August 12, 2020

As P&A employees, you may have seen changes to your paycheck. Here is a list of some common factors that may impact changes to your paycheck. You may have other factors affecting your paycheck that are unique to your employment status. If you have questions about your paycheck, you can contact OHR directly.

May 22, 2020

Looking Back

The 2019–20 academic year will be one to remember and, in many ways, perhaps one that we might prefer to forget. The impacts of this global pandemic will be indelible for all of us, even as they are still in flux. When we look back, what will we see? Or, rather, what will we choose to see, to remember, to celebrate? 

May 22, 2020

Legislative Update

Last week, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned the 2020 regular session sine die without passing a bonding bill. Despite a flurry of negotiations over the final weekend, legislators were unable to reach agreement on capital investment funding for the second year in a row.

We expect the governor will call legislators back into a special session on or around June 12 to address several unresolved issues, including the next steps in the state’s COVID-19 response. This will likely be the first of multiple special sessions in the coming months as Minnesota continues to respond to the pandemic.

May 22, 2020

Looking Ahead

A look ahead to the coming academic year by Erin Heath, 2020-21 Chair of the P&A Senate

April 8, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

It has been quite a week, hasn’t it?

Whether you’ve been on spring break or still in session, have been enjoying a much-needed vacation or found yourself working on critical and urgent need projects instead of that long-anticipated vacation day (*raises hand), I would say this week has provided many opportunities for practicing self-awareness, patience, and resilience. It has also provided its share of challenges for us all. And, I think it is fair to say that there may be a long road ahead with more to come.