Mailing Address in MyMadison (Employee Tab)
Payroll Services would like to remind employees to check their mailing address in MyMadison by December 31 under the Employee Tab, to ensure timely delivery of their W-2 document in January. Payroll Services will not mail W-2 documents to mail stop codes, JMU departments, JMU student PO boxes or to the JMU designated zip code of 22807 due to the confidential nature of the information contained in the document. It only takes a minute to verify your address in MyMadison, but it may take the mail up to two weeks to return a W-2 document with an incorrect or invalid address.
NOTE: Student employees may need to update their mailing address under the Employee Tab for payroll purposes and under the Student Tab for other student related year-end documents.
Payments to Non-Residents/Foreign National Visitors
Please keep in mind that having a social security number does NOT equal U.S. citizenship… just because a foreign individual has a U.S. Social Security Number does not automatically mean that JMU can pay them for services or provided travel expenses. Before making a formal commitment to bring a foreign national to campus, the sponsoring department must determine whether it is legal to pay or provide expenses, is the payment subject to tax, and what policies and procedures must be followed. Please reference Payments to Short-Term Foreign National Visitors for detailed instructions and information.
And remember, regardless of payment, Travel Policy 4215 requires Pre-Approval for all incoming Foreign National Visitors. This prior approval is electronically entered in Chrome River and called a Pre-Approval Request. Pre-Approval is required before any travel arrangements can be made.
Questions regarding incoming foreign national visitors may be directed to Sherry Willis, Payroll Operations Manager, 540-568-8034, email@example.com.
Hepatitis A Outbreaks Across the Nation
University Health Center
There are currently multiple hepatitis A outbreaks across the nation. Though JMU is not experiencing an outbreak, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has identified an increase in hepatitis A cases statewide. The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get the hepatitis A vaccine. You can talk with your doctor to see if you’ve already received the vaccine. If you haven’t gotten the hepatitis A vaccine, you can get the vaccine at:
• Your doctor’s office
• A local pharmacy
• Harrisonburg-Rockingham Health Department
Additional information can be found on the VDH website:
Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World Update: Become a Greening Your Event Partner
Photo by Sloane Gartner, JMU Technology & Design
Events can contribute to campus environmental sustainability progress and engage our community in solutions. When you are planning an event on campus, choose to participate in JMU’s Greening Your Event Program, which includes a simple planning checklist that considers transportation, energy, catering, and more. The program encourages and recognizes the voluntary efforts that many JMU event organizers already make. Participants receive a Greening Your Event Partner logo to use as part of their event and communications.
Facilities Management Sustainability Update: Landscaping
Photo by Rachel Crowe, JMU Technology & Design
Landscaping on campus is carefully planned to not only look beautiful, but also to reduce water use. As part of the Facilities Management Sustainability Plan, JMU reduced the area where annuals were planted by 46% between 2015 and 2019, primarily by planting perennials. This reduced JMU’s potable water consumption by an estimated 78,000 gallons per year and also reduced costs. Further, JMU manages the campus grounds in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses a four-tiered approach.
UREC Personal Training
Are you ready to start a new fitness plan? Need help building confidence in using fitness equipment properly? Looking to shake up your fitness routine? UREC Personal Trainers are ready to help wherever you are on your health and wellness journey. New personal training participants start with the Personal Training Total Package, which includes a health screening, consultation, fitness assessment, and two one-on-one training sessions ($50). If you have questions or want more information, please reach out to the UREC Coordinator of Fitness Programs, Steph Goetz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a Workout Buddy?
We have several JMU students waiting to be paired with a JMU faculty/staff member! Pairs are matched based on workout activity interests and/or field of study. No expertise in exercise is required, all that is needed is an interest in encouraging a student in their wellness and personal/professional development! Learn more about the Mentorship through Exercise program.
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