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News and Announcements
CUPA-HR Selects Duquesne for 2019 Eastern Region HR Excellence Award
The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Eastern Region board of directors has selected Duquesne's Minority Professional Development Leadership Program to receive the 2019 Eastern Region HR Excellence Award.
The award honors transformative human resources work in higher education, recognizing individuals or teams who have provided human resources leadership resulting in significant and ongoing organizational change within their institutions.
"We're honored to receive this prestigious award and grateful for the opportunity to showcase Duquesne University's efforts to build a diverse and inclusive workforce," said Ryan Dawson, senior director and deputy Title IX coordinator for the Office of Human Resources.
In addition, Duquesne's Minority Professional Development Leadership Program will be submitted to the CUPA-HR national awards committee for consideration for the national HR Excellence Award.
"We're especially thankful to Marla Bradford, senior recruiter diversity leader in the Office of Human Resources, for nominating the Minority Professional Development Leadership Program and her continued efforts to enhance the program," Dawson said.
Duquesne and other Eastern Region awards recipients will be honored at the CUPA-HR Spring Conference, which will be held from Thursday, March 28, to Saturday, March 30 in Washington, D.C.
Announcing the Omega Federal Credit Union
Omega Federal Credit Union, after merging with Little Giant Federal Credit Union earlier this year, will now offer financial services to Duquesne's full-time employees.
With more than 77 years of experience, Omega is one of the largest credit unions in western Pennsylvania. It is locally owned and focuses on improving the financial lives of its members in Pittsburgh and the surrounding community.
Omega's on-campus branch offers flexible accounts such as Christmas or Vacation Club and rewards members with a point-system that can be redeemed for cash, travel, hotels, merchandise and more.
Employees interested in learning more can visit the campus branch in Room 109 of Libermann Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit Omega's website.
Employees Invited to Investment and Retirement Meetings
Retirement plan consultants from Fidelity Investments and TIAA are available for one-on-one meetings in the Office of Human Resources. Spouses are also invited to attend these sessions. Schedule your meeting by calling the appointment reservation system:
Topics to be discussed include:
• How to get started in the retirement plan to take advantage of the Duquesne University matching contribution
• Ways to save
• How to save on taxes while saving for retirement
• Strategies to consider when allocating your funds
• How to set up online access to your accounts
• How to use online resources to check if you are on track for retirement