Updates from HR: Benefits enrollment, inclusive hiring support, voting

Annual Benefits Enrollment Side view of Reynolda Hall, framed by fall leaves

Annual Benefits Enrollment will open in Workday on Monday, Oct. 19 and run through Saturday, Oct. 31, for benefits effective Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. Faculty and staff must act to enroll if changing benefit elections, adding or removing a dependent(s) or planning to enroll or re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

Learn more on the Wake Forest human resources website.

Inclusive search and selection strategies

In response to President Hatch’s charge to address bias and equity in the hiring process, the Professional Development Center (PDC) is now offering online modules and virtual labs to assist with an inclusive search and selection process for faculty and staff positions.

Visit the PDC website to access course offerings and learn more about the University’s guiding philosophy and support resources.

Administrative leave for voting

Colleagues who plan to vote in the upcoming election are encouraged to take advantage of early voting, beginning Oct. 15. Department leaders may grant time away from work for staff to vote and will find details in the Administrative Leave and Release Time policy.

Faculty and staff are also invited to join a virtual conversation with Wake Washington for “Will My Vote Count? Securing the 2020 Election” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 1-2 p.m.

Learn more about voting resources on the Office of Civic and Community Engagement website.

Reminder: Register for a flu shot

There are two remaining Wake Forest University-sponsored flu shot clinics scheduled for faculty and staff:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the UCC
  • Monday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Graylyn

Employees can sign up on the PDC site and learn more about 2020 flu shots on the HR website.

Additional drive-through flu shot clinic dates will be available in November; details are forthcoming.

TIAA individual advice sessions

TIAA will be available for individual, 30-minute retirement planning consultations Oct. 19-21. Employees can schedule a free advice session with a financial consultation by visiting the TIAA website or calling 800.732.8355. Details about individual consultations are available on the PDC website.

Virtual 2020 Homecoming Week: Oct. 19-25

ICYMI: Colleagues are invited to join the Homecoming 2020 virtual festivities Oct. 19-25. Register for events at homecoming.wfu.edu, and participate by sharing “then and now” photos on social media using the hashtags #WFUHC and #WFUThenandNow.