Emory Report
August 23, 2004
Volume 57, Number 1


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August 23, 2004
Douglass retiring after 22 years at Emory

katherine hinson is director of Human Resources communications

Patricia Douglass, assistant vice president for Human Resources (HR), is retiring after 22 years of service. Patricia (Pat, to those who know her) came to Emory in 1982 and hasn’t looked back—until now. Her leadership, hard work and institutional commitment over the past two-plus decades have been instrumental in ensuring HR’s policies, programs and services are responsive and enriching for the campus community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her years of service and wish her well in retirement. Congratulations, Pat!

Staff and faculty recently received an orange postcard titled “WorkPlace Resources” describing services Emory offers in support of diversity, individual development and fair treatment of all employees as core values of the University’s vision. Employees are encouraged to seek answers to any questions related to their employment and to take advantage of opportunities to enhance their well-being.
The following resources are available:

Equal Opportunity Program: 404-727-6016

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): 404-727-4328

Human Resources: 404-727-7625

Additionally, Emory supports and encourages professional development of employees to ensure that all reach their full potential. Courses available include: Communication; Management Skills; Team Effectiveness; General Courses; and Skills Enhancement Program. More information about these and other courses, including the fall training schedule, can be found at http://emory.hr.emory.edu/training.nsf.
For more details on these resources and programs, please refer to the WorkPlace Resources postcard. We hope you find this information useful and take advantage of the resources when needed.

Effective Aug. 1, the Emory Employee Referral Program began offering a $1,000 referral fee when employees refer a friend for one of the following positions: ambulatory surgical nurse (research nurse), BMT coordinators (RN I), clinical coordinators (RN II), infusion nurse (RN III) or nursing department directors (RN IV).
The referral fee is granted after the applicant is employed for six months and before applicable taxes. For more information, visit www.emory.edu/erp.

Curious about the revitalized Performance Management Program and what it means to you? For more information, plan on attending attend one of the four information sessions listed below. Sessions are open to all employees, but registration is required.

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 3–4:30 p.m., HR Building (room 100)

Thursday, Aug. 26, 8:30–10 a.m., Cox Hall

Tuesday, Aug. 31, 3–4:30 p.m., Cox Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 3–4:30 p.m., Cox Hall

Registration is available at http://emory.hr.emory.edu/training.nsf/ (Click on Course Description, then Management Skills, then Performance Management—Employee Information Sessions). Seating is limited, so register today to hear more about the new program, forms and your role in the performance management process.

Emory annually recognizes individual employees who make a significant contribution to the University through the Awards of Distinction program. This year we are pleased to add a new reward to encourage and recognize the impact of teamwork. More information on eligibility and procedures for this new and exciting addition to the Awards of Distinction will be forthcoming in the next several weeks.

Emory is dedicated to getting and keeping employees healthy. Employees currently enrolled in an Emory Medical Plan soon will receive a new periodic publication from the benefits department, Benefits Briefing, designed to update, remind and inform employees about changes, additions and special programs offered by their medical plan providers.

Please read through your copy to learn more about some of the helpful new programs being offered to employees. Call your benefits representative or your health plan’s member services number if you have any questions regarding the information found in the publication or about the plan itself.