January 2018 Newsletter

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on Monday, January 15, 2018. In observance of the holiday, Radford University offices will be closed. Employees required to work this day will earn hour-for-hour compensatory time up to the maximum of 8 hours.

Performance Plans Due

As a reminder, completed performance plans for A/P and staff are due by January 12, 2018. They are to be completed in the new PeopleAdmin SelectSuite system. Instructions and videos are available on the HR Website. If you have any questions about the process or the system, please contact Jenene Lewis at 540-831-7286 or Theresa Slaughter at 540-831-5582.

Statement of Economic Interest Disclosure

If you have been notified by HR that you are required to file your Statement of Economic Interest Disclosure, the deadline is fast approaching. Keep in mind there have also been several updates in legislature over the last year. In addition, sometimes the automatic emails from the Ethics Council can look odd and be overlooked or even be automatically sent to your junk folder. The emails will come from this address, Ethics Council no-reply@dls.virginia.gov. If you feel you have missed an email notification, please contact us as soon as possible.

The most important things to note:

  • The filing deadline is no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018. This filing covers the prior calendar year of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Keep in mind there is a hefty penalty for not filing as well as an overall non-compliance for Radford University.
  • Due to a number of legislative changes to the Conflict of Interest Act over the last two year, all filers are required to complete the most recent training. The training is housed in the State LMS system, the VLC (Virginia Learning Center). Click the VLC to access the training. The title of the Training is 2018-OAG-Conflict of Interest Act Training. The deadline to complete your Conflict of Interest Act training is no later than February 28, 2018.

Please contact us at 540-831-5008 or hr@radford.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Highlander Wellness

Weight Watchers will be offering a FREE Jumpstarter Kit to employees who purchases a membership (new members only) between January 2, 2018 and January 19, 2018. The kit includes tools ($50 value) to help get you started and help reach those New Year’s weight-loss goals! Employees must redeem their kit by February 2, 2018.

Jumpstarter Kit includes:

  • Journal
  • Cutting Board with Measuring Cups
  • Smoothie Shaker Bottle
  • Collapsible Salad Bowl

Please contact Pam Smallwood at psmallwood@radford.edu or 540-831-6110 with any questions.

Staff Senate Meeting

The Staff Senate meeting will be held in the Bonnie Combo room at 9:00 a.m. on January 18, 2018. Any changes will be communicated.

Virginia Museum of Natural History Offers Free Admission to Dinosaurs: Reign of the Giants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) is offering state employees free admission to the exhibit Dinosaurs: Reign of the Giants from January 3, 2018 to May 28, 2018. This exhibit features fossils and casts of Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Tenontosaurus, and more. In addition to free admission, this special offer includes a 10 percent discount on purchases in the VMNH Museum Store and PALEO Café. For more information, please read Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Release.

Need HR Support?

To help answer any questions you may have, visit the Meet our Staff page on the HR website so we can better assist your specific needs.

Jan 10, 2018