Washington University Human Resources Newsletter
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.
Celebrating university employees for their contributions
Danforth Staff Day and Service Awards
Each year, Danforth Campus staff members are invited to the Staff Day celebration, which includes the presentation of service awards and the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. After lunch, participate in a variety of activities and end the day with Ted Drewes and a raffle drawing. New activities in 2017 include: East End Transformation celebration, exhibit and presentation, self-guided tour scavenger hunt, a civil rights exhibit tour at the Missouri History Museum, a Sustainability tour, more raffle prize opportunities and open space to gather with colleagues to play board games. Enjoy the vibrant WashU community on Staff Day. Celebrate staff achievements, connect with colleagues, meet someone new, and immerse yourself in WashU in a fun, engaging way. To sign up for activities and learn more, visit the Danforth Staff Day web page. More details, including lunch ticket information coming soon.
School of Medicine Length of Service Awards
The annual School of Medicine Length of Service Awards ceremony honors School of Medicine recipients of the Dean's Distinguished Service Award, Research Support and Operational Staff Awards and the Guiding Star Award. These awards provide well-deserved recognition to School of Medicine staff that demonstrate exceptional performance, exceed job responsibilities and provide superior quality of service.
Washington University School of Medicine Nurses Honored
Four Washington University School of Medicine nurses received the 2017 Excellence in Nursing Award from St. Louis Magazine on Wednesday, April 19 for their compassion, care and dedication. For the eighth year in a row, this annual event honored local nurses who have made a difference in the lives of their patients and colleagues. Of the more than 200 nominations that were reviewed, sixty-four finalists were chosen. Ten Washington University School of Medicine nurses were named.
The award winners were: Cathy Scott, NR, Internal Medicine, division of medical oncology and Jenn Ledbetter, BSN, MSN, FNP-C, ONP-C, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The perfect score winners were: Karen Brown, NP, Department of Neurosurgery and Carol Recklein, RN, MHS, CDE, Internal Medicine, division of endocrinology/metabolism, research winner.
In addition, six other School of Medicine nurses were finalists in the program, which gave awards in 16 categories. The Washington University finalists were: Dawn Busch, RN, BSN, Department of Internal Medicine, division of medical oncology; Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN, Department of Internal Medicine, division of nephrology; Jane Exler, CRNA, BSBA, Department of Anesthesiology; Ashley Fasciola, RN, BSN, Department of Neurology; Brenda Hall, RN, BSN, Department of Internal Medicine, division of medical oncology and Stephanie Hanneken, RN, BSN, ONC, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
School of Medicine Employee Picnic
The Washington University School of Medicine Employee Appreciation Picnic is sponsored by the Dean’s Office and Management Council to show appreciation for employee dedication and efforts throughout the year. The picnic features games, food, music, and a time to socialize with other employees of the Washington University School of Medicine. Look for more details closer to the event.
Washington University Human Resources recognized for national awards and honors
Fifty-three recipients were honored for best practices in education and communication at the annual Eddy Awards sponsored by Pensions & Investments. The awards were presented at P&I's East Coast Defined Contribution Conference in Miami on Monday, March 20. Human Resources staff members Linda Hack, director of benefits, Donna Bequette, benefits manager, Amanda Pope, communications program manager, and Legail Chandler, vice chancellor for human resources, developed the communication guide in collaboration with TIAA. The award is based on design, content and effectiveness.
Washington University receives Corporate Partner Award from National Black MBA Association
Washington University receives 2016 St. Louis Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Corporate Partner Award for its collaboration and sponsorship of NBMBAA programming and events. Washington University is a corporate sponsor and supporter of the St. Louis Chapter of the NBMBAA. Lathon Ferguson, diversity and community outreach manager, accepted the award on behalf of the university.
Save the Date, WashU Employee Night at the Ballpark, Sept. 27 vs. Chicago Cubs
Your professional growth
Diversity and Inclusion, working together to build an inclusive university community
Attend an open session diversity and inclusion training
Your path to wellness
WashU Moves Spring 2017 Challenge is Underway, Register until May 3
Upcoming Siteman Cancer Center Mammogram Van screening
New dates! Mind-Body Stress Reduction Program – Move into Mindfulness
Work-Life Solutions webinar, May 5
Advancing your financial future
Today is the last day to apply for a Danforth parking permit. Learn more.