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hrDirect, March 2011

Dear Colleagues,

This month in hrDirect, Diane Sweeney reminds us of Healthy USF’s current eight week fitness challenge, “Exercise Your Way Around the Bay”. Diane also highlights Cancer Awareness Month and USF’s health care coverages for cancer screenings. And don’t forget, time is running out to submit 2010 flex spending account claims. On April 5th, which is right around the corner, Financial Aid and HR will be hosting a lunch time session on FACHEX/Tuition Exchange and Financial Aid.
We end March’s hrDirect with Diane Nelson reminding us that performance appraisal time is coming soon; but there is still time for supervisors to schedule a Performance Appraisal Training Workshop with Michele Centrella.
Thank You,
Martha Peugh-Wade
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
Spring Challenge is Here
Starting March 28th, Healthy USF will launch an 8-week fitness challenge that will have you Exercise Your Way Around the Bay. Just for signing up, you will receive a pedometer so that you can track your steps throughout the day. In addition to steps, all physical activity (i.e. running, swimming, dancing, skiing or housecleaning) can be converted into mileage. Prizes will be awarded to those who meet the goal steps. 
Join us as we exercise and learn more about nearby destinations. Register online at http://www.mywellcall.com and start counting steps beginning Monday! For more information, please click here!
March is an important month for your Health!
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States?  To learn more and steps to help prevention, please click here.
To learn about how your Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser benefit plan covers cancer screenings, please contact Sharon Hom at x2834 or hom@usfca.edu.
Also this month’s CONCERN newsletter educates about how certain foods may help prevent heart disease and cancer in honor of National Nutrition Month. Read more by clicking here.
Still Time to Use Your 2010 Flexible Spending Account Dollars
If you have flexible spending account dollars from 2010 in your Benesyst account, as a reminder you have until March 31, 2011 to submit a claim for reimbursement for your 2010 contributions. Claim forms can be found at http://www.usfca.edu/hr/forms and can be mailed or faxed to Benesyst.
FACHEX/Tuition Exchange and General Financial Aid Workshop
Please join Human Resources and Financial Aid staff as they host a joint session on applying for Tuition Exchange and FACHEX programs and understanding the financial aid process.  Norman Caito and Gregg Cannella will present on April 5th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in LMM, 216. For more information, please contact Gregg at x6851 of gfcannella@usfca.edu
Annual Performance Appraisal Reminder
Performance appraisals for OPE staff: a signed copy of the supervisor appraisal, along with the staff self-appraisal, are due to Human Resources by Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Performance appraisals for Administrative staff: a signed copy of the supervisor appraisal, with the staff self-appraisal attached, are due to Human Resources by Friday, April 29, 2011.
If you are interested in arranging a performance appraisal training/workshop for your supervisors/managers, please contact Michele Centrella in Human Resources at: mcentrella@usfca.edu.

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