August 2018 Newsletter

Summer Hours End August 3

Reminder that the alternate summer schedule ends Friday, August 3, 2018 and normal business hours will resume beginning Monday, August 6, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.  

Classified and A/P Staff Performance Evaluations

Completed performance evaluations utilizing the new performance module in PeopleAdmin SelectSuite for all A/P and Classified employees are due for review by Human Resources on November 3, 2018. The schedule for the various steps are as follows:

Step Owner

System Opens

Due Date

Employee Completes Self-Evaluation



Supervisor Completes Evaluation



Reviewer Approval



Meeting to Review with Employee



Employee Acknowledgement



Training for the new evaluation system will be available for employees and supervisors as listed below. Registration is necessary through the Virginia Learning Center (VLC). The dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – A/P Employee
  • Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Classified Employee
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Classified Employee
  • Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – A/P Employee
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Classified Employee
  • Friday, August 31, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – A/P Employee
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – A/P Supervisor
  • Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Classified Supervisor

Please make every effort to attend the training as there is new functionality in the new system.  Instructions (quick sheets) and videos for completing the performance evaluation in SelectSuite will be on the HR website in the near future. If you have additional questions, please contact Jenene Lewis at 540-831-7286 or Theresa Slaughter at 540-831-5582.  

Updated Instructions for Wage Continuation EPAF

Please check out the updated instructions for wage continuation EPAFs on the HR website. This will help supervisors achieve a smoother process of submitting wage continuation EPAFs.

If you have any questions, please email

Timesheet Approvals

There are still supervisors who do not have a proxy set up to approve timesheets in their absence. If you do not have a proxy set up, please be sure to designate a proxy before the next timesheet deadline.

Tuition Waiver Due Date Reminder

Employee tuition waiver requests for each semester are due in Human Resources on or before the add/drop date for the semester or session as listed in the Academic Calendar.

Tuition waiver requests received in Human Resources after the add/drop date for each semester or session will be returned without further action. HR determines eligibility for tuition waivers and forwards all Employee Tuition Waiver Request forms to Student Accounts. Employees planning to enroll in a class using their fee waiver may not register until the first day of classes and must register through the Office of the Registrar rather than online. This policy ensures tuition-paying students have access to classes before those who are receiving fee waivers. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Human Resources at 540-831-5008 and ask to speak to Benefits or send an email to

TIAA Representative on Campus

In order to better serve Radford University employees TIAA will conduct individual information and planning sessions on campus every six weeks. Currently, TIAA is scheduled to be on campus on August 22, 2018, October 12, 2018, and November 27, 2018. If you are interested in meeting with the TIAA representative to discuss retirement planning or account strategy please call 800-732-8353 or register online at for one of the one-hour appointments. You may also register for sessions through your online TIAA account. All sessions will be conducted in Heth 239.

Voluntary Contributions – VRS Hybrid Members

Have you signed up to make voluntary contributions? In addition to mandatory contributions, members may contribute up to 4 percent in voluntary contributions to the defined contribution component of the Hybrid Retirement Plan. This is a great way to save for your retirement ― saving a little more now can make a big difference by the time you retire.

For more information, go to Voluntary Contributions or call the Department of Human Resources at 540-831-5008.

Cash Match Plan

Are you taking advantage of the cash match plan? Eligible employees who make a contribution to an approved 403b tax deferred annuity or the 457 deferred compensation plan are eligible to participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Cash Match Plan. Employees will receive each pay period, the lesser of $20 or 50% of the employee’s contribution amount. Employees enrolled in the VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan must make the maximum 4% voluntary contribution to the defined contribution component of the plan in order to receive a match on contributions to your employer 457 or 403(b) plans.

For more information, call the Department of Human Resources at 540-831-5008.

SAVE THE DATE – 2018 Employee Benefits Fair

The annual Employee Benefits Fair will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Muse Hall. Additional information will be coming soon.

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.

Aug 1, 2018