HR Connection: PEP, Supervisor Certificate, retirees, and more

PEP poster - 2STAFFThe following is provided by the HR Department

2015 Performance Excellence Program system available May 11

The Performance Excellence Program (PEP) process applies to all classified, professional-technical, and administrator employees. These employee evaluations provide an excellent opportunity for supervisors and staff to discuss employee productivity and efficiency as it pertains to their professional competencies.

Supervisors are encouraged to use a forward-thinking approach to identify continued successes as well as incremental improvements that, in the end, will lead to the betterment of all ACC employees. High employee performance is crucial to the college and the community. Supervisors have until July 31 to complete all evaluations.

If you are a faculty member with classified or professional-technical staff reporting to you, you must complete a review for those employees.

For information and instructions for staff, visit the Staff Evaluations webpage.

For information and instructions for supervisors, visit the Supervisors Staff Evaluation webpage.

A few reminders about the online PEP form:

  • Make sure all your certifications (ADA & SHP) are up-to-date as your supervisor cannot submit evaluations if you are out of compliance.
  • All supervisors must complete their direct report evaluations before they can complete their own evaluation.
  • Save your work every 20 minutes or the system will terminate your session.

For questions, contact Cameron Keel, staff evaluation coordinator, at or 512-223-7984.

Benefits-eligible employees – update information with ERS by May 29

Benefits-eligible employees should verify their mailing address, email address, and phone number online with the Employees Retirement System (ERS) no later than 5 p.m. on May 29.

ERS requests that all covered members update their information to receive important summer enrollment material and information. To verify and update information:

  • Go to the ERS website and click the “Access My Account” button at the top.
  • Enter usernames and passwords (or create an online account in five easy steps).
  • Click the appropriate link under “My Personal Information.”
  • Follow the steps to verify information or make changes.

ERS customer service can be reached at 877-275-4377.

ERS webinars & seminars

ERS regularly schedules seminars and webinars on topics like Medicare preparation, retirement planning as it pertains to medical benefits, and general “Ask ERS” sessions.  View the ERS Events Calendars webpage for a schedule of in-person or online sessions.

Supervisor Certificate series

The Supervisor Certificate Program provides non-faculty employees with basic supervisory knowledge and experience. Upon completion of the program, participants will earn credit for one year supervisory experience toward ACC-posted supervisory positions.

This program is designed for employees with limited supervisory experience and employees who have identified a supervisory position in their career path. Find out more about the program at one of the information sessions listed below.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, May 27 3-4 p.m. Round Rock, Rm. 1123
Tuesday, June 2 3-4 p.m. Cypress Creek, Rm. 2102
Wednesday, June 3 2:30-3:30 p.m. Eastview, Rm. 8101
Wednesday, June 3 10-11 a.m. Highland Campus, Rm. 2219
Thursday, June 4 10-11 a.m. South Austin, Rm. 1202
Thursday, June 4 2:30-3:30 p.m. Riverside, Rm. 9109

Employee tuition reimbursement requests accepted June 1-5

Employee tuition reimbursement requests for summer semester classes will be accepted June 1 – 5. The Tuition Reimbursement form will be available at 9 a.m. Monday, June 1; requests and required paperwork must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, June 5.

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Last semester, 19 employees received funds through the Tuition Reimbursement program. Funds may be used to pay for advanced or graduate-level coursework.

For more information, see the Tuition Reimbursement webpage, or contact Nicole K. Bell at 512-223-7997 or

Featured employee discounts for May

Check out this month’s featured discounts from the ACC Advantage Discount program:

  •  Turn your photographs into works of art with Easy Canvas Prints.
  • Save on Yeti cooler packages.
  • Find great gifts at the New York Times store.
  • Save on used cars with the TrueCar program.

Start saving today: Access the ACC Advantage Discount Program by clicking Employee Discounts on the Human Resources Benefits webpage, or by visiting

ACC celebrates recent retirees

ACC celebrates the following recent retirees. Retirees are recognized at Board of Trustees meetings for their years of service to the college.

Name Department Years of Service
Jay Askey Math 22
Brucie Bowman Art 26
Diane Cordell Public Information and College Marketing 29.75
Jerry Garrett Computer Science, Computer Information Technology 10
Esmael Ghadessy ESOL 26
Rick Plattsmier Computer Science, Computer Information Technology 27
Nathan Tinnin Library Services 25.75
Stacy Wooten Student Life 18



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