Thursday, December 17, 2009
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Happy Holidays from Columbus State!
This e-card was created by Giselle White in Institutional Advancement. Please feel free to forward the link to your friends and colleagues outside Columbus State.

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giftLast chance to support “Holidays Are for Kids”The Holidays Are for Kids campaign is supported annually by the Staff Advisory Council. Holidays Are for Kids serves low income families needing assistance to provide the gifts and food most of us take for granted as we celebrate the holidays.

To support families in need this holiday season, go online to:, select the “donate” button and make a monetary donation to the Holidays are for Kids. Your support is greatly appreciated by Staff Advisory Council and the youth and families of our community.

New PERFORMs course offeredAn optional 90-minute course, Documenting Performance, has been developed in response to identified needs of both administrators and staff in implementing PERFORMs. It is intended to provide ideas and develop skills for providing the best possible documentation, both for annual reviews and ongoing improvement of processes and performance. 
For more information, or to register for this course, please follow this link to the Employee Training Site at:
If you need any assistance with specific documentation please contact your HR Employment Representative.

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Pay advice email problemThe pay advice notification process did not run completely for the 12/15/2009 pay date, resulting in some employees not receiving the email notification. If you did not receive the notification, you can still view your pay information on CougarWeb as you normally would.

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Ellis completes certificateJan Ellis, supervisor of Grants, Contracts and Loans, has completed a Grants Management Certificate through Management Concepts. The three-year program specializes in training for receiving federal funds for grants. It involves 15 days of training over three years, including exams. Ellis earned a plaque that recognized her completion of the requirements for the certificate.

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Rock ’n’ Roll up your sleeve! logoFor your last good deed of 2009, give blood. The American Red Cross and Radio One will sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, December 30, at the American Red Cross headquarters, 995 E. Broad St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 1-800-Give-Life (800-448-3543) today to schedule your donation.  The week between the major holidays is a time of great need. Thank you all for your gift of life!
Food will be provided by Raising Cane and Panera Bread. There will be free t-shirts and a chance to win a $1,000 Easton shopping spree with an overnight stay at the Easton Hilton.

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Information security updatesColumbus State’s Information Security team has made a couple of changes, including moving the Information Security web site to the Internet, from the intranet for easier access at home or work. The new site is Please update your bookmark.

Columbus State’s Information Security team has also set up a dedicated phone number to address anything relating to CSCC information security and risk. The number is (614) 287-3777.

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