Informal SSA General Membership Meeting –
Thursday, May 7 at 5:00 PM

The SSA Executive Board will be holding an informal meeting on Thursday May 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. There will be no voting so everyone is welcome to attend. There will be no minutes but a recording will be sent out of the meeting.

Zoom Etiquette

1. Please mute your phones
2. Submit questions and comments in the chat section then wait for your name to be called to unmute yourself and ask your question.
3. Make sure your display name is your actual name, so I can admit you to the meeting. You will not be admitted if I can not see your name.
4. Arrive 5 minutes early in case you have technical difficulties

How to Join Zoom Meeting

1. Online via the following link

2. Download the Zoom app and use the following meeting ID and password.

Meeting ID: 985 5058 6837
Password: HFCSSA

3. Call in via telephone and use the following meeting ID and password.
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 985 5058 6837
Password: HFCSSA

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Changes to Michigan’s Automobile No-Fault Insurance

Michigan’s Automobile No-Fault Insurance Law
First Auto Insurance Reform Communication
Second Auto Insurance Reform Communication

Please see attached information regarding the New Legislation for Automotive No-Fault Insurance and What changes if any are needed as it relates to your Health Insurance.  
Please contact your auto insurance agent for more information and visit the link below:

Tiffany Webster, MBAHR
GeneralistHenry Ford College

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Professional Development Fund Application Due by Friday, May 15

Professional Development Application Form
Professional Development Guidelines

Per the SSA collective bargaining agreement, a Professional Development Fund has been established to pay for expenses for SSA members for:

– External conferences/seminars

– Travel related to off-site conferences/seminars

– Tuition/fees associated with certifications/licenses

– Tuitions/fees reimbursement for courses successfully completed (“C” or better) in an accredited four (4) year degree program.

The committee, which consists of three (3) SSA members and an administrator from HR, meets three (3) times a year and will be meeting to review applications for reimbursement for expenses incurred during the 2020 Winter Semester

If you have not already done so, please submit your application to the Office of Human Resources by Friday, May 15, 2020.   A copy of the application form and guidelines are attached for your convenience.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Tiffany Webster, MBAHR
GeneralistHenry Ford College
5101 Evergreen RoadDearborn, MI  48128313-845-9692

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Update Emergency and Contact Information for Human Resources

Emergency and Contact Information Self-Service Update

During this time, it is more important than ever for us to have accurate contact and emergency information on file for all employees.  The Office of Human Resources is asking that you review and confirm or update this information in Self Service. We have attached a quick guide to assist you in updating this important information.  

Stay safe and stay well, 
Your HFC Human Resource Team 

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Reminder: Performance Evaluations are due April 21st

The following message was sent to HFC-SSA members from Human Resources on March 30th:

We are working on launching the Performance evaluations on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. These can easily be completed remotely through the Employee Portal.  This is our third year of using Cornerstone as the vehicle to provide notifications to the employee and their supervisor as well providing an electronic evaluation form.  As you are aware, there are some glitches in Cornerstone that we continue to work on related to transcript reports and multiple triggers of certain evaluations.  We appreciate your patience as we work through these during this cycle.  

PowerPoint Transcript Report Directions – Download Here

Please review the information below to ensure successful completion of the 2019 – 2020 evaluation process.

Union Group              Rating Period                   Due Date
SSA                               April 1 – March 31          May 15th

Self Evaluation is due:                                              April 21, 2020
Manager Evaluation is due:                                     May 5, 2020
Review and Development is due:                           May 12, 2020

Employee Sign-off and full completion is due:     May 15, 2020
(If you miss a deadline, it may be necessary to email to reopen)

There are two (2) opportunities to obtain additional compensation. The first is referred to as a Merit Bonus and is tied to the annual performance evaluation.  Four criteria need to be met in order to be eligible for the merit bonus including:

  1. Community Service requirement completed (and attached to evaluation).
  2. No disciplinary action recorded in employee’s personnel file.
  3. More than 1 year of service to the College as an HFC employee. (You are still required to complete this evaluation even if you have not been employed with HFC for a year) 
  4. An overall average score of 3.0 or higher.

The Professional Development Incentive was paid to bargaining unit members in December 2019 for completing a minimum of eight (12) hours of supervisor approved training over this rating period. It is necessary to attach your training report to your performance evaluation. 

The Merit Bonus will be paid to eligible employees on June 19, 2020.  

Please remember to attach your community service documentation and Cornerstone transcript to your evaluation in Cornerstone. As a reference guide, I have attached the power point presentation for running a transcript report. 

If you experience any issues during this process, please email

Stay safe and healthy,
Your Human Resource Team 

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