Soliciting support from peers and colleagues from different areas on campus to resolve a matter or address a challenge or think up the next great idea has many advantages both to the individuals involved and the organization as a whole.
With the dizzying pace of change in human resources these days, the need to capture employees’ attention and spur them to action has never been greater. At the same time, the distractions of our connected world are increasing exponentially. So how HR can cut through the noise, stand out from the clutter, and reach employees where they are?
Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.
Is your institution’s professional development program a boom or a bust? Are employees excited about the offerings, or uninterested? Is the process for taking advantage of professional development easy or cumbersome?
For the first time since 2015, the maximum employee contribution to defined contribution plans — such as 401(k)s 403(b)s — will increase by $500, to $18,500 for 2018, with the combined employer and employee maximum (referred to as “all sources”) increasing by $1,000, to $55,000.
We’ve all worked with a bad apple at one time or another. Maybe you still do. You know the one … the faculty member who seems to get away with everything, the staff member who says whatever they want whenever they want, the coworker who is abrasive and uncooperative.
The Trump administration added a major item to Congress’ to-do list with a September 5 announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the administration would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Making matters even more difficult was the release on October 8 of President Trump’s letter to House and Senate leaders that included reforms the president would like to see included as part of any legislation addressing the status of DACA recipients.
The bond between HR and technology has not always been a strong one. After all, HR is people-oriented, and technical lingo might seem like gibberish to those of us who engage with human beings more often than our computer screens. So how can you successfully communicate your project needs to IT when you’re having trouble [...
President Trump initially shared with reporters a high-level overview of his tax plan this past April. From there, representatives from the White House, Republican congressional leadership and tax committee chairs began working together to hash out a tax reform plan.
We know the faculty model in higher ed is changing, with part-time faculty making up more and more of the faculty workforce in institutions across the country. But what does the big picture look like in terms of adjunct numbers, bargaining power and pay? Data from last year’s CUPA-HR faculty salary surveys tell the story.
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