February 2018 Newsletter

HR Paperwork Deadline Dates

All paperwork for new hires, rehires, or paperwork affecting an employee’s pay should be received in Human Resources on or before the dates listed in the table below:

Employee Type

Pay Date

Date Paperwork should be received in HR













Paperwork received after the deadline dates will be processed on the next available pay date in 2018. Please note the late submission of timesheets could result in late payments.  Please visit the Payroll website for due dates.

Recruitment Resources Available on HR website

Check out our HR website for recruitment resources designed to assist hiring managers, search chairs and search committee members in the recruitment and hiring process. Information is available for staff, Administrative/Professional faculty and Teaching & Research faculty searches.

PeopleAdmin SelectSuite Resources

Need a quick refresher on how to modify a position description, request to advertise, begin a hiring proposal or review applicants for a posting? Be sure to check out our How to Videos that are 2-4 minutes in length.

PeopleAdmin SelectSuite Training

SelectSuite system is designed to allow users to track the applicant and recruitment process. The Applicant Tracking module streamlines the recruitment process while transparent communication and consistent hiring processes. The Position Management module allows users to modify and manage position descriptions. The training sessions are held in the HR Conference Room on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please send an email to hr@radford.edu.

VRS Defined Contribution Plan Appointments Available

Learn how to save with the DCP ORP (Optional Retirement Plan), Commonwealth of Virginia 457 and the VRS Hybrid 457. We invite you to register for a one-on-one appointment to learn more about the defined contribution component of your plan.

Defined Contribution Plans Retirement Specialists from ICMA-RC, the record-keeper for the VRS Defined Contribution Plans, are available to speak with you and answer any questions.

Register for an appointment to:

  • Understand your role in saving and investing for your future
  • Explore how increasing contributions can help you reach your goals
  • Learn how to choose the right investments for your lifestyle
  • Discover tools to help you manage your retirement account

The appointments will be held in Heth 019 on the following dates:

  • Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For meeting details, contact Erinn Briele at ebriele@icmarc.org or 800-338-5804.

TIAA Counseling Sessions

TIAA counseling sessions are coming to campus in April. No matter where you are in life just—getting started or planning for retirement, a session with Matthew Meade can help you create a plan for your retirement goals. These sessions are at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saying enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

One-hour individual sessions will be conducted in Heth 239 on April 4, 2018 and April 5, 2018. Register for one of the sessions and RSVP today, as space is limited. You can also call 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET).

Annual PEAK Program

The Department of Health and Human Performance, specifically the Physical and Health Education Program students, will be presenting their annual PEAK program once again this spring starting on February 3, 2018. Please see the PEAK flyer for additional information.

Contact Jon Poole at jpoole@radford.edu, Anna Devito at adevito@radford.edu, or Steve Shelton at sdshelton@radford.edu for information as well.

Highlander Wellness

Did you know eating breakfast gives our bodies many benefits including feeling energized, thinking clearly and stabilizing blood sugar. If you normally skip breakfast, CommonHealth challenges you to jump-start your metabolism over the next 30 days by eating breakfast. Plan to get started by clicking this week’s WELLNOTE. There are tips for a quick breakfast on the go, and foods to add if you are already eating breakfast.

Try it this week – Put prevention into practice. Have you been putting off a health checkup or screening? Make time to be healthy by scheduling your doctor’s appointment.

CommonHealth will be offering a session on Metabolism Makeover. Come to one of the following sessions to learn how to get your metabolism moving in the right direction, so you can reach those New Year resolutions and begin your journey to a healthier you.

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. at the Staff Senate Meeting in Hurlburt 249.
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m. in the Library, Room 170.

Weight Watchers

From February 5, 2018 through February 23, 2018, Weight Watchers is hosting an Open House/Inspire Event at your At Work Meeting(s) scheduled on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. in the HR Conference room to help motivate employees with success stores and practical tools. All employees who purchase a Weight Watchers At Work Meeting Series during this promotion period are eligible to receive a FREE Starter Kit packed with exciting tools ($70 value) that are inspired by our new WW Freestyle™ program!

The Starter Kit offer that accompanies this promotion is uniquely designed to support weight-loss efforts. It includes:

  • Omelet Make/Egg Poacher
  • Cutting Board
  • Chopper
  • Steamer
  • Best of WW 0 SmartPoints Recipes Cookbook + $20 of Coupons

*This offer is for NEW members only who enroll in current meeting between February 5, 2018 through February 23, 2018. Must redeem only by March 9, 2018. While supplies last. Starter Kit contents may vary.

Please see Starter Kit for additional information.

Staff Senate Meeting

The Staff Senate meeting will be held in the Bonnie Combo room at 9:00 a.m. on February 15, 2018. Any changes will be communicated.

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.

Feb 1, 2018