Monthly Archives: January 2019

Admins: Support your professional growth with new mentoring program

The college is launching a new mentoring program to support employee growth. This program, called Impressions, is available for administrative supervisors who have already been through Starboard and would like to continue their career momentum.

The program requires a commitment from participants and includes the following:

  • Nine monthly meetings
  • A mentor who has achievements in areas you would like to strengthen
  • Tried and true materials from leading management/leadership authors
  • Guided discussion and guest speakers from across the college
  • And more!

If you would like to be considered for participation, or if you supervise someone you think would benefit, submit an application. Prior to completing a sponsor application, speak with the prospective participant and ensure active participation is possible and desired.

Deans, directors and VPs who would like to support the college’s mission and growth of skilled professionals, apply to be an Impressions mentor!

Applications must be received by Jan. 21. Sessions will take place the third Thursday of each month, beginning in March. Participants and mentors should review more information on the program to ensure they can participate actively over the following nine months.

Everyone welcome to Financial Services briefing and budget launch

Please join the Financial Services team as they present an overview of the college’s finances and share plans on the development of the FY 2020 General Fund budget proposal. The date, time and location of the presentations follow. All employees are welcome to attend, and those with budget authority are required to attend.

  • 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Administration Building Boardroom
  • 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at West Campus, Room W157

For more information, or to RSVP your attendance, email Lisa Pearce at pearcel@lcc.edu by Thursday, Jan. 24, to have an accurate count for refreshments. We hope to see you soon!

Thank you from the Adult Resource Center and Fostering Stars

The employees of the Adult Resource Center and Fostering Stars would like to thank our campus community for your generosity.

This holiday season, we were able to sponsor several students with families as well as several individual students in need. Many of these students are not able to work due to the demands of their program or do not have families they can rely on for assistance. Many of the items requested by students were essential, like winter jackets.

Thank you for helping us provide wish list and essential items for our sponsored students and families!  

A round of Applause! for Larissa Miller and Mara Fisher

This week, we’re applauding Larissa Miller of Nursing.

“Larissa is a stellar example of not only leadership, but team work in order to ensure our students have the remarkable and enjoyable educational experience,” Shannon Scott wrote in the award. “Being new in my position, she has taken the time to help me get trained and learn under her wing of guidance, which exemplifies her team work orientation. She goes above and beyond to ensure our students receive quality, up-to-date education.”

Applause also goes to Mara Fisher of Human Resources.

“I made an error on my benefit forms during open enrollment. Mara followed up with me to make sure that I understood what I did and she helped me correct it,” Lisa Alexander wrote in the award. “She took the time now so I wouldn’t have to take a lot of time later trying to figure out what I did wrong. I so appreciate her effort.”

This regular “Applause!” column features the good work you and your colleagues do around the college. It’s powered by Applause! Awards, an LCC-wide program designed to recognize you for providing excellent customer service. Know someone who deserves to be featured here? All awards are given by employees, to employees, and everyone is eligible.

Upcoming business seminars

Get Found on Google Search and Maps
10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15
WCP 101

Starting a Business
9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16
WCP 101

The Small Business Development Center at LCC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and LCC. The SBDC provides seminars and confidential consulting for businesses at all stages. All employees are welcome. Please call x1921 with questions.

In the news

Press clips from the week include:

End-of-year W-2 and 1095-C communication

As the Payroll and Human Resource departments prepare for year-end, we ask employees to review their address in Banner and update if necessary to ensure your tax documents are sent to the correct location.
 
Address verification

  • LCC Employee Dashboard
  • Log on to Banner Web for Employee Dashboard
  • Select My Profile
  • Click the pencil/edit icon to make necessary changes to address and/or phone numbers. Follow instructions as directed on Employee Dashboard site.
  • Click the Submit button to complete 

Employees also have the option to receive their W-2 statement online through the Banner Web through the Employee Dashboard system.
 
Benefits of receiving Form W-2 and 1095-C electronically

  • Online delivery provides access to the W-2 and 1095-C statements earlier than the traditional mail process.
  • Online delivery eliminates the chance the W-2 and 1095-C statements will get lost, misdirected or delayed during delivery, or misplaced after receipt by the employee.
  • Access is available at the same secure website where employees can access wage and direct deposit information. Employees can receive W-2 and 1095-C statements while traveling or on assignment away from their home address.
  • Employees can retrieve their W-2 and 1095-C statements at any time.
  • Employees can print multiple copies at their convenience.
  • Employees are contributing to cost savings (forms, printing and postage expense) for the college.  

Federal regulations require that employees give their consent to receive their W-2 and 1095-C in an electronic format. Once consent is given, it carries forward each year and does not need to be repeated.
 
The process for requesting the electronic version is quick and easy. Just follow these steps:

  • LCC Employee Dashboard
  • Log on to Banner Web for Employee Dashboard
  • Select Taxes
  • Select the Electronic Regulatory Consent option
  • Check the Consent to Receive W-2 Electronically box
  • Check the Consent to Receive 1095-C Electronically box
  • Click the Submit button

You will not receive a confirmation that your selection has been received. To confirm your selection, go back into the Electronic W-2 Consent option and make sure there is a checkmark in the boxes.
 
If you agree to receive your 2018 W-2 and 1095-C online, you must give your consent no later than Monday, Jan. 14. Once the tax documents are processed, employees who gave their consent will be able to view and print the earning statements.
 
Disclosure Notices
An employee who consents to receiving the 2018 tax documents electronically will not receive a paper copy in the U.S. Mail. While the website storing your data is secure, it is never a good idea to email confidential data. If an employee does not consent, Payroll will continue to mail the W-2 to the address on record no later than Jan. 31.
 
An employee who chooses to revoke consent may do so by following the same process noted above for electing electronic delivery. To revoke consent, remove the checkmark from the box authorizing the action on Banner Web for Employee Dashboard. Withdrawn consent does not apply to previously issued W-2 and 1095-C statements.
 
Payroll will mail W-2 statements to the address on record of those employees who separated service from the college. Human Resources will mail 1095-C statements to the address on record of those employees who separated service from the college.
 
Direct questions regarding W-2 statements to our Payroll Department at FS-Payroll@lcc.edu or x1799.

Veterans advisor and adjunct professor rings in the new year by running 204.712 miles

Run when you want, walk if you must, sleep when you have to. Repeat.

That was veterans advisor and adjunct English faculty Bill Lapham’s motto for six days over the holidays. He competed in the “Across the Years 6-Day Footrace” Dec. 28-Jan. 3 in Phoenix, Ariz.

The race was held at Camelback Ranch, the spring training complex for the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. Competitors ran on a 1.049-mile dirt loop around the complex and camped on the premises.

Bill is a regular ultramarathoner, but the longest race he had ever run before this was 12 hours – five-and-a-half days shorter than this challenge. Aside from the sheer endurance required, Bill said a few difficulties slowed him down. Dust was heavy on the track and made it difficult to breathe until it rained on day four. On day three, he raised a blister on the bottom of his left foot, and compensating for the blister caused cascading physical effects.  

Still, he completed 204.712 miles, good for 45th out of 88 participants. The men’s winner ran 489 miles, and the women’s winner ran 453 miles.

“What I learned is that speed is not as important to total mileage as perseverance through the pain and fatigue are,” Bill said. “You don’t have to run, or even walk, fast; you just have to keep going.”

Bill used the race as an opportunity to raise $4,429.20 for the Wounded Warriors Project. His goal was $500, and he said raising nearly nine times as much was “gratifying beyond belief.” Congratulations, Bill!