April 13, 2006

B&I helps Children’s make baby formula better

The process for making baby or infant formula has become more complex in the last ten years, and no one knows this better than Children’s Hospital’s formula technicians who can make enough formula in one day to fill 20 gallons. Specific recipes, precise measuring and calculations, and an expiration date of 24 hours, make for a complicated process when creating formula for individual patients.


Charlie Boltwood, far left, and Chuck Hunt, far right, celebrate with Linda Powers, Doris Merritt, Shauntaia Chapman, Jonnie Randolph, and Denita McGhee – Children’s Hospital’s second graduating class of Certified Formula Lab Technicians.


“The process of making these formulas is so specific, that Children’s has outsourced their formulas to other local hospitals when needed,” says Charlie Boltwood, consultant with Columbus State’s Business and Industry Training Services.

When Children’s Nutrition Services and Clinical Nutrition and Lactation departments decided to improve formula quality, they turned to B&I for help.

After looking over and trying to apply the college’s Pharmacy Technician course to the formula technician’s needs, Children’s and B&I decided a specific, unique program needed to be created to train the technicians. Chuck Hunt, Columbus State adjunct professor and pharmacist at The Ohio State Medical Center, and Boltwood worked together to create a one-of-a-kind, first-ever Formula Lab Technician Certification program.

The 26-hour training program includes a combination of particular formulas, calculations for recipes, quality assurance methods, sterilization techniques, and dietetics.

The certification program began last fall, with its first graduating class of two nutrition coordinators and two formula technicians to become certified in their field. On April 5, five more Children’s Hospital employees – two nutrition coordinators and three formula technicians – became the second group of Formula Lab Certified Technicians.

“This program has been so well received and successful, that other hospitals, including Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati and Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, are interested in starting the certification programs at their facilities,” says Boltwood.

 

Spring Quarter contracts are on CougarWeb
The Spring Quarter adjunct faculty contracts are now ready for review on CougarWeb. Contracts must be reviewed and accepted by April 19.

With the new CougarWeb that went live April 10, faculty members will not see their service quarters listed on this contract. Human Resources is updating this functionality in the new version. All of your service quarters are on file with Human Resources and can be verified by contacting Human Resources at ext. 2408. Do not reject your contract on the basis of service quarters.

To review and accept your contract, visit the CougarWeb site at http://cougarweb.cscc.edu. Select CougarWeb for Faculty and then click on the Log-In tab. Enter your username and password and then click on the Assignment Contract Approval link.

If you need further assistance, you may review the CougarWeb Manual at http://www.cscc.edu/FacultyStaff/CougarWeb3.0%20for%20Faculty%20Guide.pdf.

 

Kalna earns CPLP certification


James Kalna
James Kalna, training consultant in Business and Industry Training Services, recently received his Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

The CPLP is the only internationally recognized certification that credentials individuals in the learning and performance field. This is a new certification and Kalna participated in the inaugural assessment process and achieved the certification within the first award group.

To earn the certification, Kalna had to pass an extensive knowledge-based exam covering nine areas of expertise: designing learning, delivering training, improving human performance, measuring and evaluating, facilitating organizational change, managing the learning function, coaching, managing organizational knowledge, and career planning and talent management. In addition, Kalna had to pass a work product assessment, submit one of his work projects from his B&I training work contracts with corporate clients, and was rigorously assessed on project relationships, planning, output, and outcomes.

Kalna has been invited to and will be recognized for his achievements at the CPLP Award Recognition and Celebration at ASTD’s 2006 International Conference and Expo in Dallas this May.

 

Benefits seminars to cover benefits and Health Savings Accounts information
Human Resources will offer two different educational seminars for full-time benefit eligible employees who wish to learn more about understanding their health care benefits.

In conjunction with UnitedHealthcare, Human Resources will present a seminar on “Benefits 101" and “Health Savings Accounts at a Glance.” “Benefits 101” will cover information about copays, deductibles, and coinsurance. At the “Health Savings Accounts at a Glance” seminar, information about what a Health Savings Account is, how it can save you money, and the differences between a Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts will be discussed.

The seminars will be held on the following dates and times:

“Benefits 101”
Monday, April 17 10-11 a.m. Nestor Hall D
Monday, April 17 2-3 p.m. Nestor Hall D

“Health Savings Account at a Glance”
Monday, April 24 10-11 a.m. Nestor Hall D
Monday, April 24 2-3 p.m. Nestor Hall D

If you have questions regarding your health care coverage, the UnitedHealthcare representative will be available to address your concerns.

 

Service Award recipients asked to RSVP;
be a star

Are you receiving a 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30-year or 25, 50, 75, or 100-quarter service award at the Spring In-Service on May 5? Would you like to be a “star” and share your stories and thoughts about Columbus State on the annual video presentation? If so, contact Nick Cenci, digital video production supervisor, at ext. 2487 or ncenci@cscc.edu.

If you are receiving a service award and are attending the recognition ceremony on In-Service Day, reserve your seat by clicking on the link below. Clicking this link will open your email. Once open, select send to RSVP to the In-Service Committee.

Follow this link to reserve a seat for the Recognition Ceremony.


Free confidential health risk assessments are available
A free confidential health risk assessment is being offered by Columbus State in conjunction with your health care provider UnitedHealthcare and USI/Midwest.

In an effort to provide ongoing wellness information to its employees, the college is sponsoring a two-part confidential wellness assessment. Part one is an online health risk assessment questionnaire that will give you useful information to guide your health decisions. The results and suggestions from the questionnaire will be sent back to you confidentially.

For part two, the college is inviting all full-time employees to participate in a confidential blood screening to be done on May 5 during the In-Service Day Wellness Fair. Screenings will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 5. Human Resources would like you to sign-up for screenings ahead of time. To do so, e-mail Ann Page at apage@cscc.edu with your preferred time.

The college in conjunction with UHC will pick up the cost of the screening. After the screening, a confidential report will be sent to your home with your results. Human Resources encourages you to participate and take advantage of this great opportunity.

By taking advantage of this offer, your name will also be entered into a drawing for several great door prizes at the Wellness Fair including Reds tickets, gift certificates and more.

 

Timecard/payroll action deadline dates now available
In order to make sure that all employees receive their paychecks in a timely and accurate manner, Human Resources is asking for every employee’s help. The calendar below lists the timecards/payroll action form due dates and paydays for the current quarter and the beginning of summer quarter. It is important to pay prompt attention to this schedule because of the upcoming holidays and breaks.

The schedule below will assist everyone with submitting leave request forms, payroll actions and time cards on a timely basis. The due dates are when supervisors should submit the forms to the Human Resources Payroll Team.

The college pays employees on the 15th and the last day of each month. Should that day fall on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday; pay day will be on the last work day prior to the holiday or weekend. The calendar below will be updated quarterly and published in Update.

Timecards/Payroll Action Forms Due Payday
April 3, 2006 April 14, 2006
April 17, 2006 April 28, 2006
May 1, 2006 May 15, 2006
May 16, 2006 May 31, 2006
June 1, 2006 June 15, 2006
June 16, 2006 June 30, 2006
July 3, 2006 July 14, 2006
July 17, 2006 July 31, 2006

If forms are not submitted by these dates, employees’ paychecks may be short of what they are due, or a paycheck may be missed and will need to be paid on a subsequent payroll. Special paychecks will be issued only in cases of “extreme hardship,” a circumstance that will need the approval of the Cabinet member who oversees the division.

 

Get fit for spring with recreational activities
The office of recreational activities has several recreation, fitness, and wellness programs happening spring quarter. All are welcome to participate. Activities are as follows:

Aerobics (Located in the Fitness Center)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Wellness

Yoga Pilates
April 19, 26, May 3, 10,17, 24, 31
12-1 p.m., Nestor Hall C
April 24, May 1, 8, 15
12-1 p.m., Nestor Hall B
Domestic Violence Seminar
April 19, May 17, 24
12-1 p.m., Nestor Hall 225
 

Intramurals (Located in Delaware Hall Athletic Center)

Free throw contest April 20, 12-1 p.m.
3 point contest May 2, 12-1 p.m.
3 on 3 tournament May 23, 25 and 26, 12-1 p.m.
Bowling The Columbus Square Bowling Palace
Please RSVP to hborland@cscc.edu
April 30, 12-3 p.m.

Fitness Center
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday – Thursday
8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday

 
Recreation hours
9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Including: basketball, volleyball, flag football, floor hockey and soccer

For more information on the above programs, contact Heather Borland, coordinator of Student and Recreational Activities, at ext. 5348.