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New Leader Orientation

Welcome to The University of Southern Mississippi's New Leader Orientation!

This orientation was designed to expose new leaders (both new to the University and newly promoted) to topics you will likely be responsible for as a leader at the institution.  The information provided is intended to be an introduction and high level overview to get you started on topics such as budgets, procurement, payroll, Title IX, the hiring and management of employees, and more.  Each section contains a presentation and contact information.  If you desire more information than what is provided, please reach out to the department contact listed for that topic.  If you have questions about the training overall, please utilize the HR contact information.

Of course, you don’t have to be a new leader to review the training sessions.  This training is accessible to any USM employee with a w#.  We hope you find it informative and helpful. 

In order to continually improve our New Leader Orientation, we would appreciate your honest feedback regarding the training sessions. Please take a few minutes to complete the attached feedback form and return it to hrFREEMississippi.

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 1 (OFPA)

 

Topic's Include:

  • Fund Accounting
  • Types of Funds at USM
  • What is a Budget String?
  • Designated Funds
  • Budgeting Reports

Department Contact(s): Lynn Smith
Office of Fiscal Planning and Analysis
McLemore Hall (MCL) 313
118 College Drive #5119
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

 

Email: budgetsFREEMississippi

Phone: 601.266.4091

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 2 (Procurement)

Purchasing 101 Script (PDF)

Purchasing 101 Handout (PDF)

 

Topic's Include:

  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts Payable & Travel

Department Contact(s): Deirdre Edwards
Procurement and Contract Services
214 Bond Hall- Hattiesburg

Email: procurementFREEMississippi

Phone:601.266.4131


GCRL Procurement Services
Oceanography Building
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Email: procurementFREEMississippi

Phone: 228.872.4245

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 3 (Controller)

 

Topic's Include:

  • General Accounting
  • Tax Compliance
  • Payroll

Department Contact(s): Andrea Phillips
Office of the Controller
Bond Hall 230
118 College Drive #5143
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Email: controllersofficeFREEMississippi

Phone: 601.266.4084

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 4 (ORA)

 

Topic's Include:

  • About us
  • Salary Verification Process

Department Contact(s): Michelle Shows
Office of Research Administration
Bond Hall 327 - Hattiesburg Campus

Email: sponsoredprogramsFREEMississippi

Phone: 601.266.4119

 CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 5 (Compliance)

Compliance and Ethics FAQ's (PDF)

 

Topic's Include:

  • Compliance/Legal Service
  • Behaviorism Guidelines for Supervisors
  • FERPA
  • Professional Boundaries

Department Contact(s): Jennifer Lewis
Compliance and Ethics
505 International Center (IC)
118 College Dr. #5079
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Phone: 601.266.4466

click here to begin session 6 (Title IX)

 

Topic's Include:

  • What is Title IX?
  • What the Title IX Cover?
  • Policy and Grievance Procedure
  • Other Policies
  • Am I Mandatory Reporter?
  • How to Report

Department Contact(s): Cristin Reynolds
Title IX Office
Hattiesburg Campus
International Center Room 514
(International Center is currently locked; therefore, if you wish to visit with the Title IX staff, please call and let us meet you at the front entrance to let you in the building)
601.266.6804
601.266.4466

Gulf Park Campus
Hardy Hall Room 332 (Monday 10 a.m. -2 p.m. or by appointment)
228.214.3363

Campus Map

Email: rebecca.malley@usm.edu

 

Topic's Include:

  • Communication Services
  • Core Messages
  • Emergency Communications
  • Social Media Use
  • The Digital Tool Kit
  • When Media Contacts You
  • UC Resources

Department Contact(s):
Office of University Communications
Jones Hall
118 College Dr. #5016
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Email: ucFREEMississippi

Phone: 601.266.4491


Hardy Hall
730 E. Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, MS 39560

Email: ucFREEMississippi

Phone: 601.266.4491

 CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 8 (Physical Plant)

 

Topics Include:

  • Work Orders
  • Services and Fees
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Events

Department Contact(s):
Physical Plant
118 College Drive, #5058
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
3105 West 4th Street

Email:PhysicalPlantFREEMississippi

Phone: 601.266.4414

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 9 (Employee Relations)

 

Topic's Include:

  • HR Partners
  • Hiring
  • Progressive Discipline

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 10 (HR OPERATIONS)

 

Topic's Include:

  • FMLA/Worker's Compensation
  • Leave/Overtime
  • PAFs/New Hires

Department Contact
Employment and Human Resources
301 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Email: hrFREEMississippi

Phone: 601.266.4050

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 11 (AA/EEO)

 

Topic's Include:

  • AA/EEO Overview

Department Contact(s): Christian Cameron
Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

310 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 3940

Email: affirmativeaction@usm.edu

Phone: 601.266.6618

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SESSION 12

 

Topic's Include:

Department Contact(s): Julie Hall
Office of General Counsel
International Center (IC) 505
118 College Drive # 5079
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Phone: 601.266.4466

Contact Us

Employment and Human Resources
301 McLemore Hall (MCL)
118 College Dr. #5111
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

Campus Map

Email
hrFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4050