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DTales August 6, 2014

DTales August 6, 2014

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Foundation News

In this issue:

Daniel Jaecks Accepts APS Foundation Position after Nine Years with the UNMF
Other UNM Foundation Staff Change
Community Projects Committee Holds 4th Annual School Supply Drive
2014 Performance Review Summary
Mark Your Calendar: Staff Wellness Activity
Employee Wellness: August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!
August birthdays
August UNMF/UNM anniversaries
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Daniel Jaecks Accepts APS Foundation Position after Nine Years with the UNMF

For nine years, Associate Director of Annual Giving Daniel Jaecks has been raising funds for UNM Children’s Hospital, New Mexico’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. He recently announced that he would be leaving the UNM Foundation, effective August 8, to accept another position—continuing to raise funds for New Mexico children as Development Specialist with the APS Foundation.

Congrats, Daniel! We wish you all the best in your new position!
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Other UNM Foundation Staff Changes

Pamela Weese has resigned her development officer position with the UNM School of Engineering, effective August 4. We wish Pamela all the best.
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Community Projects Committee Holds 4th Annual School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive Flyer 2014The UNMF Community Projects Committee has begun collecting donations for the Foundation’s 4th Annual School Supply Drive to benefit students at Kit Carson Elementary.

The collection will continue until August 13. Collection boxes are located in Suite 108 and on the second floor of Two Woodward Center.

Please see the attached flyer for suggested school supplies and more information. Thank you all for your participation!
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2014 Performance Review Summary

Performance reviews for the UNM Foundation began July 1, 2014. Performance reviews will be conducted using the paper forms this year. You will only use the ADP system to refer to last year’s performance review to obtain the goals. The process is as follows:

1. Each employee will complete a self-evaluation and will submit their evaluation to their manager via email, date due determined by manager. Additionally, each employee will, through ADP, review and sign electronically the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest documents. Self-evaluations were due no later than July 24, 2014.

2. Managers will then prepare their review of their staff. Each completed performance review will then be submitted to and reviewed by the manager’s direct report and HR. All reviews are then sent to the Talent Management Committee (TMC) by August 28, 2014. TMC will get reviews back to managers by September 1, 2014.

3. Once the performance reviews are reviewed and signed off by TMC, managers will then meet with each staff member to complete the PR process. During the meeting the Manager will discuss the new PR form and updated process. PR meetings should be completed by September 25, 2014.

4. All performance reviews must be completed and sent to HR by September 26, 2014.
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Mark Your Calendar: Staff Wellness Activity

August 12, 3-4:30 p.m.: Cooking Class/Demonstration is being held in the kitchen in UNM’s Johnson Center, main level, north side of the main gym. Please RSVP to Denise at 277-2954 or denise.codding@unmfund.org by August 6.
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Employee Wellness: August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

Note: The UNMF Human Resources article below is from the Health Alliance Plan website.

It’s almost back-to-school time and you’re prepared with your children’s enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations—but what about their eyes? August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month—a great signal for you to get your children’s eyes checked before school starts.

Most children have healthy eyes. But there are conditions that can threaten good vision. Because you can’t always “look” into your children’s eyes to tell if they have eye health problems, set up some time today for an eye exam. Children’s eyes should be examined during regular pediatric appointments and vision testing should be conducted around age three.
Parents should be aware of signs that may indicate their child has vision problems, including:
• Wandering or crossed eyes
• A family history of childhood vision problems
• Disinterest in reading or viewing distant objects
• Squinting or turning the head in an unusual manner while watching television

Talk to your children’s pediatrician if you suspect they has any of the eye diseases below:
• Amblyopia (lazy eye)
• Strabismus (crossed eyes)
• Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
• Color deficiency (color blindness)
• Refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism)

Use this month to discuss the importance of eye safety with your children. More than 12 million children suffer from vision impairment, and eye injuries are one of the leading causes of vision loss in children.* There are an estimated 42,000 sports-related eye injuries each year and the majority of them happen to children.

Children should:
• Wear protective eyewear while participating in sports or recreational activities
• Play with age-appropriate toys. Avoid toys with sharp or protruding parts

One of the best ways to ensure your child keeps his/her good vision throughout life is to set a good health example.

For more information about Children’s Eye Health and Safety, please visit www.preventblindness.org or www.aao.org.

*Nearly 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Of children ages 3 to 5, close to one in 20 has a problem that could result in permanent vision loss if left untreated. The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that 80 percent of preschoolers do not receive vision screenings.
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August Birthdays

Lauren Adee, Amanda Bassett, Cathy Bunch, Emily Fox, Juniper Manley, Monica Peck, Kristine Purrington, Meredith Schaubel, Jill Slaby
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August UNMF/UNM Anniversaries

Judith Davenport ’91, Yolanda Dominguez ’06, Sher’ry Easton ’02, Chris Fenton ’92, Veronica Griego ’08, Jennifer Klass ’13, Katrina Martinez ’00, Frankie Melvin ’13, Henry Nemcik ’10, Jeff Rabinek ’13, Candy Romero ’04, Meredith Schaubel ’00, Timothy Tapie ’06
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Want something in the next DTales?

Please send submissions for the September 2014 edition of DTales to todd.staats@unmfund.org by 5 p.m. on Wed., August 27. Thanks!
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“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” ―Rumi
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