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New Internal Audit Mentorship Program and More

September 24, 2014

Internal Audit Mentorship Program

The UC Merced Office of Internal Audit and Human Resources' Professional Development units are proud to present the campus's first Internal Audit Mentorship Program.
The program is an ideal learning opportunity for employees to gain valuable field experience and develop the necessary skills to develop their careers at UC Merced. As internal audit mentees, employees will work closely with the director of internal audit to analyze various aspects of our university’s operations to test the strength and reliability of our critical internal controls.
Mentees will spend time in the various UC Merced facilities and satellite locations depending on Internal Audit project schedules.
Additional information and an application via IntelForms is available online

Fall a Good Time to Check Flexible Spending Account Balance 

If you are currently enrolled in UC's Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), now is a good time to review your account information to make sure you are using all the funds in your account. You have until March 15, 2015, to use the funds in your account.
Remember: You lose any balance you don't use and claim by that date.
You must be enrolled through Dec. 31 in order to participate in the grace period.
Sign in to your CONEXIS account online to view your balance and other account information. Your review of your FSAs can help you plan for re-enrolling for 2015. You can re-enroll during Open Enrollment, which begins Oct. 30.

Professional Development Workshops

Below are the upcoming professional development courses through mid-October:
  • Sept. 30 – Conflict Management in the Workplace
  • Oct. 1 – Communication and Influence
  • Oct. 8 – Managing Organizational Change
  • Oct. 15 – Cultural Diversity
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 ext. 8247.

New Employee Orientation, Resources

The next new employee orientation is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3  in KL 232. 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.