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January 26, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following:

  • Academic Success Coach
    • Deadline:  01/30/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Please feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

What is Workers' Compensation??

In the event that you should have an accident or illness that arises out of and in the course of your employment at VWCCyou should report the accident or illness to your supervisor and the Human Resources Department immediately.  The Workers' Compensation Coordinator for our agency is Heidi McClintic.

  • For medical attention of a non-emergent nature, an employee must select a physician from the college's Panel of Physicians Form.
  • Employees sustaining serious (life threatening) injuries should contact Campus Police (857-7979) and/or 911, and seek medical attention at the closest emergency room.  Immediately upon stabilization of the injury, the employee should seek follow-up treatment from a physician on the Panel of Physicians Form.

Workers' Compensation claims are subject to approval by the Commonwealth's Workers' Compensation administrator (currently MC Innovations) and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation.

And remember.....Safety First!

 

 

January 19, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following:

  • Associate Instructor (Developmental Mathematics)
  • Biology Faculty
  • Biology Faculty (Anatomy & Physiology)
  • Engineering Faculty
  • Medical Technologist Faculty
  • Nursing Faculty (RN, LPN, Nurse Aide)
  • Psychology Faculty

Deadline to apply:  02/13/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact Human Resources, 857.7282, with any questions.

January 13, 2015

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

What is Workers' Compensation??

In the event that you should have an accident or illness that arises out of and in the course of your employment at VWCCyou should report the accident or illness to your supervisor and the Human Resources Department immediately.  The Workers' Compensation Coordinator for our agency is Heidi McClintic.

  • For medical attention of a non-emergent nature, an employee must select a physician from the college's Panel of Physicians Form.
  • Employees sustaining serious (life threatening) injuries should contact Campus Police (857-7979) and/or 911, and seek medical attention at the closest emergency room.  Immediately upon stabilization of the injury, the employee should seek follow-up treatment from a physician on the Panel of Physicians Form.

Workers' Compensation claims are subject to approval by the Commonwealth's Workers' Compensation administrator (currently MC Innovations) and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation.

January 12, 2015

Retirement Announcement

Please join eLIT as we congratulate Ramona Coveny on her retirement from VWCC! In her nearly 30 years of service, Ramona Coveny has served many faculty, staff, and students and provided the direction and oversight of many programs in promoting student success. Friday, January 23 will be her last day on campus. Please take a minute to stop by and wish Ramona well as she begins a new chapter in her life.

Funds are being collected for special retirement gifts. If you would like to contribute towards these gifts, please deliver your cash or check (payable to Ramona Coveny) donation to eLIT office/Carrie Halpin at Business Science Building M312 or 313.

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Administrative and Office Specialist III
    • Deadline:  01/19/2015 by 5pm (EST)
  • Development Operations Assistant
    • Deadline:  01/23/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

Welcome New Hires

Please take a minute to stop by and say hello to the following new faces at Virginia Western!

  • Rita Haywood-Dease began on 12/05/2014 as a part-time Security Guard for the Campus Police Department.
  • Amanda Mansfield began on 01/01/2015 as the Donor Relations Coordinator for the Office of Institutional Advancement.
  • Ann Clark began on 01/01/2015 as an Instructor of Accounting for the School of BTT.

Welcome to Virginia Western!

January 5, 2015

Virginia Retirement System Online Training Available

The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) has training available for those full time employees who are enrolled in one of the mandatory retirement plans, the Hybrid, or are enrolled in the voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. The VRS Website (www.varetire.org) has numerous learning aids in place to make your educational experience smooth and beneficial.  Listed below are some specific links for participants:

Hybrid Retirement Plan:

The Hybrid Retirement Plan Features and Benefits Series provide hybrid plan members with an overview of their plan. The six-part video series includes an introduction to the plan and a description of how contributions and investments are handled, along with an explanation of the benefits available to hybrid plan members and retirement eligibility.

View Features & Benefits Series

457 Deferred Compensation Plan:

The Commonwealth of Virginia 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (a voluntary plan managed by ICMA-RC through VRS) can help you realize your retirement goals. The plan, available through Virginia Western and every state agency, allows you to save for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through convenient payroll deductions. Your contributions and any earnings are tax-deferred.

Overview

Contributions

Leaving Employment

VRS Defined Contribution Plans Educational Seminars will be starting in February 2015 around the state of Virginia. The meetings are open to employees eligible to participate in the VRS Defined Contribution Plans.  Advance registration is requested for all sessions and individual consultations.  To register for the meeting(s) please click here.

In addition to the meeting(s) mentioned above, VRS will be conducting live webinars. The webinars cover the following topics:

-Overview for the 457 and Cash Match Plans

-Managing Money

-Distribution Strategies

-Understanding Your Investment Options

Here is the link to the upcoming live webinars that are currently scheduled through March.  Registration is required.

New starting in January 2015, VRS has added a Hybrid Retirement Plan Overview webinar.  The webinar will help to explain the difference between the defined contribution and defined benefit components.  Here’s the link for registration View DC Opportunities.

2015 IRS Limitations

The limitations for 2015 have increased to $18,000; and for employees 50 years and older, $24,000. Employees may participate in both the 457 and the 403b and max out their contributions in both; however, those employees eligible for a cash match will only receive one cash match to the plan of their choice.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schuh at 540-857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

CVC Finale!

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Committee wants to thank everyone for their donations to worthy charities! No amount of giving was too small and Virginia Western rose to the challenge and exceeded the college’s goal of $1,500 by donating a grand total of $3,286.50! Here is the break-down:

Chili Cook-Off: $268.50

Auction for Animals: $942.00

On-line Giving: $520.00

Pledge Cards: $1,556.00

For the fantastic finale of prize drawings, everyone who donated either on-line or by pledge card had a chance to win. Here are the winners:

$25 gift card to Brambleton Deli and a free slice of pizza and a drink from Domino’s:

Carole Graham

$25 gift card to the Quarter restaurant and a free slice of pizza and a drink from Domino’s:

Kathy M. Smith

$50 gift card to Wildflour at Tanglewood and a free slice of pizza and a drink from Domino’s:

Dorrisa Williams

Free slice of pizza and drink from Domino’s: Beck Chauncey, Sandy Shelton, Tracy Harmon, Pamela Cox, Shana Roche, and John Anderson

Let’s all give a big thanks to the committee who has worked diligently on the fund raising and accounting activities:

Hillary Holland, Becky Chauncey, Marla Whiteside, Faith Janney, Brooke Ferguson, Shana Roche, and Melissa Williams! You all rock!

Happy holidays!

STAR Award Recipients

Congratulations to Natasha Lee and Brent Via both STAR Award Recipients each receiving two (2) movie passes to any Regal Grande movie theatre!

Service, teamwork, achievement and results (STAR) are critical elements for every employee to incorporate into their careers to help the college meet its mission. Together everyone achieves more (TEAM)!

Natasha Lee is being recognized for collaboratively working with all areas on campus while being extraordinarily supportive to both the staff and students!

Brent Via is being recognized for his strong belief in teamwork and extraordinary work ethic!

The Employee Recognition Committee wants to thank everyone for your daily contributions to the college! You do make a difference and the committee hopes you enjoyed your treats!