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Inside Story for Friday, December 12, 2008

REMINDER: Dec. 1-15 Timecards Due Today

Due to the early pay date of Dec. 24, prior to the holiday break, the deadline for timecards for the period Dec. 1 through Dec. 15 is today, Friday, Dec. 12.

Estimate the hours as needed for Dec. 11 through 15 on the timecard. Any adjustments to the estimated hours should be reported later on a timecard noting the changes.

The processing time for the last payroll is shortened by the holiday break, so it is imperative that the timecards are turned in to Payroll today, Dec. 12, to avoid any employees not receiving their paychecks before the holiday break.

The Payroll Department thanks you for your assistance.

ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS OPEN TO SHARE THOUGHTS ON MCC'S FUTURE

Roundtable sessions will be held at several College locations next week to discuss the future of the College. Your thoughts will be collected and considered for current and future needs and improvements. As a preparation for further and future discussions, we encourage you to think over these questions. The third question will be discussed at the roundtables.

The Plan & Planning Work Group is currently working to energize and effectively tap the thinking and information resources of the College, including our people. Two major areas of emphasis are inclusiveness/communication and embracing the future. Every College employee’s views are vital to the success of the College as a whole. As in any strong organization, the work of each person supports the work of another. Similarly, the thoughts and support of each employee are important as we continue to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our diverse community.

Roundtables will be held:

Monday, Dec. 15

  • 9 a.m., Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg 7, Room 107 
  • 2 p.m., Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg 7, Room 107

Tuesday Dec. 16

  • 1 p.m., South Omaha Campus, Connector, Room 249

Thursday, Dec. 18

  • 11 a.m., Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg 7, Room 107 
  • 4 p.m., Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg 7, Room 107 
  • 4 p.m., Fremont Area Center, Room 202 

Your individual thoughts on all the questions will be asked for at a later time as we move, collectively, further into the planning process for the future of MCC.

Effective Jan. 15, Direct Deposit Pay Advices Only Available Using Web Advisor

Beginning with the Jan. 15 pay date, direct deposit pay advices will only be available using WebAdvisor. You can view and/or print your pay advice using WebAdvisor.

Each payday you will have instant access to your pay information. The remittance advices will be kept online for a two-year period, providing long-term storage for your pay records. Web Advisor also includes leave and stipend information.

Simply open WebAdvisor; the Web Advisor page can be bookmarked on your favorites list for quick access in the future. You can also access Web Advisor through the Faculty and Staff Resource page on the MCC web site.

• Click on the “Log In” tab at the top.
• Log in using your College network user login and password.
• Click on “Employees.” • Click on “Pay Advices.”
• Click on the date you wish to view.

If you have any questions regarding the electronic version of your pay advice, call Gary Kucera in Payroll at ext. 2277.

Celebrate at Employee Holiday Reception Next Week

MCC’s Employee Holiday Reception is Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Livestock Exchange Building, located directly north of the South Omaha Campus. Parking areas are available at the facility and should provide ample parking. Service awards and the Diane Donelson Spirit Award will be presented at 2 p.m., and the reception will continue until 5 p.m.

Stop in and enjoy conversation with colleagues and share the spirit of the season! In addition to getting together as a College family to celebrate, the holiday reception provides a great opportunity for MCC employees to share with the community. A Community Giving Station is planned at the event, and employees are encouraged to bring contributions to the reception. All contributions will be made on behalf of Metropolitan Community College employees.

Two opportunities will be available at the reception: Salvation Army Heat Aid Fund (cash or check donations) and the Omaha Food Bank (food or household items). The Food Bank is looking specifically for:

Food Items: canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham); canned pasta (Spaghettios, ravioli); canned fruits and vegetables; dry beans; rice; “Helper” products (Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, etc.); pasta and pasta sauce; peanut butter and jelly; flour, sugar and other baking products; condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard)

Household Items: diapers; toilet paper; paper towels; paper plates (used at meal service sites and shelters); personal items (deodorant, shampoo, soap); laundry supplies

MCC Receives Timberland PRO® Community Service Grant

MCC’s service learning home repair class, MCC Cares, and SkillsUSA chapter have received a grant of $2,500 from Timberland to continue their efforts to improve the Omaha community. With the support of grants and by applying their construction and leadership skills in the community, students will enable Omaha area residents to maintain their independence and their homes.

Timberland adopted and uses the GREEN Standard as a guide for evaluating service opportunities. Regardless of the service done, this ensures commitment to excellence and environmental sensibility are infused in the review, planning and implementation of every project. The GREEN standard means: Grassroots; Reduce, reuse, recycle; Engagement; Education; Neutral.

The grant was applied for through MCC’s Service Learning Office.

MCC Job Openings

For information about the College’s open positions and how to apply, visit www.mccneb.edu/hr or call the jobline at (402) 738-4050. Applications are also online at www.mccnebjobs.com.

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