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Human Resources News & Events

 

RebelWell Offers 10 Steps to a Healthier You in 2018

The new year is here, which means new goals are being made! Here are some tips from RebelWell to help with goals that will lead to a healthier you!

 

Maximum weekly hours for student workers during the holiday break

Student workers are allowed to work a maximum of 25 hours a week during the holiday break (December 11th, 2017 – January 19th, 2018). International students may only work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

 

The next Welcome Home – New Employee Orientation to be held February 8th, 2018

We welcomed our newest Ole Miss faculty and staff at Welcome Home, September 2017

This unique opportunity will introduce our leaders and provide an overview of the University’s mission, vision, rich history, the University’s “It” factor, the relationship with Ole Miss Athletics and will cover valuable information regarding code of conduct, sustainability, and parking services.

New employees are may register at https://hr.olemiss.edu/development/  or contact Crys Wiley, crys@olemiss.edu. It is expected for all new staff members to attend.  Faculty members are encouraged to attend as their class schedule allows.

 

Check out our latest blog, How to Deal with Work-Related Stress!

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.

Do You Know About Our University Ombuds?

The Office of the Ombuds serves the University of Mississippi Community by providing a confidential and off-the-record place for faculty, staff, and graduate students to discuss and obtain assistance with a wide range of concerns that affect the campus environment. The Office of the Ombuds acts in the pursuit of equity and fairness for all members of the UM Community. The purpose of the Office of the Ombuds is to ensure that every voice at the University of Mississippi can be heard, without fear of loss of privacy, retaliation, or retribution.

The Office of the Ombuds is located on the third floor of the Trent Lott Leadership Institute , in Room 318. To learn more about the services provided by the University Ombuds, visit the Office of the Ombuds’ website, call the Office at 662-915-1537, or just stop by Trent Lott 318 to meet the University Ombuds.

 

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.

2017 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 2017, you will receive an IRS Form 1095-C by March 2, 2018.

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 2017 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.

Contract Dates

The academic contract dates for 2018-2019 are available.

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.