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New system will change PPAR
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Beginning July 31, Career Service Act (CSA) employees
will have their Performance Planning and Review (PPAR) sessions on the
anniversary date of their hire instead of in March each year.
This change is a part of the new finance/human
resources/payroll system rollout that is currently underway in the South
Dakota public higher education system.
All the necessary information and forms will be sent
to the appropriate supervisor approximately two weeks prior to the CSA
employee’s anniversary date. The review is to be completed on the
According to Anita Haeder, director of Human
Resources, there will be some "catching up" to do since the new fiscal
year began July 1 and there were anniversary dates the first part of
July. Prior to July 31, supervisors will be sent the annual PPAR
document letters for those employees who are to be evaluated in July.
After July the information should be out on a regular schedule.
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Below are program materials received in the Grants Office, Woodburn
309, through July 13. For copies of the information, contact the office
at 642-6204 or e-mail requests to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Fellowship information will also be posted on the
Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.
Enhancing the Mathematical Sciences Workforce in the 21st Century
The long-range goal of the Enhancing the Mathematical Sciences
Workforce in the 21st Century (EMSW21) program is to increase the number
of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who
pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and in other National
Science Foundation supported disciplines. EMSW21 tries to do this with
three separate components: The Vertical Integration of Research and
Education (VIGRE) program supports activities that involve the entire
department and span the entire spectrum of educational levels from
undergraduates through postdoctoral associates; Research Training Groups
(RTG) support the training activities of a group of faculty who have a
common research interest; Mentoring through Critical Transition Points (MCTP)
involves a larger group of faculty but focuses on specified stages in
the professional development of the trainees.
Deadline: Oct. 12, 2005. For additional information and
program requirements see
Rural Health Network Development Program
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and
Services Administration announces the Rural Health Network Development
Program, which will support development of rural health networks. Grant
funds are used to support activities that strengthen the organizational
capabilities of these networks whose purpose is to overcome the
fragmentation and vulnerablility of providers in rural areas.
Deadline: Sept. 26, 2005. The full announcement is available
Fall 2006 EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For
Graduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its
Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering graduate
fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmental
fields of study. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is Oct.
18, 2005. Subject to availability of funding, the EPA plans to award
approximately 100 new fellowships by July 21, 2006. Master's level
students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral
students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a
period of four years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per
year of support per fellowship.
Deadline: Oct. 18, 2005. See
for more information.