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Fidelity Retirement Reps Coming to Campus in September

August 28, 2015

Upcoming Fidelity Retirement Savings Classes, One-on-One Consultations

Fidelity representative Rand Erickson will be on campus Sept. 4 to lead one-hour retirement savings classes. The first class starts at 10:30 a.m. Participants can attend any or all of them. Classes will be held in KL 360. The topics:

  • Your UC Retirement System
  • Preparing for Your UC Retirement
  • Creating Your Personal Retirement Roadmap
  • Understanding the Power of Debt

Register in advance by calling 800-642-7131 or register online. Walk-ins are welcome.

Also, Fidelity workplace planning and guidance consultant Ron Appling will conduct one-on-one consultations for faculty and staff members on the following dates:

  • Sept. 16-17
  • Oct. 14-15
  • Nov. 19-20
  • Dec. 16-17

Schedule your appointment by calling 800-558-9182, or register online.

Professional Development Workshops

Hone your skills by attending any of the upcoming professional development courses offered by the university:

  • Sept. 9: Managing Change — What Supervisors Should Know
  • Sept. 23: Coaching to Improve Performance
  • Sept. 29: EEO/AA Law for Supervisors
  • Sept. 30: Communication and Influence
  • Oct. 8: Supervising According to Union Contracts and the PPSM
  • Oct. 13: Recruiting and Hiring at UC Merced Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Oct. 21: Disability Law and Management
  • Oct. 28: Delegating for Success and Accountability
  • Nov. 4: Conflict Management in the Workplace
  • Nov. 18: Emotional Intelligence/Whole Brain Thinking Styles
  • Dec. 9: Situational Leadership

To register:

  1. Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UC Merced Net ID.
  2. Search for training by name in the search bar on the left of your screen.
  3. Select the course you are interested in, click “register” to see offerings, schedule and location details.
  4. Check the box next to the class that fits your needs and click “submit” to register.

For more information, email hrtraining@ucmerced.edu or call 228-8247.

New Employee Orientation, Resources

New employee orientation is held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month in the Chancellor’s Conference Room (KL 232) unless noted otherwise. New employee orientations this fall are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Sept. 4
  • Oct. 2
  • Nov. 6
  • Dec. 4

For more information, visit the new employee orientation webpage.

The first few weeks in a new job can be challenging. To ease the stress of settling in, Human Resources has compiled a list of resources to assist new employees in acclimating to the university. Whether you are new to UC Merced or in a position of supervising others, you will find value in this tool.