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December 11, 2013

Thank You!

I can't begin to express what everyone’s generosity means to my daughter and family after recently losing their house to a fire. We greatly appreciate each and every prayer, thought and donation. This time has been difficult for us, but having the support of people like the VWCC family has made this time easier to bear. I am truly blessed to work with such kind and caring people.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!
Joanie White

Electronic SARF Deployment

Supervisors and Support Staff,

In August of this year many of you participated in the electronic SARF parallel test. After a successful two week test session we went to work correcting the issues and adding some additional features.   IET is pleased to announce that the electronic SARF is ready for production and will be deployed on January 2, 2014.   If you submit SARFs you will be impacted by this deployment.  What this means to you is when you return from the holiday break you will need to begin submitting electronic SARFs. Paper copy SARFs will no longer be used.   On January 2, 2014 the electronic SARF will be located on the VWConnect homepage on the right-hand side under “Links.”  There will also be a "How to" guide  located on VWConnect that may help you if you were unable to attend one of the three Supervisor Roundtable training sessions back in August.  Any paper copy SARFs submitted before the holiday break will be processed.

The Help Desk will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the deployment or eSARF.  We appreciate your continued support as we move forward with the eSARF!


Virginia Western Educational Foundation Innovation Grants

Virginia Western Educational Foundation Innovation Grant applications will be available January 2, 2014 on VWConnect. Notices will also be sent out through the Daily Bulletin. Awards will be made on May 1, 2014. If awarded, the mid-term report for the Innovation Grant will be due on Sept. 17, 2014 and final report will be due April 1, 2015.

Frequently asked questions:

Who can apply?  All members of the Virginia Western Community College faculty and staff may apply.  Faculty must have been at the College for at least 2 yrs. of continuous service, September-June.

What is the typical amount of an Innovation Grant award?  Awards range from $1,000.00 - $7,000.00

What is the length of the application?  Applicant must provide a cover sheet with supervisor’s name, detailed description (should not exceed 3 pages), explanation of how success of the project will be measured, timetable, budget, additional information (i.e. brochures, videos, etc. that elucidate the application.)

How difficult is it to secure this grant?  Awards are based on the quality and uniqueness of the projects submitted.  Therefore, degree of difficulty in securing an Innovation Grant depends on the number of applicants with outstanding projects for consideration.Make sure your grant stands out!!

Please contact Carolyn Payne at cpayne@virginiawestern.edu with any questions.

Help Desk Holiday Hours

Help Desk Holiday Hours:

Below are the Help Desk hours of operation for December 18 and December 19.

December 18: 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
December 19: 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Help Desk will have normal business hours all other days.
We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and safe holiday season!

Full Time Friday Fall 2014

• One day of a week dedicated to get your General Studies degree
• More days of the week for family and work.
• Save time and gas
• Maintain a full time student status
• Finish your career in two years
• Eligible for Financial Aid
• One on one advising

Have you considered Full Time Friday(ftf) program?

For more information, please visit: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/fridays.php, or contact coordinator Alexander Scott at ascott@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7247.

Bookstore Friends & Family Sale!

The Bookstore is having a Friends and Fans Sale at the campus store today and tomorrow —20% off your purchase by shopping online and using the promo FRIENDS, texting FRIENDS to TEXTBK and presenting the barcode received at the bookstore, or presenting a hardcopy of the advertisement at the store.

This is a Friends and Fans sale, so everyone one you share this with can take advantage of the sale!


VWCC Motorsports on Fox 21/27 tonight!

Be sure to tune into the Fox 21/27 10 o’clock news tonight to see an “Out and About” segment featuring the VWCC Motorsports team and its mini-Baja vehicle! The team members will be sharing their stories.


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** Update Your Mailing Address!! **

Attention ALL employees (Full and Part-Time, Faculty and Staff):

To make sure Payroll has your current mailing address for W2 purposes, please review and update your address no later than December 13th, 2013.   

To Edit an address:

  • Log-in to PeopleSoft.
  • Click "Main Menu".
  • Click "Self Service".
  • Click "Personal Information Summary".
  • Click "Change Home/Mailing Addresses" button.
  • Then click the “Edit” button to the right of the address which needs to be updated.
  • Fill out the form with your new mailing address information.  You must list the same address in the HOME and MAILING address variables.  Please ensure you are using proper USPS format and abbreviations.  The Postal code MUST be in the nine-digit format. Use this link to find your code: http://zip4.usps.com.
  • Residence/Juris Code should be the city or county location of the corresponding address.
  • List effective date of address change next to “On this date”.
  • Click “Save”.
  • Click “Ok”.
  • Click “Return to Personal Information” when verification of Address is complete.

Additionally, you must submit all address changes to the Human Resources Department. This can be done by emailing Heidi McClintic (hmcclintic@virginiawestern.edu) from your VWCC Employee Email Account (or you can use your VCCS Student Email account if you do not have an Employee Email Account with our college) with the request.

You should also take a few minutes to update all of your personal information.  The Job Aid in on VWConnect (has to be accessed while on campus or thru virtual network).  Go to HUMAN RESOURCES > PEOPLESOFT HRMS > Select the appropriate Checklist based on your position status (full-time or part-time).