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April 28, 2014

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following position:

  • Administrative Officer for Academic Assessment
    • Deadline:  05/12/2014 by 5 pm (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.

April 14, 2014

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Administrative and Office Specialist II (Part-time)
    • Deadline:  04/18/2014 by 5pm (EST)
  • Arboretum Horticulturist (Part-time)
    • Deadline:  04/18/2014 by 5pm (EST)
  • Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
    • Deadline:  04/25/2014 by 5pm (EST)
  • Disability Counselor/ADA Coordinator
    • Deadline:  04/25/2014 by 5pm (EST)
  • Fitness Center Manager
    • Deadline:  04/22/2014 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.

April 10, 2014

Recognition and Prizes for Public Service Week

Guess the Number of Jelly Beans Prize

Donated by Denise Schuh, a lemonade/tea dispenser filled with jelly beans would go home with the person who guessed the closest number of jelly beans in the dispenser.  There are 1064 jelly beans and the prized owner of the dispenser and thousands of calories is Lori Baker who guessed 1100 jelly beans!  Way to count those jelly beans Lori!

Name the Employee and Recognition Line-Up Prize

Donated by Dana Asciolla, a VWCC book bag filled with VWCC goodies would be the prized possession of the employee who had the most correct responses matching pictures and recognition statements to employees’ names.  Out of 23 correct responses, Natasha Lee guessed the most correct with 20 correct responses!  You know your co-workers Natasha – outstanding!

Wall of Fame Bricks - Recognition Awards

Three employees’ names were drawn who had a co-worker recognize their accomplishments on a brick to be displayed on VWCC's Wall of Fame during Virginia Public Service Week.  40 bricks were completed in totality.  The employees’ names that were drawn who each will be recognized with two tickets to any Regal Grande Cinema theatres are:

Carolyn Payne

“Working tirelessly and patiently to give students access to Virginia Western through CCAP and scholarships.”

Colleen Hailey

“Keeps the clinic going!!”

Terry Drumheller

“Always willing to jump in and help.”

 

Employees may pick up their prize and recognition award in the Human Resources Office.

April 8, 2014

NEW – Travel and FLSA Policy

A new policy for Virginia Western Community College employees, “Travel and FLSA”, is available on VW Connect under Human Resources/Policies and Procedures.

This policy addresses employees who are non-exempt from the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) and participates in business-related travel.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office.

Virginia Public Service Week Recognition Event – Wednesday, April 9th!

Every May, state agencies 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, we will be celebrating Virginia Employee Public Service Week on Wednesday, April 9, 2014:

Virginia Public Service Week

Fralin Center, Multi-purpose Room

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wildwood Smokehouse will cater this event providing you pulled chicken and pork, BBQ beans, potato salad, cole slaw and a dinner role.

For your additional pleasure, an assortment of challenges will be available:

  • Jelly Beans Guessing Game   Be the employee to guess the closest amount of jelly beans and win the jar of candy!
  • Name that Employee and Recognition Line-Up  Have fun while you eat by matching recognition statements made on You Make the Difference Cards to the recipient, and identifying pictures of co-workers.  The employee that matches the most correct responses will receive a prize!

You will also 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.  Three (3) employees will be awarded a recognition reward 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 4 – 10th.

Thank you for making a difference!

April 7, 2014

Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Staff – Application Deadline April 15, 2014

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community college and System Office classified staff.  For the 2014-2015 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:  1) Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.  2) One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay. 3) Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.  This program only supports full-time study.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:  1) Be employed 3 consecutive years (as of the date of application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or the System Office. 2) Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education. 3) As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:  1) Submit a completed application form.  2) Include 3 letters of endorsement. 3) Submit verification of acceptance in a degree program. 4) Submit transcripts if currently enrolled in a program.

Application deadline:  April 15, 2014

Contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources for an application at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

April 4, 2014

Virginia Public Service Week Recognition Event

Every May, state agencies 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, we will be celebrating Virginia Employee Public Service Week on Wednesday, April 9, 2014:

Virginia Public Service Week

Fralin Center, Multi-purpose Room

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wildwood Smokehouse will cater this event providing you pulled chicken and pork, BBQ beans, potato salad, cole slaw and a dinner role.

For your additional pleasure, an assortment of challenges will be available:

  • Jelly Beans Guessing Game   Be the employee to guess the closest amount of jelly beans and win the jar of candy!
  • Name that Employee and Recognition Line-Up  Have fun while you eat by matching recognition statements made on You Make the Difference Cards to the recipient, and identifying pictures of co-workers.  The employee that matches the most correct responses will receive a prize!

You will also 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.  Three (3) employees will be awarded a recognition reward 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 4 – 10th.

Thank you for making a difference!

April 2, 2014

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following position:

  • Financial Aid Advisor (Education Support Specialist II)
    • Open to VWCC Employees Only
    • Deadline:  04/08/2014 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.

March 27, 2014

VRS Hybrid Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for VRS Members

January 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014

The VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan combines the features of a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan.  VRS members may opt-in to the plan during the open enrollment period which ends April 30, 2014.

Who is Eligible to Opt-In?

At Virginia Western, only current VRS members are eligible to opt-in.  Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System (VaLORS) are not eligible to opt-in.

Is The Plan Right For You?

You can answer this question by attending one of the following informational sessions all located in the Human Resources Training Room in Fishburn Hall:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Current VRS members are not affected by the new plan; however, you do have the opportunity to opt-in. If you do not wish to opt-in, you do not need to do anything!

If you are considering opting into the plan, you are strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational sessions.

Your decision to enroll in the Hybrid is irrevocable.

 

Chancellor’s Fellowship for Classified Employees – Apply Now!

The Chancellor is pleased to announce a fellowship program for community college and System Office classified staff.  For the 2014-2015 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:  1) Financial support for tuition and mandatory fees.  2) One semester or one academic year leave of absence with ¾ pay. 3) Continuation of insurance, retirement, the State’s portion of health insurance, and seniority.  This program only supports full-time study.

To be eligible to apply, classified employees must:  1) Be employed 3 consecutive years (as of the date of application) in a full-time state-funded classified position at a community college or the System Office. 2) Be enrolled or accepted in a degree program from a Virginia state-supported institution of higher education. 3) As an employee of VWCC, be recommended by Dr. Sandel.

To apply:  1) Submit a completed application form.  2) Include 3 letters of endorsement. 3) Submit verification of acceptance in a degree program. 4) Submit transcripts if currently enrolled in a program.

Application deadline:  April 15, 2014

Contact Denise Schuh in Human Resources for an application at either 857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.