Emory Report
September 2, 2008
Volume 61, Number 2



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September 2, 2008
Take Note

Same sex partner benefits improved
There is no longer a waiting period to add same sex domestic partners to Emory’s benefit plans.
The change was initiated several months ago when a former member of the President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns asked the human resources department to consider changing the waiting period, which was one year.

A review of the policy determined that no waiting period should apply.

Theresa Milazzo, associate vice president of human resources, said faculty and staff are now able to add a new same sex domestic partner at any time as long as there is no existing same sex partner or spouse being covered by Emory’s benefits.

For more information, go to http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/.

PCORE grants pay for development

Professional staff and junior tenure track faculty of color can apply for a limited number of grants of up to $750 each.The annual grants are available from the President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity through its Professional Development Fund.

The grants are to be used to reimburse expenses for professional conferences or training. The conference or seminar must take place between Sept. 1, 2008 and Aug. 31, 2009. The deadline for submitting an application is Oct. 15.

Priority consideration will be given to those who previously have not received an award. For staff members, length of employment at Emory will be considered.

Applications can be obtained at: http://www.pcore.emory.edu/professionaldevelopmentfund.htm.

For more information, contact Andrea Neal at aneal@learnlink.emory.edu or Lisa Smith at lisa.smith@emory.edu.

De Man memorial service on Sept. 7

A memorial service for Andrea De Man will be Sunday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. in Cannon Chapel on the campus.
De Man was the undergraduate program coordinator in the English Department. She died Aug. 14 following a battle with leukemia.

In addition to working in the English Department for a number of years, she was active in a number of campus organizations like Friends of Emory Forest.