HR News You Can Use - February 2016

DUE Human Resources

Infinite Mile Program

Employee recognition is an important component of growing a culture of development in DUE. DUE’s Infinite Mile Award Program is an opportunity to recognize individual employees and teams that have shown excellence; to foster an environment of commitment to shared success; and to showcase employee achievement. Every DUE employee has an opportunity to contribute to the recognition of their peers through the annual nomination and selection process.

The nomination period is now open and the deadline for nominations is Friday, March 18.

As is previous years, the award criteria fall into six categories, for both individual and team nominations: Communication & Collaboration, Community, Customer Service, Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation & Creativity, and Leadership.  

To access details of the nomination process, sample nominations, award categories and criteria, and the nomination form, visit the Infinite Mile Award pages. 

This year’s Infinite Mile award recipients will be announced at an award ceremony and celebration scheduled for Monday, June 6. The ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments until 5:00 p.m. Please hold the date!

If you have any questions about the Infinite Mile Program, please contact Kristin McCoy at or 617-258-5448.

All-MIT Diversity Forum: Reflect, Understand, Act

The entire MIT community is invited to participate in a forum sponsored by HR Diversity & Inclusion on Friday, April 29. The forum will consider how we as individuals, and as members of the MIT community, can make sense of the events of this past year. From the tragic to the historic, issues related to diversity, justice, and personal responsibility were front and center–across the country and on our campus.

Through remarks, a panel discussion, a keynote speaker, and various workshops, the 2016 All-MIT Diversity Forum will offer students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to learn from each other and discuss complex issues. Ultimately, the hope is that participants will reflect, understand, and act.

Registration will begin in March. Please see the 2016 All-MIT DIversity Forum website for more details about the day's events.

MIT2016: Celebrating a Century in Cambridge

Fun fact: In March 1912, faced with cramped quarters in Boston and a growing enrollment, MIT purchased 50 acres of barren riverfront land in Cambridge to build a new campus. The price? $775,000. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.

From February 29 to June 4, the MIT campus will be abuzz with events commemorating the 100-year anniversary of MIT's move from Boston to Cambridge, including a river-crossing competition, symposia, performances, open houses, community service opportunities, and much more. The celebration kicks off with the opening reception of a new exhibit at the MIT Museum, Imagining New Technology, on February 29. See the MIT2016 website for all the details!