Annual Benefits Enrollment
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.
Today’s drive-through flu shot clinic hours have been extended to 6 p.m. Please bring a printed and completed consent form to your clinic visit at the LJVM Coliseum (download in English or Spanish). If you are unable to print your consent form, please bring a pen to complete the form when you arrive. Visit the HR website to learn more.
Due to the potential for inclement weather this afternoon and to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff and medical professionals administering flu shots, the drive-through flu shot clinic at LJVM Coliseum will end at 12 p.m. today, or as weather permits.
Additionally, the drive-through clinic at LJVM Coliseum on Thursday, October 1 will begin at 8 a.m. and has been extended to 6 p.m. Register for flu shots by visiting the PDC.
As a reminder, please have your printed and completed consent form (Download in English or Spanish) to give to the nurse at the time of your visit. If you are not able to print your consent form, please bring a pen with you so you can complete a consent form when you arrive.
- Safety: Individuals are required to wear a mask. The drive-through clinic requires all individuals in the vehicle to wear a mask.
- Identification:Faculty, staff, and retirees should bring their Deacon OneCard. Spouses and dependent children should bring their BCBS insurance card.
- Attire & Seating:Wear clothing that allows easy access to the upper arm. Short sleeves are preferred. The drive-through clinic requires the recipient to be seated at a window or door that can be opened.
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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.
- 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 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.
Flu shots: Sept. 21 – Oct. 19
Wake Forest University will offer free flu shots to all faculty, staff and retirees from Monday, Sept. 21 through Oct. 19. Spouses and dependent children (8 years and older) enrolled in the University’s BlueCross BlueShield medical plan are also eligible. In addition to various clinics on campus for current employees, Wake Forest will offer a drive-through flu shot location at LJVM Coliseum to accommodate off-site colleagues, retirees and family members.
Employees can view the Mandatory Influenza Vaccine Policy here and get information about clinic dates and registration, how to request an exemption and how to submit documentation for off-campus flu shots on the designated human resources page.
COVID-19 Dashboard update
Beginning Sept. 8, the COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated with the number of cases in the past two weeks, a sliding date range to view case numbers within a specific period and stacked, daily bars differentiating faculty and staff from students. Learn more and view the Dashboard on the Our Way Forward website.