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Reminder: Primary election day will be observed on Tuesday, June 9

As a reminder, West Virginia University and WVU Research Corporation will be closed on Tuesday, June 9, in observance of West Virginia’s 2020 primary election day.

In early April, Gov. Jim Justice signed an executive order declaring the state’s primary election day will moved to protect the public from the potential spread of COVID-19. West Virginia’s primary election day originally was scheduled for Tuesday, May 12. 

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Floating Holiday hours extended to Aug. 31

On Dec. 13, 2019, a 3.75 hour floating holiday (pro-rated by FTE) was announced for all leave-eligible employees (pro-rated by FTE).The holiday was granted to eligible employees through the MyTime leave system, effective on Jan. 2, 2020.

Due to current COVID-19 circumstances, the floating holiday hours are being extended for all eligible employees through Aug. 31, 2020.

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May 12 primary election day moved to June 9

Earlier this week, Gov. Jim Justice signed an executive order declaring West Virginia’s 2020 primary election day will move to Tuesday, June 9, to protect the public from the potential spread of COVID-19. The primary election day originally was scheduled for Tuesday, May 12.

In accordance with the executive order, West Virginia University and WVU Research Corporation have adjusted their holiday schedules to observe June 9 as a University holiday.

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PEIA Reminder: Divorce must be reported immediately

All state employee PEIA or Health Plan policyholders should be advised that the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) is conducting an ongoing dependent eligibility audit. 

In September of 2015 the Social Security Administration released their marriage and divorce records to PEIA. PEIA is comparing those records to their records, court records, and information from the Bureau for Vital Statistics. 

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Holiday Event Guidelines for Supervisors

With the holiday season upon us, the Division of Talent and Culture wanted to take a moment to remind supervisors of West Virginia University’s guidelines for hosting employee holiday events.

The following guidelines are provided to supervisors for handling the basic structure related to employee holiday events in compliance with the West Virginia Ethics Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act, while also providing activities for employees that keep the holiday spirit alive.

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Additional half-day “floating” holiday for WVU leave-eligible employees

WVU has modified its holiday calendar to include an additional 3.75 hour “floating” holiday (pro-rated by FTE) for leave-eligible employees, effective Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Beginning Jan. 2, 2020, leave-eligible employees may request approval to use the floating holiday time – or any portion of it – through the MyTime leave system.

To qualify for these floating holiday hours, employees must:

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