Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Official News
· Seeking Service Award Nominations
General Announcements
· EPAF Approver Changes Effective 2/28/20
· Communication Tools
· TIAA Consultant Update
· Taxable Gifts and Awards Form
· PCC Mailroom - Hours Changing, Revised 3/23/20
· Student Accounts Office Encourages Direct Deposit
· CAS: Remote tutoring, Writing Center, & Disability Services Update
· FREE ebook Student Access for Remainder of Semester
· How to Check Voicemail from Off-Campus
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Seeking Service Award Nominations

Please join President Zupan and the Employee Recognition Committee by celebrating our colleagues!

You're invited to attend the 3rd Annual All Employee Recognition Reception. This event will be held on May 12, 2020 from 2-4pm in Ade Dining Hall.

This event will honor years of service, award recipients, and retirees.
We need your help, we need nominations for 3 different service awards. Please check out the website linked below for official rules and details. You have until April 24 to nominate faculty and staff.

Please click the link below to see nomination procedures and the electronic form.

Link: Nomination Form for Service Awards



Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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EPAF Approver Changes Effective 2/28/20

This message is for anyone who originates EPAFs for Non-Work Study students.

Previously, Tamara Green was added for levels 60 & 99 on your routing queue for EPAFs, however, Tamara will be out of the office for an extended period of time. During her absence, anyone who originates EPAFs needs to add Kayleigh Jones (MISNER) in her place.

60-Position Control should be Kayleigh Jones (MISNER) (previously Tamara Green)
70- Human Resources should remain Mark Guinan (GUINAN)
99- Enter Student into Payroll should be Kayleigh Jones (MISNER) (previously Tamara Green)

Any questions, regarding EPAFs should be directed to Kayleigh Jones.

Link: EPAF Instructions



Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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Communication Tools

These tools combine instant messaging, video conferencing, calling, and document collaboration into a single, integrated app - and enables exciting new ways of working.

Communication tools built for businesses to connect anywhere, anytime.

MS Teams
Skype for Business Mac
Skype for Business Windows



Link: Communication Tools



Submitted by: Judy Linza

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TIAA Consultant Update

Given the speed and scale of the coronavirus, TIAA has decided to have the Financial Consulting and Individual Advisory Services Teams discontinue all in-person meetings starting on Monday, March 16. Plan participants will have the option to hold meetings by phone or virtually (if technology capabilities are available). This policy will remain in effect until further notice.



Submitted by: Kim Wyant

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Taxable Gifts and Awards Form

With the awards season right around the corner, HR wants you to know that for all gifts whether they are non-cash gifts or cash equivalents for students needs to be accounted for using the Taxable Gifts and Awards Form.

This form that is linked below should be completed in its entirety and sent to HR for processing.



Link: Taxable Gift Form



Submitted by: Kayleigh Jones

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PCC Mailroom - Hours Changing, Revised 3/23/20

Until further notice, the open hours at the Powell Campus Center Mailroom for pick up or drop off of packages will be limited to Monday - Friday from 11AM - 1PM. Both FedEx and UPS pick up and drop off will still occur during this time. Pick up of mail is limited to students residing on campus and those functions deemed 'essential'. That is, the mailroom is not open for general business activities.

Please call x2666 if you have any questions.
Thank you.




Submitted by: Melissa Badeau

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Student Accounts Office Encourages Direct Deposit

The Student Accounts office is working diligently to ensure all students receive anticipated refund checks at the earliest possible opportunity. We are encouraging all students expecting future account refunds now more than ever to establish direct deposit to ensure your funds are in your hands as soon as possible. Please follow the attached link for further direction on establishing direct deposit if you have not done so already. Please direct any questions to stuaccts@alfred.edu.

Link: Receiving Your Refund; Student Accounts



Submitted by: Cory Bennett

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CAS: Remote tutoring, Writing Center, & Disability Services Update

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) will be using Microsoft Teams to provide academic support and disability services for the remainder to the semester. Changes, updates, and access procedures for various services can be viewed on our website.

Link: The Center for Academic Success Service Updates



Submitted by: Liz Shea

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FREE ebook Student Access for Remainder of Semester

Students can gain access to free ebooks for the remainder of semester. NOT all textbooks are available, only those that offered an ebook option in the store. Go to bookshelf.vitalsource.com to create an account. You must use your Alfred email account. Any custom textbooks are not available through this source.



Submitted by: Marcy Bradley

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How to Check Voicemail from Off-Campus

Attached are detailed instructions on how to check your office voicemail from off-campus.

Attachment: Voicemail Instructions

Submitted by: Jodi Bailey

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