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June 29, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications to fill the following vacant positions:

  • Nursing Faculty (RN/LPN)
    • Deadline:  Open-Until-Filled
  • Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services
    • Deadline:  07/17/2015 by 11:59pm (EST)
  • Adjunct Faculty - Deadline:  Open-Until-Filled
    • Air Conditioning
    • Art
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Early Childhood Development
    • Electrical Technology
    • Engineering
    • Health Information Mgmt./Electronic Medical Records Mgmt.
    • Human Services
    • Information Systems Technology
    • Mathematics
    • Motorcycle Rider Coach
    • Psychology
    • Welding

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.

 

Roth 457b Available July 1, 2015

The Roth 457b is available to eligible employees for enrollment beginning July 1, 2015. If you are currently enrolled in a 457b plan and would like to participate in the Roth 457b plan; or, if you would like to learn more, click here.

The earliest date to enroll is July 1, 2015. Full-time employees who enroll in July will have their initial Roth payroll deduction on August 14, 2015.

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

June 22, 2015

Safety / Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Week….

Safety and health hazards can exist on worksites filled with heavy machinery and equipment, where employees often are required to engage in strenuous manual labor. A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with danger. However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.  Many injuries can be prevented if workers or supervisors recognize the risks and implement simple workplace modifications to help mitigate them.

Stay clutter-free

Boxes, files and various items piled in walkways can create a tripping hazard, according to OSHA. Be certain that all materials are safely stored in their proper location to prevent buildup of clutter in walkways. Further, in addition to posing an electrical hazard, stretching cords across walkways or under rugs creates a tripping hazard, so ensure all cords are properly secured and covered.

Step on up

Standing on chairs – particularly rolling office chairs – is a significant fall hazard. Workers who need to reach something at an elevated height should use a stepladder. The Chicago-based American Ladder Institute cautions that stepladders must be fully opened and placed on level, firm ground. Workers should never climb higher than the step indicated as the highest safe standing level.

Maintain a clear line of vision

Workers can collide when making turns in the hallways and around blind corners or cubicle walls. The National Safety Council suggests installing convex mirrors at intersections to help reduce collisions. If workers can see who is coming around the corner, collisions are less likely to occur.

Get a grip

Carpeting and other skid-resistant surfaces can serve to reduce falls. Marble or tile can become very slippery – particularly when wet, according to the National Safety Council. Placing carpets down can be especially helpful at entranceways, where workers are likely to be coming in with shoes wet from rain or snow.

Please contact Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6331) in the Human Resources Department for additional information concerning Workers' Compensation and/or safety in the workplace.   Remember….Safety First!

Roth 403b Facilitated Training by VALIC

The Roth 403b will be available to eligible employees beginning July 1, 2015.

  • What is a Roth?
  • What are the advantages?
  • How does the Roth differ from the pre-taxed 403b plan?
  • How much can I contribute?
  • What are the requirements to enroll?

These questions and more will be answered for you during a presentation on campus facilitated by Matt Rose, a Financial Advisor for VALIC.

403b Roth Presentation

Human Resources Training Room, Ground Floor – Fishburn Hall

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m.

No registration required. Please contact Denise Schuh at 540-857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu with any questions.

June 19, 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.  Don't delay if you want your premium reward to begin July 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.

June 15, 2015

Roth 457b Available July 1, 2015

The Roth 457b is available to eligible employees for enrollment beginning July 1, 2015. If you are currently enrolled in a 457b plan and would like to participate in the Roth 457b plan; or, if you would like to learn more, click here.

The earliest date to enroll is July 1, 2015. Full-time employees who enroll in July will have their initial Roth payroll deduction on August 14, 2015.

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

Roth 403b Facilitated Training by VALIC

The Roth 403b will be available to eligible employees beginning July 1, 2015.

  • What is a Roth?
  • What are the advantages?
  • How does the Roth differ from the pre-taxed 403b plan?
  • How much can I contribute?
  • What are the requirements to enroll?

These questions and more will be answered for you during a presentation on campus facilitated by Matt Rose, a Financial Advisor for VALIC.

403b Roth Presentation

Human Resources Training Room, Ground Floor – Fishburn Hall

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m.

No registration required. Please contact Denise Schuh at 540-857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu 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!

June 5, 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.

June 2, 2015

TIAA-CREF Financial Advisor to Visit VWCC for Individual Counseling

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling

HR Testing Room, Ground Floor – Fishburn Hall

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF financial consultant on a confidential basis. The consultant is available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

A detailed evaluation tells you everything you need to know and do. TIAA-CREF’s individual counseling session will help you answer these questions:

  • Are my investments properly allocated?
  • Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?
  • Am I saving enough?
  • How and from where do I draw retirement income?

Employees participating in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and/or a 403b with TIAA-CREF are encouraged to schedule a counseling session. Those employees not yet participating in a 403b and are interested are also invited.

Space is limited, so please rsvp as soon as you can. Register at:

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