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May 9, 2012

Chief Human Resources Officer Open Forum May 10
Alan Himmer, a finalist for the chief human resources officer position, will be hosting an open forum Thursday, May 10 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the MUB Theatre II. Those attending the forum are invited to complete the evaluation form

Read Himmer’s CV.

Bike/Walk to Work Week Is May 14 - 18
Join commuters from around the Seacoast in the 10th annual Seacoast Bike/Walk to Work Week May 14 – 18, 2012. UNH, in partnership with Seacoast Area Bicycle Routes (SABR), will host a free alternative commuter breakfast at the wildcat statue on Friday, May 18. To learn more or to register for the breakfast and for group bicycle rides on May 18, go to www.seacoastbikes.org.

Operating Staff Council Seeking New Members
The Operating Staff Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the council. Members do not have to work in the district they represent, and don’t have to use earned time to attend council meetings, which take place the second Wednesday of each month from 1 – 2:30 p.m. 

Staff councils play an integral role in the decision making process at UNH. Some members also sit on other UNH committees, including the transportation committee, flexible work arrangements task force, President’s Commission for the Status of People of Color, NEASC Accreditation, Women’s Commission, SPPC and the search committee for the AVP of Human Resources. 

For more information, contact Slava Bruder (vice-chair), Slava.Bruder@unh.edu, Brian Tobin (secretary – UNHM), Brian.Tobin@unh.edu or Monique Couillard, (chair), monique.couillard@unh.edu.

Fire Extinguisher Training May 24
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is sponsoring live fire extinguisher training May 24 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in C Lot. The training will be provided by Tri State Fire Protection and will include a brief tutorial and hands-on use.  

Training will help with not only using portable extinguishers here at UNH, but is a valuable skill that, if necessary, can be used at home.  Any departments or employees interested in receiving the training should contact OEHS at 2-4041 or e-mail Brian Cournoyer, occupational health and safety coordinator, at brian.cournoyer@unh.edu.  Due to the space limitations, training will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Participants should dress comfortably and plan on arriving a few minutes before their scheduled time.

Chimney Work Will Close Parking Near Central Heating Plant Week May 29
Work on the central plant by Pettee Hall will begin Monday, May 21. The designated parking spaces across from the plant and adjacent to Pettee Hall will be unavailable May 29 through June 6 while the demolition of the top portion of the chimney occurs. 

Parking Services will work with Facilities, Design and Construction, and Boston Chimney to ensure that the spaces remain vacant during demolition to ensure that no damage to personal property occurs. 

Application Fee for Online MBA Waived for USNH Employees Through May 31
The $65 application fee for the online MBA program being offered this fall at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics will be waived for USNH employees until May 31.

Change Banner Password
All users of Banner Finance/HR must change their BPRD and BTST passwords by July 22 to comply with new password strength requirements. Unchanged passwords will expire on July 23.

UNH Army ROTC Commissioning May 18
The UNH Army ROTC commissioning will take place May 18, in the MUB Strafford Room at 9 a.m. Lt. Gen. Mary Legere, the Army deputy chief of staff for intelligence, and UNH alum, will be the guest speaker.

The UNH Air Force ROTC commissioning also is May 18, on the lawn in front of Thompson Hall (rain venue: Demeritt Hall 112). Brig. Gen Kenneth Todorov, deputy director of operations, United States Northern Command, will be the guest speaker.

PACES Training May 15
The HR office is conducting demonstration on PACES (Position, Advertising, Classification and Evaluation System) Tuesday, May 15, from 1:30 to 3:30 in MUB Theater I.
The session covers how to create accounts, user types, view and update your most current position description, complete online performance evaluation forms, and post job openings online, and is open to all benefited employees. Register online at the HR Training registration. Questions? Call HR at 2-0501.

Volunteer for Commencement
Volunteers are needed to help with commencement Saturday, May 19, between 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested can register here.

Memorial Service for George Frick June 16
There will be a memorial service honoring George “Curly” Frick Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at the Elliott Alumni Center (1925 Room). The family invites all that knew George to attend this special celebration of his life.  RSVP by June 4, 868-2750.

George’s obituary can be read by visiting:  http://www.purdyfuneralservice.com/obituaries/George-Frick/#/Obituary

UNH Kindergarten Accepting Applications
The UNH Child Study and Development Center (CSDC) is currently accepting applications for full-day (7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.) kindergarten for the school year beginning August 2012. A research and teacher training site, the CSDC's kindergarten program is open to 20 families from the Seacoast community; kindergarten families do not need to be affiliated with UNH.

The kindergarten program is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and headed by two state certified teachers with extensive experience.

For applications and more information, go to www.csdc.unh.edu e-mail csdc.info@unh.edu.
Weight Watchers Online Program Eligible for Up to $200 Reimbursement
The Weight Watchers online program is now one of Harvard Pilgrim’s approved health education classes, allowing participants to apply for reimbursement for up to $200 per calendar year. Previously, reimbursement was for physically attending meetings. Read more at http://www.unh.edu/hr/health-wellness.htm.

Drop-In Yoga Classes Continue
Drop-in yoga classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 10 from noon to 1 p.m.in the MUB’s Wildcat Den. Open to all levels. Cost: $5 per class, cash or checks only. 

Tuesday sessions will be led by staff member Lee Calderone and Thursday sessions will be led by UNH alum Camie Wade. Wade has been a practitioner of Ashtanga yoga for more than six years. Caldrone has been a yoga instructor for the past nine years, teaching both Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga. 

Harvard Pilgrim subscribers can obtain a receipt to be reimbursed up to $200 per calendar year via Harvard Pilgrim’s Wellness Connection.

Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Plan on arriving to class promptly so it can begin on time and the instructor can complete a full 50-minute session.

In collaboration with Healthy UNH and Campus Recreation; sponsored by Human Resources.

All class dates will be published on the HR Training and Events and Healthy UNH calendars. In addition there are a variety of classes offered year-round by UNH Campus Recreation. View the classes at schedules online.

Campus Recreation is an approved health education facility with Harvard Pilgrim; therefore Harvard Pilgrim subscribers can be reimbursed up to $200 per calendar year through the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Wellness Connection program. Information is available on the UNH HR website at  http://www.unh.edu/hr/hphc.htm

Confidential HIV Counseling/Testing
Health Services provides a confidential HIV counseling/testing clinic on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. $25 per test, get results in 20 minutes. No appointment needed. http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/hiv.html

Office of Human Resources Benefits Representatives on Campus
Every other Monday, representatives from the Office of Human Resources, Benefits Administration will be available on campus to answer benefits questions, assist with enrollment, change in status and retirement.  Call Sue Nolan, 2-0504, for an appointment. The full schedule of dates may be reviewed on the HR Web site at http://www.unh.edu/hr/HR-Benefits-Representatives-on-Campus.htm.

Lactation Room Available
Dimond Library and the UNH President’s Commission on the Status of Women would like to call attention to a lactation room that is available in Dimond Library. This private room contains a hospital-grade Medela breast pump, a gliding rocker, a refrigerator, and soft music. The room is designed for nursing and milk expression. A key can be checked out at the main circulation desk of the library. Please contact Pam Lehman at 2-1512 or the commission office at 2-1058 for more information.