April 2018 Newsletter

Human Resources is now on Facebook!

Be sure to follow the Human Resources Facebook page for important information and events that are posted each week.

Late Timesheet Submittal and Approvals

All employees need to be aware and adhere to the deadlines for submitting timesheets. Additionally, supervisors should be attentive to the deadlines for having their employees timesheets approved. Late submission and approvals delay the leave process for the entire campus. If you are a supervisor and do not have a proxy set up, please make sure you set one up immediately. Any questions or concerns regarding faculty/staff timesheets should be directed to Pam Smallwood at psmallwood@radford.edu or call 540-831-6110.

Important Notice for Supervisors of Wage Employees

The 2013 Amendment to the Manpower Control Program prohibits wage employees from working more than 1500 hours between May 1 and April 30. Supervisors of wage (hourly) employees are reminded to closely monitor hours worked by wage (hourly) employees throughout the work year defined as May 1 through April 30 of any given year. Regardless of the employees hire date he/she may not work more than 1500 hours during the designated work year. With the current wage work year winding down it is important that supervisors closely monitor scheduling to ensure their wage employees do not exceed 1500 hours. Once the employee works the maximum 1500 hours he/she must be prohibited from working until May 1, 2018 and exceptions will not be granted. Additionally, the employee is not permitted to work more hours than are budgeted for the position. Position supervisors will be held solely responsible if a wage employee exceeds 1500 hours worked in violation of the Manpower Control Act. Please refer to the FAQs for Work Hour Limitation for Wage Employees or contact Human Resources at 540-831-5008 if you have any questions or need additional guidance.

Employee Service Awards

The Employee Service Awards Program has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The program recognizes Radford University service with awards beginning at 10 years of service and at five year increments thereafter. All recipients have been mailed an invitation with detailed information concerning the program. If you are reaching a milestone in your service with Radford University and have not received an invitation, please call Human Resources at 540-831-6177.

Presidential Employee Service Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Presidential Employee Service Award. All classified employees are eligible and must have at least two (2) years of university service at the time of nomination. Previous award recipients are not eligible until five (5) years after receiving the award. Eligible classified employees can be nominated by any Radford University faculty or staff member with approval from the appropriate Division Head. The nomination form and criteria information are available online or a copy is available in the Human Resources Office.

For more information, please contact our office at 540-831-5008. Nominations must be submitted to Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on April 6, 2018.

HR Training Sessions

PeopleAdmin SelectSuite training is recommended for all employees who use the SelectSuite system. The PeopleAdmin SelectSuite system is designed to allow users to track the applicant and recruitment process. The Applicant Tracking module streamlines the recruitment process with transparent communication and consistent hiring processes. The Position Management module allows users to modify and manage position descriptions. The training sessions will be hands on and in a computer lab. The locations of each class may vary. Please see the SelectSuite 2018 Training for specific locations of each class. You MUST pre-register for the class. Classes will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To register for training, please visit the Virginia Learning Center (VLC).

2018 Health Insurance and Flexible Spending Open Enrollment

Mark your calendar, Open Enrollment is May 1, 2018 through May 15, 2018. This is the time each year to make decisions about your health insurance benefits and flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Human Resources will present a series of informational sessions in preparation for the new plan year beginning July 1, 2018. Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) will mail Open Enrollment information to employees in late April outlining options, plan changes, rates, and enrollment instructions for the new plan year. At this time, our office has not received advanced information or details regarding Open Enrollment. Additional information will be provided when available. Questions should be addressed to benefits@radford.edu or call 540-831-5008. Registration is not required.

The first sessions will be in Heth 022 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The second sessions will be in Heth 022 on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 7, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Subscribe to the VRS Member News

We are pleased to send you the VRS Member News. For your convenience and up-to-date information on all things “VRS” please consider subscribing to the Member News to receive the Member News directly. Contact the Benefits Team at 540-831-5008 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Highlander Wellness

Spring has officially sprung! If you are wanting to get started with healthy walking habits, be sure to check out our walking map for different walking paths to fit your schedule. Walking is a great way to lose weight as well as get out of the office and get some fresh air. We have a beautiful campus, so get out and see it!

Weight Watchers

Be sure to check out the upcoming Weight Watchers Spring Inspire Event promotion! From April 9, 2018 through April 27, 2018, there will be an Open House/Inspire Event through Weight Watchers to help get you motivated with success stories 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!  

Employees can redeem their kit by visiting the URL found on a kit redemption handout they will receive from their At Work Meeting Leader, upon purchasing their At Work Meeting Series.  

*This offer is for NEW members only who enroll in a current meeting between April 09, 2018 to April 27, 2018. Must redeem online by May 11, 2018. While supplies last. Starter Kit contents may vary.

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

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

Highlander Half Marathon & 5K

Radford Athletics will be hosting the second annual Highlander Half Marathon and 5K presented by Carilion Clinic on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The (NEW!) half marathon course will take runners on a tour of Radford that includes Downtown Main Street, surrounding neighborhoods, through Wildwood Park and end in Bisset Park. The 5K will begin at the Dedmon Center, and runners will jump on the Bisset Park trail along the river. This race provides a scenic and family-friendly race for everyone to enjoy. Both races will meet in Bisset Park and end at the Rollin’ on the River Food Truck Rodeo.

Radford faculty & staff have a $10-0ff Half Marathon discount code: RADFS18HH. The discount code expires on April 16, 2018.  For more information and to register online, visit RUNSIGNUP.

Please note that the last day to register online is April 23, 2018.

Community Housing Partners Presents: Homebuyer Education

Are you looking to buy a home, but don’t have a down payment? No Problem! Be sure to attend this Homebuyer Education session on April 10, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hurlburt 248 to help get you started on your journey to becoming a homeowner. If you have questions about becoming a homeowner, this session is for you!

Did You Move Recently? Don’t Forget to Update Your Directory Information

The online directory, Outlook directory and many other campus systems are updated automatically from Banner. If your office has moved to a new location, be sure you update your contact information in Banner. To do this:

  • Login to MyRu
  • Click on the Personal Info icon
  • Under Personal Information, click the “Edit Personal Information” button
  • Select Manage My Addresses
  • Click the “Update HR Address” button

Staff Senate Meeting

The Staff Senate meeting will be held in the Bonnie Combo room at 9:00 a.m. on April 19, 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.

Apr 4, 2018