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April 27, 2015

Final Call: Last Week to Submit Your Application for the Classified Fellowship!

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:

  • Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.
  • One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay.
  • Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:

  • Be employed three (3) consecutive years (as of the date of the application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or in the system office.
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education.
  • As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:

  • Submit a completed application form. Include:  1.) Three (3) letters of endorsement; 2. ) verification of acceptance in a degree program; and, 3.) transcripts (if currently enrolled in a program).

Application must be received by VCCS on or before  May 1, 2015

For questions or to receive an application, contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

 

April 24, 2015

VA Jobs Upgrade: New Web Address for Applicants

VA Jobs, the Recruitment Management System for the Commonwealth of Virginia, has been upgraded! 

Applicants can access all VWCC job postings in VA Jobs by going to the VWCC Human Resources, Career Openings webpage and clicking on Career Openings at VWCC

The main VA Jobs site for applicants to search jobs at any state agency is:  https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com 

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources.  

Health Care Premium Reward Information Now Available for the 2015-2016 Plan Year

Premium rewards for the upcoming plan year starting July 1, 2015 is available to employees and their covered spouses enrolled in the COVA Care or COVA HealthAware Plan on or before July 1, 2015.

As a reminder, the premium reward is a reduction in the health care premium of $17/month for a covered employee and $17/month for a covered spouse.

If you are already receiving a premium reward, you will be required to:

  • Update your online health assessment no earlier than March 1, 2015, and no later than June 30, 2015, to continue your reward without a break.

If you are enrolled in COVA Care or COVA HealthAware and not currently receiving a premium rewards, you must:

  • Complete a health assessment no earlier than March 1, 2015, and
  • submit a biometric screening with measurements no earlier than April 1, 2013.

Participants who are newly eligible for premium rewards must:

  • Complete a health assessment no earlier than March 1, 2015, and
  • submit a biometric screening with measurements no earlier than April 1, 2013.

Complete the required healthy action(s) by June 30, 2015 to begin the rewards on July 1, 2015 by visiting:  www.MyActiveHealth.com/cova

If the requirements are not completed by June 30, 2015, eligible members can complete the health assessment and/or the biometric screening during the plan year. The member’s premium reward will be effective the first of the month after both requirements are completed, submitted and accepted.

Contact ActiveHealth at 1 (866) 938-0349 if you need additional information.

April 23, 2015

Applications are Now Being Accepted: 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:

  • Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.
  • One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay.
  • Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:

  • Be employed three (3) consecutive years (as of the date of the application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or in the system office.
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education.
  • As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:

  • Submit a completed application form. Include:  1.) Three (3) letters of endorsement; 2. ) verification of acceptance in a degree program; and, 3.) transcripts (if currently enrolled in a program).

Application deadline:  May 1, 2015

For questions or to receive an application, contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

 

April 22, 2015

Virginia Employee Public Service Week Recognition Event

Every May, state agencies all across Virginia will celebrate the hard work and dedication that state employees provide to the Commonwealth of Virginia through recognition events in honor of Virginia Employee Public Service Week.

Due to the operational challenges that Virginia Western faces during the traditional recognition period of May, VWCC will be celebrating Virginia Employee Public Service Week on Wednesday, April 29, 2015:

Virginia Public Service Week

Fralin Center, Multi-purpose Room, HP 208

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wildwood Smokehouse will provide food for this event offering pulled chicken and pork, BBQ beans, potato salad, cole slaw and a dinner roll.

Don’t forget! You will have the opportunity to recognize an accomplishment or a noteworthy action of a co-worker on a paper brick wall for the college’s Wall of Fame. Two (2) employees will be awarded movie tickets based on the recognition action (brick) completed by your peers. The VWCC bricks will be proudly displayed on the college’s Wall of Fame during the traditional Public Service Week, May 3 – 9th.

Thank you for making a difference!

April 16, 2015

Applications are Now Being Accepted: 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:

  • Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.
  • One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay.
  • Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:

  • Be employed three (3) consecutive years (as of the date of the application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or in the system office.
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education.
  • As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:

  • Submit a completed application form. Include:  1.) Three (3) letters of endorsement; 2. ) verification of acceptance in a degree program; and, 3.) transcripts (if currently enrolled in a program).

Application deadline:  May 1, 2015

For questions or to receive an application, contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

April 15, 2015

Virginia Employee Public Service Week Recognition Event – New Time

Every May, state agencies all across Virginia will celebrate the hard work and dedication that state employees provide to the Commonwealth of Virginia through recognition events in honor of Virginia Employee Public Service Week.

Due to the operational challenges that Virginia Western faces during the traditional recognition period of May, VWCC will be celebrating Virginia Employee Public Service Week on Wednesday, April 29, 2015:

Virginia Public Service Week

Fralin Center, Multi-purpose Room, HP 208

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wildwood Smokehouse will provide food for this event offering pulled chicken and pork, BBQ beans, potato salad, cole slaw and a dinner roll.

Don’t forget! You will have the opportunity to recognize an accomplishment or a noteworthy action of a co-worker on a paper brick wall for the college’s Wall of Fame. Two (2) employees will be awarded movie tickets based on the recognition action (brick) completed by your peers. The VWCC bricks will be proudly displayed on the college’s Wall of Fame during the traditional Public Service Week, May 3 – 9th.

Thank you for making a difference!

April 13, 2015

AFLAC Representative to Visit VWCC April 14th

Our AFLAC representative, Judy McCullough, will be available on:

Tuesday, April 14th - by appointment only!

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Human Resources Testing Room – ground floor, Fishburn Hall

Appointments last approx. 30 min.

Email:  Judymcculloughva@aol.com  434-851-2241

(If this day does not work with your schedule, please contact Ms. McCullough and she will set up a different time with you.)

AFLAC offers many plans, including accident; cancer; disability; life; and, a new hospital plan to help with high deductibles, and many more!

April 10, 2015

Health Care Premium Reward Information Now Available for the 2015-2016 Plan Year

Premium rewards for the upcoming plan year starting July 1, 2015 is available to employees and their covered spouses enrolled in the COVA Care or COVA HealthAware Plan on or before July 1, 2015.

As a reminder, the premium reward is a reduction in the health care premium of $17/month for a covered employee and $17/month for a covered spouse.

If you are already receiving a premium reward, you will be required to:

  • Update your online health assessment no earlier than March 1, 2015, and no later than June 30, 2015, to continue your reward without a break.

If you are enrolled in COVA Care or COVA HealthAware and not currently receiving a premium rewards, you must:

  • Complete a health assessment no earlier than March 1, 2015, and
  • submit a biometric screening with measurements no earlier than April 1, 2013.

Participants who are newly eligible for premium rewards must:

  • Complete a health assessment no earlier than March 1, 2015, and
  • submit a biometric screening with measurements no earlier than April 1, 2013.

Complete the required healthy action(s) by June 30, 2015 to begin the rewards on July 1, 2015 by visiting:  www.MyActiveHealth.com/cova

If the requirements are not completed by June 30, 2015, eligible members can complete the health assessment and/or the biometric screening during the plan year. The member’s premium reward will be effective the first of the month after both requirements are completed, submitted and accepted.

Contact ActiveHealth at 1 (866) 938-0349 if you need additional information.

April 9, 2015

Applications are Now Being Accepted: 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community colleges and system office classified staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected classified staff employees will be named as Chancellor’s Fellows to pursue degree studies that will enhance their ability to contribute to the community college mission.

The Chancellor’s Fellowship includes the following:

  • Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.
  • One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay.
  • Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:

  • Be employed three (3) consecutive years (as of the date of the application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or in the system office.
  • Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education.
  • As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:

  • Submit a completed application form. Include:  1.) Three (3) letters of endorsement; 2. ) verification of acceptance in a degree program; and, 3.) transcripts (if currently enrolled in a program).

Application deadline:  May 1, 2015

For questions or to receive an application, contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.