Save the Date: Annual Enrollment Set for Nov. 2-19

Annual benefits enrollment for the 2020 calendar year for University of North Carolina System institutions will commence Saturday, Nov. 2 and end Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Please note this enrollment period is shorter than in previous years, lasting only 18 days. This is the period set aside to make benefits selections. The State Health Plan Read More »

NC State’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Has Work-Life Solutions

NC State’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program provides faculty and staff with the support, resources and information they need to help them handle personal and work-life issues. FASAP is designed to provide 24/7 support to faculty and staff, offering work-life specialists to talk to and resources to consult whenever employees need them, said Dan O’Brien, Read More »

Wellness Champions Promote a Healthier Campus

  When Melissa Jackson, an administrative support specialist, became a wellness champion at NC State, she thought all she would do is motivate colleagues to engage in physical activities. Jackson encouraged coworkers in the Department of English to participate in 3-mile races before the Employee Wellness Champions program started, making her the department’s de facto Read More »

Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes

A 12-month diabetes prevention program will be held at NC State, starting Oct. 7. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized program that uses proven strategies to help participants prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. NC State partnered with the North Carolina Division of Public Read More »

Flu Shots Offered at NC State

NC State will offer free flu shots in October and November to eligible university employees. All members of the State Health Plan, their dependents and retired members younger than 65 are eligible to receive a free flu shot. The shots will be offered at pop-up clinics around campus. Members of other insurance plans also are Read More »

Pack Giving Back: UHR Donates Supplies To Local School

Benefits specialist Merari Valencia (middle) delivers boxes of school supplies to Principal Curtis Brower (left) and psychologist and counselor Robin Edwards (right) at Powell Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh.   For Stephanie Davis, University Human Resources’ annual school supply drive is about two things: giving back and team building. UHR staff divided into two teams Read More »

University HR Announces Financial Wellness Seminars

  Kiresten Smith Branch doesn’t remember talking to her parents about being financially responsible when she was a child. But Branch said when she and her husband, André, have children, discussions about financial responsibilities will be a priority. That’s why Branch recently attended a University Human Resources-organized workshop about how to teach children good financial Read More »

Benefits of Biking to Work

Nancy Whelchel used to be so dedicated to riding her bike to work she didn’t even check the weather forecast before leaving home. Whelchel is as fervent about biking to work today as she was 26 years ago when she moved to North Carolina. But now she makes sure to check the weather before making Read More »