Emory Report
August 29, 2005
Volume 58, Number 1


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August 29, 2005
Search progressing for new HR vice president

katherine Hinson is director of HR communications.

Under the leadership of Edie Murphree, vice president for finance, the search committee has finalized the resume review of qualified applicants for the position of vice president for Human Resources.

The pool from which the search committee has selected candidates is both extensive and impressive. Four candidates have been invited to campus for the first round of interviews with the search committee, and a fifth candidate is scheduled to interview in the next week. These individuals have extensive experience in academia and health care and have been identified as potential finalists to move forward in the search process.

“Since the VP role is critical to Emory’s ability to attain its vision, we want to ensure that Emory selects the right person for the job,” said Mike Mandl, executive vice president for finance and administration. “We are working diligently to fill the position and hope to have someone in place during the fall semester.”

Learning Services
HR’s Department of Learning Services is committed to forwarding Emory’s mission by offering relevant courses, seminars, workshops and other learning opportunities. Visit the Learning Services website at http://emory.hr.emory.edu/training.nsf to learn about current course offerings and how to register.

The benefits department would like to remind employees that they can enroll in the 403(b) retirement plan at anytime during the year. Additionally, for employees who have completed 1,000 hours of work over 12 consecutive months, are 21 years old and have attained one year of service, Emory will contribute 6 percent of regular salary for eligible employees. In order to receive this benefit, you must be enrolled in the 403(b) plan. For more information on how to do this, go to http://emory.hr.emory.edu/benefits.nsf and click on Retirement Plan.

Employee relations
Currently the divisional HR managers are working with their assigned areas in reviewing their Campus Climate Survey results and creating an action plan to address those areas identified as needing improvement. Additionally, those divisional managers are available to assist in the performance-management process. More information about Employee Relations and their available resources can be found at http://emory.hr.emory.edu/erelations.nsf/.

Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)
The Faculty Staff Assistance Program is committed to help faculty and staff pursue wellness as a way of life. They promote healthy ways of enhancing the quality of life at work and at home. There are a variety of wellness activities available to assist you with making healthy lifestyle changes. To learn more about the resources of the FSAP (including wellness courses, health clinics, fitness programs, lunch & learns, infostops, fitness facilities or wellness partners), visit http://emory.hr.emory.edu/fsap/health.htm.

For more information about these and other HR departments, visit the main website at http://emory.hr.emory.edu or call 404-727-7611.