Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Leave Management and Family Medical Leave
Presenters:
Human Resources
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Review of the various leave and benefit programs available to State Classified staff and Academic Faculty / Administrative Professionals (AF/AP) including sick leave, annual leave, Family and Medical Leave, Short and Long Term Disability and Parental Leave (AF/AP). After attending the PDI session, employees should be able to identify employee leave and benefit programs available to both State Classified and AF/AP employees, as well as understand how the various leaves coordinate with each other.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives

2:15 PM

Session Title:
An Overview of University Sponsored Retirement Benefits and the Process of Retirement
Presenters:
Human Resources
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Human Resources will provide an informative overview of University Sponsored Retirement Plan Benefits coupled with a presentation to facilitate an understanding of the retirement process. It will also provide basic strategies focusing on saving early and developing a steadfast plan for retirement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives

Tuesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Understanding University Employee Benefits and Privileges
Presenters:
Human Resources
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Human Resources will provide a comprehensive overview of Benefits & Privileges provided through University employment. The presentation will include Health, Dental, Life (AD&D), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts as well as a brief overview of Retirement, Employee Study Privilege and the Tuition Scholarship program for eligible family members.
Goals and Target Audience:
Interested employees; HR representatives

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Why the Classified Personnel Council Matters to You
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Carol Carroll
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Are you a State Classified employee? If yes, did you know there is an entire Council that works to promote, improve, and protect your role within the CSU shared governance model? We invite you to come learn more about the Classified Personnel Council (CPC) and its representatives – what we do, how we do it, and how we can be of service to you. This session will bring you up to date on the actions and activities of your Council, and highlight the many ways State Classified employees can get involved at CSU. Moreover, it will give us a chance to hear from you – what issues are most relevant and important to you, what questions can we help answer, and what ideas do you have to make CSU a better place for State Classified employees? In short, how can we help? Please join us for this informative and interactive session. CSU depends on a strong, dedicated, and informed Classified Personnel Council to ensure State Classified views, ideas, and concerns are respected in University decision-making. And we cannot fulfill this mission without YOU.
Goals and Target Audience:
State Classified employees interested in learning more about the actions, activities, and opportunities available to them through the Classified Personnel Council (CPC), as well as learning more about the practice of shared governance at Colorado State University. Supervisors and co-workers of State Classified employees are also encouraged to attend.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Onboarding New Employees: From Job Acceptance and Beyond
Presenters:
Marsha Benedetti,Lorie Smith
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Failure to pay attention to new employees, especially in the first few days, weeks and months of employment is a lost opportunity. Come learn more about the university's strategy to create an onboarding process that provides a foundation for all new employees to be successful. Onboarding new employees cannot happen through one single department, it takes interfacing with many departments across campus. Find out how to link what your department may already be doing for new employees and glean new ideas from best practices.
Goals and Target Audience:
HR Liaisons and anyone involve in the hiring process of new employees.

Wednesday, January 14th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Administrative Professional Council (APC) Open Forum
Presenters:
APC Representatives
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
Administrative Professional Council (APC) representatives will provide a short presentation on the Council with highlights of activities for the current year. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions as well as provide feedback on any items of interest or concern.
Goals and Target Audience:
Share purpose and objectives of the Council and solicit feedback from APs on concerns or interests that the APC could help address through shared governance with the Classified Personnel Council (CPC) and Faculty Council, as well as through recommendations to the university administration.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
CSUs NEW Talent Management System - Introductory Session
Presenters:
Chris Mullen,Lyn Martin
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
Come and learn about CSU's new Talent Management System. This session will introduce the new system to the campus-wide community and show some of the efficiencies that can be gained for your department or unit in the search and hiring process.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal - to introduce CSU's new Talent Management System to the university campus. This is a campus-wide initiative. Target Audience is anyone who works with searches or takes part in the hiring process.

3:15 PM

Session Title:
Independent Contractor or Employee?
Presenters:
Genevra Scott,Matt Wills,Tracy Hutton,Beth Fritzler
Category:
HR & Employee Concerns
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
To assist department personnel in identifying whether an individual performing work for Colorado State University should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. There are tax implications based on the classification of the individual providing the work; this session is to provide guidance specifically addressing IRS classifications and tax planning associated with PERA Retirees.
Goals and Target Audience:
Department personnel who hire employees and/or independent contractors to carry out specific assignments for Colorado State University