November 2023 People Connections – Human Resources Newsletter

This month’s newsletter includes communication about the People Practices Advisory Group, information on leave changes, and updates on compensation and performance.

People Practices Advisory Group

We launched our initial People Practices Advisory Group this month. This team is providing feedback on some of the changes we’re making in HR, and they helped influence the work you’ll see us discussing below. Check out this update to find out more about this team.

Leave Changes

CC has long offered generous leave benefits that are intended to help our employees thrive. In January, we will be implementing the Family Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) that takes these benefits even further. We want you to take advantage of these benefits, so visit our website to find out what’s changing and how it can help you handle life’s unexpected challenges. 
Please join us for an open forum Monday, Dec. 4 from 1-2 p.m. to learn more about how these leave changes will support you moving forward.

Update on Performance

Thanks to the feedback members of the campus community have shared through focus groups and a survey (distributed this spring), we will be announcing some significant changes to how we support feedback at CC. Our goals for these changes are to:  
1. Build an ongoing collaborative partnership between employees and their supervisors. 
2. Support a workforce that is growth-oriented, agile, and reflective of our shared commitments. 
3. Put the focus on developmentally rich and meaningful conversations, not on evaluations.  
4. Create the infrastructure to reward engagement and consistently excellent contributions.  
5. Use technology to facilitate providing feedback and assess the equity of our process.  
Please join us for an Excel at CC overview of the performance process on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 9-11 a.m in the Tutt Library Timothy Fuller Event Space 201. We will also be hosting an Open Forum in January and begin hosting training sessions in the spring semester.  

Compensation Spotlight

As part of our ongoing work to enhance your compensation, the Human Resources team is reviewing our compensation structure (bands). In partnership with leaders in each division, we are working to ensure that we are matching our jobs to comparable roles at similar organizations and adding more bands to create a better parallel to those institutions. While there is still a lot to consider and work out, you can see the new structure here. We will have information on individual changes when that work is complete in late spring.

Org Charts Update

HR works with institutional planning and effectiveness to manually update org charts and make them available for the college annually. The latest version is available here.  
Dynamically updated org charts are also available in Office 365 (Teams and Outlook). You can click around in these charts to see reporting relationships.  

ID: Org chart

Help us share why you love working at CC! 

The Careers at CC page is getting a makeover and we need your help! We’re looking for volunteers to give their personal testimony of why they love working at CC. This will be posted on our new webpage, “Why work at CC?” for potential candidates to see. Please email if you would like to participate.

Meet Matt Cherry, Human Resources Systems Administrator

Matt came to CC in 2013 and provides technology support across all HR functional areas (HRIS, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Performance Excellence). Prior to CC, he worked for Colorado Springs School District 11 and George Mason University in the HR department where he supported the recruitment and onboarding programs. Matt has a BS from the University of Northern Colorado and an MS in IT Management from Regis University.

HR Updates Page

Visit the HR Updates page to check out past editions of the People Connections newsletter, along with recent updates from HR.

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