April 13, 2006
B&I helps Children’s make baby formula better
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.
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
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
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.
seminars to cover benefits and Health Savings Accounts information
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:
“Health Savings Account at a Glance”
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;
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.
Free confidential health risk assessments are available
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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
Aerobics (Located in the Fitness Center)
Intramurals (Located in Delaware Hall Athletic Center)
For more information on the above programs, contact Heather Borland, coordinator of Student and Recreational Activities, at ext. 5348.