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Inside Story for Friday, January 16, 2009

Files and Backing Them Up

Files that you leave open will not back up successfully. We need your help to avoid file backup failures and potential data loss.

When you leave your computer at the end of the day, make sure to restart your computer. This helps to ensure that all files that you have worked on that day will be backed up successfully that night.

The Basics of the New USPS Move Update Standards

Who: Anyone who sends presorted (discounted or bulk) mail; full rate mail does not apply.

What: Move Update is a standard of the Postal Service that requires mailers to update names on mail and lists that receive a discount. Any First Class or Standard Mail address records must be cleansed every 95 days.

When: This has been in effect for several years for First Class mail but just went into effect for Standard Mail Nov. 23, 2008.

Why: There are many reasons to cleanse your lists, but these are a few of the main ones:

  • Sucessful Mailings: If the list is clean, more of your mail will get delivered to the correct person and address. This will improve ROI, response rates and overall customer satisfaction. 
  • Save Money: This will save you money. Getting rid of bad names and addresses cuts down on unnecessary postage, handling and wasted resources. 
  • Environmentally Responsible: Similar to saving money, you will not waste paper, resources, fuel, etc. 
  • Help Keep Postage Rates Down: While it costs the mailer money due to time, resources, transportation and postage, it costs the Postal Service even more to process bad mail. In a recent year, the USPS handled 9.7 billion pieces of undeliverable-as-addressed mail at a cost of $1.85 billion. 

How: Bob Barnes (ext. 2777), Earlene Brittingham (ext. 2261) or Mary Kerl (ext. 2260) are trained to assist you in any questions you would have regarding Move Update.

They can update your mailing list by checking it against the National Change of Address to show any bad addresses. Then they correct the addresses and also check to make sure that person is at that address. The list must be in a spreadsheet form and can be emailed to Earlene or Mary. Once this process is completed, the list will be sent back to you to enable you to update your list. Doing this enables the College to take full advantage of any postal discounts we are entitled to.

Employee Notes

Bobby Loud, executive director of the Bellevue Center, has been selected to participate in the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bellevue program.

News from Corporate Education & Training

Office 2007
Have Office 2007? Need Training? CET has received requests for additional workshops for MCC staff who were not able to participate in sessions provided in 2008. A minimum class size of five registrants is required. If interested, contact Cheri Vossberg at 457-2517 or clvossberg@mccneb.edu.

First Aid/CPR Training
Is your First Aid/CPR Certificate expiring in 2009? Limited First Aid/CPR training sessions may be scheduled for those who missed in 2008 or want certificate renewal in 2009. If interested contact Cheri today!

Tuition Waiver/Remission
Tuition waiver/remission is available for full-time employees/faculty and part-time regulars using the MCC Employee Tuition Waiver Form located on the Forms Bank. Part-time temp employees and adjunct faculty who want to register should contact their dean’s office to arrange for the cost center to be billed before registering. Deans should send the cost center billing information to Adam Smith at Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg 5 so the adjunct and part-time temps will not be billed personally. Reference the Employee and Dependent Tuition Waiver Procedures Memorandum for more information.

Gearing Up to Celebrate and Serve on Jan. 19

MCC’s Office of Service Learning is excited to have more than 50 faculty, students and staff participating in the College’s first Martin Luther King Day of Service, Monday Jan. 16. The project, A Day On, Not a Day Off, was organized by MCC’s VISTA in the service-learning office, Sheryl Haug. The participants and the office of service learning will be providing a variety of volunteer services to area agencies and organizations.

Special thanks to all who signed up to give of yourself to help our community.

Applied Technology Rodeo Date Clarification

The CDL Rodeo is April 4; the Utility Line Rodeo is April 18. Both will take place at the Applied Technology Center.

SkillsUSA Registration Deadline Approaches

The last day for students to register for SkillsUSA is Jan. 28. Faculty are encouraged to promote this program, which give students the opportunity to compete with other college students at the State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Columbus, March 26-28, 2009.

Division winners will participate at National SkillsUSA in Kansas City in June. MCC had 60 participants at the state level last year with 19 winners going to Nationals. Most programs have scholarships and prizes for the winners of the state and national contests.

The one-time entry fee for students is $15. If you are interested or have any questions, call Carl Fielder at 738-4035.

Save the Date for North Omaha Development Project Meeting

The North Omaha Development Project Community invites to community to a meeting presentation of 2008 accomplishments and 2009 plans on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Omaha North High Magnet School (4410 N. 36th St.).

For information about the North Omaha Development Project, go to www.ProjectNorthOmaha.org or contact Ed Cochran, executive director of the North Omaha Development Project at (402) 233-7152.

What’s New at MCC Libraries

A list of new additions to the collection.

Staff Directory Updates

New Employees
Daniel Lugo, Adult Education Office Assistant, FOC Bldg 9, 457-2656

Robert Boyer, 738-4030

Separations, Last Day
Kt McBratney, 1/16/09
Sherry McLochlin, 1/16/09

MCC Job Openings

For information about the College’s open positions and how to apply, visit www.mccneb.edu/hr or call the jobline at (402) 738-4050. Applications are also online at www.mccnebjobs.com.

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