October Newsletter: Win $1000 at Irish Health, Make Your Voice Heard with ND Voice, and More!

Published: October 10, 2012

My Notre Dame Employment Experience (October 2012)

In This Issue

  • Upcoming Learning Programs
  • ND Voice 2012 Now Open
  • Open Enrollment Begins October 16
  • Health Screenings and Your HRQ – Don’t Miss Out!
  • Irish Health 2012
  • Education Benefits for Children of Faculty & Staff
  • LifeWorks – It’s Never Too Late to Save for Retirement
  • Save Time and Money by Cooking Ahead
  • Free Online Retirement Income Calculator
  • 403(B) Retirement Plan Disclosures
  • Retirement Counseling and Information Sessions
  • Learning and Education / Discover IT
  • Discounts
  • Fitness
  • Helpful Tips on Performance Management and eNDeavor


Upcoming Learning Programs

Have you made your “debut” yet? The 2012-13 Learning Programs season is in full swing, and classes are filling up fast. Don’t miss the chance to create your career success story. Sign up for these or other classes in Endeavor today!

Coming Soon:

(New!) Problem-Solving for Creative Solutions Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Straight Talk for Supervisors and Managers Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Resolving Differences While Maintaining Relationships Oct. 24, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Time Management/Self-Leadership Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon OR 1:00-4:30 p.m.

…and over 40 more programs or series to choose from in 2012-2013!

Also Coming Soon: TAP Alumni Programs

Launching Me, Inc. Oct. 23 & 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m. OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.
The Business of Networking Nov. 12 & 13, 8:30-11:30 a.m. OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Finding and Maintaining Work/Life Balance. Dec. 10 & 11, 8:30-11:30 a.m. OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.


ND Voice 2012 is Now Open

Make your voice heard! ND Voice is Notre Dame’s employee satisfaction survey. This anonymous and confidential survey is your opportunity to help shape the future of Notre Dame while improving your own work experience.

The survey opened Monday, October 8 and was sent via email from Quantum Workplace to all faculty and staff that morning. Save the email. The deadline for completing the survey is October 28. If you didn’t get yours, check your spam filter or junk folder.

Click here for more information about ND Voice, or email surveysupport@quantumworkplace.com with questions about the survey.

Open Enrollment 2013: October 16-Nov. 2, 2012

Open Enrollment is right around the corner. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff will soon be receiving Open Enrollment materials in the mail. The materials will explain how to make your 2013 benefits elections online, and direct you to additional information on the HR website.


Health Screenings and Your HRQ – Don’t Miss Out!

If you’re a full-time, benefits-eligible faculty or staff member and you haven’t scheduled your Health Screening yet, you only have a few days left to schedule yours at the Wellness Center or elsewhere on campus through Memorial Health & Lifestyle. Don’t delay – appointments are limited.

Your results will be automatically entered into the new Health Risk Questionnaire called Your HRQ, which has replaced the WebMD HQ (Health Quotient) as a tool to help faculty, staff and their spouses understand personal health risks. The questionnaire will be open through November 2, 2012.

Click Here for more information, or to schedule your screening.


Irish Health 2012

Tuesday October 16, Noon-7pm
Wednesday October 17, 7am-11am

The annual employee health and wellness fair is next week! Enjoy workshops on healthy living, work out with Rec Sports, visit with benefits representatives, and even get a health screening and complete Your HRQ on-site.

Need more reasons to stop by? Win a free iPad, Kindle, Montgomery Gentry concert tickets, or other prizes!

Get the details, session times, and bus schedule here.

Education Benefits for Children of Faculty & Staff

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Hesburgh Library Auditorium

Learn more about how benefits-eligible faculty and staff may receive tuition benefits for their eligible dependents to Notre Dame, St. Mary’s, or other accredited universities.

For more information on Education Benefits, click here.

LifeWorks – It’s Never Too Late to Save for Retirement

If you have reached midlife and haven’t saved much for your retirement, you aren’t alone. More than half of all baby boomers have saved less than $50,000 toward retirement.

No matter how much you have saved, you can take steps to build a more secure future. The article below from LifeWorks explains how.

Learn more

Save Time and Money by Cooking Ahead

It’s no secret that cooking at home is usually healthier than a trip through the fast-food drive-thru. But did you know that cooking at home can also save you time and money? This article from Vanguard explains how cooking ahead can replace the dollar menu with your own dollar-saving menu.

Learn how

Retirement Information

Free Online Retirement Income Calculator

How much income will you need in retirement? Are you on track? To compare what you may have to what you will need, try this free Retirement Income Calculator from Vanguard.

Additional Retirement Information:

Counseling Sessions
NDRetire: An Information Session (To schedule through Endeavor) or click here for NDRetire dates and call askHR at 631-5900 to schedule.

Learning and Education

Learning Series
Discover IT


Discounts from the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Department of Film, Television and Theatre 2012-13 Season
Today @ ND


Rolfs Sports Recreation Center

Helpful Tips in eNDeavor

How to Upload a Profile Photo. Update your employee profile with a current photo. To choose a .jpg photo stored on your computer:

  • Save a .jpg photo of yourself to your Desktop or elsewhere on your computer.
  • Log in to eNDeavor
  • Click Update My Profile
  • Click Edit Photo
  • Click Browse to locate and select the photo file
  • Click Open, then Save

Browse Learning Programs in eNDeavor

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