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July 2017 Human Resources Updates

Dear Faculty and Staff,
 
Summer is in full swing across our campuses. Human Resources is pleased to provide information about upcoming personal and professional development programs, services, and events faculty and staff can participate in throughout the season and beyond. Please see below to learn how you can participate in Blue365's health and wellness deals, upcoming trainings for our new Careers website, and Loyola's "Get Fit" challenge.
 
New Executive Education Discount
As of July 1, 2017, Quinlan School of Business's Executive Education program is offering qualifying faculty and staff a 25 percent discount on class registration. Faculty and staff interested in taking an Executive Education course, such as Project Management or Digital Marketing Strategy, are encouraged to check with their supervisors to inquire if professional development funds can also be applied to the cost of registration. For more information, contact the Executive Education team.
 
Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
A new City of Chicago ordinance pertaining to Paid Sick Leave (PSL) took effect July 1, 2017. In support of compliance, Loyola implemented a revised Sick Leave Policy, which will make PSL available to some employees who have not previously been eligible for paid sick leave. In addition, the updated policy will expand the permissible uses of PSL for eligible employees. Additional details regarding Loyola’s revised Sick Leave Policy will be available online soon. For more information regarding Chicago’s PSL ordinance, please visit the City of Chicago’s website.
 
Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola On-Campus Celebrations
On Friday, July 28, 2017, please join Human Resources and University Staff Council in celebrating Saint Ignatius at Mass and a picnic on the Lake Shore Campus. All faculty, staff, and retirees are welcome. In addition, registration is now open for Ignatian Service Days, a food donation and school supply drive is underway, and an on-campus celebration at the Health Sciences Campus will be held on July 28. Please visit the Feast Day webpage for more details.
 
Signature Training Series: How to Build an Effective Leadership Team
The Executive Council on Diversity and Inclusion has announced a series of free, on-demand training courses for faculty, staff, and students. A different theme will be presented each month. July's topic is How to Build an Effective Leadership Team and provides course participants with learning competencies focused on shared leadership strategies, including how the diversity of experience and understanding impacts assumptions, values, beliefs, and behaviors. Please visit Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) for course details.
 
Update on Walking Works— Loyola’s “Get Fit” Program
The Get Fit program is well underway. Campus Safety is currently in first place. The program runs through July 14, 2017, so there is still time to compete. Participation can also be tracked as part of the Wellness Program. Staff and faculty enrolled in Loyola’s medical plan who earn 100 points per quarter can receive a $75 reward following each quarter. Please visit the Wellness Program page for details.
 
Blue365 Deals
Staff and faculty enrolled in Loyola’s medical plan have access to a variety of special offers through Blue365, including discounts on fitness gear, gym memberships, healthy eating options, and more. Please visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield website for more information.
 
EMERGE Training: PeopleAdmin 7.6
Human Resources recently launched a significant upgrade to the University's online talent management application, PeopleAdmin. Upcoming EMERGE training sessions will take place for hiring managers, department heads, search committee members, and applicant reviewers on the following dates:
  • July 12, Lake Shore Campus
  • July 19, Health Sciences Campus
  • July 20, Water Tower Campus
  • August 16, Lake Shore Campus 
Sign-up for a training session via EMERGE.
 
If you have questions regarding any of these updates, please visit LUC.edu/hr.
 
Sincerely,
 
Winifred L. Williams, PhD
Vice President for Human Resources
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer