benefitsFOCUS: More good news for medical plan participants – upcoming change to premium rates

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

We are pleased to announce that we will be reducing medical premiums to plan year 2016-2017’s rates. This change will be effective for the month of March through the end of the current plan year (September). You will first see this reduction to your premiums in your February earnings statement. Continue reading

Time & Attendance System: Project Update #1

Time and Attendance ManagementSince the last Time & Attendance System communication on August 30, a cross-divisional team has worked to align our policies and gain employee input for design and development of the system. You may begin noticing the installation of time clocks in some building locations. These clocks will not be operational until employee training begins on the new Time & Attendance System. The testing phase of the system is scheduled to begin this spring, with implementation beginning in July.

Read the full update, which was emailed to all employees on January 24, 2018.

Understand Your Retirement Plan: Meet With a VRS Hybrid Plan Expert on Jan. 22

RetirementMonday, January 22, 2018 | 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. | County Office Building – McIntire

VRS Hybrid Plan Members: Did you know that your guaranteed retirement benefit under the VRS Hybrid plan is, at best, 30% of your pre-retirement salary?

Don’t short yourself later in life (or lose out on employer matching funds!) by not setting up voluntary contributions into your deferred compensation plan. Your future self will thank you.

Here’s your chance to sit down one-on-one with a VRS Hybrid retirement plan expert!

Register now for an appointment to: Continue reading

W-2 Forms Available Online, Plus Information Regarding Recent Tax Law Changes

Tax TimeW-2 Forms Now Available Online

Your W-2 Form (Wage and Tax Statement) for filing is now available online through your Greenshades employee account. If you have not yet enabled receiving forms electronically, click on Account Settings in the upper-right corner and select the Notifications tab. From this tab, you can set your preference to electronic delivery. Continue reading

Complimentary Injury Assessments – Jan. 22 @ COB McIntire

AirrostiJanuary 22, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | COB McIntire, Room 231

Albemarle County announces a special complimentary injury assessment opportunity for school division employees: Enjoy a healthy, pain free start to the new year. If you’ve been suffering from nagging low back pain, painful plantar fasciitis, or other foot, knee, hip, wrist, shoulder, neck or other pain, Airrosti is here to help.

Sign up today for a complimentary, onsite injury assessment with Airrosti. Each 15-minute assessment consists of a thorough evaluation by an Airrosti provider, an expert assessment of any pain-related issues, and a discussion of your treatment options. Learn more »

Additional Day of Holiday Leave Granted to 12-Month Employees

Celebrate 2018In alignment with the state’s holiday schedule, and in concert with local government’s decision, the Albemarle County School Board has granted 12-month employees an additional day of holiday leave on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. All school division offices will close at noon on Friday, December 22, and will reopen for normal business hours on Wednesday, January 3. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, joy-filled holiday!

benefitsFOCUS: A little pre-winter financial cheer for our medical plan participants

benefitsFOCUSWhat’s the BIG news?

We are pleased to announce that employees will be refunded two months of their medical premiums as a result of the strong performance of our health insurance program. This one-time refund will appear in your November pay and will be based on the normal premium paid in October for the coverage selected at that time. Continue reading

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) »