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HAPPENINGS From the Office of

APRIL 2014 In This Issue: 

Faculty Annual Evaluations


ORP/403(B)/457(B) Vendor Schedule


Separations & Security Access


Summer Add Comp


Financial Wellness Seminar 1


TRSL Webinars


TRSL DROP Interest Rates

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ING Transition to

Is your department in the process of conduc ng faculty annual evalua ons? They have to be done every year, with certain excep ons per policy. These evalua ons should encompass the components of teaching, research and service, where applicable. Graduate Faculty status recommenda on must be included!!! Has it been? The faculty member being evaluated must sign the evalua on, disclaimer language must be included. Evalua ons should be free of ambiguity and must succinctly rate the faculty member’s annual performance. There must be an overall ra ng, if found to be unsa sfactory, Chair shall clearly state: ‘Unsa sfactory as defined in sec on II of PS‐109.’ Want to make sure your Faculty Annual Evalua on is policy compliant? A new recommended template is now available on LSUHRM’s website. The Office of Human Resource Management is reques ng that all faculty performance evalua ons be uploaded into HRS by June 30 of each year. If you have any ques ons, please contact Brad Spring by phone: 8‐6623 or by email

April Vendor Schedules

Financial Wellness

For ORP, 403 (B), 457 (B) Plans: All vendor mee ngs will take place in 110 Thomas Boyd Hall. 


TRSL Board Election


HR Contact Meeting


Changes in HRM


HRM Staff Spotlight


LSU Staff Pin


Payday Dates


Geaux Active


Sign up for Happenings


Faculty Annual Evaluation Reminder and New Optional Template

VOYA Seminar 2

Training and Development Opportunities

Human Resource Management









Brandon Goll Mike So le 225‐766‐8711 10am ‐ 2pm


Bill Gallegos 225‐201‐1009 10am ‐ 2pm


Cameron Pe grew 1‐866‐842‐2951 ext. 257413 9am ‐ 4pm


Separations and Security Access Please remove all Security Access (HRS, LVT, GLS, etc.) of separated employees. For assistance with this process, please contact Leigh Sasser at

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24 ING Brandon Goll Mike So le 225‐766‐8711 10am ‐ 2pm



The 2014 Summer Addi onal Compensa on memo is a ached for your convenience. If you have ques ons or need assistance with this, please contact your Compensa on Consultant or an HR Generalist at 578‐8200.

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HAPPENINGS TRSL Announces DROP Interest Rates for Certain DROP Accounts

Financial Wellness Seminar The Office of Human Resource Management is offering the second workshop in our Financial Wellness Seminar series. The seminar will be held on May 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. and   2 p.m. in the Capital Chamber Room, LSU Union. Representa ves from VALIC will be holding a workshop on Re rement Income Strategies. This presenta on will cover a number of re rement topics including: 

How to plan for and create re rement income for your essen al, discre onary and legacy needs


How your LSU re rement benefits affect Social Security benefits and strategies to maximize Social Security Benefits


How to overcome the 5 Re rement Risks

Whether your re rement date is near or far, this   informa on will help you formulate strategies to help   secure a more comfortable re rement.  Employees are encouraged to enroll for a Financial Wellness Seminar through their MyLSU accounts under Employee Resources, HRM Training Programs. We hope to see you there!

TRSL Upcoming Member Webinars TRSL offers a convenient way for you to receive informa on on your TRSL re rement and benefits, including re rement eligibility requirements and informa on on the op onal programs DROP and ILSB. These sessions are conducted via the web and telephone. All sessions begin at 4 p.m. and last approximately thirty minutes.  “Returning to Work” – Thursday, April 24  “Social Security Offsets” – Thursday, May 8  “Legisla ve Wrap – Up” – Thursday, June 19 Please register early as sessions fill up fast! You can register for these webinars online through the following link: TRSL Workshop Registra on.

TRSL Deferred Re rement Op on Plan (DROP) accounts for members who were eligible to par cipate in the program before January 1, 2004, will be credited with interest at 12.91%. Interest will be paid by the end of April. The Public Re rement Systems’ Actuarial Commi ee (PRSAC) adopted the Teachers’ Re rement System of Louisiana (TRSL) actuarial valua on, which included DROP interest, on March 18. TRSL will send these DROP par cipants a le er indica ng the interest amount posted for Fiscal Year 2013. NOTE: DROP accounts for members eligible to   par cipate on or a er January 1, 2004, earn interest at  the liquid asset money market rate. 

ING Re-Branding Campaign from ING to VOYA Financial ING U.S. has revealed its future name: Voya FinancialTM. Par cipants who currently have their Op onal Re rement Plan (ORP) and/or Supplemental Re rement Account (403b) administered by ING will transi on to the VoyaTM brand, with the hopes of having rebranding efforts complete by year’s end. Effec ve May 1, 2014 fund op ons managed by ING U.S. Investment Management will transi on to Voya brand. For example, the ING Intermediate Bond Fund will   become the Voya Intermediate Bond Fund. ING funds managed by other fund families will change from ING to “VY.” This process may take several months for materials, such as the fund fact sheets, to transi on to the new Voya name. ING’s top priority during this transi on is that   par cipants know that this name change will not affect  their account, their current financial advisor, or the   personal service of which they have become   accustomed. Only the names of the impacted funds are  changing; the fund management, fees, objec ve and  por olio composi on of each fund will remain exactly  the same.

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HAPPENINGS Financial Wellness Global Webcast Seminar ING will be hos ng this year’s first Global Webcast Re rement   Income Planning on May 22. The presenta on is designed for plan par cipants of all ages who would like an intermediate understanding of the different possible sources of re rement income and how to create a re rement stream in re rement. Due to popularity of this topic, the available space for this webinar is limited. The Interna onal Room,303,  in the Union has been reserved for those who are interested in a ending. The hour‐long webcasts will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will also allow for Q & A a er the presenta on. Employees are encouraged to enroll for a Financial Wellness Seminar through their myLSU accounts under Employee Resources, HRM Training Programs. We hope to see you there!

2014 TRSL Board of Trustees Election The term of office for the Board of Trustees representa ve for ac ve TRSL members employed in a Louisiana college or university will expire December 31, 2014. An elec on will be held this year to fill a new four‐year term, which begins January 2015. If you are interested in represent‐ing your fellow TRSL members working at a Louisiana college or university, you must first meet eligibility requirements and submit a le er of intent to qualify as a candidate. A document is a ached with this newsle er that provides more in‐ forma on regarding what to include in the le er and where to mail it. Any ques ons? Contact TRSL at 225‐925‐6446, ext. 6109 or email: (specify “Colleges & Universi es Elec on” in the subject line).

Save the Date! HR Contact Mee ng  Tuesday, April 22, 2—3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 10—11:30 a.m. in 225 Peabody Hall Please try to come to one of the two available mee ng mes.

Changes In HRM

If you hadn’t no ced, HRM has gained some new faces! We would like to officially welcome: Jason Harris, HRIS Analyst Daphne Stewart, Employee Rela ons Assistant Director Seth Thibodeaux, CPTP Trainer

We would like to congratulate our colleague, Jennifer Normand on her newest addi on...her baby girl, Catherine Anne!

Sadly, we are also saying goodbye and happy re rement to our long me co‐worker, Venna Jones. She will be missed very much!

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Name: Casey Parker Hometown: Lake Charles, Louisiana Educa on: B.S. in English Literature What do you do in your department, including job  tle and area?    I am a Staffing Partner in the Office of Human Resource Management. My job is to help departments ascertain their staffing needs, help them find capable and qualified candidates, and then make sure things go smoothly for the new employees all the way through New Employee Orienta on.   How long have you been with LSU?    Since November of 2012 What has been your most sa sfying or rewarding experience as an HR professional?    We hosted a blood drive one year at my previous employer, and a lot of our employees were turned away from dona ng due to health issues such as high blood pressure. So I decided to ins tute a wellness program to get the employees moving and making healthier choices to try to get those numbers under control. One of the components of the wellness program was a fitness compe on. I asked the company’s insurance carrier to provide pedometers for all of the employees (which they were more than happy to do) and I divided everyone up into teams and had them record the number of steps taken every day for an en re quarter. The friendly rivalry across all of the offices really energized the employees. As the employees started seeing results, they became more mo vated than ever to get healthy. By the end of the quarter, the majority of the par cipants had lost weight and improved their health and were so happy to share their progress with me. That has been the most rewarding experience of my career by far. What’s the strangest thing you’ve run across in your HR career?   The absolute strangest is probably not fit for print! The interview process can be pre y strange. A lot of people underes mate the impact of a first impression. I’ve interviewed candidates for professional‐level posi ons who have shown up in not‐so‐appropriate a re (denim overalls, visible undergarments, not enough a re, etc.), people who thought the interview would be a good me for a snack, one person who brought in a resume that was hand‐wri en on loose‐leaf in pink crayon…the list goes on and on. You never know what you will get!   What do you like most about working at LSU?    As an employee of HRM, I have had the privilege to work with many different departments across campus and to tour some of the buildings and facili es. The level of ac vity on our campus is astounding, and it is exci ng to be a part of that. The opportuni es and experiences that LSU can afford its students are really amazing. Tell us something interes ng about yourself.    I’m an avid dessert baker and a cra beer lover, so I like trying recipes that combine the two in some way. I bake a mean Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager cupcake!


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GEAUX ACTIVE We hope you will enjoy The Happenings, Geaux Ac ve sec on. Here you will find great ps for leading a healthier lifestyle. We encourage our faculty and staff to take an ac ve approach in his/her quest for health and well‐being. If there are any health, fitness or well‐being topics that you would like to see featured in upcoming issues, please email them to  

Get Your Arms Ready for Spring

The weather is ge ng warm again, and you know what that means...t‐shirts and tank tops! Get your arms “show off” ready with this simple move you can do anywhere.


Workout in Your Backyard

Basic gardening ac vi es can burn about 270 calories* an hour! Think of how many calories you could burn doing yard work this weekend! Here are some other gardening ac vi es that can burn more calories: 

Cu ng grass with a power push mower ‐ 375 calories


Weeding ‐ 306 calories


Digging ‐ 340 calories


Carrying bags of soil ‐ 340 calories


Plan ng ‐ 306 calories


Watering ‐ 102 calories


Harves ng vegetables; picking fruit off tress ‐ 204 calories


1. Place your hands on the  edge of the counter or your  desk, walk your feet back  several steps so your body  forms a straight line from  your heels to the top of  your head, then rise up  your head, then rise up    onto your toes, as shown.  onto your toes, as shown.  

2. Pull your belly bu

on in  and up, then bend your  and up, then bend your    elbows and slowly lower  your body toward the  your body toward the    counter un l your chest is a  few inches from your hands.  Pause, then straighten your  arms, as if pushing the  arms, as if pushing the    counter away. Repeat 10  mes. That’s one set; aim  for three sets.  for three sets.  

*Calorie counts are based on a body weight of 150 pounds  “Lazy Woman’s fitness” “Gardening Is a great workout”

Sweet Treats Craving something sweet but you don’t want to ruin your healthy living? Try a spoonful of Nutella. "While it’s no nutri onal superstar, one delicious spoonful of Nutella will surely sa sfy a sweet tooth, and won’t put your calorie load over the top." Enjoy one spoonful for 100 calories. If you are wan ng a cool treat to beat the heat, swap your ice cream for half a cup of non‐fat Greek yogurt, topped with one teaspoon of honey and half a cup of strawberries for a creamy, low‐fat, high‐fiber treat that is 140 calories and chock‐full of protein. “Healthy Diet Snacks”

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HAPPENINGS Subscribe to the HRM Happenings Want to receive the HRM Happenings straight to your inbox? Subscribe now! Simply go on the HRM homepage,, and click the “Subscribe Now” bu on under Recent News and Announcements/HRM Happenings.

Training & Development Opportuni es  Payroll Processing Procedures

Personnel Activity Reports (PAR)

April 9 | 9:30 — 11 a.m.

April 23 | 2 — 4 p.m. May 20 | 9 — 11 a.m.

LaCarte Purchasing Card April 10 | 9:30 — 11:30 a.m. May 7 | 9:30 — 11:30 a.m.

New Employee Orientation April 14| 8:15 — 2:30 p.m. April 28| 8:15 — 2:30 p.m. May 12| 8:15 — 2:30 p.m. May 26| 8:15 — 2:30 p.m.

Violence Free Workplace April 15 | 9 — 11 a.m.

PRO DEMO: Intro to PRO

GLS & Reporting Tools April 24 | 9:30 — 11:30 a.m. May 22 | 9:30 — 11:30 a.m.

Positive Discipline April 29 | 9 — 11 a.m.

Additional Compensation April 30 | 2 — 4 p.m.

Introduction to Sponsored Programs May 6 | 9 — 10:30 a.m.

April 16 | 9 — 11:30 a.m. May 6 | 1 — 3:30 p.m.

Travel Expense Reimbursement

PRO DEMO: Creating Departmental Solicitations

LSU GeauxShop Requester

April 16 | 1 — 2:30 p.m. May 7 | 10 — 11:30 a.m.

May 14 | 9 — 11:30 a.m. May 28 | 9 — 11:30 a.m.

Anger Management

Invoice Processing

April 16 | 2 — 4 p.m.

May 14 | 9:30 — 11:30 a.m.

PRO DEMO: Creating Requisitions and Payment Authorizations for Professionals, Personal and Consulting Services

Good People, Bad Choices: Ethics in the Workplace

May 6 | 9:30 — 11:30 a.m.

May 14 | 1 — 3 p.m.

April 17 | 1 — 3 p.m. May 7 | 1 — 3 p.m.

Financial Wellness Seminar

Post Award Administration

May 19 | 10 — 11 a.m. May 19 | 2 — 3 p.m.

April 22 | 9 — 11 a.m. May 21 | 9 — 11 a.m.

Hiring Process: More Than a Gut Feeling May 27 | 9 — 12 p.m.

To register for a Training and Development class, log into myLSU. Click on ‘Employee Resources’ and then ‘HRM Training Programs’ from the le hand menu. You will be asked to validate your personal informa on. Then, click on ‘Training Programs’ from the top menu. Choose your selected class and date. Click ‘register.’ You will receive an email confirma on. If you do not receive a confirma on or are put on a waitlist, please email the Training & Development   Coordinator, Chynsia Jenkins at or call her at 225‐578‐8333.                                                                 HRM  |110 Thomas Boyd Hall |T: 225‐578‐8200 | F: 225‐578‐6571 | Office Hours: 8‐4:30 p.m.  

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HRM Happenings April 2014  

LSU Office of Human Resource Management monthly newsletter.