Monthly Archives: June 2019

Human Resources forms and documents during the website refresh

As the college continues to transition the website over to the new look and feel, it can be difficult to locate certain HR forms and documents. As a reminder, until HR is fully transitioned over to the new website, all current employee and supervisor forms are still located on the internal LCC website.

If you have any questions about where to locate HR forms and documents, please contact HR at 517-483-1870.

Full-time employees: Discount now available at Grand Avenue Market

Full-time employees of LCC can take advantage of a 10% discount at Grand Avenue Market in the Commons and the West Campus Café by using a Continental discount card. The cards are now distributed to full-time employees at new employee orientation by Human Resources. 

If you are a full-time employee and do not currently have a card, you may request a card by emailing hr-support@lcc.edu. Include your name, email, LCC phone number and department name. You will be notified when your card is ready to be picked up. That email address can also answer questions about replacement cards.

Upcoming change will make tuition waiver benefit process easier, more transparent

Starting July 1, the process for applying for and using your employee tuition waiver program will change.
 
Here are the primary things you should know:

  1. The new process will be effective for the fall 2019 semester.
  2. An explanatory procedure document will be posted on the Human Resources website.
  3. The process will be electronic.
  4. The process will allow employees to track where their tuition waiver request is in the process.
  5. The process will be used for both credit and non-credit classes.
  6. Non-credit classes and camps may have an out-of-pocket cost the employee will be responsible for, and credit equivalencies will be tracked for non-credit classes and camps.
  7. Assistance with creating the form or filling out the form is available from the Help Desk, Human Resources or Student Finance.

 Want all the details? Here you go:
The tuition waiver paper form will be replaced with a Dynamic Form (and instructions) that will be located on the Human Resources webpage. The link will be posted in The Star and operations email once it is ready. The new form will be used for both credit and non-credit courses.
 
The Dynamic Form is electronic and will automatically move each part of the process to the departments required to provide approval and information regarding the eligibility and recording of the tuition waiver. At each step, the employee will receive an email notifying them the form has moved to the next stage of the process. This provides greater transparency and information, as employees and their dependent students will be able to track where their form is at any time.
 
To submit the tuition waiver request, the employee will click on the form and fill in their information. If the student receiving the tuition waiver is the employee themselves or a minor dependent, the employee will fill in the student information. If the student receiving the tuition waiver is a non-minor dependent student, the form will be electronically forwarded to the student to fill in.
 
The Dynamic Form will then move through the approval process.
 
The non-credit course and/or youth camp the employee or dependent student enrolls in may have an out-of-pocket cost not covered by the tuition waiver. You will be notified upon approval of your form what the total amount due is, if any, and how to make the payment. Additionally, non-credit courses/camps will have a course credit equivalency assigned and will count toward available tuition waiver credits for part-time faculty and staff.

Questions? Contact Human Resources’ Mara Fisher at perrym16@star.lcc.edu or Student Finance’s Rebecca Stein-Mindel at steinmir@star.lcc.edu.

A round of Applause! for TRiO’s Jessica Cecil

This week, we’re applauding TRiO director Jessica Cecil.

“I give Jessica Cecil, TRiO Program Director, kudos for how she worked with a situation. A student came to the office, expressing an immediate need to process a concern that caused overwhelming emotional distress,” Curlada Eure-Harris wrote in the award. “Jessica professionally and compassionately facilitated the student’s access to a session with me as the program’s licensed professional counselor, such that the student was serviced within minutes. Jessica was key in facilitating effective, prioritized service access.”

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.

In the news

Press clips for the week include:

Youth Programs offers classes focused on robotics, Minecraft and filmmaking

Are you looking for something fun and educational for your kids to do this summer? LCC Youth Program summer camps serve students grades 2-12 and offer something for everyone!

If your child is interested in robotics, we have three great classes for you to consider: Beginning Robotics, Battling Robots and Advanced Robotics. Each class focuses on creating and/or controlling robots and is offered more than once this summer! Another great tech class to consider is 3D Theme Park Fun, which utilizes Minecraft software and integrates math skills to build a fun and exciting theme park. Get even more creative with technology and have your child take Music Video Production or Digital Filmmaking. These classes focus on creating a video and manipulating it to produce an original piece of work!

We have much more to explore, so please visit our website at lcc.edu/seriousfun and keep up-to-date on our Facebook page.

Next week in the CTE

Technology Integrations in D2L
Tuesday, June 25
9-10 a.m., TLC 321
 
Tips for Power Users: Outlook 365 (Web-based Email)
Tuesday, June 25
1:10-2:30 p.m., TLC 321

Do you have a topic you are interested in presenting to your colleagues?

The Center for Teaching Excellence is currently preparing its workshop calendar for fall semester 2019. We encourage you to submit your workshop ideas on a variety of topics, such as teaching and learning strategies, instructional technology, and best practices. To submit your proposal, please complete the Workshop Proposal Form. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 26.

If you have any questions, please contact Annescia Dillard in the CTE at 517-483-1407.

Early timesheet alert – Independence Day 2019

Due to the shortened timeframe for processing the July 5 pay, Payroll has had to make the following changes to the normal processing schedule.
 
Hours submitted for the Pay Period of June 16-29, 2019, for the pay date of July 5, 2019 (BW14):

  • Timesheets are due 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, with PROJECTED HOURS for June 28 and June 29, 2019.
  • Please note timesheet entry capability will not be available after 10 a.m. It is important all employees and timekeepers have time entered.
  • Timesheet approvals need to be completed by 9 a.m. Friday, June 28.
  • Timesheet adjustments are due no later than 10 a.m. Monday, July 1.

Questions can be directed to our Payroll Department at FS-Payroll@lcc.edu or 517-483-1799.

Sign up now for next week’s professional development day

LCC is hosting an all-day professional development opportunity on Wednesday, June 26, in the Gannon Building. The day will feature remarks from college leadership, breakout sessions, a keynote speaker and meals.
 
This event is aimed at providing administrators and support staff an experience similar to faculty professional activities days; however, all employees are welcome to attend. The event fulfills a common request heard during the all-employee strategic planning sessions held every February, and fits into the Leadership, Culture and Communication focus area of the 2017-2020 strategic plan.
 
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Michigan Room with breakfast, conversations with co-workers and an introduction. The morning and afternoon will each feature three breakout sessions, with topics such as project management, drug and alcohol prevention, inclusion excellence, public safety, emergency management and Title IX. Lunch and a keynote session are also included.
 
Register through the Talent Management System. To access the TMS, log in to myLCC, select the Work tab, and look under the Employee eToolbox in the right-hand column. Inside the TMS, use the search bar to find “2019 In-Service for Non-Faculty.” Registration will be capped when we reach capacity, so be sure to sign up soon. Please check with your supervisor for approval prior to registering! This event is voluntary and we hope that all who attend will find value in the sessions. As with similar voluntary  events, employees will not receive additional compensation for their participation.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend. We appreciate your support of this special day!
 
If you have any difficulties registering or questions about the day, please contact Human Resources at 517-483-1870. This is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues, enjoy some delicious food, and learn more about key programs at the college. We look forward to seeing you there!

Grand Avenue to be closed next week for Common Ground

Grand Avenue will be closed 9 a.m. Monday, June 24, through 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, for Common Ground Music Festival. The parking ramp will remain open for student use only. They can access it by turning right from W. Saginaw Street onto Grand Avenue, in what is usually the wrong way. Employees can also access Schoolcraft Drive and parking lot E12 in the same fashion.
 
Check the parking map for alternate employee parking options. There are lots of locations easily available during the summer months.