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Resources & News
October 2013

Featured News

Fire Prevention Week: October 6 - October 12

This year's theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires.

Click Here for additional material regarding fire prevention and available information sessions open to students, employees and guests to attend.

Workplace Bullying Learning Opportunities

Workplace bullying takes an enormous toll on organizations and their employees.  This fall, Dr. Leah Hollis, author of Bully in the Ivory Tower, will be on campus working with different groups to address workplace bullying issues in higher education and possible solutions based on her research. Funded through a University Forum Grant and Human Resources, Dr. Hollis will engage managers and supervisors, academic chairs and administrators, faculty and staff through presentation, dialogue and case study. CLICK HERE to learn about topics covered with each group, workshop times and dates, and to register.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Information

We are pleased to announce West Chester University is offering free seasonal flu vaccines to all employees. 

Date:  Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Wayne Hall Lounge

Click Here for information

PEBTF Open Enrollment: October 7 to October 25

Please note the significant “buy-up” contribution increases for employees hired on or after 08/01/2003:
o   Single Coverage for Full-Time PPO for 2013 is $21.38 biweekly and is increasing to $29.13 biweekly for 2014
o   Multi-Party Full-Time PPO for 2013 is $54.08 biweekly and is increasing to $75.08 biweekly for 2014
o   Part-Time employee coverage costs are also increasing significantly as indicated on the rate sheets

Dependents to Age 26 – Eligibility Change
·  Effective January 1, 2014, the requirement, “Is the dependent eligible for other employer-sponsored health coverage (other than through a parent),” will be removed.
· Effective January 1, 2014, employees may cover an eligible dependent provided that dependent is under age 26.

Click Here for more information

Get Lean...Less Mean... and Succeed in Uncertain times!

Sign up for one or all of these eight October Learning Opportunities.

7  are available 24/7

Coffee Coaching Now Available

Are you stuck transforming an idea into action and results? Does your negative self-talk get in the way of your success? Are you performing at your fullest potential?  

CLICK HERE to take a short assessment to see if you are ready for a one-time laser coaching session or more. Email orgdev@wcupa.edu to learn more about individual and group coaching in the areas of performance management, interpersonal communications, conflict resolution, and self-management specific to goal achievement, productivity, positive psychology, workplace engagement, emotional intelligence, and career exploration; and possibly schedule your coaching session.  Space is very limited.

Preventing Leg Injuries

Minor leg injuries are common and often develop from every day wear and tear, overuse, or an injury. Injuries can also result from poor muscle balance, lack of flexibility, or weakness in soft tissues.  By keeping the muscles and joints of the legs strong and flexible the likelihood of leg injuries can be reduced. Click Here to learn some basic leg stretches and strengthening exercises to reduce the likelihood of injuring your legs.

SEAP Article: "Depression Can Lead to Suicide"

Everyone reacts to stressful situations differently. "Depression Can Lead to Suicide" provides information on depression and tips for identifying and preventing suicide.
Click Here for more information about our SEAP Program.



Employee Spotlight

Employees on the Move

Click Here to see the latest new hires, transfers and retirements at WCU!

Photo Gallery/Good News around WCU

Review our Photo Gallery/Good News Page to see employee photos and/or learn about exciting employee happenings. Read Full Story

To submit your photos and/or good news Click Here.

Gone, but not Forgotten

In memory of past and current employees we have recently lost.
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Click Here to submit your good news, photos, campus activities and more for inclusion in a future bulletin




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