Monthly Archives: May 2018

Timesheet instructions – recording holiday hours on timesheet

Holiday hours for the Memorial Day (05/28/2018) will auto load on timesheets for the following employee groups:

Salaried Administrators: Holiday time will not appear on the timesheet but will auto load during the pay cycle. Please do not enter hours for the holiday.

FT Support: Eight hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the “-8”populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.

FT Physical Plant: Eight hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the “-8”populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.

Employees groups not listed above may record leave time (i.e. Holiday Pay, PTO, etc.) if available (see union contract) and if pay for the holiday is desired. Regular hours should be recorded on timesheet as “Holiday Worked” only if work was performed on the actual holiday.

For more information, click Help, located in employee self-service on your timesheet in the top right corner.

Questions can be directed to the Payroll Department at FS-Payroll@lcc.edu or x1799.

Ronda Miller to serve as interim dean of Student Affairs

Health and Human Services associate dean Ronda Miller will serve as interim Student Affairs dean after Chris Lewis departs LCC on June 20 to pursue other professional opportunities.

Miller has served as the HHS associate dean for three years. Prior to coming to LCC, she worked at Olivet College for more than seven years, serving as the associate dean for Academic Affairs and director of the Gruen and Speare Student Resource Center. She also spent more than 11 years working with at-risk students in the Lansing School District.

She holds a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

She will serve as the interim dean while the college conducts a full search to fill the vacancy.

Tuition waiver benefit deadlines extended

The deadlines for submitting the forms required by the LCC Tuition Waiver Benefit Procedure for Credit Classes have been extended for the summer and fall 2018 semesters. The new procedure was announced in the April 2 operations email and effective on that same date.

The new requirements related to this procedure are considerable, so new deadlines for submitting required forms are detailed below.

Required Form Summer 2018 deadline Fall 2018 deadline
Dependent designation June 1, 2018 Sept. 7, 2018
Tuition waiver request June 1, 2018, or two weeks before the start of class(es), whichever is later Sept. 7, 2018, or two weeks before the start of class(es), whichever is later

Additionally, check out Tuition Waiver Benefit Quick Tips for assistance.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding:

  • The required forms and eligibility to use the benefit, please contact a member of our Benefits Staff at x1870.

Financial obligations related to use of the benefit, please contact our Student Finance Staff at x1272.

Full- and part-time support staff, save the date!

On June 15, LCC will once again welcome Terry Howard to campus to present tips to help support staff handle interpersonal conflicts at work, especially conflicts that arise from cultural differences.

Culture can mean so many things and impacts life in different ways in different situations. Join Terry as she facilitates the discussion to help smooth any bumps you might experience. This topic was chosen based on feedback from participants who attended Terry’s presentation last year.

Terry Howard is the senior director of FEI, LCC’s employee assistance program. She has experience offering executive leadership in business continuity and crisis management with Fortune 500 companies. Her strengths include supervision, leadership, maximizing relationships and communications.

We are excited to offer Terry’s presentation twice on June 15. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Work with your supervisor to choose the one which best fits your schedule.

Log into the Talent Management System to sign up for your selected session. To log on to the Talent Management System, log on first to myLCC and select the “Work” tab. In the column on the right side of the screen, select “Talent Management System.”

Why accessibility is important for the whole college

Hopefully, you’ve seen the information coming out this year about the LCC accessibility project. You may have thought to yourself, “I agree this is important, but I don’t teach students. What does accessibility have to do with me?”

While class materials are a large part of this accessibility project, class documents aren’t the only items that need to be accessible. In the big picture, ANY document or material the college creates, maintains or provides should be accessible to all users. This includes websites, forms, marketing materials, HR paperwork, financial documents, reports and so much more.

The following are four reasons why accessibility is important for the whole college as well as some examples that might help you to see what it means to be compliant with accessibility guidelines in areas outside of the classroom.

Accessibility ensures everyone with disabilities can use LCC materials and resources.
Making our websites, documents, videos, etc., compliant with accessibility guidelines means we’re doing our part to ensure smooth access for any possible user. These users might include current and future students, current and future employees, alumni, “clients” served in our community organizations, and anyone who visits our website.

For example, appropriate accessibility means that a diverse range of job candidates can easily apply for LCC positions. It means that all aspects of the hiring process, from posting the position to interviewing candidates to completing the on-boarding paperwork, will be accessible and usable by all participants.

Everyone at LCC will benefit.
Accessibility means current employees with disabilities can work to their full potential. In addition, websites and materials designed or edited with accessibility in mind are more usable whether or not a person has a permanent disability. LCC’s accessibility guidelines are intended to provide access to individuals with disabilities, but the enhancements offer benefits to all users.

For example, employees who have temporary injuries, who are easily distracted, who work in an open cubicle area but have broken headphones, or who didn’t sleep well the night before can be more productive if the materials they are working with are accessible.

LCC’s electronic materials will have staying power.
The LCC accessibility guidelines follow the most up-to-date criteria (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.0) which are device-independent standards. This means that even as new devices or gadgets are used, materials will still be accessible. They won’t have to be redesigned or reformatted for accessibility every time someone wants to use a new device.

It may seem like a massive task right now, but as we do the work to revise materials we can be confident the materials will remain accessible even as the technology around them changes.

It’s the right thing to do.
Accessibility makes possible a broader range of employment and educational opportunities and allows those with disabilities to participate in activities many of us take for granted such as reading a newsletter, filling out a form or watching an online video.

To create a culture of universal accessibility at LCC, every individual in the LCC community has to take on the responsibility of ensuring materials within their area are accessible. We need to work together to change our mindset so accessibility becomes the standard, not the exception. In this way we’ll create a fully welcoming campus.

For more information about the LCC accessibility project and LCC’s accessibility guidelines, visit the LCC Accessibility Initiative website. The site includes the Forms Accessibility Checklist and links to other internal and external accessibility resources. You can also contact LCC’s Records Information Specialist, Linnea Knapp, at knappl1@lcc.edu.