Friday, June 25, 2021

Voting is open for faculty panels, committees

Voting is now open for the following elections: Distinguished Professor Panel, Faculty Advisory Committee, Fixed-Term Advisory Committee, Graduate Policy Committee, Non-Tenure-line Promotion Advisory Committee, Ombudsperson, Undergraduate Policy Committee, Promotion and Tenure Committee (no nominations or opting out). Click here to vote by Monday.

Smeal Magazine: What would you do?

Denny Gioia, the Robert & Judith Auritt Klein Professor of Management at Smeal, asks that question in his MBA and Executive MBA classes. Gioia and students discuss the complexities of ethical-decision making in the business world, especially when the information is limited or ambiguous. Or worse, it involves mutually exclusive choices. Read more in the latest issue of Smeal Magazine.

Performance review cycle ends June 30

End-of-year performance reviews for staff must be completed by June 30. Employees should have completed their self-evaluation. Managers should now be completing the manager evaluation. On June 30, Workday will close for this review cycle. After June 30, it will not be possible to enter evaluation comments or overall ratings in Workday. For more information, see the Penn State Human Resources website (Final Goal Review). Anyone with questions should reach out to HR Services at 814-865-1473.

Smeal in the News

Moritz quoted in story

Brent Moritz, associate professor of supply chain management, talked about how the pandemic has contributed to the worldwide semiconductor shortage, especially now that demand for cars and trucks is higher than expected. Read the story online.

Do you know someone who rocks? Nominate them!

Each month the Smeal Staff Advisory Committee names a You Rock! Award recipient. The June YouRock! recipient is Sue Cherry, administrative support assistant in the Department of Management and Organization. Congratulations, Sue, you rock! You can nominate a co-worker for the You Rock! Award online.

The Smeal Community Weekly Poll

This week's survey asks you to rate French fries. Click this link to participate. Results will be shared during the next Smeal Community Zoom.