Get Active and Win this Jacket!

Log in to Workday beginning November 10 and choose your benefits for 2015!  The 250th person to submit an Open Enrollment election will win a North Face Venture jacket from City Sports.  It comes in Men’s and Women’s styles in your choice of size and color.  The winner will be notified on Tuesday, November 11.

Remember, you can submit early and still go back and make changes to your election right up through December 1, 2014.

Faculty/Staff Flu Clinics Start 10/15

The seasonal flu is associated with an estimated 54,000 to 430,000 hospitalizations and approximately 3,000 to 49,000 deaths annually in the USA. The flu is a serious illness, yet fewer than half of Americans got a flu shot during the 2012-2013 flu season. Don't be one of them.

Myth: I've heard I can have serious side effects as a result of getting a flu shot.
Truth: Life-threatening allergic reactions are very rare, according to the CDC. Signs of serious allergic reaction can include breathing problems, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, a fast heartbeat, or dizziness. If they do occur, it is within a few minutes to a few hours after the shot. These reactions are more likely to occur among persons with a severe allergy to eggs, because the viruses used in most influenza vaccines are grown in hens’ eggs. While severe reactions are uncommon, employees should let their doctor, nurse, clinic, or pharmacist know if they have a history of allergy or severe reaction to flu vaccine or any part of flu vaccine, including eggs.

Myth: I'm not eligible receive the flu shot.
Truth: Almost everyone who wants a flu shot is a candidate. According to the CDC, the only individuals who should not be vaccinated are children under six months of age and anyone with severe, life-threatening allergies to the vaccine or any ingredient in the vaccine. People with an egg allergy, moderate-to-severe illness (with or without fever) and people with a history of Guillain–Barré Syndrome should first consult their doctor before opting to receive the vaccine.

Click here to view the flu clinic schedule and to access links to the consent form and "What You Need to Know." Consent forms will also be available at each clinic.

What's Your Financial IQ?

Test your financial know-how and you could win a mini iPad! University Human Resources has teamed up with TIAA-CREF to bring you a new What’s Your Financial IQ Challenge! 

From October 1 to October 31, take this educational challenge to learn about financial planning. Each day five new questions are added to the Challenge. Every time you play, you are automatically entered for a chance to win a mini iPad – so sign on every day! All responses are confidential.

Click here to launch the quiz to test your financial savvy and learn something new each time you play.