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Upcoming Professional Development Courses, Retirement Planning

January 22, 2014

Changes in Human Resources

A new structure for the Human Resources department was announced earlier this month. A summary of the changes are included in this story.  

New Employee Orientation on Feb. 7

The next new employee orientation is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in KL 232. For more information, visit the new employee orientation webpage.

Professional Development Training

Here are the Professional Development trainings for February:

  • Feb. 4 – What Supervisors Should Know About Managing Change
  • Feb. 11 – Accountability
  • Feb. 12 – Customer Service
  • Feb. 18 – Setting Performance Expectations
  • Feb. 25 – Building Skills for Leadership and Empowerment
  • Feb. 27 – Recruiting and Hiring

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.

Fidelity Investments on Campus in February

The Fidelity Investments representative will be here Feb. 6 to teach retirement savings classes. Each class is one hour and you can attend any or all of them. The classes will be held in KL 362. Fidelity encourages appointments, but walk-ins are also welcome. To register in advance call 800-642-7131.

  • 11:30 a.m.: Building a Portfolio for any Weather
  • 12:30 p.m.: Your College Savings Options
  • 1:30 p.m.: Shifting From Savings to Spending

Additionally, the Fidelity Retirement planning and guidance counselor will be on campus 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14. The counselor is a certified financial planner who can help you plan for retirement and other financial goals. Appointments are 45 minutes long and an advance reservation is required as spots fill up fast. Call 800-558-9182 or email getguidance.fidelity.com/universityofcalifornia.