HSA Deposits made on July 3

If you are enrolled in Priority Health’s High Deductible Plan, you should have received your second installment of the HSA deposit on July 3, 2020.

  • Family coverage- $780
  • Single coverage- $390


Honoree’s Name: Lisa Wilmeth
Honoree’s Dept./Division: Academic Affairs/Central Scheduling
Reason for Kudos: Lisa is currently handling the responsibilities of Curriculum & Scheduling Coordinator position while Hannah Cruz is on maternity leave. Lisa has most recently been tasked with coordinating and updating the Fall 2020 schedule changes due to the COVID-19 staged reopening of NMC.

This is an *enormous* task that requires skill, organization, and patience. Her depth of knowledge in institutional processes, excellent communication skills, and her capacity to learn the new technology necessary to accomplish this task has been *invaluable* during this period of constant change.

She has worked long hours outside the scope of a ‘normal’ work week in order to make these changes for students before the next round of Orientations. The NMC community should know how lucky we are she is here for us right now.

Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude”  increases positivity for yourself and for others. During our “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Internal Promotion

Paige Sansonetti was promoted to the position of Financial Aid Specialist as of June 15. Please join us in congratulating her!

Priority Health NEW Well-Being Hub Tutorial

If you enroll in Priority Health, or are eligible and opt out, please join the Well-Being Hub overview with staff from Priority Health to learn about navigation, challenges, and much more.

  • Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m.
  • You should have received a calendar invite, but if not please email Hollie DeWalt for details.


Honoree’s Name: Carly McCall
Honoree’s Dept./Division: Resource Development
Reason for Kudos: Carly created NMC’s first Virtual BBQ! While the team had discussed bits and pieces of a way for stakeholders to connect through a virtual BBQ, it was Carly, with the urging of foundation volunteers who jumped in with a collection of ideas and the will to get it done! She took the lead reaching out to programs, coordinating web development, and the overarching strategy to maintain the opportunity for our community to connect with NMC through the BBQ, during the coronavirus stay at home order.

Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude”  increases positivity for yourself and for others. During our “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Hiring Requests

Just a reminder — any full-time or supplemental staffing requests must first be approved by completing the Personnel Request Form, or PBC Form. You can find it on the Human Resources page (employees.nmc.edu/forms/human-resources/) under the Recruitment/Hiring tab.

Once you have filled out the form, email it to Mark Liebling, AVP of Human Resources, and CC Erika Cotner and Emily Crull. This form will be used to submit requests to the Policy and Budget Council. We will follow up with you regarding your request once it has been reviewed.

Dependent Care FSA- Do you need to make a change?

You may be permitted to change your dependent care contributions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If your daycare costs have changed due to the closure of your child’s care provider, then you may be eligible to stop or significantly reduce your contributions. Please reach out to Hollie in HR to discuss your situation.


Kudos to the Technical Division Instructors: This was a total team effort to go online with what are usually hands-on occupational and technical courses. (more…)

Priority Health Members- free virtual mental health help available

Fear and anxiety related to COVID-19 are normal. We want to remain a supportive partner by offering you real solutions to help you cope during this time.

Virtual mental wellness resource

We encourage you to try this free virtual mental wellness tool now available to all members. myStrength offers easy activities to help you manage stress and social isolation. You can learn relationship and parenting tips, and much more.

Topics focus specifically on the emotional effects of the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Inner calm in turbulent times
  • Parenting in challenging times
  • Staying connected while social distancing
  • And more

A few important things to know:

  • It’s free to Priority Health members (13 and older) until June 30, 2020.
  • Signing up is simple. Just answer a few questions.

Immediate support is available

If you or a loved one need immediate support for severe emotional distress, contact our behavioral health team. Confidential help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 800.673.8043. Or, log in to your online member account.

Coverage options and other helpful resources

For the latest information on COVID-19, see our updated COVID-19 resources and information page for answers to your questions about testing, treatment, coverage options and more. Also included:

  • Virtual care as a first step if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Our online member FAQs, for the latest on prescription delivery, coverage details and more.

Goal Setting in Alignment With 4R’s

Dear all,

Thank you for all of the hard work you have done during our initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of you, we have been able to reduce the spread of the virus, limit the disruption to learning and keep the business of the college going during this unprecedented time. While we are moving out of the immediate response phase, we recognize that there is still a lot of uncertainty as we look toward the future. Keeping in the spirit of the “4R’s” as articulated by President Nissley in his email here, this email sets out a short-term goal plan that sandwiches into our ‘normal’ performance management processes, and is intended to help focus and align the college in this period of rapid change to meet the need for quick, thoughtful action. Keeping goals simple and aligned, flexible and in constant view/discussion is critical during this period in which we can scarcely see how events will unfold beyond the end of the week, let alone through a semester or even a year. Given that, we are implementing a new and temporary approach to goal-setting as follows: (more…)