June 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. Please note the late submission of timesheets could also result in late payments.  Please visit the Payroll website for due dates.

New Process for Separation Checklists -- Coming Soon

Human Resources is working with the Division of Information Technology and several other campus departments to create a more efficient process in regards to separation checklists for all employees. As part of the change, a new student employee separation checklist is being created. The new process is expected to be implemented by July 1, 2018. Additional information will be available soon.

HR Training Sessions

Retirement Planning & Information sessions are intended for employees who are nearing retirement or just wanting to learn more about the process. Each session will cover topics ranging from the Virginia Retirement System and the Optional Retirement plans, life insurance and retiree health insurance options, as well as information on Social Security and supplemental retirement plans. This quarter’s sessions will take place in Hurlburt 248 on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Social Security 101

Social Security 101 will be presented on June 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the HR Conference Room. If you have questions regarding Social Security, this session is for you! Jaqueline Weisgarber, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, will present this session to answer questions such as:

  • When am I eligible to receive retirement benefits?
  • How does early retirement affect my benefits?
  • What is the future of Social Security?
  • When should I file for Medicare?

Be sure to set aside time for this informational session. Due to limited seating, registration is required. To register, please email benefits@radford.edu. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Benefits Team at 540-831-5008.

Virginia Credit Union

The Virginia Credit Union is available to all state employees and offers a full line of services. These services include share draft accounts (checking), saving accounts, Quickline Audio Response, ATM cards, loans, revolving credit plan, share certificates of deposit, and money market certificates. There is no membership fee and deposits are payroll deductible. If you are interested in any of these services, please visit the Virginia Credit Union website for additional information.

Highlander Wellness

We had eight employees successfully complete the CommonHealth’s Sleep Better Challenge in March. Radford University was the second highest participator in our region! Way to go, Highlanders! The next challenge is the Eat Well Challenge that will begin the first part of July, so be watching for additional information in our July newsletter.

Summer is Coming, Get Out and Walk! Our beautiful campus has several walking routes that have been mapped out around the Radford University campus with the distance and approximate time taken to walk the loop. Walking is an excellent way to relieve stress and get in shape at the same time, so get out and get moving!

Beginning May 28, 2018 through the remainder of 2018, current Weight Watchers members are able to take advantage of the Invite a Friend promotion. For every co-worker you refer to the WW program, the new and existing member will receive a 6-month subscription (3 issues) of Weight Watchers Magazine.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • WW emailed to all existing members, on May 28, 2018, the Invite a Friend promotion information. The more friends you refer, the longer your free subscription will last (e.g., 2 friends = 12 months of free magazines).
  • To take advantage of this promotion, members will need to send the invitation to their coworkers to join WW through www.weightwatchers.com/us/invite. Once the new member signs up and completes the invitation form, both members will be notified and magazines will come to their homes within 4-6 weeks.

Please see the Invite a Friend Flyer for additional information.

Independence Day Holiday

Radford University will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day. If you are required to work, you will earn compensatory time on an hour-for-hour basis. You can view the Holiday Schedule for more 2018 holidays.

Staff Senate Meeting

The Staff Senate meeting will be held in the Bonnie Combo room at 9:00 a.m. on June 21, 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.

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

Jun 1, 2018