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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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West Virginia University’s workers’ compensation carrier’s name has changed

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.

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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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