Benefits: Open Enrollment 2023
Open Enrollment, your annual window to evaluate and select benefits that will best meet your needs for 2023, began on Monday, October 31, 2022, and ends Friday, November 18, 2022.
The virtual benefits advisor, Alex, can explain, recommend, and provide a side-by-side comparison of the College's health plans.
All employees are required to log into Workday to review and submit their 2023 benefit elections, even if you are not making any changes.
Attend an in-person Benefits Fair at one of the following campus locations to obtain the information necessary to make informed decisions for 2023.
- Central Services: Thursday, November 3, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Board of Trustees Room
- Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Monday, November 7,
11 a.m.–1 p.m., Cultural Arts Center Lobby
- Rockville: Thursday, November 10, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.,
Science Center Building, Room 152
If you are unable to attend an onsite fair, the HRSTM Benefits Team is also conducting virtual sessions to answer your questions. Schedule your 10-minute appointment through Sign-Up Genius today.
Recruiting: Part-Time Faculty for Spring Semester
Can you believe that the calendar year is coming to a close and classes for the spring semester will begin on January 23, 2023?
With this in mind, hiring managers should submit job requests for part‑time faculty for the upcoming semester.
Recruiting is a process that entails locating competent and qualified people. Contrary to most people's beliefs, filling a faculty position isn't as easy as 1-2-3. Recruiting involves writing the ad, and finding prospective candidates through personal outreach, professional networks, organizations, referrals, recent graduates, and previous applicants.
Help us help you by submitting your request for recruiting part‑time faculty that will help advance MC's educational mission so we can attract, screen, and retain the best part-time faculty for our students.
MC Wellness: Access to Open Gym
How can faculty and staff members gain access to the student open gym? This is a question that comes up frequently.
Employees who want to obtain access must complete the Wellness Enrollment Form. Then, Megan Cooperman will email you the DoSportsEasy Recreation Management (DSE Rec) Form. After completing the DSE Rec Form, you will receive a confirmation of enrollment via email.
MC Wellness: Holiday Healthy Cooking Demo
MC Wellness is happy to announce that we will be maintaining activities aimed at improving the dietary health of MC’s faculty and staff.
Participate in a cooking class, led by Certified Nutritionist Alana Sugar, to learn how to create a delicious holiday meal. We'll be using fresh, seasonal products to prepare:
- Fall Chicken-Apple Pecan Salad
- Sauteed Butternut Squash with Garlic, Leeks, and Herbs
- Dairy-Free Holiday Pumpkin Pie made with Coconut Palm Sugar
Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Tuesday, November 15
Central Services: Friday, November 18
Germantown: Thursday, December 1
Rockville: Thursday, December 8
Join us to sample some flavorful food. We will be raffling a Ninja Blender and other door prizes.
Making a Career Change at MC
For the longest time, you may have been waiting for the opportunity to make a career step and move into a different position. However, you may be asking yourself, “Will the 6-month probation period in a new position pose a risk for me?”
We encourage you to reframe your thinking; try not to view the 6-month probation as a barrier. This is the time needed to ensure your commitment to the role and time needed to learn the new position while enhancing your skills.
Set yourself up for a successful probationary period. Ensure that you have clear goals and objectives for your probationary period. Communicate with your supervisor on a regular basis regarding your progress, including both successes and any barriers you may be facing. Examine the position's description. What new knowledge do you need to gain? What professional or technological skills do you need to develop?
Talk with your colleagues and others working in similar positions to have a better understanding of the duties involved. Actively participate or volunteer in organizations that are related to your field of interest.
Choose a career that you are passionate about. The goal is to ensure that this position will help you grow and advance in a field that you enjoy.
The mission of MC is to enrich the lives of our students, faculty, and staff. Listen to your inner voice and apply for the position that you've been longing for and deserve!
Seasonal Flu Shot
In collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, MC Wellness will provide free flu shot clinics for all MC faculty and staff, regardless of your health care provider.
All employees who wish to attend must register. Please bring your medical identification card and a face mask to the flu shot clinic.
- Rockville: Wednesday, November 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., PE 137A
- Central Services: Monday, November 28, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., S11
- Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Wednesday, November 30, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., ST 30
- Germantown: Thursday, December 1, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., BE 162
If you want to receive a flu shot sooner, please schedule an appointment with your primary care physician, schedule an appointment through Cigna, or visit a nearby Kaiser Permanente location.
MC Wellness: Therapeutic Table Massage at CT
If you’re looking for a massage that concentrates on either your upper or lower body, reserve a 30-minute massage appointment with Antwan Watson, a registered massage practitioner.
Cost: $35 (cash, Venmo or Zelle)
Time and Location: November 22, 2022, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., CT S115
Thursday, November 3
Central Services Benefits Fair, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Board of Trustees Room
Monday, November 7
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Benefits Fair, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Cultural Arts Center Lobby
Thursday, November 10
Rockville Benefits Fair, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Science Center Building, Room 152
Thursday, November 10
Navigating Ethical Dilemmas, Cohort begins: three two-hour sessions via Zoom.
Friday, November 12
Timesheets for non-exempt (hourly) employees and Period Activity Pay for all part-time faculty and WDCE instructors due in Workday by noon.
- Part-time Faculty Counseling and Advising
- Part-time Faculty ASL Instructor
- Part-Time ATPA Nursing Coach Instructor
- Temporary Nursing Lab and Clinical Associate
- Temporary Public Safety Dispatcher
Become a Contributor for Employee Matters
Do you have an article that you would like published in Employee Matters or would you like to become a regular columnist? We’d love to partner with you and share your story. Please send your article submissions to Tiffani Smith.
The MC Next Generation Wellness
program provides support for weight and fitness, health prevention, mental health, and offers live and pre‑recorded classes, including barre, cardio kickboxing, Pilates, total body conditioning, weights and curls, yoga, Zumba®
and more. See the schedule
All new and past wellness members must enroll via Workday to receive wellness information and incentives.
Visit MC Wellness for class schedules, wellness forms, and resources.
Join the MC Employees Facebook Group
Stay in the know by joining the MC Employees Facebook group. This group is only open to Montgomery College employees and will require approval to join.
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