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Important changes are coming soon to retirement programs for state employees

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (the Commission) has recently voted to approve important plan management changes that will benefit all participants of the Qualified 401(a) Plan, and the 403(b) and 457(b) Supplemental Plans. There is no action required from WVU employees at this time. 

Starting in mid-September 2019, the Commission will introduce:

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Additional “floating” holiday for WVU leave-eligible employees (July 5, 2019)

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.

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Annual 403(b) Universal Availability Notice

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. 

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PEIA Finance Board adopts Plan Year 2020 Plan

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.

Read the full PEIA news announcement.

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Additional "floating" holiday for WVU leave-eligible employees

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.

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Talent and Culture Signs National Colorectal Cancer Pledge

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.

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Discontinuation of Payment of Unused Sick Leave

June 22, 2017

Effective June 22, 2017 the West Virginia State Legislature has eliminated funding for the State Employee Sick Leave Fund. The fund was created by W. Va. Code §5-5-6 in 2009 and provided eligible employees an option to receive payment for their unused sick leave. Effective with the elimination of the sick leave fund due to recent state budget cuts, requests for payment of unused sick leave are no longer being accepted or approved by the State Department of Administration.

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