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Benefits Fair scheduled for October 6 at Squires

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 06 - October 1, 1998

The annual Benefits Fair sponsored by Personnel Services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.
The Benefits Fair is free to all faculty and staff members, retirees, and their adult family members. Employees are allowed to use up to one hour of work time in addition to their lunch hour or annual leave to attend this event.
Below is a listing of exhibitors for this year's fair:
Adult Day Care; Baby Benefits: CommonHealth; Combined Virginia Campaign; Consumer Credit Counseling; Credit Union of Virginia Tech; Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center; Environmental Health and Safety; Faculty Long Term Disability, Optional Retirement Plans, Tax Shelter: TIAA-CREF; Office of Family Support; Optional Retirement Plan and Tax Shelter Annuity: Fidelity; Optional Retirement Plan: Met Life; Optional Retirement Plan and Tax Shelter Annuity: VALIC; Personnel Services; Recreational Sports; Residential and Dining Services; School of the Arts; Social Security Administration; Tax Shelter Annuity: Dean Witter; Tax Shelter Annuity: Edward Jones; Tax Shelter Annuity: IDS/American Express; Tax Shelter Annuity: John Hancock; Tax Shelter Annuity: Met Life; Tax Shelter Annuity: Nationwide; Tax Shelter Annuity: New York Life; Tax Shelter Annuity: Prudential; Tax Shelter Annuity: Scott and Stringfellow; Tax Shelter Annuity: Securities America, Inc.; Tax Shelter Annuity: Virginia Retirement Specialists, Inc.; Tax Shelter Annuity: Waddell and Reed; Tax Shelter Annuity: Joel Williams and Assoc.; Trigon Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Virginia Cooperative Extension: Money 2000; Virginia Retirement System; Virginia Tech Police; Virginia Tech Recycling; Womens Center; YMCA.
The following seminars will be offered in conjunction with the Benefits Fair. Please note the room number and time of each seminar. Please register by completing the registration form attached to the brochure you receive in campus mail and return to Personnel Services, 142 Southgate, mail code 0318 or e-mail at cpratt@vt.edu.
A. What Supervisors Need to Know, 1 p.m., 219 Squires. This seminar will be presented by the staff of Personnel Services and will provide information on workers compensation, employee assistance, leave sharing, family medical leave act, and leave without pay.
B. Too Many Tasks, Too Little Time, 11:30 a.m., 236 Squires. Cathy Jacobs, director of the Office of Family Support will explore survival techniques that can make juggling work and family responsibilities a little easier. Tips for getting housework done, enlisting everyone's help, easing the morning rush, creating family schedules, changing your attitude, generally reducing stress, and more.
C. New Sick Leave, Long-Term and Short Disability approved under Senate Bill 126, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., 234 Squires. Doug Martin, Personnel Services. Information provided regarding individual choices that have to be made on this plan between Jan. 1 and March 31, 1999.
CommonHealth will be providing flu shots in conjunction with the Benefits Fair. Call Gloria Smith at 1-7810 or e-mail ggsmith@vt.edu to make appointments.