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May 11 – Staff Appreciation Day

May 11 is Staff Appreciation Day and UMW will be closed.  The Bookstore will be offering a 20% discount off one regularly priced UMW clothing or insignia item for UMW employees.

Store hours May 12-14: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and May 15:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

2015 Health Insurance and Flexible Spending Open Enrollment Information:

2015 Health Insurance and Flexible Spending Open Enrollment is May 1- 22, 2015. Open Enrollment link – http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage/open-enrollment.  Spotlight will be mailed to your home address beginning this weekend. In addition, it will sent electronically to your email.

Take Our Sons & Daughters to Work Day – April 23

Details on 2015-Take Your Sons & Daughters to Work Day (Please make sure to have your supervisor’s permission to bring your son or daughter to work with you on April 23.)

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:

 Presentations by Anthem, our Employee Assistance Program provider:

Leadership 101 – May 21, 2015 – 10:30am – 11:30am ( Lee Hall 412)
Leadership is an important skill that every professional needs to be successful in today’s work environment.  In this interactive workshop, we will discuss essential skills to improve your leadership abilities.  This includes motivating employees and strategies to strengthen your communication skills.

If you have any questions or need accommodations please contact Jennifer Cooper (jcooper4@umw.edu or x1046) in the Office of Human Resources.

Virginia Credit Union Offers:

Take advantage of the following events in your area sponsored by Virginia Credit Union –
Saturday, April 25 – Shred Day
9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
VACU Fredericksburg Branch
2150 Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(In Celebrate Virginia South, in front of the Havens and Seasons apartment complexes)
To accommodate as many members as possible:
• Limit your shredding to the equivalent of 3 paper grocery bags per vehicle (no plastic bags)
• Remove any non-paper items (staples and paper clips are fine)
• Do not include non-sensitive documents that could be disposed of in your home recycling or trash

Thursday, April 30 – Financial Education Seminar – Realities of Identity Theft
Learn how to minimize your risk and what to do if you ever become a victim.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Porter Branch
2001 Parkway Blvd
Stafford, VA 22554
Please visit www.vacu.org or click here to register
Thursday, May 7 – Financial Education Seminar – Keys to Confident Home Financing
Whether you’re buying your first home or a new home, this session will help you understand the mortgage process and some of the pitfalls to avoid.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Salem Church Branch
2607 Salem Church Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Please visit www.vacu.org or click here to register

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets every week on campus – see the  WW flier for more details.

New State Employee Discounts

New discounts are available for employees. Current discounts include offers to the Richmond Kickers 2015 Home Opener on April 4, 2015 and a special offer for the NASCAR Richmond International Raceway  on April 25, 2015.

The Department of Human Resources Employee Discounts page has more information regarding special offers available to state employees.

Administrative Support Professionals:

  • UMW would like to take the opportunity to recognize the exceptional work and dedication that our Administrative Support Professionals give our departments daily. The University will provide a complimentary lunch for our administrative support professionals, on Wednesday, April 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of Seacobeck Hall. Please plan to come and be celebrated. RSVP recommended by emailing jcooper4@umw.edu
  • Germanna Community College is once again offering an Administrative Professionals Seminar.  This year it will be held on April 23 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm for $79 to UMW staff (regular price is $99) Each department is responsible for the registration fee for their employee.  Check the Brochure for more information.

Service Awards

Congratulations to those employees who have reached milestone years!   Check out the list of  April  Service Award Recipients

Information on Anthem Data Breach

Recent Anthem information: Anthem update 2.20.15

Updated information:  Anthem update 2.6.15

Information from DHRM:  Anthem Data Breach