Monthly Siren Test
VCU will conduct the monthly siren test at noon this Wednesday, May 7. Monthly siren tests are conducted on the first Wednesday of each month. The monthly siren test involves a one-minute siren activation using a steady or even tone for the sirens located on the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. In an actual life-threatening emergency, the sirens will be activated for four minutes to warn people external to VCU facilities that there is an immediate risk to the area. There is no "all clear" siren as that information is distributed via the other VCU Alert technologies.
Health Plan Premium Rewards for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff in COVA Care and COVA HealthAware who currently receive premium rewards will automatically continue to receive them for the July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 plan year. For more information, see http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/ohbcommunications/COVAPremiumRewardLetterB.pdf. Faculty and staff in COVA Care and COVA HealthAware who do not currently receive premium rewards can qualify to receive them for the July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 plan year by completing a health assessment and biometric screening on or before May 31, 2014. For more information, see http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/ohbcommunications/COVAPremiumRewardLetterA.pdf or contact Active Health Management at 1-866-938-0349.
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Open Enrollment for Faculty and Staff Health Benefits and Flexible Spending: May 1-23
Open enrollment for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s health benefits and flexible spending programs will take place from Thursday, May 1, through Friday, May 23. Eligible faculty and staff may enroll or make coverage changes during this period. For details, review the Spotlight newsletter at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/OpenEnrollment2014/SpotlightSpring2014.pdf and the VCU Open Enrollment Checklist at http://hr.vcu.edu/media/hr/checklist_oe2014.pdf. Open enrollment elections are accepted only between May 1 and May 23.
For more information, contact VCU Benefits at email@example.com or (804) 827-1723 or visit http://hr.vcu.edu/benefits.html.
CCTR: NIH Video Contest
The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research is participating in an NIH video contest celebrating the 10th anniversary of the NIH Common Fund. Watch as the CCTR crew shows how translational research is a team sport. Includes special appearances by the Rams men's basketball team. Help the center win the contest by watching and voting thumbs up at http://youtu.be/aicBDifDtIA.
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