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Revised Initial Review Period Evaluation Form for New Employees
Solicitation Protection for U.S. Cell Phone Users
Cardinal Station Training for Staff
Cardinal Station Training for Faculty

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Friday, May 13
4 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass. Upper Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Saturday, May 14
10 a.m. Commencement. University Mall in front of the east entrance to the Basilica. For more information, visit www.cua.edu and http://graduation.cua.edu.


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Announcements

Revised Initial Review Period Evaluation Form for New Employees
The Office of Human Resources has received feedback from a number of CUA supervisors and managers suggesting that the instrument used to document a new employee’s performance during the Initial Review Period (normally 90 days) be simplified. In response to those suggestions, the human resources office reviewed the Initial Review Period evaluation forms and processes used by other employers and developed a new Initial Review Period evaluation form. The new form is significantly shorter than the regular exempt and non-exempt evaluation forms that CUA uses for annual evaluations and has been using for Initial Review Period evaluations. To read the memo sent to CUA supervisors regarding the new process for new employee Initial Review Period evaluations and to download an electronic version of the new IRP form, please visit the Announcements page on the HR Web site at http://humanresources.cua.edu/announcements. The new form may also be accessed by going to the Employment and Employee Relations section of the Forms page of the HR Web site at http://humanresources.cua.edu/forms. Anyone who has questions or concerns regarding this matter is asked to contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Solicitation Protection for U.S. Cell Phone Users
The Center for Planning and Information Technology advises that over the next few weeks, certain telemarketing companies will obtain access to the phone numbers of many U.S. cell phone users. These users may begin to receive sales calls, which will consume cellular airtime, possibly resulting in additional charges. To ensure that calls from telemarketing companies get blocked, cell users should register to be placed on the national "DO NOT CALL" list by calling the toll-fee number 888-382-1222 from their cell phones or visiting www.DONOTCALL.gov. Registration is quick, free and designed to block sales calls for five years.


Cardinal Station Training for Staff
The Office of Business Services is offering “Training for Cardinal Station: PeopleSoft Student Administration v8.0” to university staff. This course is designed to familiarize new administrative support staff and refresh current users with the necessary navigational skills for Cardinal Station. It loosely follows the structure of the Navigation Training Guide available at http://cardinalstation.cua.edu.

Each class is limited to five participants. Specific areas of training will be determined by the needs of those in attendance. Training will be held in Leahy Hall, LL 40, on designated Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The dates for summer training are:

— May 17
— May 31
— June 14
— June 28
— July 12
— July 26
— Aug. 9
— Aug 23

For more information or to register, contact Rana Silver at silver@cua.edu.

Dates, locations and times for the fall 2005 training term will be announced in August.

Cardinal Station Training for Faculty
The Office of Business Services is offering “Cardinal Station: Faculty Self-Service Assistance.” This course is designed to briefly help faculty members and advisers navigate through Cardinal Station self-service. It is done on a departmental basis.

To schedule a course for your department, contact Rana Silver at silver@cua.edu.


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