1. Novel Coronavirus: What You Need to Know
We continue to remain vigilant in the wake of China’s novel (new) coronavirus outbreak. This respiratory illness can cause illness that ranges from mild flu-like illness to severe pneumonia. For reminders on how to screen for and handle suspected cases as well as a Novel Coronavirus Alert Flyer, please click here.
2. Tuitition Assistance Program Update
Click here to read about the enhancements that have been made to the harmonized Hackensack Meridian Health Tuition Assistance Program.
3. PTO Drawdown Bank Reminder
HMH transitioned multiple PTO plans across the Network to PeopleSoft effective April 1, 2019 and established the PTO Draw Down Bank for team members’ frozen PTO hours. There is a draw-down schedule based on the number of hours team members have in their PTO Drawdown Bank. The first expiration date for Draw Down hours is quickly approaching. If team members have 80 or less PTO hours credited to their Draw Down bank effective March 23, 2019, they must use those hours before April 1, 2020. Any hours that are not used by this deadline will expire and can no longer be used or paid out should they leave HMH.
4. New Learning Management System (LMS) Launches Monday, February 10
The network’s new Learning Management System (LMS), Learning, will launch in MySuccess on Monday, February 10. All entities across the network will be included with the exception of Carrier (as they are not yet in PeopleSoft). Education about the new system that will be available on TeamHMH.com will include:
- A quick reference guide
- A quick video
Presentations at hospital site leadership meetings and team member open labs across the hospitals are also in the process of being scheduled for the new LMS — watch for more details. Please email LearningAndDevelopment@hmhn.org if you have any questions.
5. Important EPIC Action Alerts:
Please click here for important information regarding upcoming EPIC upgrade/downtime (Feb. 22), maintenance downtime (Feb. 9) and training registration for Central and South regions.
6. Reminder: New Platform to Enter Expenses Launching March 1 – TRAINING AVAILABLE
Beginning March 1, PeopleSoft Expenses will replace ExpensAble as the platform to submit expenses. Approvers will have until April 1 to review & approve any pending reports. You will be able to access the new tool through MyWay-PeopleSoft/Self Service.
Training classes are being held in various locations throughout the network and will cover the following topics:
- Submit online travel request through PeopleSoft Expenses
- Electronic approval for travel requests & expense reports via PeopleSoft workflow
- Travel & expense policy
- Taxable expense policy
- Mobile applications
Please click here to view the schedule of training classes.
UPK videos will be available for employees who aren’t able to attend any of the scheduled training sessions.
QUESTIONS: Please contact the accounts payable customer service team at 833-836-0011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. HMH Celebrates African American History Month
During the month of February, HMH will celebrate African American History Month with activities and celebrations being scheduled throughout the network; dates and times will be advertised through fliers, Pulse, The Exchange and ONE. Click here for more information.
8. Appreciative Inquiry:
As you huddle with your team this week, let’s focus on one of the ways we can appreciate each other: how do people around you manage to make you smile?
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