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Diversity initiative aims for cultural competency

Published: Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 04:00PM


Eric Love brings experience, unique philosophy to staff diversity and inclusion


Thirty years later, Eric Love still remembers the words of a junior high classmate: “You’re the first black guy I’ve ever talked to.”

“I thought, ‘wow, this interaction needs to be positive because it’ll determine how you treat the second one,’” he says.

Keeping interactions positive is a key theme for Love, recently named the University’s director of staff diversity and inclusion. …

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Be Well Series on hiatus, will return with new format

Published: Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 11:40AM


Following the January 2015 sessions, the Be Well Series will go on hiatus. The program is expected to return soon in a new format.

Watch for more information about Be Well On the Road to learn how your office or department can host your own wellness session(s) on the topics of your choosing, at your own location. Read full article

Weight Watchers open House - Wednesday, January 21

Published: Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 05:00PM

Weight Watchers muffin

Open House
Wednesday, Jan. 21
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Rolfs Sports Rec Center, Lower Level

Learn more about the Weight Watchers program and Monthly Pass discount for Notre Dame faculty and staff. Cost to participant with Notre Dame subsidy is just $29.96 per month! Meetings are held on-campus every Wednesday at 12 noon. Read full article

ND Toastmasters club celebrates first year

Published: Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 09:00AM


The Notre Dame Toastmasters Club is proud to be celebrating its first birthday.

The club is the local chapter of Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization with over 14,000 clubs in 122 countries. Toastmasters organizations help members become more confident leaders by recognizing that good leaders tend to be good communicators. Read full article

New: set up voluntary 403(b) contributions online

Published: Thu Jan 8, 2015 at 08:00AM

Setting up voluntary contributions is now paperless. Effective January 2, 2015, faculty and staff who make voluntary contributions to the University of Notre Dame 403(b) Retirement Plan (or who wish to begin doing so) may make changes to their voluntary contributions online.

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403(b) contribution limits have increased

Published: Thu Jan 8, 2015 at 08:00AM

Good news for faculty and staff who want to make maximum contributions to the University’s 403(b) Retirement Plan: the IRS has increased the contribution limits for the 2015 calendar year.

In 2015, eligible participants may voluntarily contribute up to $18,000 to the plan. Participants age 50 or older by the end of 2015 may make an additional “catch-up” contribution of $6,000. Read full article

A commitment to employee training and development

Published: Tue Jan 6, 2015 at 03:00PM


Program offerings available for those at every level

See the HR Special Section in NDWorks

“Overall, we’re trying to help people develop their talents and gifts to the fullest,” says Kara McClure, manager of learning and organizational development in the Office of Human Resources. “That sounds blue-sky, but we want to help people pursue learning that advances their career interests within the context of the goals and mission of the University.” Read full article

Mammograms on Campus: January 12 & 13

Published: Tue Jan 6, 2015 at 01:00PM

This preventive offering is available annually for no cost to female Notre Dame faculty and staff enrolled in a University medical plan, beginning at age 40 (women age 35-39 may receive one baseline exam at no cost), and is “in-network” for both CHA and Select networks.

Monday, Jan. 12
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Campus ID Card PIN Changes

Published: Tue Jan 6, 2015 at 09:00AM

An update from the Campus Card Office:

To enhance the security and convenience of the campus ID card, the following changes took effect on October 1, 2014:

  • All existing cardholders (faculty, staff and students) now have the ability to change the PIN associated with their card. (Recall that the current PIN
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January Be Well Series: Diabetes

Published: Thu Jan 1, 2015 at 11:00AM

Be Well Series

The Be Well Series is a monthly health and wellness education series for benefit-eligible faculty and staff and their spouses. From high blood pressure to skin cancer to home safety, these quick on-campus programs are designed to help you lead a happier, healthier life.

January 2015: Diabetes (cont’d)…

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