Vitality

October 2017 Edition

In the spirit of being sustainable, economically efficient, and allowing instant access to the latest Vitality Employee Newsletter, we provide all issues in electronic format.


2017 United Way Day of Caring

2017 United Way Day of Caring

Join colleagues and community members on Friday, October 6 for the annual United Way Day of Caring, which kicks off at Allison Hall! See inside this issue for details and registration information (page 1)


Benefits Information & Reminders

Benefits Information & Reminders

Information on retirement and health insurance benefits is shared in this issue. Look inside for details, or for links to schedule 1:1 consultations with Aetna, Fidelity or TIAA representatives! (pages 2)


We Buy - You Eat: Localtunity

We Buy - You Eat: Localtunity

LOCALTUNITY is a Dickinson College initiative for all students, faculty & staff aimed to build community, support the local economy, and buy and eat healthy local food together. This community opportunity allows Dickinson employees and/or students to shop at the Farmers on the Square (FOTS) market together for fresh foods grown by local farmers and receive one $5 token per person to use at the market. Learn more about this opportunity through details inside this issue. (page 3)


Down on the Farm: Harvesting Dickinson

Down on the Farm: Harvesting Dickinson

Need a little time out of the office? How about some fresh air outside in nature? Dickinson employees are invited to spend some time at the College Farm as part of a collaborative effort with Human Resource Services. Dickinson employees can volunteer for up to eight hours of community service activities each year. Check inside this issue for details! (page 4)


Updated Employee Illness and Injury Procedures for Employees

Updated Employee Illness and Injury Procedures for Employees

Have you seen the new employee injury/illness procedures poster on campus? You will notice changes that more clearly communicate what actions an employee or supervisor should take in the event of a major, moderate, or minor injury/illness. Don't wait until you need this very important resource, check it out today. (page 5)


Professional Development

  • New Hires & Retirements (page 2-3)
  • College Farm Walking Tour (page 4)
  • Career Development Conference Fund (page 9)
  • Book Discussion: Repacking Your Bags (page 9)
  • Did You Really Just Say That? (page 9)

Work Life Balance


Wellness Programs & Events

  • Wellness Program Notice (page 6)
  • Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia (page 7)
  • Flu Vaccine Clinic Days (page 7)
  • Biometric Screenings (page 7)
  • Sleeping Well to Be Well (page 8)
  • Blood Pressure Screenings (page 8)
  • Cybersecurity & Identity Theft Prevention (page 8)
  • Alzheimer's Disease: What is Happening...(page 8)

Special Programs & Announcements

  • Grapes of Wrath at the College Farm (page 4)
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk (page 4)
  • United Way Day of Caring (page 1)
  • Unused Prescription Drop-off at DPS (page 5)
  • Wellness Fitness Incentive Winner (page 10)
  • Registration/Attendance Reminders (page 10)
  • Aetna Fitness Reimbursement Policy - NEW (page 10)