learn about property disposal and how to properly dispose of your old, unwanted equipment.

May 5 and 6 :: HR Liaison Training, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Glazner Training Room, Artemesia Building. In this free 6 hour (2 days, 3 hours each) workshop HR Liaisons will learn how to process the necessary forms according to established guidelines. As a result of attending, you should be familiar with: How to navigate the university HR web site. How to complete a Personnel Action Form and Terms of Employment. Securing approval for a contract according to guidelines of your department, Dean, Vice President and Human Resources. Analyzing how the Academic Year Calendar affects the faculty contract. Use of the Salary Schedules. The employer's responsibilities for completing Form I-9. What documents are acceptable on which list. Finding help should you experience difficulty.

May 7 :: Social Security Benefits, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ansari Business Building, Room 106. This seminar is designed for all employee types who are interested in finding out about Social Security benefits; including retirement benefits, survivor benefits, and disability benefits. Have important questions answered by an expert: - How does eligibility to a government pension affect your Social Security Benefits? Windfall elimination provision (WEP) Some employees of Federal, State or local government agencies and nonprofit organizations that are eligible for pensions that are based on earnings not covered by Social Security. This can affect the amount of your Social Security monthly benefits. - How can you access SSA Services? Find out what the process is to determine eligibility and to commence SSA benefits. - Who is Eligible for Medicare? Guidelines to determine whether or not you are eligible for Medicare. - How do I enroll in Medicare? Procedures on how to sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B. - What is Medicare D? An overview of Medicare D; How it came about; How do you determine which prescription drug plan to enroll in. **At the end of the presentation you will be able to ask your individual questions.

May 15 :: Retirement Preparation, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ansari Business Building, Room 106. This informational seminar is for all employees who are considering retirement within the next three years. We will discuss what to expect when you retire, how and when to file your retirement application, reemployment after you've retired and a variety of other topics. You will also be able to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

May 15 :: PERS Retirement Information, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ansari Business Building, Room 106.This informational seminar is for all employees who want to learn more about their PERS benefits. At this session you will learn about your retirement benefits. You will also learn about disability retirement and survivor benefits. We will also discuss how you can purchase service credit and more! You will also be able to ask questions at the end of the presentation.


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