the Friday Report - CSM Faculty & Staff Information

VOLUME 40 NO. 6 FEBRUARY 13, 2015
CSM Students Meet with Legislators
in Annapolis - February 11
Maryland Association of Community Colleges Advocacy Day
Employee Service
February 13
La Plata Campus
BI Building
2:30 p.m.
See page 3
for details.
CSM's online
Student representatives from CSM were in Annapolis on Wednesday, February 11, for the Maryland Association
of Community College (MACC) Advocacy Day. CSM students joined students from Maryland’s 15 other community
colleges in asking for support from legislators during the next session of the Maryland General Assembly.
"We have great support from our Southern Maryland Delegation, and students wanted to say ‘thank you’ as well
as remind lawmakers that support for community colleges translates to investment in the state’s future. Almost all of
our community college students are from Maryland, and 92 percent of community college graduates remain in state,
meaning that Maryland money stays in Maryland in the form of a local, skilled and productive workforce," said CSM
Student and Instructional Support Services Vice
President Dr. Bill Comey.
"We have great support from our Southern
Over a working lifetime, graduates
with associate's degrees earn between $475,000
Maryland delegation, and students wanted
to say ‘thank you’ as well as remind lawmakers to over $600,000 more than high school
graduates, and this income gap is expected to
that support for community colleges transgrow, according to MACC.
lates to investment in the state’s future."
"I wanted to tell members of the
—Dr. Bill Comey, Vice President, Division of Student and Instructional Support Services
Southern Maryland Delegation that attending a
community college has made a big difference
in my life. It is affordable for my family and
it opened doors for me. I was able to take a variety of courses which helped me realize that I want a career as a
guidance counselor or advisor and work at a high school in the area," said Alesia Turner of Waldorf, who is a Student
Association representative for the La Plata Campus. "I am excited to grow and give back to my community."
CSM students who made the trip to Annapolis were: Christopher Alliahari of Waldorf, Charles Chappell of
Prince Frederick, Yadira Coleman of Bryans Road, Nicholas Combs of Leonardtown, Kenneth Grazier of Waldorf,
Tevin Haynes of Oxon Hill, Travis Hill of Leonardtown,
George Jenkins III of La Plata, Courtnie Krauss of Port Republic,
Heather Murphy of Prince Frederick, Carly and Corrine Penny
of La Plata, Venice Miller of Hollywood, Alesia Turner of Waldorf,
and Michaela Wallace of Lexington Park.
For information on the Maryland Association of Community
Colleges, visit
CSM student representatives from Calvert, Charles,
and St. Mary's counties pose with members of the
Southern Maryland Delegation, Sen. Thomas "Mac"
Middleton, center, and Del. Matt Morgan, right.
CSM student representatives and CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, right,
pose with members of the Southern Maryland Delegation,
Del. Sally Y. Jameson, left, Del. Anthony J. O'Donnell, center, and
Del. Matt Morgan, sixth from right.
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State of the College Presentation
Staff and faculty are invited to join CSM President Gottfried for his annual report on the college. Time will be allowed for questions.
Please plan to attend one of the following sessions:
Tuesday, February 17, 2:30 p.m. – Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 104/105
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 p.m. – La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 103/104
Thursday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. – Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206
Monday, March 30, 10 a.m. – La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 113E (NOTE: March 30 session replaces cancelled March 2 session)
Coffee with the President’s Council
Staff and faculty are invited to join the division vice presidents during one of the following sessions for updates and an informal
question-and-answer sessions:
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 p.m. – Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206
Tuesday, March 31, 2:30 p.m. – Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 104/105
For more information, please contact Kim Yellman, Office of the President, ext. 7627. Schedule is subject to change. Mark you calendar
for these events, but please continue to check The Friday Report for any changes.
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Math Team Leads State After Round 1
Save the Date!
Splash for Scholarships - April 25
Think warm weather, poolside drinks, flip flops, beach music, and
fun. Save the Date for Splash for Scholarships, a poolside evening
of fun to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of our Wellness and Aquatics
Center at the Leonardtown Campus, with all proceeds supporting
CSM student scholarships.
No black ties or ball gowns allowed! Just wear your best beach
attire, your finest flip flops, and bring your best shag moves as we
kick back for a fun-filled night, all for a great cause—our students!
• Music and Dancing
• Seashore-Inspired Cuisine and Umbrella Drinks
• Beach-Themed Silent Auction to Cure the Winter-time Blues
Featuring Vacation Getaways
• Poolside Games
• CSM Strongman Competition
• And More!
All proceeds will benefit CSM Student Scholarships through the
CSM Foundation.
For more information, visit
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The CSM Math Team leads the state following Round 1 of the
American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Student Math
League competition during the fall semester. The team of 60 students
with majors as diverse as engineering, computer science, and biology
has been preparing since September, and the hard work paid off. The
team came away No. 1 out of eight schools in Maryland, No. 2 out of
17 schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and No. 36 in the nation out of
178 schools competing. The top five scores out of the 60 participants
comprised the team score.
In addition to the team competition, three students placed in the top
10 in Maryland and in the top 20 in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Cody
Graham of Great Mills, placed first in Maryland and fifth in the MidAtlantic; Alexander Tyo of La Plata, placed third in Maryland and 11th
in the Mid-Atlantic; and Suleiman Rabie of Indian Head, placed sixth in
Maryland and 19th in the Mid-Atlantic.
“CSM, like all community colleges, has a diverse student body
and some of our students are quite amazing,” said CSM Mathematics
Professor Steven Hundert, who, along with professors Jim Cleary, Josh
Groseck, Sarah Hand, Sandra Poinsett, Tom Seremet, Donna Sperry, and
Susan Strickland, are involved with the CSM Math Team.
“CSM has participated in the math league competition for about 20
years, and we have always been in the top three in the state and top five
in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 2013-14 academic year was our best
year, as CSM was No. 14 in the nation out of 183 schools,” said Hundert.
Round 2 of the competition takes place on February 27 on all
With Sympathy
• To Ronald Marshall, Business and Technology adjunct instructor, on
the passing of his wife of 57 years.
TODAY! Celebrate With Your Colleagues
The Board of Trustees invites all employees to the upcoming
Service Recognition Reception, Friday, February 13, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
in the BI Building, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (Room 113)
on the La Plata Campus. This event will celebrate CSM's employees
marking significant milestones in their years of service with the college.
The reception will include delicious appetizers/desserts and an
opportunity to honor this year's 62 honorees being recognized for their
accumulated 855 years of service to CSM. Administration is strongly
encouraging everyone to participate in this occasion and asking that
employees coordinate with their supervisors so that as many employees
as possible have the opportunity to celebrate with co-workers as they
receive their recognition. The following individuals will be recognized:
FORTY YEARS: Paul Billeter and Charles Clark
THIRTY YEARS: Tom Gorecki, Mary Johnson, Wayne Karlin,
Tom Seremet, and Margaret Thomas
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS: Colleen Joffe, Toni Kruszka, Joan
Middleton, Andrea Ronaldi, and Don Smith
TWENTY YEARS: Beverly Coger, Chip Keech, Jackie Koerbel,
and Robin Young
FIFTEEN YEARS: Tony Bates, Joe Burgin, Wendy Cleary,
Glennis Daniels-Bacchus, Joni Ellis, Judi Ferrara, Linda Giles,
Tom Grinder, Vickie Grow, Mary Beth Klinger, Linda Cooke Smith,
Benita Sneade, and Michael Suwak
Tri-County Job and Career
Fair Employer Registration
Employer registration for the Tri-County
Job and Career Fair, to be held April 7, 10 a.m.
- 2 p.m., is open. Early Bird registration is $265
through February 27 and $325 through March 27.
The Tri-County Job and Career Fair is free
and open to all individuals seeking employment.
Attendees to the Job Fair will be able to meet
with dozens of employers from the region and network for current job
openings or future possibilities!
For more information, visit or contact
Career Services at 301-934-7569 or [email protected]
TEN YEARS: Jennifer Everhart, James Finger, Nancy Gibson,
Lisa Lynk Smith, Tara McManaway, Andrea Muntz, Bill Rollins,
Barbara Scotland, Tatiana Vrem, George Wall, Susan Wilson, and
Patty Zych
FIVE YEARS: Erika Abell, Valerie Anderson, Tisean Bell, Kim Busch,
Pat Conward, Richard Fleming, Loretta Foster, James Gerondakis,
Keith Hight, Tony Jernigan, Shaniel McBurrows, Dennis McIntosh,
Michelle Morsell, Craig Patenaude, Larisa Pfeiffer, Jane Pomponio,
David Robinson, Shelly Snell, Penny Trusty, Charles Walsh, and
Heather Zeolla
Congratulations to all who are being recognized this year for their
service to the college!
New Mentoring Program for Students
The Advisement and Career Services Department on the La Plata
Campus is in the process of beginning a mentoring program for students.
It will be a great opportunity for faculty and staff to engage our students
and provide guidance as they matriculate at the college.
Faculty and staff, interested in mentoring a student, are asked to
contact Helene Cameron at [email protected] Please provide your
name, position at the college, campus location, and number of students
that you would like to mentor.
Keep watching The Friday Report for more information regarding
this new program.
Smoking Policy Now Includes E-cigarettes
CSM students, faculty, and visitors deserve the safest, most comfortable environment when on campus. The college knows that smokers want to
have a place to go for an occasional cigarette, but non-smokers also need to be assured of clean air, free of second-hand smoke.
Since 1988, the college has had a smoking policy in place, which was revised in 2008, when gazebos were provided for smokers. A recent
revision includes a policy on the use of electronic cigarettes.
E-cigarettes will be treated the same as regular cigarettes, and anyone using one is asked to do so in gazebos, designated smoking areas, or inside
personal vehicles. Smoking is not permitted in any indoor areas. E-cigarettes include any electronic oral device that creates a vapor when used. It
might look like a cigarette, cigar, or pipe. The act of smoking includes inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying a device that creates smoke or vapor.
Violations of the policy have been increasing, so the Public Safety and Preparedness Department is stepping up enforcement efforts. Faculty and staff
who violate the policy can be subject to reprimand, but the college asks that all employees exercise courtesy and common sense when it comes to
smoking. Find out more in the policies and procedures section of the intranet.
Please help educate our students and visitors about the new smoking policy. If, as an employee, you see a student or visitor violating the policy,
please remind them about the policy and where they are allowed to smoke. Public Safety will be issuing verbal warnings as we work to communicate
the new policy. Visitors can be asked to leave the campus if they refuse to comply with the policy.
CSM discourages the use of tobacco in any form, and is willing to help members of the campus community who want to stop smoking. For more
information on the policy change, contact the associate vice president of the Human Resources Department at ext. 7724.
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CSM Love Celebrates Staff and Faculty
Momentum has grown during the second week of #CSM love2015 with the focus on celebrating staff
and faculty.
Students and CSM co-workers have signed banners all week and nominated their favorite staff and faculty
members for their positive impacts. Of the 217 employee names submitted during each campus' CSM love table
events, nine were randomly chosen to receive CSM love prize packs. They were: Jane Pomponio, Pam Starkey, Sheila Douglas, Barbara Scotland, Gayle Becker, Tracey Stuller, Ronda Jacobs, Byron King, and Ricardo Perez.
After two weeks of CSM love, three banners are nearly full with signatures and attributes provided by 590 students, staff, and faculty. Also, the
Community Relations Department will soon be distributing 113 love notes submitted by staff and faculty from across
the college. Continue to send your CSM love notes to COM for special "treat"ment throughout February.
“It’s been inspiring to be able to thank our students, alumni, staff, and faculty for choosing CSM, and it's been
humbling to hear from our students and colleagues all the ways that the college has had a positive impact on their
lives, both personally and professionally” said Larisa Pfeiffer, Community Relations coordinator.
Donations have been coming in to the College Stores for Dollars for Scholars during CSM love month. As of
February 11, $494.13 has been donated.
During the third week of CSM love, pins will be available at each campus at the CSM love tables. Ambassadors
at each campus will be on the watch to reward those wearing their CSM love pins. Be on the lookout for special
messaging and more in celebration of "CSM loves Partners and Supporters" next week. Also, stop by the CSM love tables to sign a card and help us
reach our goal of sharing 500 CSM love notes with our veterans at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Table locations are:
Monday, February 16: La Plata Campus, 12 - 1 p.m., BI Building, Cafe; and 1-2 p.m., CC Building, Student Lounge
Tuesday, February 17: Leonardtown Campus, 12 - 2 p.m., Building B, First Floor, Lobby
Wednesday, February 18: Prince Frederick Campus, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Flagship Building, Lobby
Also, don’t forget to connect with your campus volunteer ambassador (Larisa Pfeiffer, La Plata Campus, Terri Jones, Leonardtown Campus, or
Amee Patel, Prince Frederick Campus, for CSM love notes to jot a line and send, while supplies last. As always, love notes, stickers, and templates
are available to print on your own by visiting
"Go Red" for Women
Heart disease is the leading killer of women, causing about one
in every four deaths in the United States. Throughout the month of
February, the Wellness, Fitness, and Aquatics Department on all three
campuses is asking everyone to "Go Red" for Women by wearing red
EVERY Friday in February to recognize heart disease. There will also
be a "wall of hearts" during the month of February. Stop by any campus
Fitness Center to dedicate a heart in honor of or in memory of a special
woman in your life who was diagnosed with heart disease.
Adjunct Faculty Scholarship Committee
Pizza Hotline Fundraiser
On Tuesday, February 17, the Adjunct Faculty Scholarship
Committee is holding a fundraiser at Pizza Hotline in La Plata.
Order a pizza, calzone, salad, sandwich, or lasagna between 2 and 8
p.m., and 10% of the sale will go to the Adjunct Faculty Scholarship
Committee. You can order by phone 301-934-4670 or order online at This is our main fundraiser, so your support is
greatly appreciated!
March 10, 2015
BI Building, Room 113
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come help Cancer Survivors and Friends' (CSF) Relay for Life team, CSM Hawks, raise money for the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Charles County, while enjoying delicious homemade soups and bread! Be sure to get
some treats from our bake sale table. There will also be a Silent Auction as well as some cash and carry items for sale.
Suggested donations:
• $1 per souper shooter (carry out available)
Donations include a selection of breads and butter. Drinks and desserts
• $4 per bowl (carry out available)
are also available for purchase separately. Leftover soups, breads, and
• $5 per meal deal (includes bowl of soup,
baked goods will be sold at a discounted price after 1 p.m.
drink, and dessert)
Donations are still needed. If you wish to donate:
• Soup/stew/chili, contact Linda Cooke Smith at [email protected], ext. 7850, ASAP.
• Baked goods and/or breads, contact Sarah Merranko at [email protected], ext. 6152. Deliver to BI Building, Room 113 by 10:30 a.m. on
March 10.
• Silent auction items, please complete a bid sheet for each item and either bring them to Pam Starkey, [email protected], ext. 7895, in the
CC Building, Room 212, by March 9, or to the BI Building, Room 113, by 10 a.m. on March 10.
• A portion of the proceeds ($125) will go to the CSM Foundation for the Wellness, Fitness and Aquatics (WFA) CSF Cancer Scholarship and the
remainder will go to the American Cancer Society.
Contact Pam Starkey at [email protected] or on ext. 7895, for more information or if you have any questions..
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Diversity Matters
TONIGHT! Jefferson Presents a Spiritual Journey:
A Recital of Songs and Spirituals From Slavery to Emancipation
8 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 208, Auditorium
Baritone Robert L. Jefferson has performed throughout the United
States, Japan, Korea, and Australia. Dr. Jefferson is an outstanding
interpreter of American Patriotic as well as traditional music from the
rich African American heritage.
Narissa Bond
Thursday, February 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 208,
Narissa Bond is the 2009 winner of the Hampton Roads
Portfolio Awards for best album and best song with her recent release
"Three Words." Ms. Bond’s vocal style has been compared to Joni
Mitchell, and her songwriting styles range from traditional folk, jazz and
blues to contemporary folk and pop.
Hip-Hop and the New Race Conversation
Thursday, February 19, 2:30-4 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus, Flagship Building, Room 123
Join us as we hear from youth empowerment author, activist, and
educator, Bakari Kitwana, as he discusses how our national
conversation about race is out of date and how hip-hop is
the key to understanding how things are changing.
Hip-Hop and Civic Engagement
Thursday, February 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 103/104
Join us as we hear from youth empowerment author, activist, and
educator, Bakari Kitwana, as he discusses how the force of hip-hop
leadership and groups like the League of Young Voters, The Hip-Hop
Congress, the National Hip-Hop Political Convention, the Hip-Hop
Caucus, and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network are becoming our
next generation of activists and political organizers at the forefront of
increasing youth involvement in electoral politics.
NEW DATE! Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North
Tuesday, February 24, 2:30-4 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus, NEW ROOM! Flagship Building, Room 122
Tuesday, February 24, 6-7:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 113E
A New England family discovers that their ancestors were the largest
slave-trading family in US history and gain powerful new perspectives
on the black/white divide. Family member, James DeWolf Perry, will
be on campus to discuss his experience and answer questions on this
powerful film.
Call for Veteran Status Submission
Federal regulations, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
as amended, and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment
Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, require CSM to invite newly hired
employees to identify themselves as disabled or covered veterans.
Submission of information is voluntary, but failure to provide it will not
subject an employee to any adverse treatment. Any information supplied
will be kept confidential, except as appropriate personnel may need to
be informed of an individual's disability in order to make necessary
accommodations or to protect health and safety.
If you have not done so in the past and would like to self-identify as
a disabled or covered veteran, please fill out the form found online at:
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Makeba
L. Clay, associate vice president, Institutional Equity and Diversity
Office at [email protected]
Student Volunteers Needed for
the Pulse of Southern Maryland
Opinion Poll
CSM is looking for volunteers to participate in the Pulse of Southern
Maryland public opinion telephone poll. Faculty, please encourage your
students to volunteer (with extra credit awarded, where appropriate).
Participating in the Pulse is a great opportunity for students to gain
self-confidence a set of skills for dealing with the public as a
professional. Instructors will be given data on the number of calls
attempted and number of surveys completed by each of their students.
Telephone surveys will be conducted at the La Plata Campus,
BI Building, Room 113E on the following dates:
Monday, April 6, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 9, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Participants will be provided with scripts, pre-printed surveys, and
sheets of telephone numbers. Complimentary pizza will be served. Due
to a limited number of spaces, electronic pre-registration is required at:
The results of the survey will be published in Southern Maryland
Newspapers. We need as many students as possible to place more
than 3,400 calls. The more students we have, the fewer calls anyone
will need to make. For more information, contact Pat Schroeder at
[email protected]
Charles County Chapter of Maryland Writers’ Association - Spring Sessions
Open mic night is back at the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA), Charles County Chapter meeting on Wednesday, February 18. Share up to
five pages of your latest creative work at the MWA session, 7-8:30 p.m., La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 214. Writers who are not working on
anything can get feedback on possible pieces and approaches.
Related March activities include an MWA Book Club meeting on March 4, 5:30 p.m., Thai Flavor restaurant, Waldorf, to discuss Ali Smith’s How
to be Both. The same week, on March 6, writers are invited to a CSM Connections professional reading, 7:30 p.m., La Plata Campus, BI Building,
Room 103. The cost for non-members is $5.
For more information about membership and upcoming meetings, contact Edna Troiano, [email protected], or Michelle Brosco Christian,
[email protected] Visit the chapter’s site at and the MWA state-wide website at
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Faculty/Staff Updates
New employees:
Markia Simmonds
Administrative Assistant
Communication, Arts and
February 9, 2015, ext. 7861
Lisa Smith
Student Records Specialist
Registrar's Office
February 9, 2015, ext. 7003
Diana Hadsell
Library Assistant, part-time
February 12, 2015
Tammy Vitale
Coordinator, part-time
Nonprofit Institute, St. Mary's
February 11, 2015
Lynda McDonald
Nursing Programs Outreach
Student Success Center
February 9, 2015, ext. 7631
Samantha Sands
Admissions Department
February 9, 2015, ext. 7044
Mary Welch
Student Records Specialist
Registrar's Office
February 9, 2015, ext. 7401
Tamara Cherry-Clarke
Career Coordinator and Academic
Leonardtown Campus
February 9, 2015, ext. 6025
Jill Wathen
Assistant Director, Project
Information Management Team
February 9, 2015, ext. 7720
Position Announcements:
Position: Career Coordinator and Academic Advisor, PRIN (#2048)
Announcement No.: FY15-68
Department: Prince Frederick
Salary: $46,646
Grade: 27800
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday,
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:Prince Frederick Campus
Opening Date: 02/12/15
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by
The following position is open INTERNAL ONLY:
Position: Director of Operations, CEWD (#3033)
Announcement No.: FY15-69
Department: Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Grade: DIR30
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Flexibility is required.
Location:La Plata Campus
Opening Date: 02/12/15
Closing Date: 02/19/15
Important Reminders About FMLA: The Family & Medical Leave Act
HRD continues to see unreported or delayed reporting of leave that would be covered under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA
is for your protection and HRD is here to help!
FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid (but CSM allows employees to substitute paid leave, if available) job-protected leave in a 12-month
period in the case of an employee's own serious health condition; to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition; or for
the birth/adoption of a child. To be eligible for FMLA benefits, an employee must have worked for a total of at least 12 months at the college and
have worked for at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the FMLA event.
Employees should provide as much notice as possible to HRD when the leave is foreseeable (i.e., you have surgery planned six weeks out, you
are pregnant and due in five months, or your wife is pregnant and due in three months). We understand that sometimes health conditions may arise
suddenly. In those cases, please notify HRD as soon as possible when it appears that you will be out of work for three days or longer. In all cases,
it is necessary to contact the employee benefits coordinator or the lead director of compensation and benefits to coordinate FMLA benefits.
For your own serious illness or the birth of a child, the employee may use accrued sick leave, annual leave, comp time, and/or leave without
pay during the 12 weeks of job-protected leave. Employees are required to provide medical documentation on the federal FMLA Medical
Certification form (provided to you by HRD) to support a leave request for your own serious health condition or to support being out longer than
six weeks for the birth of a child. Additional medical information may be requested by HRD.
To care for an immediate family member (spouse, dependent child, or parent) with a serious health condition, the birth of a child (for fathers),
or the adoption of a child, the employee may use accrued sick leave, annual leave, comp time, and/or leave without pay during the 12 weeks of
job-protected leave. Employees cannot, however, use the Sick Leave Pool in these circumstances. Employees are also required to provide medical
documentation from their family member's doctor on the federal FMLA Medical Certification form (provided to you by HRD) to support a leave
request to care for an immediate family member.
For additional information, please review the HR 4100: Leave Policy in the Administrative Manual. If you have questions, please contact
Pam Starkey, ext. 7895, or Jen Rupp, ext. 4714.
TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Individual Counseling
For counseling sessions, please see this week's Spotlight on Training everyone e-mail.
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Upcoming Technical Training
In addition to online courses, the following lecture/lab courses are coming up soon. Unless otherwise noted, classes will meet in the
Technical Training Center (ST Building, Room 129) on the La Plata Campus.
-Introduction to Colleague – February 17, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., ST129
-Delegation Skills for Supervisors – February 18, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
BI 103/104
-Word 2010 Intermediate – February 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
Charles County Government Building, La Plata
-Supervisor Basics – February 19, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., ST 143
-GroupWise Calendar – February 19, 2:30 – 4 p.m., ST129
-Communication Skills for Supervisors – February 20,
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., BI 103/104
-Excel Charts in Depth – February 23, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
Charles County Government Building, La Plata
-Procurement Basics – February 23, 2 – 4 p.m., ST129
-Dealing with Difficult People – February 24, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
BI 103/104
-Introduction to Communications Management – February 24,
1:30 – 4:30 p.m., ST129
-Effective Meetings – February 26, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., BI 103/104
-Information Technology Services (ITS) Overview – February 26,
9:30 – 11 a.m., ST129
-Degree Audit Basics – February 26, 2:30 – 4 p.m., ST129
-Engaging the Employee – February 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
BU 112
-Facebook and Social Network Training – February 27,
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., ST129
Find additional information about our technical training program, course descriptions, calendars, online registration, and more at Training sections are added regularly, so please review the weekly advertisements or check
the registration page of the Technical Training web site frequently. If you should have any questions, please contact Wendy Cleary,
technical training coordinator, at ext. 7610 or e-mail [email protected]
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition
through - March 20
La Plata Campus
TONIGHT | 8 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium
Dr. Robert Jefferson will perform his lecture-recital, “A Spiritual Journey: Songs and Spirituals from Slavery to Emancipation.
February 19 and 26 | 7:30 p.m., La Plata Campus
February 20-21 and February 27-28 | 8 p.m., La Plata Campus
This is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives
about the lives of women of color.
Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary women,
“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf”
offers a transformative and riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry.
Visit for the entire spring 2015 schedule.
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