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Increased Premium Rates

Delta Dental and Superior Vision, Effective January 1, 2018.

2018 Dental and Vision Rate Increase

State Health Insurance Open Enrollment

October 1-31, 2017

2018 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Memo

2016-2017 Staff Performance Evaluation

The Staff Performance Evaluation instrument has been updated to an electronic process through JSU P.A.W.S.

All staff who have been employed by the University for at least six (6) months anytime during July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017, should receive an Annual Performance Evaluation. Employees who have not completed their probationary period as of June 30, should be given the appropriate appraisal upon completion of the six (6) months period.

The Performance Evaluation period for this review cycle is July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. All Performance Evaluations should be completed and signed by September 15, 2017.

Annual Performance Evaluation Process and Instructions

  • The employee’s immediate supervisor should complete the annual evaluation once signing into P.A.W.S.
  • Once the supervisor has completed and signed the evaluation, the reviewer (director, v.p., etc.) will be able to access the evaluation through her/his P.A.W.S. and make recommendation to the supervisor about making changes, if necessary.  ONLY the evaluator will be able to make changes to the evaluation.   The reviewer will sign the evaluation.
  • The supervisor will conduct the evaluation and set goals with the employee.
  • The employee will sign the evaluation.
  • The employee’s signature will finalize the evaluation.
  • It is not necessary to make a copy of the evaluation to submit to Human Resources.

It is important that every department use the Jackson State Performance Evaluation Process through P.A.W.S.  If you have questions, please call Wanda Brown at 601-979-2015.

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Training & Development 


Staff Development Center Quarterly Training Calendar

SDC Training Calendar- October 2017 – December 2017  (Posted September 2017)

Mandatory Training for All Employees

Unlawful Harassment Prevention & Uncovering Implicit Bias

Jackson State University is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment and discrimination. In support of our goal to foster the model learning and working environment, and to facilitate campus wide compliance with Governor Bryant’s January 2017 Executive Order 1392, we have arranged for all employees and student employees to have access to the automated, self-paced online training program, “Unlawful Harassment Prevention.”

The program offers a convenient and practical means of educating employees and supervisors about state and federal laws, University policies, and procedures for reporting inappropriate conduct.

Once the course is completed, print, sign, and date a copy of your completion certificate.   All signed certificates of completion should be submitted to your area Vice President for routing to the Department of Human Resources.  A record of the course completion certificate will be kept on file and used by the Office of the President to certify in writing that all University employees have completed the course.

All personnel are asked to prioritize completion of the Unlawful Harassment and the Uncovering Implicit Bias Training module within 30 days of your employment start date.

Employee Training Portal: July 2017)

Student Employment Center Training 

(Federal Work Study, College Work Aid & Graduate Assistants)

Click the 2016 SEC Training Schedule link below to acces the listing of upcoming training sessions for STUDENT EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS OF STUDENT EMPLOYEES.

NOTE:  Training is MANDATORY for all new student employees and new supervisors of student employees

Registration Link:  Student Employment Center (2017-2018) Training Schedule

Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF) Support

EPAF Security Application – Once you’ve completed EPAF training, submit your EPAF Security Application via email at using the email title: EPAF Security Application.


Jackson State University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public.  Therefore, the University has leveraged both State and Federal Homeland Security resources to provide online active shooter training for non law enforcement personnel.  The course is designed to reach a broad range of individuals so they can be prepared to respond in the event of an active shooter incident.

All employees are expected to review and be familiar with the course material as well as test their knowledge via the online examination option provided.

Click here to access the JSU Active Shooter Training Website