February

Health System Academic & Research Employee Council

February 19th, 2004

The Employee Council meeting went on as scheduled this 19th day of February. 

The meeting was called to order by Helen Norfleet-Shiflett, council co-chair.

Dr. Daria Kiselica, Medical Director of Occupational Health was the guest speaker. Dr. Kiselica started the meeting by talking about the changes that took place with IQ Health. IQ Health which used to be located in the West Complex and serviced both University and Medical Center employees split employee health into two separate departments. The Medical Center now has there own employee health located at 1222 JPA, and the University has Occupational Health located on the second floor of VASC (Virginia Ambulatory Surgery Center). Employee Health serves Medical Center employees and Occupational Health serves University employees. To find out about the services that are offered at both facilities you can go to their website http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/pub/occupational-health/home.html. A signed authorization form is required each time you go to employee/occupational health. Currently if you are going for a worker’s compensation injury, animal protocol evaluation or an influenza vaccination you do not need an authorization form. You can obtain an authorization form from the IQ Health website at   http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/pub/occupational-health/intro.html/index_iq.htm .

Alan Cohn from HR spoke in regards to questions that were being raised about billing issues from Employee/Occupational Health. The reason for the long delay with the billing charges was due to problems with IQ Health and they are approximately two years behind. If you have been having trouble logging onto the Eckerd Prescription on line refill website, they have been having problems. Also, if you are a first time user of Eckerd online you have to make a personal phone call for them to activate the system and then you can have the access to use the website. Alan has asked Benefits to put a message on the website in regards to this. Brad Holland from the EOP Office introduced Janet Godfrey, the new EO Officer for the University. Janet is located in room 1221 in Hospital West.

In new business Helen brought up the upcoming second annual Professional Development Seminar of the Exceptional Assistants’ Network. This is a conference on professional development and has gotten very high remarks. This year’s conference is April 28, 2004 at the Charlottesville Omni. To find out more about the conference and how to register visit http://www.virginia.edu/ldc and go to the right column called Now Enrolling and click on the Administrative Excellence link. Alan also brought up how nominations for the Outstanding Contribution Award are taking place. You can find out more about it and how to nominate by going to www.virginia.hrs.edu and clicking on the “green circle” on the bottom right corner. Employees who win this award are eligible for the Governor’s Award. Both awards are given out during the week of May 3-9, 2004. the Provost Office was not available for a report.

There were no committee reports.

 In old business it was brought up that the Day Trip Committee needed an additional representative to attend their meetings. Kathleen Foster, Employee Council Representative volunteered.

January minutes will be up for approval at our March meeting to give people enough time to review them out on the web.

The meeting was adjourned.