Find some fun (and maybe new) activities in the St. Louis region to do or visit with your family this summer.
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WashU’s Annual Health Screenings: Get to Know Your Numbers
The value of annual biometric screenings and how Wellness Champions contribute to the health of the WashU community Annual health screenings are an essential building block for any well-being goal. By “knowing our numbers”, we can detect disease early, establish a baseline for our health, and make informed health decisions. Seeing your medical provider for […]
Emotional Well-Being Resources
At WashU, we care about you and want to make sure you know about the resources available to help you thrive and navigate life’s challenges. In addition to your physical and financial well-being, take time to care for yourself or a loved one’s emotional well-being. Sept. 5 – 11 is recognized as National Suicide Prevention […]
Five Important Steps to Take Before Your Student Loan Payments Resume
TIAA provides five important steps to take before your student loan payments resume in 2023.
‘Summertime’ Challenge Team Winners
Summertime was our four-week summer wellness challenge that aimed to empower WashU employees to incorporate movement into their daily lives while connecting with family and friends. Benefits-eligible employees were invited to participate as an individual or as part of a team to track their steps and participate in weekly social activities. Participants also had the […]
Update to VSP Vision Benefit
WashU employees and dependents enrolled in the VSP vision plan benefit can find routine vision and eye care online.
Flood Support & Resources
Find resources and support for the flooding that has impacted St. Louis.
Bright Horizons Adult Care Resources (July 2022)
Your Bright Horizons benefits will help you stress less about your adult/elder loved ones’ care.
Bemis named vice chancellor for human resources, institutional equity
Scot R. Bemis has been named vice chancellor for human resources and institutional equity at WashU.
Seize the Summertime
Enjoy the outdoors while you stay active with the 2022 Summertime activity challenge!
Staff Short-Term Medical Disability Payment Updates
Short-term medical disability payments for disabilities beginning on or after July 1, 2022, will be made by WashU on your regular payroll schedule.
Resources for Infant Formula Shortage
UnitedHealthcare maternity nurses and advocates are available to WashU health plan members who are concerned about the current nationwide infant formula shortage.
Thrive tip: managing common work-related anxieties
Help manage common work-related anxiety with tips from Krista Jarvis, LPC, a clinical case manager in WashU’s Department of Psychiatry.
New Investment Option Being Added to the RMSA
The TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2065 Fund Retirement Class (TSFRX) is being added as an investment option.
WashU Recognition Days
WashU “Recognition Days” start on May 23 and continue into June. We are excited to honor our 2022 service award recipients, distinguished honor awardees, and recognize all of our staff for their dedication to our missions of research, teaching and patient care. Thank you to all of our staff for your continued commitment and dedication to our […]
Compensation Training for Managers
In 2021, Human Resources hosted a training for managers on staff compensation. More than 1,000 managers attended. The training is available in Learn@Work.
Thrive tip: addressing anxiety through self-check-ins
Try self-check-ins to understand what you might be feeling and how you can help your body cope
Leading in the Next Normal
Maintaining employee morale, well-being and engagement in the new workplace environment.
“In Their Shoes” Employee Spotlights
Get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of WashU employees as they get their steps in and help us achieve our missions.
How to Talk with Children About War
Resources and guidance for talking to your children about violence and war as well as support options available to you and your family.
Pain and Posture: Tips from WashU Physical Therapy
WashU Physical Therapy provides tips to help reduce pain you might be feeling.
Thrive tip: Find Happiness with Behaviors to Help You Overcome Adversity
Find happiness with these behaviors to help you overcome adversity in your life.
Thrive tip: Tips to Care for Yourself When You’re Experiencing Burnout
Read tips to care for yourself or support a colleague when someone is experiencing burnout.
Thrive tip: Finding the Best Fit for Your Feet
Find the best fit shoe for your feet to help you stay active.
Thrive tip: Reframe your self-care habits for the new year
Jessica Gold, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, provides tips for reframing how we look at the new year and ways to help yourself and loved ones cope through healthy well-being practices.
COVID-19 Vaccination Support Resources for Children
Vaccine information on local, state and area resources related to obtaining COVID-19 vaccinations for your children.
Did You Know: Perks for WashU Employees
Check out the sometimes little-known employee benefits come that can come in handy when you’re on and off campus.
Agency Spotlight: Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis
WashU highlight’s another local United Way agency, Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis. See how we’re making an impact, and join us by donating today.
United Way Agency Spotlight: The SoulFisher Ministries
This month, we’re highlighting another local United Way agency, SoulFisher Ministries. See how we’re making an impact, and join us by donating today.
Thrive tip: Holiday Tips to Help You and Your Family Thrive
Holiday well-being tips and resources to help you and your family thrive.
Manager Memo: Flu Vaccine Information
This memo outlines important information regarding the influenza (flu) vaccination policy and employee compliance. The deadline to receive the vaccine and upload proof in ReadySet has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10. As you know, the previous deadline was tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 19. Per university policy, all WashU faculty, staff and trainees must receive this year’s influenza vaccine regardless of […]
Helpful Tips for Open Enrollment
Helpful tips for employees to navigate 2022 benefits open enrollment.
Thrive tip: How to Incorporate Self-Care for Your Well-Being
We outlined some easy ways to start your own self-care routine, if you haven’t already.
Thrive tip: The Power of Virtual Collaboration
Employees jobs shouldn’t change just because they’re now doing it virtually.
Thrive tip: Well-Being Through the Practice of Gratitude
Introduce a daily gratitude practice to positively impact your well-being.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Manager Memo #3
This memo outlines important information regarding COVID-19 vaccination policy compliance. Each Friday, Occupational Health sends your area the most recent list of people who have not yet provided proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As of August 4, 2021, more than 1,100 faculty, staff and trainees have not recorded proof of vaccination in ReadySet.Both Occupational Health […]
Thrive tip: Stepping into the next normal
Our world continues to change as we navigate the pandemic. Caring for ourself is more important than ever. We will continue to highlight tips to help you find balance and practice self care. Our tips are informed by WashU experts in Psychiatry, wellness, leadership development and family care. Faculty, physicians and expert staff provide their […]
Empowered to live a healthy life ‘my way’
Wellness Connection’s MyWay to Health programs recognize that each employee is unique and has their own personalized definition of optimal health and well-being. Our mission is to support individuals, champion strengths, overcome barriers and create supportive networks to improve health and quality of life. This is why we have developed a range of programs to […]
Manager Memo: COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Compliance Info, #2
To Management Councils and Leadership: A Manager Memo regarding the COVID-19 vaccination policy was sent Friday, June 25 to area management. As noted, all employees and trainees are required to get and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination by August 30. To follow Friday’s manager memo, we are covering the following topics: Preview of a communication to […]
Manager Memo: COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Compliance
Memo from June 25, 2021 To Management Councils and Leadership: As announced on June 15, Washington University students, faculty, staff and trainees on the Danforth and Medical Campuses will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Faculty, staff and trainees must be fully vaccinated by August 30. View the COVID-19 vaccination policy and the COVID-19 FAQ for full details. […]
Gratitude for the People Behind the Transition to Workday
It’s hard to believe that, after years of planning and work, we are getting ready to go live with Workday as part of our MyDay initiative. This is one of the most complex projects the university has undertaken, investing in our future by replacing our HR and finance systems with a modern, integrated system in the cloud. There are several […]
WashU ranked among ‘best employers for diversity’
Washington University in St. Louis was ranked 12th among hundreds of large and midsized companies on Forbes’ fourth annual list of “America’s Best Employers For Diversity.” The results are based on a survey of 50,000 employees across the country who rated their organizations based on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation […]
Healthcare benefits to support employees during the pandemic
During this time of heightened health concerns and the need to take action to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus, the following information is a reminder of some of the benefits available to you as a WashU employee. COVID-19 Testing Covered at 100% COVID-19 screening testing is a covered health service […]
Spring into Action
As we look forward with hope, how can we find renewed energy and build well-being into our lives with intention?
Manager courses to support employee well-being and change
View a list of courses through LinkedIn Learning to help you learn how to be an effective leader and empower your people to thrive.
Manager Orientation shifts to online module
We are excited to announce that we have transitioned the in-person Manager Orientation (MO) for both the Danforth and Medical School campus to a newly designed online module. Manager Orientation is now available to complete in Learn@Work, the university’s learning management system. The Manager Orientation online course provides essential information to help leaders be effective in […]
tHRive tip: 5 tips on bringing your heart to work
Meaningful work is about forging human connections to create a deeper, richer work experience. This concept is easy enough to agree with, but what is “meaningful work” really about? It’s about showing up in a way that lifts and supports the people around you. It’s being authentic and holding space for others to do the same. Simply put, it’s about allowing your heart to join you in your work. […]
Elevating employee well-being
The well-being of people is always our focus, and during the pandemic, HR and university partners joined together to provide real-time support for every aspect of employees’ lives. Support for the whole person spans from physical and mental health to family care, flexible and remote work and professional learning. From flexible work arrangements to telehealth, prescription delivery, financial education sessions, 24/7 work-life […]
6 tips for a healthy, productive work routine
Balancing household and career demands is a challenge even in “normal” times, so it’s no wonder many of us have sought new ways to optimize our effectiveness (while staying healthy) over the last year. Here are six tips to help you maintain a healthy, productive work routine. Emphasize positivity in your work setup. It’s important […]
WashU Crisis Response Fund
Our people are incredibly important to carrying out our missions of research, teaching and patient care, and we care deeply about your well-being. As a part of efforts to support the Washington University community through challenges related to the impact of COVID-19, the WashU Crisis Response Fund is available to help our community with costs […]