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Consolidated University Policy Library launch

A new consolidated University Policy Library website (policy.wfu.edu) has been launched to make Wake Forest administrative policies more accessible to the campus community. All administrative policies and supporting documents from departments within Finance & Administration – which includes Budget & Financial Planning, Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities & Campus Services, Financial Services, Hospitality & Auxiliary Services, Human Resources and Information Systems – can be viewed on this website, as well as on each corresponding departmental webpage.

These administrative policies provide guidance for the everyday activities of the campus community, clarify the University’s expectations of its individual members, reduce institutional risk, increase efficiency and support the University’s compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Filters are available to refine your search and if you are unsure of the document name, use the A – Z Index feature to view based on keywords.

Additional policy content will be added over time.

Campus events Sept. 18 to recognize Campus Fire Safety Month

In recognition of Campus Fire Safety Month, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is partnering with Wake Forest this month to raise awareness of campus fire safety.

Sept. 18 is Campus Safe NC Day for North Carolina colleges and universities. The Wake Forest event is one of several similar efforts by the State of North Carolina on campuses to inform college students how to avoid injury due to fire.

An event at 10 a.m. on Sept. 18 will involve Winston-Salem firefighters setting fire to a mock dorm room outside Scales Fine Arts Center.  It will take place in the traffic circle outside Scales on a flatbed trailer especially set up for the demonstration.  The demonstration is intended to demonstrate how sprinkler systems in University and college residence halls can save lives.

The event is open to students, faculty, staff and others.

The Wake Forest event is one of several similar efforts by the State of North Carolina on campuses to inform college students how to avoid injury due to fire.

Several speakers will be present at the Wake Forest event. They include: Commissioner and Fire Marshall Causey,Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue, Winston-Salem Fire Chief Trey Mayo, Dr. Anju Bakhshi Saraswat of the Wake Forest Baptist Burn Center, T.J. McLamb of the Fayetteville Fire Department, and Chief State Fire Marshal Brian Taylor.

Wake Forest departments that offer safety programs for students, faculty and staff will host Campus Safe Day activities in Benson University Center, Room 401 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring door prizes, food and safety information.

Following is a list of Campus safety partners who will participate:

·      Environmental Health and Safety

·      University Police

·      Emergency Management

·      Residence Life and Housing

·      Facilities and Campus Services

·      Counseling Center / Suicide Prevention Program

·      Information Systems

·      Student Health / Student EMTs

·      Deacon One  

·      Office of Chaplain

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Opportunities available to participate in Wellspaces program

This is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:

Did you know that employees spend more than half of their waking hours in the workplace?  What better way to spend that time than feeling well and supported by your leadership while being engaged and productive at work that you value?

Are you interested in promoting wellbeing among the staff in your office?

WellSpaces is a partnership between the Office of Wellbeing and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.  WellSpaces supports offices in creating and sustaining a culture that promotes personal and collective wellbeing. Program participants create meaningful policies and practices that improve morale, camaraderie, productivity, and achieve individual and staff team goals.

Employees of offices who have participated in the WellSpaces program reported increases in the following components of wellbeing:

  • Perception of a positive work environment
  • Sense of connection among staff
  • Sharing a trusted relationship with someone in the office
  • Sense of joy in telling others about my place of work
  • Perception that office leadership provides resources and/or support for staff to connect as a group
  • Leadership demonstrates a commitment to an office culture that promotes wellbeing

As a WellSpace, each office…

  • Designates an office Wellbeing Ambassador
  • Participates in manager training on wellbeing and workplace performance
  • Participates in at least one wellbeing activity as an office each month
  • Adopts three office-level policies or practices that promote team wellbeing such as taking walking meetings, forming an office book club or hosting a group lunch. (Other examples are available on the WellSpaces website.)

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WellSpaces program participation open to faculty, staff

This is a guest post of the Office of Wellbeing:

Are you interested in promoting wellbeing among your office team? Join the Office of Wellbeing and the Environmental Health and Safety Office in the WellSpaces program.

WellSpaces supports offices in creating and sustaining a culture that promotes personal and collective wellbeing. Program participants create meaningful policies and practices that improve morale, camaraderie, productivity, and achieve individual and staff team goals.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or registering for the WellSpaces program, we invite you to register for one of the WellSpaces Info Sessions using the link below!   Attendance at an information session is not required to participate in the program.

WellSpaces Info Session information available here.

Enrollment for the WellSpaces program is open through Aug. 29. Click here to complete the WellSpaces Registration  to participate.

As a WellSpace, each office:

  • Designates an office Wellbeing Ambassador;
  • Participates in manager training on wellbeing and employee engagement;
  • Participates in at least one wellbeing activity as an office each month; and
  • Adopts three office-level policies or practices that promote team wellbeing such as walking meetings, forming an office book club or hosting a group lunch. (Other examples are available on the WellSpaces website.)

WellSpaces Successes

On aggregate, participating offices experienced improvement in multiple areas including:

  • Sense of connection among staff
  • Sharing a trusted relationship with someone in the office
  • Sense of joy in telling others about their place of work
  • Perception that office leadership provides resources and/or support for staff to connect as a group
  • Perception of a positive work environment
  • Leadership demonstrates a commitment to an office culture that promotes wellbeing

For more information, contact Thrive@nullwfu.edu or call 336-758-4370.

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Staff milestones February 2018

See a list of staff milestones for February 2018:

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