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July 2016

Premium Rewards Reflected in Pay on July 15

COVA Care and COVA HealthAware participants who have completed the Premium Reward requirements for the new plan year starting July 1 should see the first Premium Reward on the July 15 paycheck. Due to processing time, participants who meet the new requirements late in June may not see the reward on July 15, but no premium reward will be lost due to processing delays. If a reward is delayed, the full amount of the earned reward will be paid retroactively to the correct effective date. Members that have not completed the requirements to continue the reward will see the loss of the reward on the July 15 paycheck.

It's Not Too Late to Enroll in the Premium Rewards

COVA Care and COVA HealthAware participants may still enroll in the Premium Rewards during the 2016-2017 plan year in order to save up to $34/month on monthly premiums. See the 2016-2017 Premium Reward Requirements link for information on how to take advantage of the reward.

JMU CommonHealth's Summer Event

School’s out for summer! How are you enjoying your summer?  Are you able to enjoy more activities due to the modified summer work schedule?  JMU CommonHealth invites you to share your summer fun images with us for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Massanutten Resort.

Simply snap a picture of yourself or your family enjoying your summer and submit it to us at commonhealth@jmu.edu  - the more pictures we receive from you, the better your chances to win! For more information, please visit our website.

Join us at the kick-off party on Monday, July 18 from 3-3:30 p.m. in Pathways (basement of Wine-Price)!

Classified Employee Performance Evaluations

Annual performance evaluations for non-probationary classified employees may be completed and submitted to Human Resources anytime beginning July 1 through September 30, 2016. To ensure thorough and thoughtful evaluation of employee performance, this is an ideal time for:

  • employees and supervisors to receive and provide open and honest feedback on the past year’s performance;
  • employees to communicate their perspectives on performance through a self-evaluation;
  • supervisors to make any necessary adjustments to the position description through PositionLink

As outlined in the Salary Administration Plan and Policy 1305 – Performance Evaluation for Classified Employees, there are five performance rating levels to choose from: Below Contributor, Moderate Contributor, Contributor, High Contributor and Extraordinary Contributor. Ratings are contingent on continued performance for the duration of the performance cycle which officially ends October 24.

Please refer to the Performance Evaluation Process on HR’s website for links to applicable forms, policies and process details.

Additionally, Human Resources will provide the following training opportunities:

Performance Management Sessions for Supervisors of Classified Employees TD1181
Wednesday, August 3 9:00 a.m. - 110:30 a.m.
Tuesday August 30 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop TD1152
Thursday, July 28 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 7 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Please contact your HR Consultant with questions you may have regarding performance management and JMU’s evaluation process.

Payroll Services Announces Staff Changes

Payroll Services will have some new faces soon, as Dana Rigney and Donna May will be leaving JMU to pursue new ventures. We wish them great success!  During our transition, you may contact Jill Eckard in Dana’s absence at x8-3402. For e-PAR transactions, in Donna’s absence, you may direct your calls to one of our other Payroll Transaction Analysts… Danelle Ross x8-3911, Robbie Campbell x8-4604, or Tom Farrar x8-3971.

Faculty/Staff Picnic - SAVE THE DATE

Join your colleagues at JMU’s annual Faculty/Staff picnic on Friday, August 19 from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. on the Festival Lawn. Enjoy a delicious picnic meal, live music concert by local band Who Shot John, Larkin Arts Kids Zone, JMU Athletics, Duke Dog and more! Please visit the Faculty/Staff Picnic website (http://www.jmu.edu/fspicnic) for up to date information. Look for your electronic invitation in your email inbox and remember to RSVP.

A Snapshot of Upcoming Workshops Offered by Talent Development

Account Codes and Hours Tracking (TD1916)

JMU JobLink (IT195)

Individual Professional Development Plan Workshop (TD1152)

Performance Management Information Session (TD1181)

Student Employment Essentials (TD1463)

For additional information or to arrange customized sessions for your department, please contact Suzanne Vance, Training Coordinator, at vancesn@jmu.edu or 540/568-4101. 


Human Resources is dedicated to customer service, a positive approach to change and the pursuit of excellence that promotes university and individual success.

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