"Benefits Enrollment" Archive

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.

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Reminder: Staff Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14

Staff Advisory Council logo

As a reminder, the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Staff will receive an email with a link to join via Zoom Webinar the day before each meeting. Topics and speakers are listed below.

COVID-19 updates from:

  • Matt Clifford, assistant vice president of Campus Life and dean of Residence Life & Housing
  • Kriss Dinkins, COVID-19 Coordinator
  • Laura Giovanelli, associate dean for learning spaces
  • Cecil Price, director of Student Health Service

Benefits updates from:

  • Shannon Araya, assistant director, benefits
  • Beth Fay, assistance vice president, total rewards and HR solutions

Visit the SAC website to view the meeting and event schedule.

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SAC updates: Oct. 2020

Staff Advisory Council logo

The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Staff will receive an emailed link to the Zoom Webinar the day before each meeting. October meeting topics and speakers are listed below.

COVID-19 updates from:

  • Matt Clifford, assistant vice president of Campus Life and dean of Residence Life & Housing
  • Kriss Dinkins, COVID-19 coordinator
  • Laura Giovanelli, associate dean for learning spaces
  • Cecil Price, director of Student Health Service

Benefits updates from:

  • Shannon Araya, assistant director, benefits
  • Beth Fay, assistance vice president, total rewards and HR solutions

Newsletter highlights

  • As a reminder, Wake Forest University is offering free flu shots to all faculty, staff and retirees through Oct. 19.
  • Annual benefits enrollment for 2021 will open Oct. 19 through 31.
  • The Wake Forest University Intercultural Center is offering iLab workshops virtually this semester. The Center will host a virtual iLab lunch and learn on Oct. 26, titled “Racial Battle Fatigue: Developing Coping Strategies and Supporting Others.” Realizing Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (RIDE) striving for inclusive excellence workshops are offered throughout the semester.
  • The Face to Face Speaker Forum will host a virtual conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning columnists Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The Office of Civic and Community Engagement, Office of Wellbeing and other departments and groups are offering a wide range of additional events and virtual engagement opportunities for faculty and staff.

View the full list on the SAC Oct. 2020 newsletter.

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HR updates: Dr. Ohl on COVID, benefits enrollment, safety, flu shots, Koru

Positive COVID-19 case increase in expected range

Dr. Chris Ohl, infectious disease expert at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and one of our key advisors, shared his perspective on the number of positive cases on campus.

To watch a video message from Ohl and view the campus COVID-19 dashboard, visit the Our Way Forward site.

Benefits enrollment: Oct. 19 – 31

Benefits Enrollment for benefits-eligible faculty and staff will occur October 19-31. Faculty and staff will make updates in Workday if changing benefit elections, adding or removing a dependent(s) or planning to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Wake Forest human resources will share more information in the coming weeks.

Flu shots

  • On-Campus Clinics: Colleagues should complete the SneezSafe daily wellness screening and receive clearance before proceeding to campus.
  • Drive-Through Clinics: Off-site colleagues exempt from the SneezSafe daily wellness screening, retirees, spouses and dependent children should use the drive-through clinic at LJVM Coliseum.
  • Submitting Documentation: Bring a completed Flu Shot Consent Form (available in English or Spanish) with you to the flu shot clinic.
  • Exemptions: Colleagues may request an exemption by completing the Influenza Vaccine Exemption Request Form.

Learn more on WFU HR’s flu shot page.

Koru

Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based program teaching mindfulness, meditation and stress management. The Chaplain’s Office offers all three components — Koru Basic, Koru 2.0 and Koru Retreat — to all WFU faculty, staff and students free of charge.

Visit the Chaplain Office’s mindfulness page to learn more and sign up.

Fire alarm and evacuation safety

In the event of a fire alarm on campus, it is important to follow current health and safety guidelines for face coverings and social distancing when exiting the building. When a fire alarm activates, put on a face mask if accessible and leave the building. Try to maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others as you exit and when gathering outside the building.

ICYMI – Hatch message

ICYMI: On September 21, President Hatch shared a message of gratitude with our faculty and staff colleagues and outlined his expectations for the rest of the fall semester.

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