Welcome to the June issue of the HR newsletter. Featured in this issue:
- Two employer awards that AU received in June, confirming that AU is a great place to work!
- The PMP Year end Appraisal process, overall rating scale, and what to expect next in the Merit Increase Process
- Benefit providers' mobile websites and apps for smartphones to keep you connected to your benefits
- 403(b) rebalancing tools to help optimize your investment mix
- July 2013 Professional Development Calendar
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American University – A Great Place to Work!
We already know that AU is a great place to work, but it’s gratifying when outside organizations recognize our hard work and our supportive culture.
On June 17, American University was a recipient of the 2013 AARP/SHRM Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award. Beth Muha, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, and Thomas Minar, Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, accepted the award at SHRM’s annual conference in Chicago.
American University also has been selected as one of the top workplaces for information technology professionals by Computerworld. This honor is part of the bi-weekly IT publication’s 20th annual “Best Places to Work in IT” survey, and was featured in the June 17, 2013 issue of Computerworld and online. The top 100 organizations are recognized for challenging their IT staffs while providing the most competitive benefits and compensation. AU ranked among the top 100 Best Places to Work in IT for the first time, with a respectable first-time ranking of 96 among Fortune 500 companies. The university also ranked fifth in the Overall Benefits category.
Leadership, benefits, and compensation are all factors in these awards, but employee sentiment is the most influential factor when determining an excellent workplace. Thanks for making American University such a great place to work!