Texas Health and Human Services

Stories for August 14, 2017

Are You a New Manager? Resources are Available

You’ve worked hard, gotten good performance reviews, and you've decided you want to take the next step, so you apply for a management job, nail the interview and get the promotion. Now what? Find out what resources are available. 

Features

Ethics in Action: Accepting Awards and Prizes

Learn how to deal with issues that arise in the workplace from HHS ethics attorneys. This week highlights if employees can accept a prize for winning a competition. 

SCOR Training Available this Month

Do you work with contracts but aren't a contract manager? Register for a webinar to learn how to login, navigate and perform inquires in the new System of Contract Operation and Reporting system.

TexFlex: Plan Year 2017 Claim Deadline is Dec. 31

If you did not use all of your health care flexible spending account funds last plan year, you can carry over up to $500. You have until Dec. 31 to file claims for plan year 2017 expenses that occurred before Aug. 31.

Also in the news...

Enrollment for Tuition Fund Begins Sept. 1

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund's prepaid plan allows participants to lock in future college tuition costs.

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ECP-AP Develops Skills and Career Opportunities

The Extraordinary Contributors Program for Administrative Professionals empowers participants to take charge of their careers.

Wellness at Work

Mary Alice Garcia, an executive assistant, shares her experience with Everything’s Fitter in Texas and Health Select’s Real Appeal.

Story ideas? Comments?

I am HHS

Do you work with someone who provides wonderful customer service both to the people of Texas and their fellow staff members? Nominate them for recognition in The Connection.

See who is featured this week.