If you would like to renew your deduction or start a new one, you can do so at http://giving.up.edu/payroll or by contacting Jessie Lamb, director of annual giving.
The first edition of the weekly Helping Pilots Prevent newsletter was sent to University community members via email on Thursday, December 2. Each week Helping Pilots Prevent will share information to help keep you and our entire campus community safe and healthy. News shared via the weekly newsletter can also be accessed using this link.
If you have any questions or feedback, please contact the COVID Steering Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas break is around the corner and to ensure the correct payment of employees’ wages, we ask you to report your time cards correctly and submit them on time. Please follow the holiday policy found under “Payroll Guidance for Non-Exempt Employees on Holidays and Shutdown Days” at this link.
Time cards are due on the following schedules:
- Monthly (exempt) time cards are due by Thursday, December 17 for the entire month of December (vacation/sick hours), and will be paid on Wednesday, December 23. Please note that the next paycheck for monthly employees will not be paid until January 29, 2021.
- Semi-monthly (hourly) timecards are due by Monday, December 14 for the pay period 12/1/20 to 12/15/20 and will be paid on Friday, December 18. The second half of December time cards is due on Monday, December 21 for the pay period 12/16/20 to 12/31/20 and will be paid on January 5, 2021. This paycheck includes shutdown and Christmas day hours so please report your time cards appropriately to reflect the holiday.
- Student time cards are due on Wednesday, December 16 for the pay period 12/1/20 to 12/15/20 and will be paid on Wednesday, December 23. The second half of December time cards is due on Wednesday, December 23 for the pay period 12/16/20 to 12/31/20 and will be paid on January 8, 2021.
Please be sure to submit your time cards on time for these accelerated payroll schedules. The 2021 payroll schedule will soon be available on the payroll page.
Contact the payroll office for more information at x7338 or email@example.com.
The Office of International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion invites all UP community members to take part in “MLK Day On: Reconciliation, Reparation, Renewal,” a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, 6-7:30 p.m., with a virtual keynote address by Taylor Stewart ’18. Stewart’s work confronts the legacy of racism in Oregon by marking the site of Alonzo Tucker’s 1902 lynching in Coos Bay, OR. Stewart’s efforts serve as a starting point for informing, educating, and inspiring dialogue about race and white supremacy in our community.
New this year: UP will also co-produce a special MLK Day Teach-In with Reed College, Portland Community College, Portland State University, and Campus Contact of Oregon on the Saturday following MLK Day On.
With the holiday season here, now is a great time to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store. University of Portland faculty and staff have exclusive acces from December 4 to December 27. To allow more time for shopping, the store will be open from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. Plan your shopping for weekdays and evenings to avoid the store’s peak times.
- Holiday Sale discounts are in addition to already marked Columbia employee pricing (40 – 50% off regular retail pricing)
- Holiday Sale 10% off discount runs until December 6, 2020
- Holiday Sale Doorbusters will be available through December while supplies last
- All the latest products from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and of course Columbia Sportswear)
Please bring your UP employee invitation, either printed or on mobile phone. Also bring your work ID and personal photo ID. You can bring four guests as long as you are present. Not available for online purchases. Shoppers are required to bring their own face coverings to wear while shopping and Columbia is taking all precautions to keep employees and visitors safe and healthy.
In the final drawing this semester for a Starbucks gift card, employee Amy Wruck’s name was chosen randomly from among those who notified the Garaventa Center about making a personal human connection (or two, or three) in this oddest of semesters. Thanks to Amy and many others, well over a hundred Person to Person interactions kept the spirit of community alive and well even when most of our relationships were conducted in 2-D. We’re grateful to you all for helping us meet that goal of 100 personal links in the Fall semester!
Stop by for a quick hello or stay for the hour. We hope to see you!
There are two updates pertaining to the ShareUP online portal, according to Chris Long, marketing and communications:
- The Marketing & Communications Division will host virtual support hours on Zoom every Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m., beginning December 9. For those faculty, staff, and students who have questions or comments about ShareUP and would like to virtually chat please use this Zoom link during the scheduled time.
- ShareUP Virtual Training was hosted on the Zoom platform on December 2. That training session was recorded and can be viewed in its entirety by using this link.
Please reach out to marketing and communications (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or technical issues.