Campus Weight Watchers Group

Are you interested in joining a Weight Watchers? Brenau is offering an  opportunity to join a group on the Gainesville historic campus.

The program covers the cost of 17 weeks, plus three free additional weeks, for $186 per person. That works out to $9.30 per week, per person. The program is 20 weeks and meets once a week after work on the Gainesville campus.

We need 20 people in order to get the group started, so ask a friend or family member to come join you.

Anyone who joins or who can show they are already in a Weight Watchers group elsewhere will receive 5 activity points toward the Wellness Activity Award, a cash prize at the end of the year.

If interested please contact Kelley Maddox at kmaddox@brenau.edu asap.

Winter Break 2018 Closure Dates

In conjunction with the holidays listed in the Faculty Staff Guidelines 4-03, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day,  the President’s office has authorized the workdays of Dec. 19-22 and 26-29 as additional holidays for 2017.

Offices conducting essential services that cannot cease operations during this time will follow the guidance of their supervisors to ensure services are uninterrupted during this extended break.

Retirement Summary Annual Reports (SAR)

The Summary Annual Reports (SAR) for the 403(b) retirement plans and 401(k) plan for 2016 plan year are below. We are required to distribute the SARs to participants who had an account balance as of Dec. 31, 2016 as well as employees who are eligible to participate in the plan. There is no action needed on your part. This is for informational purposes only.

View the SAR 401(k) (DOC) here.

View the SAR 403(b) (DOC) here.

Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

If you or your children are eligible for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and you’re eligible for health coverage from your employer, your state may have a premium assistance program that can help pay for coverage, using funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs.

If you or your children aren’t eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, you won’t be eligible for these premium assistance programs but you may be able to buy individual insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  For more information, visit www.healthcare.gov.

If you or your dependents are already enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP and you live in a state listed on this document, CHIPRA-Notice-2017 (PDF), contact your state Medicaid or CHIP office to find out if premium assistance is available.

If you or your dependents are not currently enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, and you think you or any of your dependents might be eligible for either of these programs, contact your State Medicaid or CHIP office or dial 1-877-KIDS NOW or www.insurekidsnow.gov to find out how to apply.

If you qualify, ask your state if it has a program that might help you pay the premiums for an employer-sponsored plan. If you or your dependents are eligible for premium assistance under Medicaid or CHIP, as well as eligible under your employer plan, your employer must allow you to enroll in your employer plan if you aren’t already enrolled. This is called a “special enrollment” opportunity, and you must request coverage within 60 days of being determined eligible for premium assistance. If you have questions about enrolling in your employer plan, contact the Department of Labor at www.askebsa.dol.gov or call 1-866-444-EBSA (3272).

Set a Profile Picture in ADP

You can add your personal picture in your ADP profile by following this path:

In the Name section, you will see an option for uploading a photo.

Chair Massage Spots available for Dec. 13

There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first-come, first-serve basis for chair massages Wednesday, Dec. 13, on the Gainesville historic campus. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes. To claim one of the appointments please be one of the first 15 to email Kelley Maddox at kmaddox@brenau.edu.

Women’s Health Benefits Coverage

Your health plan, as required by the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, provides benefits for mastectomy-related services, including all stages of reconstruction and surgery to achieve symmetry, prostheses, or due to complications resulting from a mastectomy such as lymphedema.

Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 770-534-6270 or kmaddox@brenau.edu.

Open Enrollment Meeting and Health Expo, Nov. 7

This year’s open enrollment meeting to discuss health insurance, benefits, wellness and retirement planning for the coming year will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Theatre on the Square at the Brenau Downtown Center. Wellness participation awards will also be drawn.

After the meeting, join Kelly Lanier of Cannon Financial from 2-3 p.m. for a retirement financial planning workshop. Topic covered include:

  • How to save, including the benefits of tax-preferred savings.
  • How to invest, starting with proper asset allocation.
  • How to retire, with the help of intelligent income-replacement planning.

Come early to the meeting and spend time with our vendors at the Health Expo, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Screenings and special offers will be available to faculty and staff. Participating vendors will offer chair massages, muscle testing, nutritional information, BMI measurements, Posture screening with appropriate stretches and exercises, among numerous other beneficial screen and giveaways. Participating vendors include: American Cancer Society, Spa on Green Street, Winner Wellness, Women’s Source, Life South, Brenau Life Enrichment and Wellness Cooperative, and the Brenau Rehabilitation Practice.

If you are unable to attend in person you can attend remotely via Zoom.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at https://brenau.zoom.us/j/718314829.

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,718314829#  or +14086380968,,718314829#

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 718 314 829
International numbers available at https://brenau.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=uuh27fikZwQ72I3pteTfvC_D15BOJJjo

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
H.323:
162.255.37.11 (US West)
162.255.36.11 (US East)
221.122.88.195 (China)
115.114.131.7 (India)
213.19.144.110 (EMEA)
202.177.207.158 (Australia)
209.9.211.110 (Hong Kong)
64.211.144.160 (Brazil)
69.174.57.160 (Canada)
Meeting ID: 718 314 829

SIP: 718314829@zoomcrc.com

Or Skype for Business (Lync):
https://brenau.zoom.us/skype/718314829

Reminder to Time and Attendance Supervisors

All Time and attendance supervisors are expected to review and approve timecards on a weekly basis for hourly employees. Last week’s timecards are in your ADP portal and should have been reviewed by end of the day Monday, Oct. 30. If you have not reviewed and approved timecards please do so as soon as possible.

Accounting Office Hiring a Student Loan Disbursement Clerk

The Brenau University Accounting Office has an opening for the student loan disbursement clerk position.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for downloading reports for student loan disbursements.
  • Credits student accounts with loan funds by processing Direct Loan Roll.
  • Issues refunds for student loan funds.
  • Responsible for issuing and payment of book vouchers.
  • Discusses student account information with students.
  • Financial Aid Roll-over
  • Write up check request for state aid
  • Posting of state aid
  • R2T4 adjustments

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic accounting skills
  • Knowledge Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Customer service skills
  • Detailed Oriented

Environmental and Working Conditions:

Normal environment found in an office and/or educational setting.

Physical Demands and Aptitudes:

Some lifting and or carrying objects may be required. This position requires repetitive usage of arms, legs, eyes to include sitting to a significant degree.

Work Hours:

Generally Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.  Hours may be extended to meet the needs of the department specifically at the beginning of the semester when initial loans for the semester are disbursed. Will include hours over winter holiday period.

Special Requirements:

Brenau University will conduct criminal background checks on all persons being considered for initial employment. In some circumstances, an FBI fingerprint report may be necessary to satisfy the requirement. Employees must hold and continue to maintain a favorable criminal history background. Credit checks may be performed on employees who are selected for a position that regularly engages in handling credit cards or other company monies. Due to insurance requirements, employees operating university vehicles must be at least 25 years of age, have a valid Georgia driver’s license, and good driving record. An MVR may be performed during the hiring process. All employees who operate university vehicles or who are employed in a sensitive position may be subject to post hire drug screening and random drug-screenings. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug screening.

Interested applicants can apply on Brenau’s job board. All internal applicants are required to notify their direct supervisor before applying.