Category Archives: Human Resources

Domestic Violence – Help Available through Health Advocate

Need someone to help you with the complexities of the healthcare and health insurance systems?  The University offers assistance through Health Advocate, the nation’s leading healthcare advocacy and assistance company. Assistance is available to benefit eligible employees, their spouses, domestic partners, dependent children, parents and parents-in-law. The cost is funded by the University, [...]

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Eldercare October Tip of the Month: Caregiving and Sibling Rivalry

Article by Jennifer Gibbons, LCSW, Adult & Senior Care Advisor,
I’m not sure how my brother and I will work together to care for our aging parents. Like many siblings, we don’t always get along and we’re more different than alike. Growing up, I was often concerned about our grandmother [...]

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Inside My Plan, Anthem’s Monthly Newsletter

In this months’ edition …
… Understanding diagnostic vs. preventive care to avoid surprise bills
… It’s now easier to “Find a Doctor”
Click here for this month’s newsletter.

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Get Excited for Veggies!

Autumn is a traditional harvest time, so below is filled with fall-inspired ideas, recipes and cooking techniques from Weight Watchers that make the most of the season’s bounty.
Start with Go Crazy for Kale, a hearty green that’s popping up everywhere. Whether you already love it, or have shied away so [...]

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Register Now For The Season’s Eatings Challenge!

Want to make it through the holidays without packing on the pounds? This program will arm you with the survival skills and motivation you need to get from Halloween through New Years without gaining weight!
•Deal with the holiday blues and stress
•Clever tricks to enjoy a holiday meal without mindlessly overeating
•Learn [...]

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How to Start a Conversation You’re Dreading

Peter Bergman gives good advice to managers on “How to Start a Conversation You’re Dreading” found here on Harvard Business Review Blog Network.
He suggests that managers may struggle with difficult conversations for a number of reasons and a manager is usually more uncomfortable delivering a difficult message than the employee [...]

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Get 10 Wellness Points! Register for Working Smarter, Not Harder this Thursday.

Consultants from Carilion Employee Assistance Program are scheduled to be on campus this fall offering programs designed to enhance the employee’s self-awareness, productivity, communication and relationships with others. The first program, Working Smarter, Not Harder, will be offered this Thursday and is considered a Live Well & Learn session, worth [...]

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Register for Best Practices when Applying for Financial Aid on Wednesday

Human Resources is pleased to offer Best Practices when Applying for Financial Aid, an informational session for employees with children heading off to college within the next year or so. The session is this Wednesday, October 22, from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM in the Hillel Multipurpose Room.
In this session, Jim Kaster, Director [...]

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Ask Amy: Employee Conflicts of Interest

What is a Conflict of Interest?
A conflict of interest occurs when any employee or a family member could personally benefit from a decision you make while conducting University business. For example, a conflict of interest would exist if you use University property (such as equipment or facilities) or confidential University [...]

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Fall Harvest Challenge: Up those fruits and vegetables!

For those of you participating in the Fall Harvest challenge, you have been working hard to eat more fruits and vegetables, so don’t forget to enter your data into your account at
Each team will need to track 420 cups of fruits and vegetables by October 17, 2014. If you [...]

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