Workshops

The Bermuda Triangle of Leaves: Family and Medical Leave
Navigating the Different HR Policies for Academic vs. Civil Service Employees
What is an Academic Professional? A Review of the State University Civil Service System’s Revised Procedures for Exempting Positions from Civil Service and How this May Impact Academic Professional Positions
Tricks Behind the Reporting Tools
Why Does it Matter What Type of Fund or Program Code I Use?
Special Payments and Expedited Payment Requests
Payments to Vendors/Invoice Processing Tips for Submission and Tracking
TEM: Good Habits and Helpful Hints
Purchasing Methods

 
The Bermuda Triangle of Leaves: Family and Medical Leave

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Have you ever felt unsure of the steps you needed to take when an employee requested Family and Medical Leave (FML)? Do you know who should be requesting/receiving forms from an employee? What does University policy allow with FML? How does one manage intermittent FML? What about long-term disability leave? The Family and Medical Leave Act is an extensive and often confusing law. Is it any wonder you find yourself second-guessing your decisions? During this presentation, we will help clarify the “gray areas” of FML including: the general process of who handles the various steps of administering the leave, determining eligibility, how current University-based leaves interlace with FML, inclusivity of SURS disability, managing FML with current department operations and more!

Presenter:

  • Melanie Trimm, Employment Services Manager, Human Resources

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Navigating the Different HR Policies for Academic Professionals vs. Civil Service Employees

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Is there really a difference in how you apply policies to Academic Professional employees versus Civil Service employees? Is everyone eligible for overtime compensation? What kind of leave of absence options do I have?

Attend this workshop to get these questions answered as well as other information, such as:

  • Differences between exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Differences between Academic Professional, negotiated Civil Service, and open range Civil Service employees
  • Leave of absence options beyond FMLA
  • Reporting leave time appropriately

Presenter:

  • Melissa Mlynski, Senior Director of Human Resources, Human Resources

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What is an Academic Professional? A Review of the State University Civil Service System’s Revised Procedures for Exempting Positions from Civil Service and How this May Impact Academic Professional Positions

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SUCSS recently updated its procedures manual in an attempt to more clearly define which positions should be exempt from Civil Service. Learn about this new definition and about new SUCSS procedures intended to address Academic Professional positions determined to be improperly exempted from Civil Service.

Presenters:

  • Melissa Mlynski, Senior Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
  • Melisa Hatch, Human Resources Associate, Human Resources

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Tricks Behind the Reporting Tools

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Perhaps you're new to the University or maybe you've been using these reporting tools for years, but are you using their full potential? Join us to discover the tricks behind these tools - like how to schedule your monthly reports and create personal folders. Get the most from these tools: My-UI-Financials; ViewDirect; EDDIE; Business Objects.

Presenters:

  • Jason Bane, Senior Business and Financial Coordinator, University Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Jerry Myers, Functional Area Coordinator, Administrative Information Technology Services

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Why Does it Matter What Type of Fund or Program Code I Use?

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Aren’t all fund codes and program codes basically the same? Can’t I just deposit my money anywhere? Can’t I just pay my expenses with any old C-FOP I have lying around? Unfortunately, the answer to all of these questions is a resounding NO! Come to this session to find out WHY there are differences between the types of fund codes and the types of program codes we use. We’ll give an overview of fund accounting within the University environment as well as an overview of the NACUBO functions assigned to Banner program codes, and we’ll explain why this is all so important to ensure proper stewardship of University resources and proper reporting on the University’s financial statements.

Presenters:

  • John Laroe, Director, University Accounting Services, University Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Nicole Melander, Assistant Director, University Accounting Services, University Accounting and Financial Reporting

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Special Payments and Expedited Payment Requests

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This session will provide instruction and advice on making special payment requests for PO-related payments and expedited payment requests in TEM.

Presenters:

  • Angela Bensyl, Coordinator, Payment Operations, University Payables
  • Tammy Ziegler, Coordinator, Payment Operations, University Payables

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Payments to Vendors/Invoice Processing Tips for Submission and Tracking

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This presentation will provide instructions on PO invoice submissions and how to track invoice payments in Banner. Also covered is how to determine if an invoice has been put on hold or rejected, and how to resolve the issue.

Presenter:

  • Angela Bensyl, Coordinator, Payment Operations, University Payables
  • Daniel Menzies, Coordinator, Payment Operations, University Payables

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TEM: Good Habits and Helpful Hints

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This session will provide attendees with strategies for constructing efficient, complete ERs, and for avoiding the most common reasons for ER rejections.

Presenter:

  • Tammy Ziegler, Coordinator, Payment Operations, University Payables
  • Rachel Santarelli, Coordinator, Payment Operations, University Payables

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Purchasing Methods

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This workshop will cover the various purchasing methods and options available for developing contracts, how bids/RFPs are processed and when to use them, and how to determine which methods will work best for your procurement requirements.

Presenter:

  • Jill Menezes, Director, Purchasing, UIS Purchasing

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