Washington University Human Resources Newsletter
July 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.

Strengthening employee and manager development

Expanded Career Development Resources 

Career development builds potential for change, discovery, and innovation, and prepares you for work that matters—to you, Washington University, and the world we share. An expanded menu of career planning resources, including a new career development website is now available to university employees. 

Resources include self-administered skill, interest and personality inventories, revised Washington University Competencies for Success, a new Individual Development Plan document, and an online appointment scheduler to meet with HR career development specialists. A career information tool for navigating job families and titles will be available in August 2017. Explore the website for more resources and tools. 

This important initiative is in response to clear and growing feedback from staff for greater support in career and professional development. Your ongoing feedback will help us sharpen our focus on employee career development and continue to shape resources offered.

Visit the career development website, a one-stop-shop for employee career planning. 

New Leadership Development Program

Successful leaders foster a positive work environment, help employees grow and develop their careers and inspire employees to make meaningful contributions to the university.

The new program aims to build effective leaders across the university. This program is in conjunction with University College. Human Resources staff and University College graduate faculty will teach the courses. The program includes three development paths – from fundamental skill building to an advanced leadership focus. Newly hired or promoted managers can start with management fundamentals and continue the program throughout their career to deepen their leadership impact and continue to strengthen their skills. View course topics and details.

Skilled managers are more successful at creating a healthy workplace includes where employees feel valued, supported and engaged.  The program helps leadership build a capacity to provide purpose and direction to both the team and organization, positively engage and influence others and model leadership excellence.


WashU Employee Night at the Ballpark,
Sept. 27 vs. Chicago Cubs

Washington University Employee Night at the Ballpark will take place Wednesday, September 27 vs. the Chicago Cubs. Join your colleagues and bring your family and friends for a night at Busch Stadium. 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. 

View more details and purchase tickets.


Next Steps for the Retirement Savings Plan
Faculty and staff recently received communications on the Retirement Savings Plan auto-save and auto-enroll features. View the guide and learn more about saving for 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. Learn more.

Go to tiaa.org/wustl to learn more about retirement savings. 


Diversity and Inclusion, working together to build an inclusive university community

Diversity training registration through Learn@Work, beginning Aug. 1

Members of the university community can participate in four levels of diversity and inclusion training, including awareness, understanding, commitment and action. As of August 1, you can register through the Learn@Work platform. This makes registration and tracking progress more accessible and user-friendly. To register, use your WUSTL Key to log in to Learn@Work at learnatwork.wustl.edu and type “diversity” into the search bar. Select one of the diversity training sessions available and register. 


Work-Life Solutions webinar, Aug. 4 and 17

Developing Will Power and Self-Control for Behavior Change
August 4 and 17 from noon to 1 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. 


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.



Washington University United Way Campaign 
The Washington University United Way Campaign officially launches on September 6. Last year, we raised $833,264. A communication will be sent in August for early pledging. This year, Human Resources is partnering with the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and the Institute for Public Health in support of the university's mission. We aim to continue to exceed the Campaign goal and strengthen our engagement in the Greater St. Louis community. Look for more details on pledging and an announcement with this year's Campaign Goal.


Your path to wellness, resources to reduce stress

Make Time to Focus on Yourself for 28 days and see what a difference it can make in your life. 
Reducing even a small amount of stress can help you feel healthier and happier. During the 28-day activity to reduce stress, commit to 5 minutes each day to focus on you. Learn more.

Resources to Reduce Stress - Brown Bag sessions, Aug. 4 and 15
Learn about resources to help you manage stress. The UHC Nurse Advocate and Masterpeace Studios will present at brown bag sessions in August. Look for more details on these sessions. View details and register.

WebMD Stress Specialist Health Coaching Program

WebMD Coaches can help you cope and manage stress. Attend the introductory webinar on August 24 from noon to 12:30 p.m. View details and register.



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One Brookings Drive,
Campus Box 1184
St. Louis, MO 63130


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Mid Campus Center, Suite 1600
4590 Children's Place
Campus Box 8002
St. Louis, MO 63110


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