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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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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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Floating Holiday hours to expire June 30, 2018

On Dec. 22, 2017, and Dec. 29, 2017, “floating” holidays equaling eight hours (four hours for each day) were granted for all leave-eligible employees. The floating holidays were granted to eligible employees through the MyTime leave system and prorated based upon the employee’s full-time equivalency (FTE). 

Effective July 1, 2018, any employee who has not used all available floating holiday hours through the MyTime leave system will forfeit those hours. The hours will be removed from the employee’s available floating holiday balance in the system. 

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PEIA Task Force holding public outreach meetings in June

As a reminder, the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Task Force is holding multiple public outreach meetings during the month of June in multiple locations around the state. These meetings allow the public to give feedback about what is working well with PEIA and what needs improved. The Morgantown meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Erickson Alumni Center. 

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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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Four-hour "floating" holidays

Gov. Jim Justice issued two executive orders in December that declared the afternoons of Friday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 22 as official holidays for State employees. Since WVU already recognizes Dec. 22 as a holiday and since many employees had already requested leave time for Dec. 29, the University has modified its holiday calendar to include two supplemental four-hour "floating" holidays for leave-eligible employees.

To qualify for each set of floating holiday hours, employees must:

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