Washington University Human Resources Newsletter
March 31, 2017
Washington University Human Resources focuses on helping you thrive both personally and professionally. Take advantage of these resources aimed at creating a valuable, engaging employee experience – an experience that emphasizes your overall well-being.
Providing effective performance feedback, strengthening the performance management process
Constructive performance feedback is essential to help you think knowledgably about your career growth, develop a sense of recognition for positive achievements and understand areas for improvement. Recently, a memo was sent to management to ensure that managers have formal conversations with employees and document performance. This is part of efforts to strengthen the performance management process at the university. Read the memo sent to management on February 23.
If you have not had a performance conversation yet this year, talk to your manager about scheduling time for constructive feedback. Use your department's preferred performance evaluation form to prepare for the conversation and ensure your performance feedback is documented. Standard performance evaluation forms can be downloaded on the HR website. Refer to this tip sheet to help you further plan for your performance review. HR will follow up in Summer 2017 to ensure that employees receive a performance review by June 30, 2017. Look for more information in an upcoming edition of The Resource on how to report if you have not received a performance review.
For, managers read this tip sheet on how to provide effective feedback. Register for the performance management courses through Learning and Development (for managers): Performance Management Fundamentals session or Effective Performance Conversations.
Your professional growth
Washington University offers support, training and resources to help you with your personal and professional growth throughout your career.
Attend a skill building workshop focused on developing practical skills and knowledge. Enroll in a course.
Featured course (for managers): Managing Staff Through Change, April 25
Upcoming You Behind WashU session, April 13
Featuring the staff ombudsperson, Jessica Kuchta-Miller
Thurs., April 13 from noon to 1 p.m.,
Danforth Campus, Danforth University Center, Rm 276 (No RSVP)
Diversity and Inclusion, working together to build an inclusive university community
Tools to help you mitigate your unconscious bias
Everyone has unconscious bias. Generally speaking a bias is an assumption, a belief or a prejudice about a category of people. Read more about tools to help you mitigate your unconscious bias.
Attend an open session diversity and inclusion training
Register for a diversity and inclusion training session. View the School of Medicine schedule. Learn more about scheduling a training for your department.
Your path to wellness
WashU Moves Spring 2017 Challenge is Underway,
Registration Open until May 3
WashU Moves is an activity challenge to help you incorporate more movement into your daily life. Learn more about WashU Moves and register today!
New! Mind-Body Stress Reduction Program starts April 10
Wellness Connection has partnered with Masterpeace Studios on a mindfulness series. This program consists of 7 weeks of classes twice a week during the lunch hour. The program is designed to give you practical coping skills to deal with everyday stress. Learn more about the Mind-Body Stress Reduction Program.
Special Needs Care Seminars, April 12 and 13
Learn about options to help you and your family care for a loved one with special needs. Spouses/partners welcome.? Register for the April 12 session at the Danforth Campus or the April 13 session at the Medical Campus.
Yay! points - Learn how to earn rewards for wellness activities.
Work-Life Solutions, upcoming webinar, April 7
Get Moving - An Introduction to Exercise
Friday, April 7 from noon to 1 p.m.
Sign up for webinar.
Tax Season Support: Visit guidanceresources.com and log in to view tax tips and articles from Work-Life Solutions, powered by Guidance Resources.
Learn more about Washington University Work-Life Solutions.
Upcoming Award Season at WashU!
We are approaching a season of awards and recognition at the university as we honor faculty and staff for their years of services and contributions. Celebrate the season with your colleagues! More details in the next edition of The Resource.
Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award, Nominate staff by April 5
This award was established to recognize a non-academic Danforth staff member for exceptional effort and contributions. Nominations must be submitted by April 5. Learn more about Gloria White and this named service award, and to nominate a Danforth staff member, click here.
Benefit Information, tuition requests and personal benefit statements
Tuition requests accepted for 2017/2018 academic year beginning April 1
To initiate a tuition request, log in to HRMS, click on Employee Self-Service > Benefits > Dependent Tuition Assistance. Please note: Requests must be submitted before the first day of the semester. Click here for details.
"Personal Benefit Statement" highlights value of your university benefits
View your Personal Benefits Statement, which includes a link to information on your total compensation and benefits during the 2016 calendar year.
Advancing your financial future
You can manage your personal finances now and prepare for the future at the same time. Refer to this financial goal planner to identify your personal financial path in three steps. Sign up for a free financial literacy webinar through the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on April 18.
Go to tiaa.org/wustl to learn more about retirement savings.
University events for you and your family
Thurtene Carnival, April 21 - 23, Danforth Campus
Thurtene Carnival brings together the Washington University and Greater St. Louis communities for three days of exhilarating rides, live performances, and tasty food. Learn more about the largest and oldest student-run carnival in the nation.
Shakespeare @ Olin, April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the talents of the most wondrous William Shakespeare on the event of his birth 453 years ago with Shakespearean scenes & bardic ballads on Mudd Field. Click here to learn more.
Washington University provides family care options, including high-quality child care facilities. Learn more about what is available to you.
New tools to help you navigate campus community
University launches Interactive Map
The new interactive Danforth map helps you find points of interest in the university community, as well as up-to-the-minute information on parking and construction zones. Learn more about how the map can help you navigate campus. View maps and directions to all university campuses.
ONE Portal provides access to key university services
ONE provides one-click access to things you need to do, all from one web portal. Learn more about ONE at it.wustl.edu and then visit ONE (one.wustl.edu) to start creating your customized portal dashboard today.