Faculty and staff gathered on both the Lynn and Danvers Campuses on Friday, December 17 to mingle and jingle and share some holiday cheer!
Campus Police Chief David Cook, Sergeant Randall, Lieutenant Robert Vaccaro
Congratulations, Sergeant Randall!
NSCC Campus Police Sergeant Mark Randall was recently presented with an award from the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA) for his outstanding personal contribution to public safety. The Awards Ceremony which is held annually, gives us the opportunity to recognize the exceptional work and dedication of Campus Police Officers from across the Commonwealth. This year’s ceremony recognized recipients from 2020 and 2021.
Sgt. Randall was one of 14 Campus Police Officers who were nominated for an award out of all of the Massachusetts College Police Departments.
The different types of awards that were presented at the ceremony were as follows:
Administrative Initiative to combat crime, improve efficiency or significantly improve public safety by the development of innovative programs
Life Saving Award
Outstanding personal contribution to campus public safety by an individual
Sean Collier Award for Innovations in Community Oriented Policing
James Oliveri Award
D. Joseph Griffin Award for Administrative Excellence
Ralph Avery Leadership Development Award
The following is the criteria used to qualify Sgt. Randall for the outstanding personal contribution to campus public safety by an individual:
Willingness to take on additional duties in addition to their current role
Outstanding member in his/her campus community
Developed innovative crime prevention techniques in an effort to provide a safe environment to students, staff and faculty
Develop a proactive approach to address current issues affecting our students
Identify deficiency inside/outside of the department and make recommendations and provide a direction for implementation
Please join me in congratulating Sgt. Randall for his hard work and dedication to the college community.
--Campus Police Chief David Cook
Rockin' Around The Holiday Tree!
Staff members from NSCC’s Corporate and Professional Education division created festive trees as part of a fun, team-building exercise at their holiday party. Floral Design Instructor, June Alexandra, assisted with expert tips and tricks.
Check out some of the upcoming spring semester Floral Design courses taught by June. https://tinyurl.com/273bnbv6
No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Now Available on Lynn Campus
NSCC and Curative Healthcare Services Inc. are partnering to provide no-cost COVID-19 testing on NSCC’s Lynn campus at 300 Broad Street. Curative’s PCR Testing Trailer is now located in the College’s parking lot off of Washington Street, which will be the primary entry point for people looking to use the testing site. Testing will operate Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Appointments for testing can be made at: https://book.curative.com/sites/34109
As a reminder, the Massachusetts Community Colleges' system-wide COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and employees will take effect in January 2022.
In order to provide and maintain a learning and working environment that safeguards the health and well-being of the college community, effective January 3, 2022, all North Shore Community College employees must submit verification of their fully vaccinated status to the College, absent an approved accommodation.
The employee vaccination policy applies to all full- and part-time employees including faculty and staff, contract and/or hourly employees, interns, and volunteers regardless of whether work assignments are online or in-person as well as to those consultants, vendors or business/governmental invitees that have a regular presence on campus and/or routinely interact with students and/or employees, as determined by the College.
The employee vaccination policy is intended to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and is based on applicable guidance from federal and state public health agencies.
The URL for the Employee Vaccination form is https://forms.gle/4GYz4u8Jgk6eSfs46 You can also access it via a tile in the My Northshore portal, Covid-19 Vaccination Submission for Employees. You can select the "Covid-19 Information" category or search on the term vaccine to locate the employee vaccination tile.
Data will be stored in Banner using Finegrain security and only a few appropriate personnel who need to see this information, approved by HR and the CDEO, will have access.
Employees who are unable to submit proof of full vaccination status for any reason and wish to seek a reasonable accommodation should direct their request to the College’s Human Resources Office. The Employee Accommodation form is accessible as an option from within the Employee Vaccination form. HR will review the reasonable accommodation request and grant a decision based on essential duties, health and safety in the learning and working environment, and other factors. In the event that the accommodation request is approved, the employee and their supervisor will be notified. The employee may be subject to additional health and safety protocols for the protection of the health of the employee and community, as determined by the College in consideration of public health and CDC guidance or mandates.
Employees who fail to submit verification of full vaccination by the January 3, 2022 deadline are not permitted to work either on campus or through telework or to be on campus for any purpose absent an approved reasonable accommodation. If an employee does not verify vaccination or request and receive a reasonable accommodation, they will be put on unpaid leave for 14 calendar days. Continued failure to submit required verification, absent an approved reasonable accommodation, shall be cause for discipline up to and including termination consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements and/or employee handbook.
To make getting vaccinated easier, NSCC is now hosting a Vaccination Clinic in the Berry Building on the Danvers campus from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Schedule your appointment, including appointments for children, or find additional locations throughout the Commonwealth here: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov
Questions about the vax mandate may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org Questions regarding employee vax accomodations should be directed to email@example.com
President Heineman welcomes questions as well at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Year-end Updates from Payroll:
Address Verification: In preparation for year-end tax reporting and document delivery, any updates in home address must be made by January 1, 2022 in HR/CMS Self-Service site.
Employees may consent to receive and print out an electronic W-2 or 1095-C through HR/CMS Self-Service:
Some of the benefits of suppression are:
A reduced risk of forms being lost or stolen via the regular mail.
Early Forms W-2 and 1095-C will be available in mid-January only to employees who are suppressed through HR/CMS by 1/1/2022. Those employees will receive an email when the W-2 is available, and will not receive a paper Forms W-2 or 1095-C through the mail.
Format allows to “cut and paste” the included information into most tax preparation software.
If you do not wish to consent, form W-2 will be postmarked in the mail by January 31, and 1095-C in the mail by the end of February.
There is no action required if employees have already consented to suppress Forms W-2 and 1095-C.
Consent Forms W-2 and 1095-C:
Consent to Receive Electronic W-2, employees can log into HR/CMS and go to Self Service> Payroll tile > W-2/W-2c Consent tile
Consent to Receive Electronic 1095-C, employees can log into HR/CMS and go to Self Service> Benefits Details > Form 1095-C Consent.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Form W-2, visit here.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Form1095-C, visit here.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the above info, contact HR/Payroll at email@example.com or (978) 739-5422. NSCC is not supported by the Employee Service Center (ESC), please do not contact the ESC.
Registration is now open to join the 2022 North Shore Diversity Catalog!
The North Shore Diversity Catalog is a tool to help businesses share information about the services they provide or the products they offer. It also helps cities and towns in the region to identify the diverse array of business owners so that they can better connect them with opportunities for municipal procurement (when cities and towns purchase items or services). The catalog will be published on local city websites, promoted by partner municipalities, and shared with local Chambers of Commerce, Main Streets organizations, and other community groups.
To register for the 2022 Diversity Catalog, fill out the form in its entirety here: https://tinyurl.com/
Registration is open until February 1, 2022. Registrations after February 1, 2022, will be allowed, however entry into the catalog for those late registrants may be delayed. Previously listed businesses from the 2021 Catalog must also visit the registration link to confirm their business’ information or update it if necessary.
To participate in the Catalog, a business must meet two criteria:
(1) Be located within the greater North Shore region (i.e. Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, and Swampscott), and
(2) Have at least 51% of the ownership team in at least one of the following categories: Immigrant, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBTQIA), Black/African American, Hispanic or Latino (Central/South American or Caribbean), American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Person/People with a (dis)ability, Service-Disabled Veteran, Veteran, and/or Woman/Women.
Annual Employee Affirmative Action and Title IX Training via Vector Solutions' SafeColleges due by 12/31/21
North Shore Community College is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. As part of our commitment to student and employee safety and wellness, we have arranged for all employees to participate in an online training program titled Harassment and Discrimination Prevention. The College’s Affirmative Action Plan is included in the training: https://www.northshore.edu/hr/files/affirmative-action-policy-2021.pdf
This program is part of our ongoing efforts to foster a culture of respect among all members of our college community. It also engages faculty and staff on how to identify and report sexual and interpersonal misconduct, and defines consent, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence.
Using your web browser, go to the Vector LMS, Higher Education Edition website for North Shore Community College: https://northshore-ma.safecolleges.com/
Enter your North Shore e-mail and password.
Please complete the trainings by 12/31/21. All certificates and completion status are automatically recorded through the training program; thus, you do not need to forward or share your certificate(s). However, you are welcome to keep them for your own personal records.
Please contact Nikki Pelonia at firstname.lastname@example.org for further support.
Find out what's going on in Student Engagement -
check out the Weekly Wave!
"Cutting Through the Noise: Building Community
Through a Time of Controversy,"
Anne Sears, Dermot Smyth, and yusef Hayes
In a communication environment and digital landscape where conspiracy theories are mainstream, and critical investigation largely ignored, intellectual integrity continues to provide an alternative paradigm of knowledge building and solidarity. This conversation with three professors in the Cultural Arts Department at NSCC revolves around ways of seeing, thinking, and articulating strategies for approaching truth and creating a better world.
Recorded lecture available here.
CentroHub now offers access to ALL the resources NSCC students need via a virtual concierge experience using Zoom. Whether it’s registering for classes, discussing a program of study, speaking with an academic counselor or exploring all financial assistance opportunities, we can assist students face-to-face, even if they’re studying remotely. Explore CentroHub.
Registration for Spring 2022 is open!
A COVID-19 VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED for students attending in-person classes for Spring 2022 and for anyone coming to campus for in-person services.
NSCC will continue to offer courses for the Spring 2022 semester in online and video-conference formats. Students can register for these courses without proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Welcome to the
Equality & Equity Project
As part of our commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion, the Equality & Equity Project will provide historical and present-day information about the contributions, challenges, culture, and daily lives of the many vital groups that make up our NSCC community, and the larger world.
We invite you to visit often, reflect on what you see and read, discuss it with others and, hopefully, expand your knowledge base, appreciation, and understanding of groups beyond your own.
Think about this:
This is an example of Christian privilege: You can expect to have time off work to celebrate religious holidays.
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.