Washington University Human Resources Newsletter
August 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.

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. Reminder: If you want to make changes to your contribution amounts to the retirement savings plan before automatic enrollment and automatic save features go into effect, you must do so by today, August 31, 2017.

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


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

Perspectives Dialogue Sessions

Attend a Perspectives session to reflect on the recent events in Charlottesville, Va. The sessions will provide space to discuss these events and what they mean for us as an institution that “strives to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.” Sessions will be held on the Medical, Danforth and West campuses. View full schedule.


Washington University United Way Campaign

Pledge early! Early pledging is now open for the Washington University United Way Campaign. To pledge today, visit unitedway.wustl.edu.

Every fall, the university conducts an employee campaign to raise funds in support of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The campaign officially launches on September 6. Through community engagement and generous pledges, we can come together to make a difference in the St. Louis region.


Your path to wellness

Move Into Mindfulness: Enroll in the Fall Series 
Mindfulness is a way to access your inner resources and move towards greater balance, control and peace of mind. This program is designed to give you practical coping skills to deal with everyday stress. Enroll in the series.

Save the date: Health Happening fair, Danforth Campus, Oct. 4

October is Women's Health Month. Schedule your annual mammogram through the Siteman Cancer Center Mammogram Van, coming to campus in October 2017. Schedule your appointment.


Family-friendly benefits and resources

Washington University offers benefits and resources to help you care for your family. Learn more about family care options.

Caring for an Elder Parent Seminars, September 6 and 7
Are you part of the “sandwich generation”? Are you concerned about how to care for an aging parent? Attend a free seminar on caring for older family members – now and in the future. Seminars take place at West Campus and the Medical Campus. Learn more and register.

Your Career and Professional Development

Attend a skill building workshop focused on developing practical skills and knowledge. Enroll in a course. 
Featured courses:
-Leading with Emotional Intelligence
-Creative Thinking: Innovative Solutions to Complex Challenges for Leaders 

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


Work-Life Solutions webinar, Sept. 1

Resiliency: Bouncing Back After a Setback
Friday, Sept. 1 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. 


WashU Employee Night at the Ballpark, Scottrade

Last Chance to Purchase Tickets!
Washington University Employee Night at the Ballpark will take place Wednesday, September 27 vs. the Chicago Cubs. You will receive an email with details on where to pick up your tickets. View more details and purchase tickets.

WashU Night at the Blues Game
Tickets are on sale for WashU Night at the Blues Game. Purchase discounted tickets online, Enter Promo Code: WASHU.

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. You should have already received your picnic ticket from your department - please bring your ticket to the picnic.


Emergency Management to Host Ready Week, September 10 - 15

The goal of Ready Week is to increase the level of emergency preparedness of the campus community and raise awareness about the department and its training offerings. Ready Week events will include fire drills, training courses, preparedness games, guest speakers and a zombie-themed scavenger hunt and movie. Events will take place on both the Danforth and Medical School Campuses. For additional information and the full schedule of events, please visit emergency.wustl.edu/ready-week/.



Human Resources Office

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


School of Medicine
Human Resources Office

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


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