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WVU to close on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021

Last week, Gov. Jim Justice signed two proclamations declaring two additional half-day state holidays on Thursday, Dec. 23 and Thursday, Dec. 30.

Dec. 23 is already a scheduled holiday for West Virginia University; however, Dec. 30 is not. The University, including WVU Research Corp., will combine the two additional half-day state holidays and observe them on Dec. 30.

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PEIA Public Hearings PY 2023

The Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) is holding annual public hearings during the month of November in multiple locations around the state. These hearings allow the public to learn more about PEIA’s proposed changes for Plan Year 2023 and to voice their concerns and comments.  The Morgantown hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17 at Erickson Alumni Center. Registration begins at 5 p.m.; you must register to attend. Masks and social distancing are recommended at the live hearings.

If you can't attend the hearing in person, please submit your comments to the PEIA Finance Board in writing to PEIAComments@wv.gov

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WVU to Close Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth

West Virginia University, including the WVU Research Corp., will close Friday, June 18, following a Presidential Proclamation and separate declaration issued by Gov. Jim Justice proclaiming a state holiday in recognition of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth, which is held on June 19 each year, celebrates the ending of slavery in the U.S. This year, June 19 falls on a Saturday. As a result, Friday, June 18, will be recognized as a full-day holiday for all public employees of the state.

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Floating Holiday hours to expire June 30, 2021

On Dec. 16, 2020, a 7.5 hour floating holiday (pro-rated by FTE) was announced for all WVU and WVURC leave-eligible employees (pro-rated by FTE). The holiday was granted to eligible employees through the Applaud system, effective on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.

Effective July 1, 2021, any WVU employee who has not used all available floating holiday hours through Applaud will forfeit those hours. The hours will be removed from the employee’s available floating holiday balance in the system.

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All WVU employees, students – aged 18 and older – are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

All West Virginia University students, faculty and staff who are above the age of 18 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as announced by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Tuesday (March 22).

Those students and employees who reside outside of West Virginia also are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. This eligibility pertains to students and employees at the Beckley and Keyser campuses, as well. 

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Office of the Provost's "Transform This! Challenge Grants" Returns

The Office of the Provost’s “Transform This! Challenge Grants” are back for another round of inspiring initiatives.

In collaboration with a faculty team, the Provost’s Office announces a second round of competitive Transform This! Challenge Grants. Originally launched in Spring 2020 to build on the momentum of the 2019 grassroots Strategic Transformation efforts, each round of Transform This! Challenge Grants will focus on projects and activities that promote one of the Strategic Transformation goals.

Read Full Article: Office of the Provost's "Transform This! Challenge Grants" Returns