HR Newsletter
January 2015

Auburn University Human Resources
1550 East Glenn Avenue
Auburn University, AL 36849


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Tiger Transit Bus Service Between Campus & East Glenn Administration Center

Once spring semester classes start on Jan. 14, Tiger Transit will provide a transportation alternative to university and private vehicles for faculty and staff needing to travel between campus and the East Glenn offices of the new Auburn University Administrative Support Facility, which now houses offices for Human Resources and Payroll and Benefits.

Tiger Transit service between campus and the new Administrative Support Facility near the corner of East Glenn Avenue and East University Drive will be available on class days via the North Auburn line. By using the buses instead of cars, employees will not have to give up their parking spots and look for another upon their return. Although buses do not run between semesters, parking is less of a problem when classes are not in session.

Two buses running approximately 20 minutes apart will depart and return to the Mell Street station on campus every class day, Monday-Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The route, which was also used during fall semester, turns north on Dean Road to East University Drive, with its final stop at the new administrative center on East Glenn. The trip to that point takes approximately 25 minutes. The nonstop return trip goes directly from the East Glenn center to the Mell Street station in about 10 minutes.


National Student Employment Week and Student Employee of the Year

Each year Auburn University celebrates National Student Employee Appreciation Week during the second full week of April. While part-time jobs offer students career enhancing opportunities, students as employees make substantial contributions to the operation of the University and the local community. The Career Center encourages Auburn University departments, colleges and offices as well as Auburn/Opelika area businesses to celebrate student employee contributions during Student Employee Appreciation Week. Student Employee Appreciation Week enables us to thank Auburn students for the contributions they make as employees to the University and the surrounding community.

The Student Employee of the Year Awards is a hallmark of National Student Employment Week. The awards are a part of a larger, national competition which includes any college or university who wishes to participate. Students employed both on and off campus, as well as their supervisors, can be nominated for their outstanding job as student employees or supervisors and potentially win one of three awards - On-Campus Student Employee of the Year, Off-Campus Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year. Please read below for criteria and the nomination process.

The annual awards ceremony will be hosted during National Student Employment Week in which all nominees and nominators will be invited to attend. Refreshments, recognition of nominees, and awards will be given. Student winners are eligible to continue on to the Regional and National Level competition at which monetary prizes are awarded. Auburn University hosted the National On-Campus Student Employee of the Year in 2013!

Nomination forms are now live for all three awards!  Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, February 6, 2015. Please submit your nominations by then for them to be considered for the awards.

Please visit for all the details and how your office can participate!


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, January 19, 2015.

Employees who are not scheduled to work on those dates, but who are eligible for holidays (i.e. Regular nonstudent employees), should be afforded equivalent time off as close to the holiday date as is practical. The 2015 Holiday schedule is summarized here.


Human Resources Development Student Employment Processes Training

New to Student Employee hiring or want a refresher course on best practices and new policies and procedures? Attend the “University Student Employee Services” training offered twice this Spring on January 27, 2015 from 2:30p-4:30p and again on April 1, 2015 from 2:30p-4:30p. Register for the course on the Fast Train page.



HRD Releases Spring 2015 Schedule

Human Resource Development’s “Schedule of Courses for Spring Semester 2015” is now available online at the HRD home page .  The paper copy will be distributed via campus mail during the week of January 5-9, 2015.  Registration for spring courses is now open.


FREE Tax Preparation!

Auburn University is partnering with community organizations to offer free certified income tax preparation services. These services are available for households earning up to $52,000 with one or more children, or up to $20,000 without children.

Call 1-888-99-TAX-AL for an appointment. Appointments begin mid-January, and can be scheduled at Boykin Community Center in Auburn or Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Opelika.


Changes to Student Employment Paperwork Submission

If you complete and submit paperwork for new student employee hires for your unit, please be advised that documents should now be sent to Human Resources by interoffice mail, with the envelope addressed to “Human Resources - 1550 East Glenn Avenue.” Human Resources and Payroll & Employee Benefits have consolidated into a combined office, and are now located at 1550 East Glenn Avenue.

On-campus drop locations for HR related paperwork are being established; more information will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Student Employment process please contact Alexandra Reiner, Student Employment Coordinator, at 334-844-3867 or


HRD’s New Classroom Facilities

We are pleased to announce that, beginning this semester, all Human Resource Development classes  to include computer training will be held in the East Glen administrative support complex, located at 1550 East Glenn Avenue.  Go to for a map to the location.  Parking is readily available, and there is a bus route, the North Auburn line departing the Mell Street Station, that swill bring you to the facility.  Sign up for a class and come see our brand new facility.


Welcome to Lindsey Johnson

Lindsey Johnson recently joined Human Resources. She is an Admin Support Associate II - Admin, and is assigned to our Employee Relations unit.

Lindsey graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Psychology and she is in the process of completing her Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Lindsey is originally from Albany, GA.  She and her husband, Seaborn, an Auburn Alumni in Building Science, have been residing in Auburn for 5 years.  Lindsey and Seaborn, have a baby boy named Rief Scott who was born on July 26, 2014. Rief attended his first Auburn football game during Auburn's Homecoming against Louisiana Layette.  Lindsey and her family are on campus every football home game tailgating in their 1969 Airstream. When it's not football season, they are camping, golfing, fishing, or traveling to the beach. Before having a child, Lindsey would also spend weekends barrel racing. She hopes to get back in the saddle soon and she looks forward to teaching her son how to ride.

Prior to working for Auburn University, Lindsey was a HR Manager for Koch Foods in Montgomery, AL where she worked for four years. She brings with her a wealth of information that will be very valuable working in Human Resources. Lindsey is very excited to be a new member of the Auburn Family and we are happy to welcome her!


Requirements of Alabama Child Labor Law

During the summer months, a number of our local youth start looking for jobs with the University. The state of Alabama requires employers to purchase Certificates to allow us to hire minors ages 14-17. These Certificates are purchased under the auspices of Temporary Employment Services; therefore, employees in these age groups can only be hired thru TES.

For any department wishing to place a minor under the age of 16, an additional form is required to be completed by the student's school. This is the Alabama Child Labor Eligibility Form, and it can be found on our Forms web site at:

Minors under the age of 18 are restricted as to the type of work they can perform; minors under 16 have even stricter restrictions. You may access the State's brochure covering the Alabama Child Labor Law at the following link:


Nominations Sought for Spirit of Excellence Award

The Department of Human Resources is seeking nominations for the Spirit of Excellence Award. Each month the award is given to an employee from each of the following employment groups: Service and Maintenance, Secretarial and Clerical, Technical and Paraprofessional, and Administrative and Professional. To nominate an employee, a form must be completed and sent to the Spirit of Excellence Award, Department of Human Resources, 332 Foy Hall. To print a form, go to this link. For more information, contact Sonya Dixon at 844-7612 or


Spirit of Excellence Winners

Each month AU presents Spirit of Excellence awards to four employees for outstanding service.

Recipients for June 2014 are:    
Category Name Unit
Office Admin Ginger Vedder Risk Management & Safety
Admin Professional Cassandra Calloway McWhorter School of Business Science
Technical Michael Chesnutt OIT


Do you know a fellow AU employee whose performance is consistently beyond what is expected? One who exemplifies professionalism and routinely puts forth extra effort? One whose contribution to the department's or university's mission is significant? If so, that person would be a perfect nominee for AU's monthly Spirit of Excellence award. You can link to the nomination form at


Moving? Want to Continue your Career In Higher Education?

The Department of Human Resources routinely receives position announcements from other colleges and universities. These are maintained in notebooks in the lobby of our department in 332 James E. Foy Hall. Please feel free to come by to review these during our lobby hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m, Monday through Friday.


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Last Updated:February 16, 2015

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