Washington University Human Resources Newsletter
June 8, 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.
WashU Employee Night at the Ballpark,
Sept. 27 vs. Chicago Cubs
Washington University Employee Night at the Ballpark will be Wednesday, September 27 vs. the Chicago Cubs. Join your colleagues and bring your family and friends for a night at Busch Stadium. Discounted tickets for employees go on sale at the end of June 2017. Look for an email with a link to purchase tickets. This year, employees can purchase up to 8 tickets. By purchasing tickets, you will be entered into a random drawing for a pregame Field Visit, luxury suite upgrade or a chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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: Bringing Out the Best in Others (All WashU Staff)
Your path to wellness
Have you registered on the WashU WebMD Portal?
Take the steps to a healthier you. Know your numbers, set and track goals, find your direction, develop a plan and earn rewards. Learn more.
Healthy Eating Resources and Tips through Wellness Connection
Participate in the Local Farmer CSA Crop Box program, or attend the Farmers Market at the School of Medicine. Learn more.
Read 6 Tips to Dining Out, an article by Jennifer DiBiasi, WebMD Health Coach. Ready to set nutrition, exercise or other personal health goals? Engage in health coaching through the WashU WebMD Portal. This free and confidential benefit is designed to help you create personal goals and remain accountable to them.
Yay! points - Learn how to earn rewards for wellness activities.
Diversity and Inclusion, working together to build an inclusive university community
Attend an open session diversity and inclusion training
Employees can participate in four levels of diversity and inclusion training, including awareness, understanding, commitment and action. Register for a diversity and inclusion training session. View the School of Medicine schedule. Learn more about scheduling a training for your department.
Featured course for managers: Striving Towards Inclusive Excellence
Celebrating university employees
for contributions, achievements
Washington University is in the midst of a season of awards and recognition as the university honors employees for their years of service and contributions. Attend the awards and activities dedicated to honoring you for your contributions. Celebrate the season with your colleagues!
School of Medicine Length of Service Awards
Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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. If you are receiving an award this year, please RSVP by following the instructions on your mailed invitation.
School of Medicine Employee Picnic
Friday, September 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hudlin Park
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.
Special Thanks to Supporters of Danforth Staff Day
Danforth Staff Day and Service Awards took place on May 22, 2017. Staff Day is a collaborative effort between Human Resources and the many university partners that make this event possible. Thank you to all of our supporters for helping to make Staff Day a success! Human Resources also thanks all of the staff for attending the activities and engaging in the WashU campus and community on Staff Day! We hope you enjoyed the events and look forward to seeing you next year! View the Staff Day program for a list of Service Award recipients and the Staff Day supporters.
Advancing your financial future
View TIAA "Insights and Guidance" online for articles, tools, calculators, videos and information to help you prepare for retirement. TIAA also offers in-person, one-on-one consultations with advisors. Request an appointment with an advisor today. Learn more.
Go to tiaa.org/wustl to learn more about retirement savings.
Work-Life Solutions webinar, July 7
The Confident You: Taking Charge of Your Life
Friday, July 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sign up for webinar.
Washington University provides a Work/Life Services and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all benefits eligible employees and their dependents.
Learn more about Washington University Work-Life Solutions.
Benefit Information – Life Insurance
Lower Premiums on Optional Term Life Insurance, Effective June 1, 2017
If you are currently enrolled in optional term life insurance, you will see a drop in premium on your June 2017 paycheck. This decrease is due to recent negotiations with the university's life insurance benefit vendor. Log on to HRMS/Employee Self Service/Payroll and Compensation/View Paycheck to view your new payroll deduction. Learn more about life insurance benefits at the university.