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Magellan Bulletin – September

Undoing the power of bad habits (Employees)
We all harbor bad habits. From binge-watching too much TV to gorging on junk food to feeding an addiction to drinking, smoking or Facebook—there are plenty of minor vices you might use to alleviate stress and boredom. This month’s newsletter can help you recognize the triggers and proactively swap out bad habits with healthy behaviors.

Motivate for success (Managers)
You may refer to your staff as a team, but do they really function that way? Members of a successful team collaborate to develop solutions to work challenges, and they depend on each other for information and support in achieving the organization’s goals. This month’s newsletter can help improve your workplace communication and gives you teambuilding tips.

This Month’s Webinar (Employees)
The Path to Stress Relief: Unraveling the Mystery of The Yellow Brick Road | September 13

This webinar will help:
• Define the origins of stress and the stress response
• Identify barriers to stress relief
• Provide tips for relieving stress

Register here

This Month’s Webinar (Managers)
Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors from a Workplace Support Perspective | September 27

This webinar will identify:
• Most common behaviors that impact the workplace
• Strategies to address problematic behaviors
• How policies and protocols guide decisions
• How EAP Workplace Support Services can help address challenging behaviors

Register here

DoD NAF HBP – Open Enrollment Overview

Effective January 1, 2017
• Open Enrollment Overview
• Medical and Pharmacy Benefit Overview
• Health and Wellness Programs
• Dental Benefits
• Member Tools and Discount Programs
• Flexible Spending Account Enhancements

Benefits Overview 2017 – pdf file (1.21MB)

Open Enrollment Information NAF 2016 – pdf file (540KB)

OPM Status

To All NAF MCCS Henderson Hall Staff:
I would like to clarify any misunderstanding of OPM’s decision for delayed openings as far as how we process that at Henderson Hall specifically.

When OPM states that there is a delayed opening, that means that we are open for business as close to our normal opening time as safely as we can. The delay allows for people to be late due to weather conditions. If you have no issues with the weather wherever you are then you would come in at your normal work time. Some people may try to get out, have to go back and wait or dig out, whatever, that may mean they are 30 minutes later than unusual, one, two or three hours later than usual or anything in between.

It simply means you have three hours IF NEEDED to get to work. Therefore, there is no leeway for those that don’t take as long to get in vs. those that do. Example: It took Sally 3 hours to get to work and she gets to leave at her regular time of 430pm but I came in an hour earlier than Sally so I can leave at 330pm – no – It is whatever it takes you to safely get to work but we are open for business at usual time to the best of our ability. You work, you leave at your regular time, whatever time it takes for you to get in. If it takes you over 3 hours and the delay is allowing three hours, then anything over the 3 is charged to leave. Example: Sheba to Roger – “I know we have a one hour delay today, but my daycare is opening two hours late so I won’t be in until xxx”. Roger to Sheba – “ok put in anything over the one hour as leave please”.

If there is something that is not understood, please contact me. I believe we clarify this every year and I just want to make sure to address in the event of more weather related issues going forward.

If you ever have questions on how someone will be paid, leave, or otherwise, please contact Jeany Paz 115, or myself at 307. We are always happy to talk out situations with you as everything isn’t always clear cut.

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Access to your W2's

The following information is for all NAF MCCS Henderson Hall employees:
W2’s are ONLY mailed to terminated employees (to the last address listed in PeopleSoft). ALL NAF MCCS employees who are current and active employees must access your W2 through Self Service in PeopleSoft. If you are contacted by a terminated employee who has not received their W2, please have them contact the Human Resources office at ext. 115, 306 or 307.

If any employees need assistance in this process, please contact the HR Department, Jeany Paz, Rikia Ceasar or myself. Any of us will be happy to assist you in printing your W2.