Human Resources News & Events
Spring Walking Challenge Begins April 1st!
The Spring Walking Challenge is here! The challenge will kick-off Wednesday, April 1st with the American Heart Association's National Walking Day. The walk will begin at 10:00 AM in the space between the Lyceum and the Library. Participants will be welcomed by a special guest who will lead the walk. The walking challenge will end Wednesday, April 29th with Blue Cross Blue Shield's National Walk@Lunch Day (stay tuned for more details). Track your walking
It's OKAY to be the Boss Training - 1 more workshop left!
This provides a practical blueprint that managers can use to become the 'hands-on' leader employees need and deserve. Information
Effective Performance Appraisals Training - 2 more workshops left!
This overview is offered annually for supervisors and managers to review the evaluation and online processes to help creat more effective Staff Performance Appraisals. Registration
2015 Transformation Tuesday Series
Back by popular demand! We have partnered with ActiveHealth to bring a new, fresh calendar of Transformation Tuesday Series workshops. The topics cover different aspects of eating healthy, getting fit, and managing stress. Opportunities for give aways! We will be raffling off an iPod shuffle at the March 3rd workshop. Also, if you attend 5 out of the 10 workshops, your name will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad mini! Registration
MetLife Retirewise Series: Plan for Retirement
We understand that one of the biggest financial challenges people face is planning and saving for retirement. To help our employees address this challenge, we are pleased to offer Retirewise, a complimentary workshop series that can help you achieve your retirement goals. Regardless of your age, you can get the information you need from a local MetLife Retirewise representative who will help you put all the pieces together. More
Tobacco Resistance and Awareness Campaign (TRAC)
In January 2015, The Department of Finance and Administration - Office of Insurance announced TRAC. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness about the benefits of tobacco cessation, reduce tobacco-related illnesses, and to promote a healthier lifestyle. All employees enrolled in the State and School Employees' Health Plan, whether a non-tobacco user or a tobacco user, are required to complete the Tobacco Use Attestation Form. Effective July 1, 2015, the Plan will begin charging tobacco users a $50.00 monthly surcharge. To avoid the surcharge, tobacco users must participate in the TRAC Program or be tobacco free for three (3) months if using another method of tobacco cessation. This FAQ flyer defines forms of tobacco and what is considered regular tobacco use, and outlines the tobacco cessation services available with the TRAC Program. Detailed information about TRAC is available on this flyer, on the Plan's website, or by contacting ActiveHealth at (866) 939-4721.
2014 W-2 Forms
If you received wages from The University of Mississippi during calendar year 2014, your W-2 has been mailed to the address on file with Human Resources. If you elected to receive your W-2 online, the electronic copy is now available under "My HR Tools" in the myOleMiss portal. The opt-in period for receiving your 2014 W-2 online has closed. If you would like to opt-in to receive your W-2 form electronically for 2015 and subsequent years, you may elect to do so via the myOleMiss portal beginning Sunday, February 1.
Introducing "LEAD: Lead Your Team"
Effective Supervisory Leadership Training: All supervisors and managers, both new and seasoned, are invited to participate in the "Lead Your Team" program. The program consists of two full days of in-class sessions and 3 hours of online training. Please confirm that you are able to attend both full days prior registering your interest. More
Typing Test Policy Revised
The typing test policy has been revised, effective immediately. Only final candidates of secretarial positions will be required to pass a typing skills assessment. For full details of the revised policy...
Ole Miss Toastmasters
Ole Miss Toastmasters meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 12PM to 1PM. What is Toastmasters? Watch this video. For meeting locations and more information about Ole Miss Toastermasters, visit olemiss.edu/toastmasters
2014-15 Contract Dates Available
The academic contract dates for 2014-2015
Explanation of Benefits: Now Online
The State Health Plan provides on-line access to explanation of benefits and other benefit information through the myBlue site. Click here for instruction on creating an account.
Nursing Mothers Policy
In compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"), which took effect when the PPACA was signed into law on March 23, 2010, the University is required to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk as well as provide an appropriate location to express breast milk. The new policy is located in the University's Policy Index. Designated Locations of the Lactation Rooms can be found on the University's "Maps" page, under Services and then Health and Safety.
Mandatory Background Checks Required for Staff and Faculty Positions
The University’s Background Checks policy has been revised, effective July 1, 2013. As a result, pre-employment background checks are mandatory for final candidates for both staff and faculty employment. Recent high-profile incidents, implementation of a new state law, and a need to apply the university policy consistently to both faculty and staff necessitate the implementation of a comprehensive background check policy as part of the hiring process.
Walking Paths Established on Campus
The Blue and Red Paths are now marked on our beautiful campus. These markers may help you keep track of your distance and serve as reminder to walk daily. Learn about our paths!
Telephone Directory Verification
Update your address/number online at myOleMiss. Visit myOleMiss to verify your contact information:
• Office address and/or phone number
• Home address and/or phone number*
• Emergency contact person, emergency address and emergency phone number
More information can be found at myOleMiss on the "Employee" tab.