Benefits Annual Open Enrollment Information Sessions

Open Enrollment Information Sessions are scheduled Thursday, November 15 and Friday November 16 in the Berry Auditorium, ASCC Building (L). Please attend one of the following information sessions this week:

Open Enrollment Information Session Thursday, Nov. 15:
10 – 11 a.m. – SSA

Open Enrollment Information Session Friday, Nov. 16:
3 – 4 p.m. – SSA

This PDF has benefit information and information that will be presented later this week.
Benefits_2019 SSA Presentation_v.2_11.14.18

Open Enrollment takes place November 26th through midnight December 7th. Late submissions will not be permitted.

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Learning Management System (LMS) Training Sessions for SSA Employees

HR is offering optional “Open Labs” for all SSA employees Friday, October 19, 2018 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm and the following Friday, October 26th from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Testing Lab in the Welcome Center.  During these sessions, they will be happy to offer additional training, one-on-one facilitation or just a quiet workspace to complete courses.

HFCC-SSA LOA – Incentive 10.12.18
LMS Access and Functions Training SSA 9.10.2018
SkillSoft SSA Catalog

Letter from Human Resources sent out on October 15, 2018 regarding the Learning Management System (LMS)

Dear HFC Colleagues,

This message comes to you from the Office of Human Resources, and is being sent to all members of the HFCC Support Staff, all Local 71 administrators, and to members of the Faculty who supervise SSA employees. We are pleased to announce that we have begun training HFCC-SSA employees in the use of the College’s online Learning Management System.  A special thanks to everyone who attended last Friday, and thanks to Welcome Center management for allowing us the time and space to host. We look forward to meeting all SSA employees for LMS training in the coming days.

In the 2016-2020 SSA contract, under Appendix A – Wage Schedule, it is agreed that the College and the SSA will meet and determine the criteria for lump sum incentive payments equal to 1.25% of employee’s annual straight time wages, to be paid on the last pay in December of 2018 and December 2019. The resulting agreement, originally signed in April of 2018, defined the criteria as 12 hours per year of completed training in the College’s new Learning Management System.

Since then, we have encountered challenges moving towards implementation of LMS training. Most notably, there have been prohibitive integration issues between the LMS and the College’s third party content provider, which are now resolved. To accommodate for the resultant delay, we worked with SSA leadership to reduce the number of hours to be completed for the current period from 12 down to 8.

Please see the attached Letter of Agreement. The key points are summarized below:

  • HFCC-SSA employees must complete 8 hours of training by March 31, 2019, and 12 additional hours by March 31, 2020.
  • Approved extensions for completing training can be arranged between employees and their supervisors.
  • External, supervisor-approved training obtained offline (i.e. outside of the online LMS) can be submitted to the LMS and may count towards an employee’s completed training. (For this year, training must have occurred not prior to April 1, 2018.)
  • The training can be completed during normal working hours. Employees who do not have their own workstations and computers will be provided a computer and supervisor-approved time during work hours to complete the minimum number of training hours.

A catalog of available SSA courses is also attached to this email, along with a power point that we are distributing for training purposes. We hope you will be pleased with the wide array or training subjects available for your professional development. We are still in the process of activating courses and anticipate completing this task shortly. Please be aware this catalog will be updated with additional new courses on a quarterly basis.

Our goal is to have completed training for all HFCC-SSA employees by the end of October. We are in the process of scheduling additional training opportunities for this week and next. If you are interested in scheduling a departmental training session with an HR representative, please contact us to do so. We will schedule an after hours working session to accommodate 2nd and 3rd shift employees.

Please contact Reuben Brukley at x6573, Stephanie Larson at x9694, or Terri Hagen at x6454 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.

The HR Team

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Job Posting – Lab Associate II Nursing Full Time

The Office of Human Resources is accepting applications for Lab Associate II Nursing Full Time.

The complete job description may be found on the HFC EMPLOYEE PORTAL under Human Resources/Talent Management Center/Career Center.

Using the following link click on Talent Management Center on the Human Resources employee page. All open positions can be found under the Career Center tab.

Employees must complete an on-line application in order to be considered for the position.

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Make a Difference Day – Volunteer Opportunities

National Make A Difference Day is held every fourth Saturday in October (Saturday, October 27, 2018).  Millions of people across the country unite on a common mission of improving the lives of others.  Please join HFC students, faculty, and staff as we go out into our local communities to make a difference.  The Office of Student Activities has organized three great volunteer opportunities for Make a Difference Day.  Prior registration is required.

Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Gleaners Mercado Food Hub
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
2826 Bagley Avenue, Detroit, MI 48216
Project: Assist clients with shopping and loading food into vehicles, stocking shelves, and cleaning.

Vista Maria
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
20651 West Warren, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Project: Help prepare decorations for the holidays.

Detroit Rescue Mission – Soup Kitchen
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
3535 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201
Project: Serve lunch to clients, pantry organizations, and help with prep and stock.

Questions and to register:
In Person: Office of Student Activities, M-105
Phone: 313.317.1756

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Market Day Crafters Needed for November 7th

The Employee Recognition and Engagement Committee is seeking participants for Market Day, which will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on the first floor of the ASCC Building (Building L).

Market Day is an opportunity for our employees to showcase their talents by selling their handcrafted items. Items must be handcrafted and/or homemade… examples include jewelry, photography, ceramics, woodworking, painting/sketches,sculptures, paper crafts, knitted or crocheted items, sewing or quilting, baked goods/ jams/jellies/salsas etc. etc.

Entry fee for participants is $15 and will include one 6’x2′ table and one chair. All proceeds from the entry fees will be use to promote employee appreciation and recognition. Participants will be required to use their available vacation or personal business time to cover their hours of participation.

The committee will also welcome current student workers and retirees to participate in Market Day.

To join in on Market Day, please fill out the application and forward your entry fee with the completed application, to Cynthia Morris – School of STEM, by October 15, 2018.

Want to participate but are not sure?
Not sure you’ll have enough to sell or can’t make it at that time… consider combining a table with a fellow employee.

For all Questions: Email or call Cynthia,, or ext. 6836
Office located in the Science Building J-114H

Please pass the word on if you know anyone who might be interested. And we hope to see everyone on November 7th. Please stop by and check out your fellow employees talents!

Thank you!
The HFC Employee Recognition and Engagement Committee

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