January 28, 2023

Building Coordinators Announced

To:  Members of the UMW Community
From:  Richard Pearce, Vice President for Administration & Finance

Building management is an integral part of campus safety and maintenance. Effective immediately, I am pleased to announce that we have selected employees who will take on the responsibility as Building Coordinators for designated buildings at the University.

Building Coordinators will:

  • Assist with coordinating safety and building related issues between service departments and the occupants of the building;
  • Serve as additional eyes and ears for the service department; and
  • Be the primary point of contact when concerns involve the entire building

The main duties of the Building Coordinators include, but are not limited to:

  1. Reporting general building safety and security concerns to the appropriate service department (i.e. elevator malfunctions, ramp blockage, automatic doors closed, etc.);
  2. Assisting with disseminating information to building occupants;
  3. Assisting with building evacuations and training;
  4. Performing regular visual inspections of the building and reporting any deficiencies to the appropriate service department.  Annual inspections with Service Department personnel may also be requested of the Building Coordinator; and
  5. Facilitating building emergency plans.

Building Coordinators are not intended to eliminate direct contact between service departments and building occupants. For the most part, Building Coordinators act as the primary point of contact when concerns involve the entire building.

Please take a moment to review the list indicating the coordinator assigned to your building:

Brent House:  Pamela Carter
Combs Hall: Julia Coates
Pollard & Melchers Halls: Michael Morley
Dupont Hall: Jon Reynolds
Eagle Village: Monique SanPietro
Fairfax & Tyler Houses: TBD
George Washington Hall: Pamela Taggert
Jepson Science Center: Wilma Willard
Lee Hall: Janice White-Wormley
Mansion & Economics: Rosemary Staggs
Marye House: Dena Gray
Mercer Hall: Jean Bennett
Monroe Hall:  Lisa Patton
Physical Plant:  Mollie Moore
Stafford Campus:  Kevin Caffre
Trinkle Hall:  Cindy Toomey
Woodard Hall:  Lucy Quann
Fitness Center:  Rodrick “Rod” Wood
Dahlgren:  Scott Jones
Hurley Convergence Center:  Cartland Berge
University Center:  Alec Mallmann

I would like to thank in advance all the BCs for their willingness to take on this additional task and ask the UMW community to please offer your support and assistance to these individuals as they work to enhance the safety and security in our buildings.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Rick,

Temporary Services Contract Updates

Effective on August 2015, four vendors now provide temporary services to the University.  These vendors are:

  • Excel Staffing Services
  • 1st Choice Staffing, LLC
  • Premier Staffing Source
  • Temporary Solutions

Information:

  • Each Vendor’s contact information may be located in Cobblestone Systems;
  • Prices are effective for the next two years with an option to propose a higher pay rate for a temporary employee in order to hire a more highly qualified applicant;
  • Prices posted  are average for each position, not actual costs;
  • New instructions for making requests, including EVA entry, are posted on the website (Temporary Staff web page).
  • An updated  form to submit requests is also on the website.

Additional information is available on the Temporary Staff web page.  You may also contact Marilyn Birriel at mbirriel@umw.edu with any questions.

Employee Fall Luncheon, Oct. 13

Make sure that you join us at the Fall Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 13. You will get to visit with your colleagues, hear about what’s going on around UMW and perhaps even win a prize!  The Fall Luncheon flyer will provide more details.

 

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Faculty/Staff Mixer, Feb. 19

The Staff Advisory Committee invites UMW Faculty and Staff to join their colleagues at the next faculty/staff mixer at Home Team Grill on Thursday, Feb. 19, beginning at 5 p.m.

Half-price house wine, house liquors and all draft beers are available until 6 p.m.

News from Human Resources

Have You Thought about Retirement?

It is closer than you think!

Today is a good day to evaluate if you have saved enough money to live comfortably in retirement.

If you haven’t started a savings plan, this is a good time to begin with as little as $10 a payday. And if you are a full time employee, the University will match 50% of your contributions to the 457 or 403(b) Plan or $20 per pay day, whichever is less. If you are already participating, evaluate if you can save more to increase your retirement income.

VRS Participants ONLY

Your 2013 Member Benefit Profile (MBP) is available through your myVRS account.

What does this mean for you? The MBP is your online annual benefit statement based on information the University has reported to VRS as of June 30, 2013.  It’s an important resource for planning your future. Want to know how much money you have in your member account? Want to see an estimate of your monthly benefit when you retire, and when you can retire?

You will be able to find all this information in your 2013 Member Benefit Profile

DEADLINE Quickly Approaching for Biometric Screening and Premium Discount

Biometric screenings must be completed between August 1 and October 31, or have been done at a physician’s office between April 1 and October 31, to count toward premium rewards for the second half of the health plan year. Remember that a completed health assessment is also required to qualify for premium rewards.  FAQ’s at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/BiometricFAQs.pdf

New UMW Employees

Please give a warm welcome to the newest members of the UMW community.

  • Philip Pierce joins the Athletics Department as the Assistant Director of Athletic Development and Promotions.
  • Margot Jebb is now an Area Coordinator for Residence Life.
  • José Diaz is the Employee Relations and Training Manager in the Office of Human Resources.

Another Chance to Take Health Assessment and Earn Premium Rewards

Eligible members who did not complete their Health Assessment during May 2013 will be given the opportunity to earn premium rewards for the second half of the plan year. Members who are enrolled in COVA Care and COVA HealthAware on or before July 1 may complete their Health Assessment at www.myactivehealth.com/COVA and complete their biometric screening between August 1 and October 31 to receive premium rewards for January 1 through June 30, 2014.

Another Chance to Take Health Assessment and Earn Rewards

UMW employees who were unable to do so before have another chance to take a Health Assessment and earn Premium Rewards.  For more information, see http://adminfinance.umw.edu/hr/employee-relations/worklife/whats-new/.