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First Wednesday Update: Aug. 3, 2011
Resumption of Five-Day Work Week
This week, the College has returned to the five-day work week. The regular work week for full-time personnel is 37.5 hours, Monday through Friday. The regular work day is 7.5 hours, with a 60-minute lunch period. Most College offices will be open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Service hours may vary in some areas. If you have any questions, please confirm your work schedule with your supervisor.
Employee Meetings To Welcome 2011-12
Dr. McGee and the Executive Team will be hosting a series of open-discussion meetings with College employee groups over the next several weeks in advance of the beginning of the Fall Term. These meetings will open with an informal breakfast meet and greet and be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. McGee and the vice presidents. Please plan your schedule to attend one of the following meetings:
Dr. McGee and the Executive Team will also join Academic Affairs' annual "Welcome Back" kickoff on Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Building L Open House
With the completion of the third-floor renovations of building L on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, all College employees are invited to attend a third-floor open house from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. See for yourself how this entire floor has been transformed into attractive, state-of-the-art classrooms and learning/gathering places. Light refreshments will be available.
Career Service Awards for 2011
Once again, two of Seminole State's full-time Career Service employees will receive $1,250 awards for excellence, courtesy of the Foundation for Seminole State. These two awards will be presented in a surprise announcement during the Collegewide Convocation on Sept. 27, 2011. Attached are the nomination form and instructions on how to nominate a Career Service employee for this year's awards. Employees may nominate themselves or another employee. Completed application packages must be submitted to the Foundation Office in room A-204J on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Applications will be reviewed by a Career Service Review Committee of the Career Service Employees Council (CSEC), and the final selection will be made by members of the Foundation Board of Directors.
Pathfinder Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for our College's 2011 Pathfinder Awards. A $2,000 Pathfinder Award is given annually to recognize one Seminole State employee, and a $2,000 Pathfinder Award is given annually to one Seminole State department that has demonstrated exemplary service to our College over the last year or so. The individual Pathfinder recipient will receive a $2,000 cash award to spend as he or she pleases. Any full-time faculty/staff member employed more than one year may be nominated for this award. The $2,000 awarded to the department receiving the Pathfinder Award may be spent on department equipment or a department activity based upon parameters to be determined by the Foundation for Seminole State, which is providing the funds for this award. To nominate an individual or a department for a Pathfinder Award, please submit the name of the individual or department, together with the reasons for the nomination (in less than 500 words), to Yolanda Williams via email by Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. The 2011 Pathfinder Awards Selection Committee will then meet to select the individual and department to be honored in a surprise announcement during the Collegewide Convocation celebration on Sept. 27.
Share Your Accomplishments
During the Collegewide Convocation on Sept. 27, a printed program will be distributed containing a section called "Applause! Applause!" This section recognizes employees for their accomplishments and successes over the past year or so. All Seminole State employees, including part-time staff and adjunct instructors, are invited to contribute their accomplishments. To submit your accomplishment(s) for this year's edition, please complete the online form and submit your information by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Please note: Your submission may be edited for length.
Computer Migration To Microsoft
As the College continues to migrate its systems from a Novell-based infrastructure to a 100 percent Microsoft (MS) environment, please be aware that every computer owned by the College will be affected by the following changes:
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