If you or your department are changing locations this summer, please let HR know so that we do not misdirect any important campus mail. Remember to update your location on the on-line directory by going to http://managementtools.wlu.edu/Directory/.
The wellness year ends on Saturday, June 11th. Make sure you have your 2250 points by checking the green shaded area at the top of the Evolve Wellness home page. The deadline is this Saturday, June 11th, at 7:00pm!
Participants who became eligible after January 1, 2016 have reduced goals. Visit the W&L Wellness Program Overview page for more information.
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Human Resources mailed annual salary increase letters to all benefit eligible employees on Friday, June 3rd. Please contact Human Resources if you have not received your letter within five business days. The 2016-17 staff salary pool was set at 2.0% for undergraduate staff salary pool increases with an additional $100,000 in market adjustments distributed based upon a priority order. Employee increases are based upon both position in market reference range and performance. The higher your performance and the lower your position in range, the larger your possible increase. The graph below indicates the number of employees receiving an increase within each designated percentage grouping starting below .4% and going up to more than 4%. Approximately 63% of employees received a merit increase of 2.0% or more, meaning that the majority of employees received at least the pool amount.
In addition to merit increases, 123 employees, or almost 25% of staff, received a market adjustment. Market adjustments averaged $813 but the actual amount per employee is based upon individual circumstances. Market reference ranges were appropriately increased to match the new market data and employees were adjusted within range based upon the market adjustment priority order.
All increases will be effective July 1, 2016. For information on salary increase guidelines, please refer to: https://www.wlu.edu/human-resources/performance-and-compensation/staff-compensation-program/annual-salary-increase-guidelines
All registered participants and all eligible employees received the letter below regarding the discontinued support for our Pebble activity trackers. Please complete the Tracker Request by June 21st to request a replacement device. The replacement form takes less than 5 minutes to complete. It can be reached at go.wlu.edu/tracker-request.
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FitLinxx, the manufacturer of the Pebble, has notified us that they are dropping their device support and data integration effective mid-June. As a result, Pebble access will be removed from the wellness site’s “Devices” page and your Pebble data will no longer be sent to the wellness system after the end of the current wellness year, on June 11th.
You will have access to your Pebble data that is imported into your wellness account through to June 12th. This can be viewed through the “View/Edit History” link in the physical activity section on the “My Trackers” page of the wellness site. All other activity trackers and apps listed on the “Devices” page will continue to sync with the Evolve Wellness web portal.
We apologize for the inconvenience this change to Pebble support may cause. Washington and Lee University has chosen a new activity tracker, the Garmin Vivoki, to replace the Pebble in order to ensure a convenient and effective means of tracking physical activity for Pebble users. In order to request a new tracker, please complete the request survey via Survey Monkey by June 21st. Click on the link below to access the survey.
Live Well W&L Activity Tracker Request
Please let us know if you have questions about your Pebble data or if you would like help understanding the alternative methods for tracking your physical activity in the wellness system.
Evolve Wellness Help Desk
866-900-5325 ext. 3507
Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm ET
As you may already know, Amy Barnes has retired and is relocating to Wilmington, NC. In her time here, she has been instrumental in redefining the role of the HR Office and I know you will join me in wishing her well in retirement.
Some of you were involved in a search earlier this year and had an opportunity to meet Mary Main. I am pleased to announce that she will be joining us as the Executive Director of Human Resources. She is coming from Bates College where she is currently the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources. She has extensive human resources experience and has held positions at Maine Medical Center, the Iowa Bankers Association and the State of Iowa. Mary will join us on July 25. The office will host a reception after the new academic year begins so you will have an opportunity to meet her.
… to Katie Moses on the birth of her son on May 20. Katie is an Admissions Counselor.
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Oral health begins with clean teeth. Keeping the area clean where your teeth meet your gums can prevent gum disease, while keeping your tooth surfaces clean can help you stave off cavities. Remember these B-R-U-S-H basics:
Brush your teeth at least twice a day. When you brush, don’t rush. Take enough time to do a thorough job.
Remember to brush the outside, inside and top surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue. Gently brush with short back-and-forth motions.
Use the proper equipment. Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits your mouth comfortably.
Store your toothbrush in an upright position and allow it to air-dry. Don’t routinely cover toothbrushes or store them in closed containers, which can encourage the growth of bacteria.
Have your replacement toothbrush ready. Invest in a new toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if the bristles become frayed.
Visit UnitedConcordia.com for more dental health tips.
Congratulations to Chip and Lydia Whipple on the birth of their son, Isaac Benjamin, born June 1. Chip is Assistant Sports Information Director.
Join us in congratulating Andrew and Meagan Christensen on the birth of their daughter, Selkie Jane. She was born May 3. Andrew is Faculty Services Librarian in the Law School.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make Finale 2016 a success! We couldn’t have done it without you. We are especially grateful to Publications and the Copy Center for their work on the signage and invitations, the University Store for their prize donations, the Finale Committee for their ideas and assistance on the day, University Facilities for all of the equipment and set-ups, and all of our Bingo volunteers who were the highlight of the event!
Head over to the Working at W&L Facebook page and post your pics from the event! You will be receiving a survey by e-mail soon about the event and we would love to know your feedback as well as ideas for future years
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