HR Connection: Professional development, retirees, and more

From the Human Resources Department

Administrative assistant training series begins March 27

ACC administrative assistants can sharpen their skills and learn new tips at a lunch-and-learn series designed specifically for them. Topics will include goal-setting, communication, computer and technical skills, and workplace wellness.

The administrative assistant training series will be 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on the last Friday of each month from March 27 through July 24 at Highland Business Center. Workshops will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch; light snacks and water will be provided.

See session, times, and locations in the Workshops & Event Database. For questions, contact Nicole Bell, [email protected] or Vanessa Media-Flores, [email protected]

More professional development opportunities

Mandatory state compliance training is available to all employees online and through in-person workshops offered in March.

Employees can verify their Americans with Disabilities Act and Sexual Harassment Prevention compliance status online. To register or check compliance requirements visit the Workshops & Event database.

Remember to save or print certification for documentation.

Workshop Date & Time Location
Solving Interpersonal Conflict on the Job (for supervisors*) March 6
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Highland Business Center
Room 410
First Aid March 6
8 a.m. – noon
South Austin Campus
Room 1130
BBP/CPR/AED (Blood borne Pathogens/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automatic External Defibrillator) March 6
1-5 p.m.
South Austin Campus
Room 1130
BBP/CPR/AED (Blood borne Pathogens/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automatic External Defibrillator) March 10
1-5 p.m.
Service Center
Training room
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace (for supervisors*) March 12
3-4:30 p.m.
Highland Business Center
Room 103.2
Complaints and Grievances for Employees (for supervisors*) March 26
3-4:30 p.m.
Highland Business Center
Room 411
March 27
11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.
Highland Business Center Room 103.6

*Open to non-supervisors as seats are available.

Faculty and staff also can earn professional development credit through the thousands of online tutorials on Access the tutorials free on the sign-up webpage, or follow the link on the HR website.

Contact Vanessa Medina-Flores, [email protected], with questions about staff development.

Featured  employee discounts For March

Check out this month’s featured discounts from the new ACC Advantage Discount Program, including discount movie theater tickets and movie rentals, Sam’s Club and Costco memberships, and Microsoft Office 365 (free).

Employees can:

  • Receive 25 percent off their first pet supply order from
  • Purchase gift certificates — just $10 for $25 certificates
  • Earn double rewards on a Norwegian cruise of six-nights or longer
  • Save 30 percent on a personal computer from Lenovo

See all offers on the ACC Advantage Discount Program webpage or go to HR Benefits webpage and click Employee Discounts.

Employees receive tuition funds

The college’s Tuition Reimbursement Program will award funds to 19 employees for advanced coursework they’re completing this spring.

Human Resources, in response to employee feedback, incorporated a lottery to determine reimbursements. Forty-five employees applied for funds this spring. View a recording of the tuition reimbursement lottery.

Visit the Tuition Reimbursement webpage for information about the program.

ACC celebrates retirees

ACC celebrates the following individuals retiring in late February and March. Retirees are recognized at Board of Trustees meetings for their years of service to the college.

Name Department Years of Service
Devorah Feldman ESL 26
George Goebel Network Services 15.38
Linda Baletka-Romine Health Sciences 27
Patty Scogin Public Information & College Marketing 15.14
Marcia Smith Student Services 5.77

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