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.

Find wellness resources. 
Available online
Learn to cope with fear, depression, or anxiety that are often experienced during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic and can take a toll—especially on health care professionals and frontline workers. Register to attend a seminar this week, which includes relaxation therapy and healthy sleep habits. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes Incentives program can earn points by attending a webinar. Offered by the University's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, employees can also find resources for health care workers and faculty and staff members working remotely, including recommendations for meditation and stress-relief apps and at-home fitness routines. Learn more and connect with FSAP at 305-284-6604 or fsap.miami.edu.

Get expert financial advice.
Multiple dates
Fidelity’s financial education series can help you make better monetary decisions. Sign up to attend a webinar on Tuesday, May 5, at 12 p.m. to learn strategies and tips for prioritizing and funding your specific savings goals, like buying a new home or car and saving for a child's college. Register for the webinar on Thursday, May 7. at 12 p.m. to learn the basics of claiming social security, including when and how to claim. Learn more about financial resources available to University employees.

Celebrate our class of 2020 employee graduates.
Share your story
While spring commencement ceremonies have been postponed, we absolutely want to celebrate the University employees who are part of the class of 2020. Is that you or someone you know? We want to learn about your experience as an employee and the journey that has brought you to this great accomplishment. Send an email to lifeattheU@miami.edu and share your story.

Complete the COVID-19 telecommute agreement. 
Available in Workday
As shared by Human Resources, the University’s temporary work-at-home arrangements will continue until further notice, and a phased return to campus will occur when it’s deemed safe to resume operations. Employees should login to Workday and complete the COVID-19 Telecommute Arrangement for each week that is worked from home. For assistance, review the tip sheet, reach out to your manager or HR Partner, or send an email to workday@miami.edu. Visit COVID-19 HR Updates site to review additional HR communications and resources for employees.

Congratulate the newly reelected Faculty Senate officers.
Serving 2020–2021
During the Faculty Senate’s end-of-academic-year meeting on Wednesday, April 29, the  members unanimously voted to extend the service of its current officers through the next academic year. The team includes: Linda Neider, chair, Herbert Business School; JoNel Newman, first vice chair, School of Law; and Helen Bramlett, second vice chair, Miller School of Medicine. View the complete list of Senate members. Stay tuned for a new schedule of meetings that will be shared at fs.miami.edu.