Additional Thanksgiving & Winter Break Holiday Leave

Happy ThanksgivingAs a reminder, on Thursday, April 27, the Albemarle County School Board granted 12-month employees additional leave in alignment with the state’s holiday schedule: Offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22 (4 hours), and again on Friday, December 22 (4 hours). See the full holiday schedule for the 2017-18 school year (for 12-month employees) »

benefitsFOCUS: Annual Retirement Planning Seminar Nov. 20 & VERIP Applications Due Dec. 1

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

November means Retirement Planning Seminar time! Are you planning to retire within the next few years, just starting out in the workforce – or somewhere in between? Are you wondering where the money will come from when you retire or even what your retirement options are? Regardless of where you are in your career journey, you can find answers at the:

Retirement Planning Seminar | Monday, November 20 | 5 to 6:15 p.m. | COB – Lane Auditorium

The topics we will cover include: Continue reading

Flu and Tdap Vaccination Clinics Start Oct. 3

Get Your Flu Shot HereOnsite flu and Tdap vaccination clinics will be held October 3 – November 20 at 50+ locations. All Albemarle County employees (including part-time and temporary employees, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) and public safety volunteers (Fire Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Office) are eligible to receive flu and Tdap vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you are not covered through the County’s health plan. View the clinic schedule »

Please bring with you: a completed Vaccine Informed Consent Form and either your Anthem card (if covered on the County health plan) or other County ID (if not covered on the County health plan), like an employee ID or paystub. More information, including CDC guidance »

benefitsFOCUS: What you need to know about September payroll, our new benefits plan year, and more!

benefitsFOCUSWhat is this?

benefitsFOCUS is our way of communicating important Albemarle County employee benefits information to YOU! We’ll give you updates, tips, and head’s up announcements throughout the year in order to keep you in the loop. In this larger than normal edition …

What’s the BIG news?

September payroll! Why is this a big deal? Continue reading

Optima EAP: Two Sessions Tomorrow & Other Resources

Albemarle BeWellOften in the immediacy of traumatic events like we experienced over the weekend here in Charlottesville, many of us are struggling to regain a sense of normalcy. It’s not uncommon that the full impact of the event may strike us days or even weeks later. As we heal as a community, it’s important that we pay attention to the signs of stress in order to aid the recovery process.

We are offering two sessions of “Acknowledging Traumatic Events” on Friday, August 18, for employees. Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: Open Enrollment period extended to Aug. 20

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

Last weekend was a rough one for many of our colleagues, so we’re extending the Open Enrollment period until midnight on Sunday the 20th in order to give everyone a few more days to consider your options, review your information in the online system, enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for next year, and make any changes you wish to your current lineup of benefits. Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: Open Enrollment info session TONIGHT and other ways you can get information and assistance

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

It’s week 2 of Open Enrollment! Your benefits Open Enrollment period is only available through August 18th. If you’d like to attend a group information session, we have three remaining options:

  • Monday, August 7: COB McIntire, Lane Auditorium, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. TODAY!!!
  • Friday, August 11: COB 5th, Room A, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 14: COB 5th, Room A, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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benefitsFOCUS: Your benefits Open Enrollment period is open NOW through August 18th! Learn the how/when/whys of Open Enrollment …

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

Open Enrollment is available NOW through August 18th. Open Enrollment is the ONE time each year where you can enroll in or make any/all changes you wish to your current medical/dental plan elections, as well as enroll in a new Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for next year. Remember: you have to enroll annually in an FSA if you want to participate! Any changes you make during Open Enrollment will not go into effect until the start of the new plan year (September 1st for the FSA and October 1st for medical/dental). Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: Benefits Open Enrollment begins tomorrow and group information sessions begin TODAY …

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

Open Enrollment begins tomorrow! We’ll be sending you information throughout the Open Enrollment period (August 1st through August 18th), so be sure to keep an eye out for these communications.

How can I learn more about my options or get assistance during Open Enrollment?

1. Attend an Open Enrollment info session (great for asking questions and getting answers!): Continue reading