Posted April 12, 2000
New Service for Remote Access to Library Resources
The Library is offering a new service that allows campus faculty, staff and students who have a library card or student ID to access the Berkeley and California Digital Library-licensed electronic Web resources from off campus without having to dial into the campus modem pool or use a password.
To participate, patrons need a cable modem, DSL or high-speed modem access (28.8 or higher) through an Internet service provider, as well as a recent version of Netscape (for all operating systems) or Internet Explorer (for Microsoft Windows only).
Those connecting from campus or using the Home IP or SHIP account do not need this service.
For information, or instructions on how to use the proxy server, see (http://proxy.lib.berkeley.edu/).
Workshop Series Focuses On Retirement Savings/Investments
Want to increase your knowledge and understanding of the university's retirement plans and savings/investment opportunities?
The Human Resources Benefits Unit is offering a series of educational workshops conducted by Fidelity Investments.
The series consists of three two-hour workshops, the first on "Getting Started," the second on "Investment Strategies," and the third on "Retirement in View."
The series will be offered twice: Monday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 19; and Monday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 17.
All workshops will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 150 University Hall. Food and drink are not allowed.
To enroll, use the interactive course enrollment on the Office of Human Resources Web site, at (http://hrweb.berkeley. edu/ice/home).
Fidelity Investment Consultations Available for 403(b) Plans
Employees interested in investing Defined Contribution or Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan contributions in mutual funds managed by Fidelity Investments may meet with a Fidelity Investments representative for a free, 45-minute consultation.
Remaining sessions for the 1999-00 fiscal year are: Thursday, April 20; Tuesday, May 9; Wednesday, May 24; Thursday, June 15; and Tuesday, June 27.
To sign up, call (800) 642-7131 between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. (If a cancellation is necessary, call Fidelity Investments directly.)
All sessions are held in the Human Resources Benefits Unit, 247 University Hall. For information, call Human Resources at 642-7053.
Lunchtime Sessions On Merit Bonus Program Scheduled
The Office of Human Resources will hold informational sessions on the 1999-2000 merit bonus program for staff employees, from noon to 2 p.m., at 150 University Hall, on the following dates: Thursday, April 20; Thursday, April 27; Friday, April 28; and Wednesday, May 10.
This year's program is designed to support the Chancellor's six goals. Criteria for consideration for a merit bonus, eligibility information, and examples of how employees can support the Chancellor's goals will be discussed at the sessions, which are open to all employees.
For information, connect to the Web site at (http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/PAY/mb2000.htm).
Service-Learning Minigrant Proposals Due April 24
The Service-Learning Center is accepting applications for Fall 2000 academic service-learning minigrants. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, April 24.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Educational Development, the instructional minigrant program seeks to improve teaching by making funds available to faculty who integrate community service activities into the academic curriculum.
Service-learning seeks to provide students opportunities to gain a contextual understanding of academic content by using course theories to address important public issues in the local community.
To obtain an application, e-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andy Furco at 642-3299.