July 2019 Newsletter

Independence Day Holiday

Radford University will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday July 5, 2019 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 2019 holidays.

New Onboarding Process

The Department of Human Resources is excited to announce the roll out of the new electronic onboarding process. New employees, hired into a full-time position, will now be sent onboarding forms electronically, via their personal email. This new process will eliminate the need for paper forms, including all Human Resources and Payroll forms. If you have any questions regarding this new process, please contact your Human Resources Consultant.   

Leave Reminder

We are half way through the year, so be sure to manage your leave accordingly to avoid losing annual leave hours when the New Year begins.

If you have questions regarding your leave balance, please contact Danette Poole at lpoole@radford.edu or call 540-831-6110.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Tips and Reminders

Participants have three months, from the end of their current FSA, to file for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred during the coverage period and to resolve any outstanding card transactions.

The Medical FSA Debit Card may not be used after June 30, 2019 to pay claims incurred during the 2018-2019 plan year, regardless of the date of service. Claims incurred during the plan year, but processed after June 30, 2019, will need to be filed online or by using a claim form. Visit Flexible Spending Accounts for additional information.  

Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Education and Counseling

VRS members have access to various educational materials regarding retirement planning. Course details and registration information are available on numerous topics to meet your current educational needs. For more information, see Education and Counseling on the VRS website.

CommonHealth – Employee Wellness Program

Changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact on your health. CommonHealth, the state’s employee wellness program, strives to make a difference in the health of employees and the workplace by integrating health into the work culture. Each week, CommonHealth releases Weekly Wellnotes on various topics. To view these informational topics, be sure to check out Weekly Wellnotes.

Need HR Support?

To help answer any questions you may have, visit the Meet Our Staff page on the Human Resources 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.

Jul 3, 2019