Updates from HR: Wellbeing and hybrid work tips, Inclusive Excellence, accessibility, benefits

Hybrid Work: Inclusive Tip #3

To promote inclusivity, be sure any conversations that occur on-site after a video conference ends are documented in the minutes for remote participants. The sun rises behind trees lining Hearn Plaza

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Weekly Wellbeing Tip: Relieve Tension

At times we don’t even realize we are furrowing our brows or holding a tense jaw. A few minutes spent relaxing just the muscles of the face can relieve tension and anxiety in our entire bodies.

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Dependent Care FSA Limit Increase

For the 2021 plan year only, the American Rescue Plan Act has increased the dependent care flexible spending account annual limit up to $10,500 (increased from $5,000) for married taxpayers and up to $5,250 (from $2,500) for single taxpayer filers. Individuals may increase their monthly contributions via Workday.

CREF Money Market R2 Accounts

Those with a CREF Money Market R2 retirement account, which was closed to new contributions for WFU employees in 2016, will likely experience a negative return in July 2021 due to the expiration of a management fee waiver. Contact TIAA at 800.842.2776 or tiaa.org with questions.

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Inclusive Excellence for Leaders: June 9

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites those with responsibility for leading diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts within their organization or department to this 90-minute workshop.

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New Staff Orientation: June 9

Newly hired staff are invited to register for an upcoming New Staff Orientation, which provides important information about joining the Wake Forest community.

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TIAA Advice Sessions: June 9

A TIAA financial consultant will be available for individual 30-minute consultations to discuss retirement planning. Available for free to all faculty and staff.

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Digital Accessibility Conference: June 10

The NC Higher Ed Digital Accessibility Collaborative is hosting a free virtual conference, which is open to everyone in higher education in North Carolina. Topics range from accessible instructional materials to web accessibility and more.

Register » ncsu.edu/2021a11yconference

Wake Forest Fellows announced for 2021-22

ICYMI: Ten 2021 grads will return to WFU as Wake Forest Fellows, a one year, full-time staff position, beginning July 1.

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