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Make Your Benefits Elections

Once you've reviewed your employee benefits options, you must elect your valuable WVSU benefits within the initial enrollment period. If you are eligible for benefits, you have the month you are hired and the following two calendar months to select and enroll in the WVSU benefits program. Coverage for Medical and Basic Life becomes effective on the first day of the month following the date of employment or enrollment, whichever is later, provided that the employee is actively at work on the day coverage becomes effective.  Participation in the Employer sponsored retirement plan is mandatory, contributions begin immediately.  Employees have the option to enroll in the after-tax Standard Long Term Disability plan during the first month of employment.  

If you have questions about your benefits, please contact Regina Powell, Benefits Manager, at powellre@wvstateu.edu or (304) 766-3152.

►Attend a Benefits Overview Session

You will need to make sure that you are scheduled for a benefits overview session. This is an opportunity for new members of Yellow Jacket Nation to gather and learn more about available benefits and have the opportunity to ask questions prior to making benefits elections.

Optional Benefits Overview: What Gets Covered

  • How, when, and where to make elections
  • Retirement program and enrollment
  • Medical plan options and contributions
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Dental and vision plans
  • Life insurance
  • Pre-tax and After-Tax Long Term Disability

Seek Clarity and Compliance

At an institution like WVSU, there is much to learn in order to perform your role effectively, efficiently, and in line with both policies and the law. In addition to reviewing University policies and guidelines, discuss any role-specific training and resources with your supervisor during your first few weeks on the job.

►complete your required training in safety skills

For all positions at WVSU, employees must complete the required trainings that have been assigned to them. You can access your assigned trainings by logging in to Safety Skills and looking under the My Training page. Click here to find the Safety Skills instructions that discusses important information such as how to log in, printing a certificate, etc. Please contact EHS by phone 304-204-4060 or e-mail joseph.davenport@wvstateu.edu if you are experiencing any problems.

Discover Connections and Culture

We hope that your experience with colleagues will be close, meaningful, and successful as you learn about and interface with our community. In your school or unit, in addition to making introductions, your supervisor may identify workgroups and committees in which you will contribute.

And across the University, there are different groups, events, and other resources to expand and enhance your knowledge, collegial relationships, work life integration, volunteerism, and more.

►Download the WVSU BUZZ App
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►Connect on Social Media

►Attend a Faculty Senate meeting
Faculty Senate meets at 1:30 p.m. in Hamblin Hall Auditorium on the first Friday of the month. Click here for more information. 

►Attend a Staff Council meeting
Click here for more information, including meeting dates, times, and location. 

►Attend of Board of Governors meeting
Click here for more information, including meeting dates, times, and location. 

You've elected your valuable benefits and have become a key contributor in our community. It looks like you are ready to start thinking about your FIRST YEAR AND BEYOND
Human Resources

Phone:                        304-766-3156
Fax:                             304-766-4156
Campus Address:    105 Cole Complex
Hours:                        Monday - Friday
                                     8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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