Human Resources News & Events
Upcoming Events: UM Professional Development 2017 Series
Check out the programs we have coming up this fall! Register here: http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/training.html
Employee Wellness: Ergonomics Overview
What is Ergonomics? According to Merriam-Webster, ergonomics is “an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.” Our grant-funded wellness initiative, RebelWell, provides some tips to help you set up your workstation to optimize health and well-being. Check it out on their Ergonomics Page.
2015 IRS Form 1095-C
Form 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) is a new tax form required by the IRS as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to report information about health insurance coverage offered to you by the University. If you were enrolled or eligible to enroll in a UM health plan during calendar year 2015, you will receive an IRS Form 1095-C by March 31, 2016.
The University will provide Form 1095-C (employee statement) to employees and will file copies with the IRS.
Form 1095-C is a tax form. While information on this form may assist in preparing your 2015 federal income tax return, it is not required. It is not necessary to wait for Form 1095-C in order to file.
Please consult with your tax advisor if you have questions about how the information reported on the 1095-C will affect your tax return and taxes. Additional information about this form and other Health Care Information Forms may be found on the IRS website.
Do You Know About Our Ombudsperson?
The Office of the Ombudsperson seeks to ensure fairness and promote respect for all employees by working to prevent and resolve disputes, incivility, and misconduct. In addition to promoting the principles of fairness and respect, the Office of the Ombudsperson is committed to adhering to the principles set forth by the International Ombudsman Association.
The position of the Ombudperson is currently unavailable. For any issues please contact the Department of Human Resources, or the Equal Opportunity and Regulatory Compliance Office.
Search Committee Confidentiality Agreement
Human Resources, with the guidance of Provost Stocks, Vice Chancellor Clark, and Vice Chancellor Labanc, has developed and implemented the "Search and Recruitment Committee Members Role, Responsibility, and Code of Conduct." Search committee members are advised to review the committee members' roles and responsibilities while serving on a search. It is imperative that committee members use the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct to protect the integrity of the process and the confidentiality of each and every candidate. The agreement confirms the members' understanding and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. The Chair of the search committee is responsible for collecting and maintaining the signed agreements; along with all of the application materials, interview notes, screening sheets, and reference checks.
The academic contract dates for 2016-2017 are available.
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
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.