Infinite Mile Program
Employee recognition is an important component of growing a culture of development in OVC. Our Infinite Mile Award Program is an opportunity to recognize individual employees and teams that have shown excellence; to foster an environment of commitment to shared success; and to showcase employee achievement. Every OVC employee has an opportunity to contribute to the recognition of their peers through the annual nomination and selection process.
The nomination period is now open and the deadline for for both individual and team nominations is Friday, March 16.
This year, a special committee of representatives from across the OVC reviewed the award criteria and the six categories. The goal was to ensure they align with our newly created OVC values and highlights the kinds of behaviors we want to encourage and recognize across the Office of the Vice Chancellor.
The updated categories are: Collaboration & Communication, Community, Serving the Client (formerly: Customer Service), Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation & Creativity, and Everyday Leadership.
To access details of the nomination process, sample nominations, award categories and criteria, and the nomination form, visit the Infinite Mile Award Program page.
This year’s Infinite Mile award recipients will be announced at an award ceremony and celebration scheduled for Wednesday, June 13. The ceremony begins at 3 pm and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments until 5 pm Please hold the date!
If you have any questions about the Infinite Mile Program, please contact Kristin McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-258-5448.
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training for MIT Faculty and Staff
MIT is committed to creating a healthy and vibrant campus community. One aspect of that effort is confronting the important topics of sexual assault, harassment, and relationship violence. The Committee on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response (CSMPR) has recommended that all MIT faculty and staff complete an online sexual misconduct prevention training.
What is the process?
In January, the phased rollout began with all Institute faculty. The staff rollout will occur gradually during the spring term. OVC is scheduled for training in April. More information will be sent to all OVC staff closer to that time.
The following resources provide additional information and context.
- Learn more about how we can all play a role in creating a healthy and safe campus community.
- Discover what it means to be a responsible employee.
- See President Reif’s November 2017 “Sexual Harassment and the Future We Invent Together” communication to the MIT community.
- See Vice President of Human Resources Lorraine Goffe’s January 2018 communication regarding sexual misconduct prevention training for Institute faculty and staff.
- Still have questions? Learn more at the Title IX website.
Reminder of Transition to Semimonthly (twice-monthly) Pay Schedule
Beginning in April, all monthly paid MIT faculty, staff, graduate students and fellows will transition to a semimonthly (twice-monthly) pay schedule. With this change, you will receive half of your monthly pay on the 15th of the month and half on the last day of the month, or the prior business day if either falls on a weekend or holiday. Hourly-paid employees and undergraduate students will continue to be paid on a weekly basis.
The first semimonthly pay date will be Friday, April 13.
6th Annual Careers Across MIT
The 6th Annual Careers Across MIT event will take place on Thursday, May 10 from 12 to 2 pm at Morss Hall (in Walker Memorial). This career exploration event is a great way to learn more about the types of work taking place at across the Institute. You can also speak to representatives who offer various professional development opportunities to MIT employees.
—Kristin McCoy, OVC Human Resources