This June, a luncheon was held to honor ten RLE administrative assistants in recognition for their completion of the 2016–2017 RLE Leading Excellence in Administration Program.  The LEAP program, consisting of monthly workshops, was created in the fall of 2012 to support and enhance the administrative, human resources, fiscal and computer skills of the RLE’s administrative assistants.  Over the past five years we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from RLE’s PIs expressing the value of LEAP. The following assistants were recognized for completing the program:

Fionnuala Coary (Financial Assistant, RLE HQ)
Chadwick Collins (Daniel, Voldman, and White groups)
Shayne Fernandes (Hu, Ram, and Wong groups)
Dorothy Fleischer (Berggren and Fujimoto groups)
Donna Gale (Kassakian, Kirtley, Leeb, and Perreault groups)
Josephina Lee (Orlando and Shapiro groups)
Tricia O’Donnell (Wornell group)
Read Schusky (Dresselhaus group)
Laura von Bosau (Grossman and Oppenheim groups)
Arlene Wint (Adalsteinsson, LEES, Shattuck-Hufnagel groups)

Workshop topics included:

Training Needs Assessment

Proposal Process

HR Benefits – Open Enrollment

Google Applications


Concur Travel Updates

Buy2Pay Purchase Rollout

Academic Appointment Process

Google Applications Continued

UROP Appointment Process

MIT Electronic Data Retention System

VOIP Phone Capabilities

MIT Learning Center- Free Choice of Training