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January 20, 2019

Opportunity – New Administrative Talent Pool Program for Emeriti

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

Administrative Talent Pool—An Emeriti Partnership Program Mayo Clinic has approved the creation of a talent pool of emeriti who have skills and interest in temporary supplemental employment performing non-clinical administrative work.   The program is designed to support work at all three Mayo sites, is available to all emeriti (M.D., PhD, and administrative) at all sites […]

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November 20, 2018

Coming – Cloud-based Version of Microsoft Office

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

Mayo is preparing to upgrade to a new, cloud-based version of Microsoft Office products called Office 365. This upgrade will occur in phases over the next 12 to 18 months. Cloud-based services, as well as the documents created using those tools, are hosted by Microsoft via the internet rather than on Mayo servers. Security of cloud […]

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November 9, 2018

New CEO Mayo Jacksonville

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Kent Thielen, M.D., as vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Dr. Thielen succeeds Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., who has been named Mayo Clinic’s next president and CEO. A native of Minnesota, Dr. Thielen first came to Mayo Clinic as […]

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October 30, 2018

Starting Nov. 7, new password requirements will be implemented.

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

Make your password more c@mPlex# to improve security Passwords, the keys to Mayo’s network, provide essential protection to keep the institution’s information safe. Currently, passwords are six to eight characters and could include only letters or numbers. Starting Nov. 7, new password requirements will be implemented to improve security. Effective Nov. 7, passwords must: Be […]

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October 4, 2018

Fall Emeritus Quarterly Newsletter (EQN) now available online

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

To view the Fall edition of the EQN, go to “Staying Connected” on the Emeriti Association website and scroll down on right hand side to Emeritus Quarterly Newsletter and select the current edition.   ALSO, note new time for the fall Quarterly Noon Luncheon at the Foundation House. It will be Thursday, October 18th. and the speaker […]

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September 4, 2018

Looking for term to describe seniors???

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

This comes to us from an article in the Wall Street Journal via Joanne Rosener (click here for article). Joanne writes “Ever wonder why we cam up with Silver Force to describe emeritus and active staff over 60? We’re not alone in struggling with what term to use. Could have gone with Lucky Ones.”

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June 2, 2018

Home Computer Security Alert – Malware Threat to Routers

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

FBI urges reboot of personal routers, network-attached storage devices June 1, 2018 The FBI is urging users of personal routers and network-attached storage devices to reboot them as soon as possible in response to malware that has infected hundreds of thousands devices in at least 54 countries. The malware, called VPNFilter, can monitor website traffic, […]

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April 24, 2018

Valuable Improvements Coming To New Medicare Cards

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

New Medicare cards to be issued, beginning April 1 From Mayo News Center On April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new Medicare cards. Note these changes on the new cards: The gender of the beneficiary no longer will be displayed on the card. A signature no longer will […]

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April 5, 2018

ALERT! Beware IRS Phishing Scam

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

Beware of IRS DocuSign phishing campaign April 5, 2018 Mayo Clinic is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims the IRS has sent a document from DocuSign that is ready for review or signature. The phishing email contains a link that leads to a fake website requesting users to submit personal information, including […]

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March 15, 2018

IRS Withholding Calculator Now Available

By Neath Folger Neath Folger

The Internal Revenue Service has recently launched a new income tax withholding calculator and encourage everyone to use  this to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.”  This is even more important this year because of recent changes to the tax law for 2018 from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The Calculator helps you identify your […]

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