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5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Traffic changes on the Coral Gables campus
Starting today
As part of the student housing project construction, the existing fence line on Pavia Street will be extended to Stanford Drive starting June 10. The pavia garage entry will remain open this summer, but all traffic will use Levante Avenue to access Pavia Street. Merrick Street will be reopened by the start of the fall semester. For questions, contact 305-284-8282 or facilities@miami.edu. Learn more.

Ask the experts at UHealth
Friday, June 14 at 12:15 p.m.
Making small changes in food choices can help you reduce excess body weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Learn what foods can help reduce inflammation, which is tied to a higher risk of developing cancer, during a free presentation by expert Lesley Klein, MS, RD, LD, at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center on Friday, June 14. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes program can earn Pure Wellness points by attending this session. For questions and to RSVP, send an email to medwellness@med.miami.edu.

FY20 Merit award process
Friday, June 21 and Friday, June 28 
The annual performance evaluation process, TALK for Success, closed on May 1. FY20 merit awards and compensation changes will be visible in Workday beginning Friday, June 21 for biweekly staff, and Friday, June 28 for monthly staff. With budget approval, supervisors will distribute merit awards to employees who are eligible for a merit award. If you have questions about the evaluation and merit process, please reach out to your supervisor. For additional assistance, please reach out to your HR partner.

Deadline to file 2018 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) claims
Saturday, June 15
Submit your 2018 FSA claims by logging into your WageWorks online account, using the WageWorks EZ Receipts mobile app, or completing a Pay Me Back claim form for the health care or dependent care flexible spending account. For questions, contact the HR-Total Rewards team by completing the online form or calling 305-284-3004.

Lynda.com will be upgraded to LinkedIn Learning
Effective Friday, June 21
Looking for your next professional development opportunity? Register now for This month get ready to experience a new online learning platform, LinkedIn Learning. Current users of Lynda.com can expect the new platform to combine the best parts of Lynda.com with new features and content that will enhance the learning experience. Whether you’re a frequent user or brand new to the incoming system, learn more about what this change means for you.