LOG 6 or MORE TELEWORK DAYS TO WIN PRIZES
Teleworking even just one day a week is a great way to cut down on the time and cost of commuting, improve productivity and enhance overall work-life balance in your office! Supervisors and employees, read the university's telework guidelines and have a conversation about teleworking.
To encourage teleworking among eligible employees, DOTS will host a Telework Challenge from Monday, June 18th to Friday, August 10th. Employees who log their telework "trips" in the Smart Commute Platform can earn points that can be redeemed for weekly and grand prize raffles. Log at least 6 telework days during the challenge and you will automatically earn a Smart Commute t-shirt and be entered into the grand prize raffle for a Microsoft Surface Pro!
Each Monday one employee will win one of the following items:
HOW TO ENTER
NOTE: NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES will have the option for telework starting with the ratification of the 2018-2019 UMD Employee Contract. Stay in the loop for opportunities to get involved on our In Action blog and Vote on Jun 5th!
DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION FOR UMD COMMUNITY MEMBERS ?
The R.H. Smith Business school sponsors a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site that is ran by graduate students. Through the Master Service Learning Club (MSLC), Smith Master Students, volunteer their time to offer free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
The goals are to help client maintain compliance with the tax law, maximize their tax savings, to educate public about taxes and to provide both a valuable community service and a powerful hands-on learning experience for the accounting students.
APPOINTMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED
Schedule your appointment online (http://www.mslc-vita.org) or contact Susan Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more questions.
UMD CAMPUS CLOSED FROM 12/22/17 - 1/1/2018
Winter Break has been extended by 1 day to now include Friday, December 22nd.
Below is a message from UHR :
Pursuant to authority granted under Board of Regents policy, President Loh has designated Friday, December 22, 2017 as an Administrative Leave day for all regular/contingent II faculty and staff. President Loh would like to express his gratitude for the hard work and dedication of our employees.
PARKING ON CAMPUS IS BIG BUSINESS
AFSCME 1072 supports the Labor Rights of Faculty and Student Workers
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Wednesday, August 30th (today), we will all take a moment to reflect on the life of a young man who was taken too early. In our country today these senseless acts of violence are becoming more prevalent. Ignorance and racism have lead to countless incidents of social injustice and violenceess as those on our campus and in Charlottesville.
The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has always fought against these horrific acts and ways of thinking.
AFSCME Local 1072, the union for UMCP staff, stands for inclusiveness and intends to promote these ideas with our upcoming contract. We will introduce language on the concepts of :
To this end, your local union has developed the following resolution:
WHEREAS, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1072 is proud that our membership reflects racial, ethnic, sexual identity, and religious diversity;
WHEREAS, although racism is hardly a new phenomenon in the United States, the Southern Poverty Law Center has recorded a significant spike in hate crimes since Donald Trump’s election, as well as violent gatherings of white supremacists, including the deadly events in Charlottesville, VA on August 12;
WHEREAS, the wealthy and powerful have always used the politics of hate, division, and racism to divide us and weaken unions;
WHEREAS, by forging interracial solidarity, we can win union contracts that will better our working conditions;
THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 condemns the racist, violent actions of Nazis, and white nationalists, and attendees of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on August 12.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 rejects in the strongest possible terms the ideology of white supremacy.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 mourns the murders that occurred on May 20th and August 12th and will continue to support actions that oppose those forces that brought about those deaths.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 fully supports all counter-protesters who demonstrated against the hateful white supremacists who attended the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that AFSCME Local 1072 recommits ourselves to the struggle for racial and economic justice, gender equality, and human and civil rights for all, and stands in solidarity with anyone who is fighting for the same.
As a campus community, let’s stand together and fight!
President of AFSCME 1072
UMD Employees Should Expect HEAVy Traffic and Congestion
Residence halls move-in for the fall semester is scheduled for Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, August 27. This year we will welcome more than 12,500 students to campus in our residence halls and affiliated apartment communities.
Our new first-year students will be moving into their assigned residence halls on Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th between 9am and 4pm. Returning, upper-division students will be moving in on Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th.
Move-In is an exciting time for students and their families, particularly for new students going away from home for the first time. It can also be a hectic time for faculty and staff on campus because of the inevitable increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic. To help minimize the stress incurred by all, we want to offer some suggestions that we think will welcome our new Terps to UMD and help make everyone’s experience as pleasant as possible.
If you will be driving to campus on that Thursday and/or Friday:
In addition to the four main move-in days for residence halls, we will see move-in activity at our public-private partnership communities continue throughout the week. South Campus Commons move-in began this past weekend and The Courtyards residents will move-in beginning on Tuesday.
Dear Campus Community,
We are devastated by the murder of Second Lieutenant Richard Collins III this weekend. We are devastated by the racism and hate that exists in this world. And we are devastated that hate may have played a role in this and other horrific crimes across the country.
We want each of us to have the space and time they need to grieve and we need to collectively honor this young man’s life, offer our support to the other communities mourning right now, especially Bowie State University, and simultaneously find a path forward as a community.
We want to begin by making sure our community understands how they can be supported in the next week. Here are collective resources you should be aware of:
The University is working closely with Bowie State University to help them celebrate their commencement exercises on campus tomorrow morning. They very much appreciate the outpouring of support for their community.
We understand this may impact people differently, with a range of experiences and emotions. That is okay. Please make a point of connecting with each other, taking care of yourself, and be gentle with yourself.
Please remember that you can report hate/bias through the University of Maryland Police Department or the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM), which is responsible for monitoring the university’s civil rights response. Visit OCRSM online to report or learn more.
Our community of nearly 400,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni can be a powerful force for good. Together, and only together, can we fight back against hate in all its insidious forms. We are building a coalition of individuals and groups across campus dedicated to ensuring an environment where we fight back against hate and bias, and where we can all thrive.
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Faculty Staff Assistance Program in the University Health Center
LGBT Equity Center
Nyumburu Cultural Center
Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct
Office of Community Engagement
Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education
Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy
President Wallace Loh
President’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues
University Counseling Center
University of Maryland Police Department
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