News and Announcements
August 23, 2019
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance and Motorists Insurance Group recently announced they have merged and rebranded as Encova Insurance. However, West Virginia University’s team and process for handling on-the-job-injuries has not changed as a result of the merger.
Please continue to report all incidents or injuries within 24 hours to Environmental Health and Safety by completing this form. Be sure to submit all medical documentation to the Medical Management Unit.
Today, Gov. Jim Justice issued executive orders declaring July 5, 2019 as an official holiday for State employees. The University has modified its holiday calendar to include an additional 7.5-hour “floating” holiday (pro-rated by FTE) for leave-eligible employees, effective July 5, 2019.
Beginning July 5, leave-eligible employees at all WVU’s campuses may request approval to use the floating holiday time – or any portion of it – through the MyTime leave system.
Effective Aug.1, 2019, PEIA will once again adjust salary tiers upward by $2,700 for each tier in response to a request from Gov. Jim Justice in mid-June.
West Virginia University (the "University") is a participating employer of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education 403(b) Tax Deferred Retirement Savings Plan (the "Plan"). All employees of the University, including employees not eligible for benefits, can voluntarily elect to defer a portion of their wages to the Plan for retirement savings.
Visit the 403(b) Availability page for complete information.
The PEIA Finance Board met on December 20, 2018, and adopted the Governor’s recommendations to the PEIA Task Force for Plan Year 2020, which begins on July 1, 2019. Discontinuation of the Healthy Tomorrows Program along with additional plan changes have been made. Visit the link to see all the changes.
Late last week, Gov. Jim Justice issued executive orders declaring additional half-days on Monday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 31, as official holidays for State employees. And since WVU already observes these days as holidays, the University has modified its holiday calendar to include an additional 7.5-hour “floating” holiday (pro-rated by FTE) for leave-eligible employees, effective Monday, Dec. 24.
West Virginia University’s Division of Talent and Culture has joined the
National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable by pledging to increase colorectal cancer
screening to 80% among WVU benefits-eligible employees in an effort to reduce the
burden of this disease.
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable was established by the American Cancer Society and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In West Virginia, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. However, colorectal cancer can be detected early at a curable stage and can be prevented through the detection and removal of precancerous polyps.
In signing the 80% pledge, the Division of Talent and Culture became one of 1,685 organizations nationwide that stand united in the belief that we can eliminate colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. During the month of September, the Talent and Culture team will work to empower employees through education and awareness about risk factors and screening options for colorectal cancer.
Help WVU take care of you as we work together to meet the 80% pledge.