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Frontline Employee: A Work/Life Newsletter Brought to You by Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Provider

from Carilion, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider …
In the November edition of Frontline Employee,
… Preventing Medical Identity Theft
… the Great American Smokeout
… Talking with Children about Ebola
… and more!
Click here to access the newsletter.
 

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Holiday Stress

from Carilion, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider …
The Holidays Are Here!  More things to do, people to see, and places to go. These things might be fun, but they also can be stressful. To make this holiday season a happy and peaceful one, look for healthy ways to manage stress.  [...]

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2015 University Holiday Schedule

The University’s scheduled holidays for 2015 are announced below and are available on the HR website for your reference throughout the year.
As a reminder, department heads may choose to close their offices during the winter holiday season.  If so, the decision should be made early in the calendar year and communicated to employees so [...]

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Mid-year Benefits Changes

I’m writing with a reminder that per Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules, employees enrolled in pre-tax benefit plans may only make elections or changes to their plans once per year (during open enrollment).   However if you experience one of the following special circumstances, known as Qualifying Life Events, the event [...]

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Getting the Word Out

If your department has information to share with W&L employees about new initiatives, procedures to follow, services your department provides or other general information about your department, let us know. The “Care to Share” section of the employee newsletter was created with you in mind. You provide the information you [...]

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Communicating Newsletter Articles

Information shared in this weekly employee e-newsletter is important, and in some instances may be the sole announcement about personal and professional development opportunities, benefits changes, opportunities to save money, policy updates, etc. The university relies on managers to remind employees of the importance of reading the weekly newsletter. Managers [...]

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Copyright Q&A brown bag lunch

Several library representatives, an IT representative, and a representative from General Counsel’s Office will be in Leyburn Library M47 on Tuesday, November 11 from 12-1 pm to answer questions about fair use, use of digital media in various situations, and other questions related to use of copyrighted materials, including the importance [...]

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United Way Campaign Begins

By now you should have received information about the United Way of Rockbridge campaign.  If you would like to contribute via payroll deduction, complete the pledge form and return it to Suzannah Vess in the HR Office by mid-December.  One-time donations can be sent to the local United Way office or [...]

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University Weapons Policy

With hunting season upon us, I’m writing with a reminder of the university’s weapons policy.
Washington and Lee University is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors on all campus properties. The use, possession and storage of all firearms, dangerous weapons, explosives [...]

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Anthem’s Pharmacy Immunization Program

If you are an Anthem health insurance participants, the following pharmacies participate in Anthem’s Pharmacy Immunization Program and provide flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccines.  These are preventive which means no copay for covered participants.  You don’t need a prescription or an appointment.  Refer to the email I sent to you on October 8 for [...]

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