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Category: Manager Memos & Tips
Staff Recognition and Milestone Service Awards | 2023
We are excited to honor our 2023 service award recipients and distinguished honor awardees
WashU recognized as a top workplace
WashU has been recognized in several recent surveys as a top workplace.
COVID-19 and End of Public Health Emergency
You may have heard or read that the federal government has announced that the Public Health Emergency (PHE) that has been in effect due to COVID-19 will end on May 11, 2023. What does this mean for participants in a WashU Medical Plan? Effective beginning May 12, 2023, the following changes will apply to all […]
Scales-Ferguson named to lead institutional equity efforts
Chalana M. Scales-Ferguson has been named associate vice chancellor of institutional equity effective March 20, 2023.
Boscan inaugural director of investigations and conflict resolution
Gillian Boscan, JD, is WashU’s new director of investigations and conflict resolution in the Office of Institutional Equity.
Acosta new assistant vice chancellor for employee learning, development
Julie-Ellen Acosta has been named assistant vice chancellor effective March 1.
Join a WashU Toastmasters club today!
Support for International Disasters
WashU employees who been impacted by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have resources available to them and eligible family members.
Institute for Leadership Excellence established for WashU employees
WashU has launched an Institute for Leadership Excellence, which provides immersive professional development opportunities for employees across the university.
Clark recognized for work on medical apprenticeships
Kathy Clark, Washington University School of Medicine, manager of medical apprenticeships, honored y St. Louis Business Journal
Guidance for Managers on Supporting Employees Dealing with Substance Use Issues
Managers can find helpful tips for how to identify and help employees with changes in behavior that may be signs of alcohol or drug misuse.
Wellness Champion Fund Projects
WashU Wellness Champions are eligible to apply for start-up funds for projects that promote innovative, personalized solutions to their unique work group. HR’s Well-being team offers financial support to Wellness Champions who are in good standing and interested in start-up funds to address the wellness needs of their workgroup. Read about the Champion Fund Projects […]
Manager Memo: 2022 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 is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Per university policy, all WashU faculty, staff and trainees in a hybrid or on-site position at a School of Medicine location must receive this year’s influenza vaccine. […]
Embrace Supportive Supervisor Behaviors
As a WashU manager, talk with your team members and provide resources they might need to thrive. We have provided some tips to help guide your conversations.
Refresh and reinvigorate with Renew
Take time to refresh and reinvigorate yourself during the fall 2022 wellness challenge, Renew.
Medical assistant apprenticeship program recognized by U.S. Department of Labor (Links to an external site)
The medical assistant apprenticeship program at Washington University in St. Louis has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a model program. As part of the recognition, the program has been dubbed an ambassador and will serve as a model program in that role, sharing its experiences through a national network and collaborating […]
Thrive tip: Rest, recharge and rejuvenate this holiday season
Be proactive and reduce stress when you can with these tips during the holiday season.
Fall Health and Wellness Updates for Employees
Open enrollment, flu vaccines and other tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy this fall.
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 […]
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.
Leading in the Next Normal
Maintaining employee morale, well-being and engagement in the new workplace environment.
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 […]
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 […]
Fostering effective performance management
Performance management is a fundamental management process that helps shape how employees view and do their work at Washington University. As a manager, you should approach performance management as an ongoing process that brings out the best in staff members as they meet your group’s goals. For more information, Contact Carla Bailey, senior manager of […]