Bill Paulus

Happy Holidays!

Dear FM,

One of the great aspects of the University of Minnesota, and of our FM department, is the tremendous diversity we share and celebrate. We have FM employees celebrating many different holidays at this time of year which got me thinking about the variety of holidays celebrated around the world. I found this web site to be interesting as it shows a broad spectrum of international holidays. If you have a few minutes, take a look and see if it sparks your curiosity about how religious and national holidays offer a rich diversity to many cultures.

Whether you celebrate a holiday or simply enjoy the extra days off in the next couple of weeks, the leadership team and I wish you warm and happy times as we say goodbye to 2018.

Thanks for all you do to make campus safe, reliable, and welcoming. Your commitment to each other, our customers and the University makes FM a great organization!

Have a great week,

Bill

Notes

Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training

If you are new to FM and received the email to complete the training, please do so right away. If you’re a supervisor with new staff, encourage them to complete the training within the next week of receiving the invitation email. Learn more about the President’s initiative.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP offers confidential professional consultation and referral services to address any personal or work concern that you may have (like mental health concerns, grief). Staff who have Benefits through the University can receive up to eight sessions at no cost. Learn more here.

 

Preparing the kiosk for the new year

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