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August 23, 2004
retiring after 22 years at Emory
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!
NEED SOME HELP?
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.
PROGRAM ADDS $1,000 REFERRAL FEE
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.
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND YOU
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.
TEAMS OF DISTINCTION?
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.
KEEPING YOU IN THE KNOW!
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
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.