UNC Today: Friday, January 11, 2013

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Service Milestone Verification Requested

The staff included in this Service Milestone PDF reached years-of-service milestones during 2012 and will be honored at the 42nd annual UNC Staff Recognition Banquet on Monday, March 25. All staff are asked to review the list for accuracy and to report corrections to Kim Gray, 351-1966.

The banquet and accompanying silent auction, hosted by UNC's staff councils and sponsored by the university, is free for all employees. More information on the event will be coming soon.

Getting UNC ID Cards, Computer Network Accounts, Building Access for New Employees

If you have new employees starting work this month, the UNC Card Office, Information Management and Technology, and Facilities Management offer the following suggestions to help make the process go smoothly:

Before you have a new employee go to the UNC Card Office to have their photograph taken for a UNC Card, send their name in an email to Cindy Vetter, Donna Steffins or Cherise DeKraai to get them entered into the card system. If you're sending the email securely, also include the employee's Bear Number, otherwise just include their name and remind them to bring their Bear Number to the Card Office in case it isn't in the card system yet.

Sending the email in advance facilitates quick and prompt service to new employees.

The Card Office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information or questions, call 351-2821.

Technology Resources
You can request access to technology resources such as email, computer network access and Banner/Ursa for a new employee as soon as they have their Bear Number, even if they don't begin work until later in the month.

A PDID (Personal Digital ID) form must be submitted electronically by navigating to the Technical Support website and clicking on the Submit a Ticket tab. On the Submit a Ticket screen, select PDID Form from the drop-down list in the Website Request Types field and then complete the other fields with the new employee's information.

Submitting the form as soon as possible will help ensure that all requested access is available prior to the start of the spring semester.

If you have any questions, contact the Technical Support Center at 351-4357

Building/Room Access
Access to campus buildings and rooms using a UNC Card or a key is provided by the Facilities Management Service Center in Parsons Hall. The UNC Card Office only issues UNC Cards.

To arrange for building or room access, complete and submit an Access Request Card and a photocopy of the employee's UNC Card to the Service Center in person or via campus mail to box 57. The request card must be signed by the employee and an authorized signer.

The Service Center's hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 351-2446 if you have any questions.

Call for Nominations: 2013 Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research

Nominations and self-nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research, with a deadline of Jan. 18. The award is given annually to a faculty member in a selected academic field who has demonstrated excellence in research and scholarly activity related to civic engagement projects and programs.

This award is the result of a generous endowment from Robert Brunswig, Rebecca Brunswig, and Ken Coleman. A new award of $1,000 is offered each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary scholarship in engaged research and civic engagement.

Nominations are welcome for faculty members from one of the following UNC departments and academic programs: Anthropology, Africana Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Gerontology, Political Science, Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality, Social Science, Sociology, and Women's Studies. Eligible individuals must also be term or tenure track lecturers or assistant professors with M.A. or Ph.D. degrees (or both). The nominator must be a faculty member from one of the listed departments or programs. Self-nominations are welcome. The award recipient will be selected by a committee of social science faculty members.

More information is available here.

Contact Teresa McDevitt, 351-2482 with any questions.

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Increase Effective Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, the new state of Colorado mileage reimbursement rate is 51 cents per mile for an employee's use of their two-wheel-drive personal vehicle for university business.

This rate change is the result of the IRS mileage reimbursement rate increasing to 56.5 cents per mile effective Jan. 1 and CRS 24-9-104, which states that on and after Jan. 1, 2008, state officers and employees shall be allowed mileage reimbursement of 90 percent of the prevailing IRS rate per mile for each mile actually and necessarily traveled while on official state business and, when authorized to be utilized and necessary for official state business, 95 percent of the prevailing IRS rate per mile for four-wheel-drive vehicles (necessary because of road, terrain or adverse weather conditions) and 40 cents per nautical mile for privately owned aircraft.

Complimentary Subscriptions to Online Greeley Tribune

As part of the university's agreement with the Greeley Tribune, students can get complimentary subscriptions to the online edition of the daily newspaper by using their UNC email address when signing up. To subscribe, visit the Tribune website and follow these instructions:

  1. In the top left-hand corner of the Tribune's home page, click "Subscribe"
  2. On the next page, select "All Access" (you will not be charged, nor will you receive home delivery) and click "Continue."
  3. On the next page, click the "Create An Account" button located in the panel titled "New to The Greeley Tribune?"
  4. On the next page, enter the required information in the registration form. Be sure to use your UNC email address and type "UNC" in the address field. Click the "Create New User Account" button.
  5. Check your inbox for an email with the subject "Welcome." If it doesn't arrive in 2-3 minutes, check your spam/junk folder.
  6. Clicking on the link in the email confirms your account and returns you to the Tribune website.
  7. On the new page, click on "click here" in the panel titled "Thank You."
  8. On the next page, log in using your UNC email address and the password you chose when registering.
  9. On the next page, click "Finalize your Subscription."

Complimentary copies of the paper's print editions are available in racks around campus. If you have questions, or if you've previously purchased a digital subscription to the Tribune, please contact the newspaper's circulation department at 970-352-8089.

Reminder to Faculty, Staff, Students Who Conduct Research

It's the policy of the University of Northern Colorado that research involving human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (see University Regulation 3-8-104). This policy applies to UNC faculty, students and staff. The major responsibility for maintaining ethical standards and protecting human rights rests with individual researchers and research advisors.

The Institutional Review Board offers an added measure of assurance and serves as a local resource for the interpretation of ethical guidelines. You can read more about UNC policy governing research with human beings on the Office of Research website.

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