The legislative session has ended, most of the legislators have departed the Capitol and the next phase of the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration has begun in earnest. Get the latest update on the restoration project, including the components of Phase 3 and how they might impact your day-to-day work around the Capitol this summer and fall.
Learn what it takes to run a group purchasing organization at this session about the Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy, or MMCAP for short!
Is your computer working with someone else? Learn about common issues in computer security, and how you can defend yourself against them. Presented by John Rindal, Admin Chief Information Officer.
The State of Minnesota's Capitol Building is over 100 years old and still is an imposing structure. Like any older structure, however, it needs some restoration. In the session, you will learn about the condition of the Capitol Building and actions being taken to ensure that it is a source of beauty and functionality for many years in the future.
Don't just talk about policies and procedures -- Show Me the Money! Here is your chance to check out what FMR really does, who Admin's big (and not so big) spenders are, and what SmART is all about!
The Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) manages the State's archaeological resources on behalf of the people of Minnesota. The Office is charged with: sponsoring, conducting and directing research into the prehistoric and historic archaeology of Minnesota; identifying, protecting and preserving archaeological sites, objects and data; identifying, authenticating and protecting human burial sites; reviewing and licensing archaeological fieldwork conducted within the state; and enforcement of the Field Archaeology Act.
Fleet and Surplus Services manages the state's fleet of vehicles and acts as the state's redistribution center for state and federal surplus property. The division assists customers in redistributing surplus public assets in a responsible manner for the fiscal and environmental benefit of Minnesota. You'll learn where usable state and federal surplus is donated (did you know low income, needy and homeless persons may benefit?) and more about the state auction program (live and online) which serves the public.
In this session, participants will explore the reports and data produced at the State Demographic Center. You'll also learn about recent population trends in Minnesota.
This session will provide an overview of the State's leased and owned real estate portfolio and RECS services related to leasing activities, construction projects, space management and total infrastructure facility management systems.
The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities is celebrating its 40th year of existence. Federally funded and Governor appointed, the Council sponsors several projects to increase the independence, productivity, self-determination, integration and inclusion of people with disabilities in the community. This presentation will feature people who have benefited from the Council's work. We will tell stories that will inspire and provide hope.
PMD cares for more than just the foliage around the Capitol Complex. Please come learn about what we do and how we get it done.
Few people look forward to experiencing an audit, but you don't have to be afraid. In this Lunch and Learn session, break through the dread and stigma - Impress your friends with knowledge of how areas are selected for audit, the basics of a risk assessment and internal controls, and how to survive an audit. Presented by David Salchow, Internal Auditor for Admin.
Discover Admin's newest division, Strategic Partnerships. Learn all about the agency's communications and legislative efforts, statewide Lean and Better Government for a Better Minnesota initiatives, and some of the state's newest partners in the business and non-profit communities.
Attendees will understand the Federal definition of assistive technology (AT) and identify range of assistive technology resources to incorporate AT in the workplace.
RMD University: Property and Casualty Insurance and Workers' Compensation 101. The presentation will include information regarding the Risk Management Division's property and casualty claim and underwriting functions; and the worker's compensation claim and safety and loss control functions.
Come meet the Office of Grants Management and learn more about our work, including: the difference between contracts and grants, an overview of grants made by state agencies, statewide policies and best practices in grants management, and our MN Grants website.
Admin's Materials Management Division provides centralized procurement services and oversight to state government. Learn more about what we do, plus the guiding principles of public sector procurement, in a fun, fast-moving and interactive game of Procurement Jeopardy . (Don't worry - there are no losers.)
Payroll and benefits are most employees' link to Human Resources, but that is just a small part of our work. Most HR specialist find themselves in this work because they are fascinated with human behavior. Find out why!
Ever wonder about all the information government employees collect and create to do their jobs and what happens when the media or a data subject asks to see it? Our work is guided by the MN Legislature's mandate to balance the government's need to do its work, the public's right to know, and an individual's right to privacy. Come learn more - we'll play some Bingo, and, yes, we were IPAD before there was an iPad!
In 2014, Minnesota state agencies are kick starting a mission to bring "plain language" to state government. Have you ever received a letter from a bank, insurance company, or government organization that you had to read multiple times to understand? Have you ever said to a doctor, lawyer, or tech person, "What does that mean in layman's terms?!" Plain language is all about addressing these challenges in government communications. At this Lunch and Learn, you'll discover the origins of plain language in the federal government and here in Minnesota and get equipped with skills and resources to not only become a plain language pro, but also improve your overall writing and communications skills.
It will be a busy time in state government as the new year gets underway. A new legislative session will be on the horizon, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) will be assembling the February budget forecast, the Governor's 2014 Capital Budget will have just been released, and a supplemental budget could also emerge. For this lunch and learn session, Micah Intermill, Executive Budget Officer at MMB, will join us at Admin to discuss these budget topics and happenings, the impact they have on your day-to-day work, and to answer any burning budget questions you have. Need a budget refresher? Join us!
As testing begins on the Central Corridor Light Rail prior to its opening, you might have noticed some train cars making their way down the tracks on University Avenue in recent days. As we prepare to welcome light rail to the Capitol Complex, don't miss this Lunch and Learn session! Dana Happel, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Metropolitan Council, will be joining us to provide a primer on everything you need to know about light rail safety.
Is Twitter a foreign language to you? Do you know the ins and outs of Facebook pages and YouTube channels? Do you Yammer? If these questions make you sweat, worry no longer! At this lunch and learn session, you can receive a primer on the world of social media, learn more about some of the agency's social media efforts, and get all your burning questions answered.
Admin's Office of Continuous Improvement offers free continuous improvement training to state employees each month, but at this Lunch and Learn session you can get a condensed version of the training, made special for Admin employees! If you strive to be an innovator and problem solver in your work each day, this session will equip you with some new tools and ideas to do just that.
The state of Minnesota is on the verge of a huge transition in its workforce, as a whole generation of workers prepares to retire in the near future. the impact of this shift will be especially apparent in Admin in the coming years. What does it all mean? What is Admin doing to prepare and how can you be involved.
Did you know that Admin has its very own Wellness Committee? The Admin Wellness Committee (AWC) mission is to provide activities that support the health and well-being of Admin's employees. Come and see what AWC has done for you lately, and learn more about the importance of wellness at work.