Open Enrollment for Employee Benefits, 11/7 & 11/8

TO:                  All Full-time Benefits Eligible Employees
FROM:          Margie Grandinetti, Director of Human Resources
DATE:            November 3, 2017

The Office of Human Resources will be kicking off the annual open enrollment for employee benefits on Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the Trexler Room of the University Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Representatives from our insurance and retirement plan providers will be present with the Human Resources staff during this two (2) day period to address questions and issues related to our benefits offerings.

ACTION REQUIRED! Please read the attached memo which contains important information and instructions regarding the steps you will need to take to continue your health insurance benefits or add, change, or waive University health insurance benefits. Additionally, please refer to the attached Contribution Summary for each of our 2018 medical, dental, and vision plan offerings to understand the monthly pre-tax cost impact for your chosen benefit plan and tier. Important literature on our benefit programs will be available at the open enrollment fair and will be available on the MyDSU website under the Human Resources page starting on November 7, 2017.

The open enrollment period for benefits ends on December 1, 2017. All elections or changes must be made by that date to become effective January 1, 2018. No exceptions can be made to the enrollment end date.

Please also read the attached 2018 Annual Notices Document regarding your rights under DeSales University’s Benefits Program.

Questions? or ext. 1660

This Week’s DUC Salad and Sauté Menu

Monday, November 6
Lunch: Julienne Roast Beef Caprese Salad
Dinner: Sauté Smack down

Tuesday, November 7
Lunch: Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Salad
Dinner: Sauté Smack down

Wednesday, November 8
Lunch: Chicken Fajita Salad
Dinner: Sauté Smack down

Thursday, November 9
Lunch: Mixed Berry Smoothie
Dinner: Quesadilla Bar

Friday, November 10
Lunch: Mandarin Chicken Salad
Dinner: Waffle Fry Bar

*Menus subject to change*

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Tonight: Clinica de Migrantes Film Screening

Monday, November 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare

presented by DeSales University’s Department of Nursing & Health and Physician Assistant Program

A FREE FILM SCREENING, hosting film director Maxim Pozdorovkin and Dr. Larson, the director of the clinic, to speak with DeSales University students in the healthcare programs about the film. This event is free but registration is required.

Today, undocumented immigrants face countless daily challenges, including obtaining access to affordable health care. At Puentes de Salud health clinic in South Philadelphia, volunteers address this problem by serving uninsured Latino immigrants who have nowhere else to turn and are increasingly reluctant to seek care in the current political climate. The timely documentary CLÍNICA DE MIGRANTES spotlights the bonds between the doctors and their patients, and goes beyond the politicized rhetoric to show the faces of real people in the middle of the immigration debate. [Read more…]

Today: Informational Meeting on Summer Abroad Program in Segovia, Spain

Would you like to study Spanish and cover HUM III and HUM IV in Spain? Or courses dictated in English and still cover your HUMIII? DeSales University invites you to join us for the Summer Abroad Program in Segovia, Spain 2018 (May 29-June 27). An informational meeting will be held on Monday, November 6 in Dooling 106 at 3:00 p.m.

Questions? or stop by Dooling 273.

Thanksgiving Cooking Demo for Faculty and Staff, 11/14

Come join the DeSales Wellness Task Force in learning how to avoid the “Holiday Eight Gain” with a Thanksgiving cooking demo by Sodexo Chef John Francisco and Dietitian Susan Hurd. The demo is open to all faculty and staff members and will be held in the DeSales University Center on Tuesday, November 14 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Food samples will be provided, but please make sure to bring your own lunch.


DeSales Thanksgiving Bake Sale

Our bakers are whipping up some special house-made goodies for your holiday table! Pick up order forms at any dining location to bring home some treats for your family. Items include Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Roll, New York Style Cheesecake, Chocolate Pecan Pie, & more! Orders accepted through November 10.


MyDSU Upgrade Coming 11/15

We are going to be upgrading MyDSU on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Access to MyDSU will be intermittently interrupted during this time. Please plan accordingly.

With this upgrade, MyDSU will run on a vendor-supported version of the portal. You may be asking – “How does this affect me?” The answer: MyDSU’s look is changing, and how you’ll sign in changes too!

For a before and after upgrade preview, please go to—upgrade-coming