Did You Know? A Guide to Staff Resources and Benefits
DID YOU KNOW…
- You can purchase hundreds of dollars of software for less than $10 through ITS?
- Depending on your position, you could work remotely, if your manager OKs it?
- You might be able to donate vacation time to a co-worker out on a medical leave, so they don't run out as quickly?
LMU offers a wide variety of resources and benefits to staff members. Staff Senate has compiled this list to spread the word about lesser-known opportunities you might want to utilize. If you know of something that should be included, email us: email@example.com.
Work from home: Some departments and units allow telecommuting under certain circumstances (e.g., exempt employees only). If your supervisor will allow it, on a limited or expanded basis, contact HR at x82723.
Free movie streaming: Kanopy is a service offered through the William H. Hannon Library, which includes numerous documentary, foreign, and art films, as well as silent classics. Many of these selections are from the Criterion Collection and are not available on Apple Movies, Amazon, or Netflix streaming. Access Kanopy here.
Tuition Remission: Receiving tuition remission benefits may have associated costs. If you or a family member attends LMU and receives tuition remission, in many cases this is considered taxable income, and you may have to pay income tax on the amount of the benefit received. This statement should not be construed as tax advice; contact an income tax professional to determine your situation. Tuition remission policy available here (myLMU login required).
You can buy software for your own personal use through ITS at significant discounts. This includes Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and other specialized programs. More information here.
LMU has an ombudsperson, who acts as an independent, impartial, neutral, confidential and informal resource for faculty, staff and administrators seeking to address, on an informal basis, University-related problems, disputes and complaints. Vice President for Intercultural Affairs Abbie Robinson-Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org or x87598) currently serves as the university Ombudsperson. Click here learn more about Ombuds services for employees.
CHILD CARE RESOURCES (Some links may require myLMU login)
LMU Babysitters (Facebook group connecting parents and sitters in LMU-surrounding neighborhoods)
Increased compensation for temporarily taking on additional duties (e.g., in the absence or departure of a colleague): Speak to your supervisor.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE (Requires myLMU login):
Donating paid time off to colleagues with catastrophic injury or illness: Contact Tracie Montgomery at TMontgom@lmu.edu or x82723.
GROUP BENEFITS (Requires myLMU login):
Full-time staff benefits (use left sidebar to navigate)
DISCOUNTS AND FREEBIES (Some links may require myLMU login)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
MISCELLANEOUS STAFF PERKS
Have more to add to this resource list? Did we miss something, or is a link out of date? Contact us at email@example.com.