Your favorite daily newsletter is going on hiatus over the holidays.
The last issue of The Dome will publish on Wednesday, December 23. It will return, though, after the New Year.
The Dome will publish on Wednesdays beginning January 6, 2016 (so be sure to have your submission in by Tuesday, January 5).
The Dome’s daily schedule will resume with the start of classes on Tuesday, January 19. You won’t want to miss that issue, as the start of the new semester will bring with it a new and improved Dome.
The updated version will be more user-friendly and better align with the look and feel of the recently-launched brand. And while your favorites will remain (Campus Candids and In the News), the redesigned Dome will also include a few new features.
Submitted by: Marketing and Communication
The BA27 pay period, Sunday, December 13 – Saturday, December 26, will be paid on Thursday, December 31.
– Employees have until today, December 21 to submit timesheets.
– Approvers will have until Tuesday, December 22 to approve timesheets.
– Please contact Maureen Hidy at Ext. 8531 or Natalie Klyczek at Ext. 8532 with any questions.
The BW27 Work Study pay period, Friday, December 11 – Thursday, December 24, will be paid on Thursday, December 31.
– Students have until today, December 21 to submit timesheets.
– Approvers will have until Tuesday, December 22 to approve timesheets
– Please contact Denise Rogers at Ext. 8535 with any questions.
PLEASE communicate this schedule to your student workers.
All time sheets must be approved before you leave for the holiday break.
Please use the following guidelines for recording time during the holiday shutdown period.
Non-exempt employees should record shutdown days with the “holiday” pay code. Employees required, for business purposes, to work during the shutdown period should record the hours that are worked using the “regular” pay code. Employees who are required to work during shutdown will be given a floating holiday, which must be used prior to the end of the fiscal year on May 31, 2016.
Exempt employees who work during shutdown should NOT submit a timesheet. Employees who work during shutdown will be given a floating holiday, which must be used prior to the end of the fiscal year on May 31, 2016. Supervisors are asked to please keep track of days worked and floating holidays taken.
Submitted by: Natalie Klyczek, payroll supervisor, Controller’s Office
The Huffington Post reported on new research published by Christy Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior. The research examined “black dog syndrome,” which describes the difficult time dark-colored dogs are thought to have making it out of shelters and into homes.
Hoffman’s research looked at four years of adoption data from two animal shelters in the Pacific Northwest to see how black dogs fare compared to dogs of other demographics. Her results found that black dogs actually have shorter shelter stays when compared to different colored dogs.
Click here to read The Huffington Post story in its entirety.
Submitted by: Marketing and Communication
Congratulations to Dianna Civello, associate vice president for advancement. Dianna is one of five finalists for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s 2016 ATHENA Leadership Award.
The ATHENA Awards honor individuals in the community who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence, contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and actively assist others – particularly women – in realizing their full leadership potentials.
Dianna will be recognized at a luncheon in March 2016 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Congratulations Dianna! Well deserved!
Submitted by: Bill Collins, vice president, institutional advancement
Greg Tedone, financial consultant for TIAA-CREF, will be on campus Tuesday, January 12 in the library conference room for individual counseling sessions. He will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review options to help meet retirement goals.
To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA CREF Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353.
Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, human resources