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February 2016

HR Contacts

Tammy Maas—Executive Director—778.1258

Vacant—Assistant Director—778.1249

Dorothy Moen—Benefits—778.1259

Tara Rood—Recruitment—778.4355

Bobby Baker —Training and Development—778.1685

Vacant—HR Information System Specialist—778.1128

Mindy Layson—Assistant, Human Resources—778.1289

Affordable Care Act update ...

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we were not able to have your form 1095-C in your hands Jan. 31, as we had planned.  We have been held up by updates from Ellucian, who are working to keep up with the changes in requirements -- the updates have been made available and we are now moving forward.

It is not necessary to wait for your 1095-C to file your taxes; if you wish to get right on it, you may do so. See the IRS website: Questions and Answers about Health Care Information Forms

Human Resources, Accounting and Payroll are all working diligently on getting the 1095-C to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and patience!


All Employees

All employees are required to complete Sexual Harassment and Discrimination training annually. This training is available on EaglesEye. The deadline to complete this training was Jan. 31, 2016. ALL employees must still complete this requirement. This applies to all employees, both full-time and part-time. If you are a new employee who completed the training within the last six months, you are not required to take it again until next year.

Visit: Eagles Eye>HR Office>Training & Development Tab>Additional Learning Support

Sexual Harassment



Congratulations to the following areas for completing the Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention training!

100 percent complete:

Center for Learning Technologies

Institutional Effectiveness

Physical Plant

Human Resources

President’s Office

Student Records

And these areas are soooo close…

Financial Aid


Welcome Center/Admissions



Follow-up procedural tip from VPSS Judy Hay

As a quick follow-up to the online Workplace Harassment training, it's important also to look internally to our own policies and procedures to make sure we keep in mind our responsibilities that are detailed there. We recommend everyone take a few minutes to review Human Resources Procedure 6.3P. This is the Procedure dealing with Sexual Misconduct, which outlines what must happen in the event of sexual misconduct.  

Please pay special notice to Section 5.0, which is specific to who must report any incidents they are made aware of:

  1. All members of the LCCC community, including students, staff, faculty members, contractors and campus visitors, are required to report acts of discrimination and sexual misconduct. It is preferred, but may not be likely in all cases of reporting, that the first report is made to the Title IX Coordinator (VPSS Judy Hay) and/or HR (EDHR Tammy Maas). In the event the report is made to another LCCC representative, the institution is formally on notice and it is imperative that these individuals report to the Title IX Coordinator immediately.

All employees, except health professionals and those covered by statute (e.g., licensed mental health counselors, clergy, etc.) must report sexual misconduct within 24 hours to the Title IX Coordinator regardless of whether or not a formal complaint was filed.

Great leaders don't tell you what to do ... they show you how it's done


HR dates to remember

New Employee Orientation - February 23 from 1:30-4:30 p.m., BT Room 203. ALL new employees are required to attend this training.  Recent hires should be on the lookout for an email invitation.  Point of Contact is Bobby Baker, x-1685. 

Screening Committee Training - TBD - Anyone interested in Screening Committee Training who hasn’t been certified yet, please email Tara Rood. A training session will be scheduled in the near future.

Employee Recognition Reception - May 6th   Kiwanis Community House, Lions Park

5:30 – 6:00   Cash Bar

6:00 – 7:00   Dinner

7:00 - 8:00    Employee Recognition Program


RAIN Portal Training - More Training Sessions!

Members of Wyoming Retirement System (WRS) can now log in and view their accounts online via the RAIN Portal. The portal provides members the ability to view account statements, change their address or other personal information, obtain an estimate of future benefits, request a refund, or submit a retirement request.  WRS will be on both the Laramie and the Cheyenne campuses in February to train members on the RAIN portal – please be sure to attend a session near you!

Cheyenne Campus

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016                                                    Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

10-11 a.m.  CCI 124                                                          2-3 p.m.    CCI 124


Wyoming Health Fairs Wellness Screening is coming to the Cheyenne Campus!

Thursday and Friday, Feb. 25 and 26, 2016

7-10 a.m. CCI 121

Available to all employees – participants in the health plan (and dependents) receive two chemistry profiles and one flu shot each calendar year for free. Be sure to bring your CIGNA card!

NOTE:  Fast 12 hours prior to blood draw (unless you are diabetic) – please drink plenty of water and take medications as usual.


School closures will be posted in the “Announcements” section on the EaglesEye homepage, on LCCC's website, LCCC's Facebook page and the local media. For those employees who have signed up, the Cruiser Alert system will notify you via text message and/or email of all weather advisories, including campus closures. 

If you're looking for road and travel information, check the WYDOT website.

People matter...

This month we would like to highlight part-time employee and student, Tyler Espinosa. 

Tyler has taken a different path through life than most of his fellow employees and students. This path has brought him to realize “it is never too late” to get on the right path in life. 

As a young man making good money in the wind energy field, he found himself facing prison time after making some unwise choices. 

After serving time, he attended ACES and graduated with his High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC) last year. As a student, Tyler was exemplary in his motivation to achieve success.

He encouraged his fellow students and spent extra time with his peers to ensure they were understanding the material that was presented to them.


One of the things that stood out to the ACES staff was the dedication that Tyler had to his education. He did not allow barriers to get in his way. Most days he either rode his bike or walked seven miles to campus. He is the first one in his family to attend college.

ACES encourages students to continue their education beyond their HSEC. Many college programs present to the ACES during our class sessions. After a presentation by Sam Graham, Tyler was drawn to the welding program. He started credit classes at LCCC last spring and entered the Welding program this fall. He credits his instructor, Sam Graham, with pushing people to their fullest potential.

Tyler was hired as an Instructional Assistant in the Adult Career and Education System (ACES) program in September 2015. As an Instructional Assistant, Tyler works 4 evenings a week in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) classroom. He also provides assistance to the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class when needed.


He provides support to the instructors by helping students with math, language, and basic computer skills.

Tyler completes any projects that the instructors need help with, from collating curriculum, scoring practice tests, helping students with assignments, assisting them with computer programs, and straightening up the classroom.

His supervisor, Kelly Willmarth shares, “As a former student, Tyler has the intuition to know what students need. Whenever I visit the classroom, he is working with students. Students look up to Tyler as a peer. He has been in their shoes and encourages them to be their best.”

Tyler credits instructors Dawn Jung and Adam Winn for motivating him to succeed in the ACES program. He also credits James Miller, who taught his COLS 1000 class and Dusty Day, who taught public speaking, for pushing him further in life.

Congratulations to Tyler on all his successes – we are proud to be a part of his journey, and hope it continues on!

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Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.


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