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October 2016

The 2017 University Holiday and Closing Schedule is now on the HR website.

New X-Ray Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

The Office of Human Resources and the University Health Center are pleased to announce a new partnership with Sentara RMH. Effective November 14, current JMU faculty and staff with orders from a physician may receive X-ray services at the Sentara RMH radiology suite located in the University Health Center. Services are limited to simple X-rays only; MRI and CT services are not available. These services are available without appointment Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (X-ray services are closed for lunch each day from 12:15-1:15 p.m.). Watch your email in the near future for more details.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) VISA Cards with 11/16 Expiration Date to be Reissued

FSA VISA Cards are issued with an expiration date. Participants are automatically reissued a new FSA Card when the current card expires. FSA Cards for dependents are also reissued when a participant card expires.

Replacement cards for cards that expire on November 30, 2016 will be mailed beginning November 1, 2016.

Please make sure your home address is current in MyMadison. The post office will not forward the cards.

FSA VISA Cards are mailed from:

P. O. BOX 247001

OMAHA, NE 68124-7001

If the replacement card has not arrived at least two weeks before November 30, please check the Benefit Card Status through your online account at www.benefitadminsolutions.com, or by contacting FSA customer service at 1-877-451-7244.

Upcoming changes from the Department of Labor (DOL) about Overtime

Recently, the Department of Labor released new guidelines in the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding overtime eligibility. These changes will be effective on December 1, 2016 and will effect some JMU employees. 

The Fair Labor Standards Act, more commonly known as the FLSA, is a federal wage and hour law which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Compliance with the FLSA is enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Please visit the JMU HR Consulting Services website for more information about the FLSA changes including FAQs for both supervisors and employees.  

For additional questions, please contact your HR Consultant or call Human Resources at 540/568-7247.

New Faculty and Staff…Have You Registered for Connections Day?

Throughout the year, the Office of Human Resources hosts a special half-day event for new faculty and staff called Connections Day. Connections Day is designed to build comradery and engage new employees of all levels and classification. 

New employees hired after January 2016 are cordially invited to attend on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, November 1 from 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 22 from 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4 from 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The event is held in the Montpelier Room on the 2nd Floor of E-Dining Hall.  Registration is required to attend.

Click below to get all the details and to reserve your spot:



Questions? Contact Renee Reed, Employment Outreach Specialist at reedra@jmu.edu or call her at 540/568-7203.

It’s Not Too Late Because…Money Matters!!

Money matters are important to each of us, whether it’s developing a budget for the first time or planning for retirement. On Monday, October 17, take advantage of the educational conference and vendor fair, Money Matters, being offered by JMU’s Human Resources Benefits Team at the Festival Conference and Student Center from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

These seminars are open to all full-time and part-time employees…it’s never too early or too late to realize that Money Matters!

To register, simply visit JMU Talent Development. You must register for each session individually. Please feel free to attend as many sessions as you wish.

In addition to the sessions, our benefit vendors will be available throughout the day to meet with you to answer any questions you may have concerning your benefits.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, October 17!

Stuart Hall School Tuition Discount for Children of Full-time JMU Employees

Stuart Hall School is proud to be in partnership with James Madison University and offer full-time JMU faculty and staff a substantial tuition discount. Children of full-time JMU faculty and staff enrolled in grades K - 12 will receive a 25% tuition discount, guaranteed for the remainder of the student’s time in the current division. In addition to the JMU tuition discount, financial aid is available in the form of need-based grants to qualifying families.

Visit https://www.stuarthallschool.org/admissions/apply, download the brochure, or contact the SHS admissions office at 540/213-3726 or admissions@stuart-hall.org to learn more! 

Hunters, October’s Safety Tip is for you

See Office of Risk Management and their October’s Safety Tip - Tree Stand Safety

A Snapshot of Upcoming Workshops Offered by Talent Development

JMU JobLink (IT195)

Advanced AACP Overview (TD2144)

Workplace Substance Abuse Management for Supervisors (TD1398)

What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know (TD2104)

Boom or Bust: Living a Healthy Life for Aging Boomers (TD2046)

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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