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Volume 11 Number 9, September 2008

Human Resources

FOCUS Performance Management Process

By this time in the year, all M&P staff should have had a year-end performance review, and goal setting for FY09 should be in progress, if not completed. 

In the spirit of continuous improvement and to recognize the feedback received from a number of University-wide stakeholder groups, revisions to the FOCUS form and process are underway and will be finalized by the end of September.

To support you and your staff in the performance feedback process, there are several classes available at the Organizational Development & Learning Center, including “FOCUS: Goal Setting and Feedback.”  A training schedule can be found at www.yale.edu/focus.

WorkLife Worshops for September

Yale WorkLife is holding the following workshops during September.  Registration is free.  Further details are on our website.

  • Healthy Meal Planning on a Budget, September 5, 221 Whitney Avenue, LL1, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 pm
  • Child Care Information Session, September 10, 155 Whitney Ave. 3rd Floor Conf. Room, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
  • Back-up Child Care Brief, September 11, 221 Whitney Avenue, Room LL1, 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Bike to Work at Yale, September 12, 221 Whitney Avenue, LL1 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. 
  • Fundamentals of Budgeting and Handling Credit, September 18, 221 Whitney Avenue, LL1, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners, September 19 & 26, Peabody Museum, Auditorium, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Nurturing Yourself is a Necessity, Not a Luxury, September 24, Peabody Museum, Auditorium, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Backup Child Care Available

July 1 marked the start of a new fiscal year at Yale and another year of the Yale Back-up Child Care program. Yale is providing eligible faculty, staff, postdocs and students up to 40 hours of subsidized back-up child care per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). These services are intended to assist parents and guardians in arranging care for their children when their usual caregivers are not available. The back-up child care service is provided through Caregivers on Call, which has a network of caregivers in all 50 states and services both major metropolitan areas and smaller communities. Due to its extensive network, parents or guardians may also use this service when traveling to meetings and conferences for work. To learn more and to register for the service, visit www.yale.edu/backupcare or call 432-8069.

Reminder:  Resources for New and Expecting Parents or Parents of Young Children

The Department of Human Resources has several resources to help new and expecting parents or parents of young children balance work and family life.

  • The New Parent Packet contains a gift for a new child and information on University resources and services for parents/guardians. E-mail worklife@yale.edu.
  • Subsidized back-up child care is available through Caregivers On Call. Visit our website for more information or call 432-8069.
  • The Yale Babysitting Service establishes a link between Yale faculty, staff and students to access babysitting services provided by Yale students.
  • Child Care Resource and Referral - The WorkLife Program has an Online Child Care Directory. Request a printed copy at worklife@yale.edu. Be sure to include your name and on-campus address.
  • Child Care Coordinator - Schedule a telephone or in-person session with the Yale Child Care Coordinator by e-mailing worklife@yale.edu or by calling 432-8069.