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Human Resources News, Events and Training

January 28, 2013

Fidelity Investment Education Classes, Guidance Consultant

Fidelity Investments retirement savings education classes will be offered at UC Merced on Thursday, Feb. 7 in KL 232. Classes are open to faculty and staff. Register in advance by calling 800-642-7131 (walk-ins are welcome). Classes offered are:

  • Designing a Financial Roadmap, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Preserving Your Savings for Future Generations, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Accessing Your Account, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Also in February, a Fidelity Investments planning and guidance consultant will be on campus Feb. 19. Starting at 8 a.m., the consultant can meet one-on-one with faculty and staff to review their retirement savings plan or discuss other financial goals. Sessions are 45 minutes and are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment online:

  1. Go to getguidance.fidelity.com/universityofcalifornia.
  2. Click the button for "one-on-one consultations."
  3. Select the "University of California" link and choose your location from the drop-down list.

To schedule an appointment by phone, call 800-558-9182. 

ReadyTalk Training for Employees on Feb. 21

Human Resources is partnering with Information Technology to offer a ReadyTalk webinar on Feb. 21 for UC Merced employees to learn additional ReadyTalk capabilities and services. Please join UC Merced’s ReadyTalk account manager Kim Morse for in depth training on ReadyTalk’s services. In this session you will learn how to:

  • Login for your meeting
  • Schedule and send out meeting notices
  • Take control of your audio conference experience
  • Share real time content such as an agenda, slide presentation or proposal
  • Engage your attendees through polls and chat
  • Record your meeting and share recorded content
  • Access meeting reports

To register for this webinar you need to register on the following webpage:


February 2013 Training Schedule

  • Feb. 6 – Setting Performance Expectations (supervisory certificate program)
  • Feb. 13 – Values and Ethics (Professional Learning Academy)
  • Feb. 14 – Microsoft Excel Intermediate (computer applications)
  • Feb. 20 – Building Skills for Leadership and Empowerment (career development)
  • Feb. 20  – Recruiting and Hiring (supervisory certificate program)
  • Feb. 21 – ReadyTalk Training for UC Merced; (please register for this training only at:https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=kdn0vpdk9ugu)

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, contact hrtraining@ucmerced.edu or call 228-8247.

New Employee Orientation, Online Resources

New employee orientation is today 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in KL 232. The next orientation is March 1. For more information, visit the new employee orientation page.

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 becoming acclimated to the university. Whether you are new to UC Merced or in a position of supervising others, you will find value in this new tool at http://hr.ucmerced.edu/new-employee-resources.

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