Information about renting with Enterprise

January 12, 2016 by WVU Procurement Contracting and Payment Services Morgantown, W.Va. — All University employees traveling on University business are reminded to use the WVU code XZ68WVU when booking with Enterprise. Using this code assures proper billing and insurance coverage. Go to the WVU designated website which is linked to the WVU code and rates at http://go.wvu.edu/2jExFS2 and … Continue reading

President Gee: We must defend free speech while making personal attacks unacceptable

December 2, 2016 by WVU President E. Gordon Gee Morgantown, W.Va. Dear Mountaineer Family, Last night, West Virginia University became the latest stop on Milo Yiannopoulos’ college tour after being invited by a student organization. Many voiced their opposition to his being on our campus and were appalled at the message he delivered. I completely understand … Continue reading

Use this link for posting part-time student jobs

October 31,2016 by WVU Employment Services Morgantown W.Va. — Are you hiring for spring 2017? You can now submit on-campus part-time jobs for students by clicking the link below. Submit before Dec. 1 to ensure your jobs are posted before the winter break. http://wvu.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=897497f2978168696d30d6890&id=a6af4fb0dc&e=2379c430db -NRCCE-

Order business cards, stationery through Mountaineer Marketplace

October 13,2016 by Procurement, Contracting & Payment Services Morgantown, W.Va. — Printing and Copier Services, the official provider of University stationery, has moved letterhead, envelope and business card ordering to MountaineerMarketplace. Accessible through the link above, Mountaineer Marketplace does not require a PCard or any post-transaction paperwork. Because the system is integrated with MAP, it knows who you … Continue reading

Sensitive Data Practices and Storage: FAQ

October 17, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Researchers must be aware of the risks of handling, storing sensitive data Morgantown W.Va. — Research at WVU often involves “sensitive data,” but what qualifies goes beyond private medical or educational records. Information Technology Services offers clear and unambiguous guidance through the new Sensitive Data Protection Policyand … Continue reading

Students workers can get WVU employee discount on Adobe Creative Cloud

August 30, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — Student employees at WVU may now take advantage of the same steep discount on Adobe Creative Cloud that has long been afforded to University faculty and staff. Student workers may purchase a license for just under $10 through http://onthehub.com. Students who are not employees of … Continue reading

MAP data must be current for proper approval routing in Mountaineer Marketplace

August 24, 2016 by WVU Procurement, Contracting & Payment Services Morgantown W.Va. — Procurement Contracting and Payment Services (PCPS) is working to address some issues with the routing of approvals on Mountaineer Marketplace purchases, but employees using the system can help. Any WVU faculty or staff member whose role, supervisor or EBO (Expert Business Office) has … Continue reading

Faculty and staff can request WVU email accounts for student workers

August 19, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — If you are hiring a student worker who needs a WVU employee email account for business reasons, please use the form available through the Service Desk. Enter your Login credentials if and when asked, then click the green button that says “Student o365 Ticket.” You … Continue reading

EBO units merging into Shared Service Center; no immediate change in support

August 10, 2016 by Administrative Units Shared Service Center Morgantown W.Va — As part of the University transformation initiative, operations from six individual Expert Business Offices (EBOs) have merged into a single Administrative Units Shared Service Center. This new unit merges operations from the Administration and Finance, Facilities, Provost, Research, ITS and Student Life EBOs. During … Continue reading

WVU Hire won’t be expanded to students; current hiring practices may continue

August 3, 2016 by WVU Hire Morgantown W.Va. — After exploring the capabilities of the existing technology and comparing them to our users’ needs, the Division of Human Resources and Information Technology Services have decided not to expand the WVU Hire system to student workers. The existing, decentralized student hiring processes are more flexible for colleges … Continue reading

Messages sent to ITSHelp email account will automatically create a trackable ticket

August 3, 2016 by Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. –Starting Wednesday, Aug. 10, emails sent to the Information Technology Services account ITSHelp@mail.wvu.edu will automatically create an incident ticket in TeamDynamix, the system used to manage work requests. This system will then automatically generate an email with a ticket number. Tickets will be handled on a first-come, … Continue reading

Power-saving plans for computers and monitors go into effect July 25

July 21, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — To help the University reduce energy consumption and costs, computers that are supported by Information Technology Services will be put in sleep mode after a period of inactivity starting July 25. The time threshold depends on whether the inactivity occurs during core business hours … Continue reading

Buying software from ITS for personally owned computers just got easier

July 21, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — Faculty, staff and students who need software for their personal computers may now buy it from Information Technology Services online, eliminating the need to fax paper forms or physically visit Computer Repair and Assistance in Brooke Tower. This process applies to SAS, JMP, SPSS … Continue reading

Learn how to become a Bureaucracy Buster

July 18, 2016 by WVU Bureaucracy Busters Morgantown W.Va. —  Tired of red tape? Let’s cut it and save time and money. With your help, the Bureaucracy SWOT Committee is streamlining WVU procedures. The Committee members have become known as “Bureaucracy Busters.” Their primary goal, with your help, is to identify existing University policies and processes … Continue reading

Power-saving plans for computers and monitors go into effect July 25

July 14, 2016 by Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — To help the University reduce energy consumption and costs, computers that are supported by Information Technology Services will be put in sleep mode after a period of inactivity starting July 25. The time threshold depends on whether the inactivity occurs during core business hours (6 a.m.-6 … Continue reading

Environmental, Health and Safety revises procedure for potable water disruptions

July 11, 2016 by WVU Environmental, Health and Safety Morgantown W.Va. — WVU Environmental, Health and Safety has revised its Potable Water Disruption procedure. The purpose of the document is to provide individuals responding to facility potable water disruptions with a document that provides clear and concise information pertaining to these types of events as well … Continue reading

New NSF Automated Compliance Validation Checks

June 28, 2016 by Office of Sponsored Programs Dear Proposal Writers, NSF continues to focus on the automated compliance checks of proposals in order to decrease the burden on both the research community and NSF staff.  Effective July 25, 2016, all proposals will be subject to a new series of automated compliance validation checks to ensure … Continue reading

WVU Memoradum: B-1 Visitors for “Business”

June 15, 2015 by Jennifer McIntosh, Chair – WVU Oversite Committee for the Employment of Foreign Nationals PDF version here.

Student employment policy updated

July 15, 2016 by WVU Financial Aid Office Morgantown, W.Va. — Effective immediately, student employment policies have been updated to permit students enrolled half time or less to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer term. This change impacts taxes for students enrolled less than half time. As such, business officers and … Continue reading

WVU+kc will feature a new investigator dashboard starting June 11 

June 07, 2016 by WVU ITS News Morgantown, W.Va. — The research administration tool WVU+kc (Kuali Coeus) will have a new look and feel starting Saturday, June 11. Upon logging in, users will see a new dashboard with four main sections that will make it easier to find their associated proposals, awards and IRB (Institutional … Continue reading

Outdoor recreation equipment rentals and trip guidance available to faculty and staff

June 14, 2016 by WVU Outdoor Recreation Center Morgantown, W.Va. — If you’ve ever asked: “What is there to do in Morgantown?” stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center inside the Student Recreation Center and you’ll discover that there’s a lifetime worth of trails, mountains, and waterways to explore right outside your door. The ORC staff … Continue reading

University institutes electronic bid submissions process


June 13, 2016 by WVU Bureaucracy Busters Morgantown, W.Va. — The University has changed the process to allow electronic bid advertising (versus newspaper postings). This reduces advertising costs and saves time. Postings are only required for construction, allowing faster processing, better vendor access and reduced costs on advertising. Visit the Bureaucracy Busters website at the link above … Continue reading

New Clutter feature in Outlook email will be turned off June 3; can be reactivated

May 31, 2016 by Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — The automatic use of Clutter, a mailbox sorting feature in Office 365, will be turned off after the close of business Friday (June 3) in an attempt to better serve faculty, staff and student workers. This change will not affect users at the Health Sciences … Continue reading

Fair Labor Standards Act changes impact on WVU

May 23, 2016 by WVU Human Resources Morgantown, W.Va. — The Department of Labor this week announced significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act that determines jobs that are eligible for overtime. The adjustments change determination of which positions are subject to overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek and … Continue reading

Connect devices to WVU.Encrypted; employees cannot use WVU.Guest after May 15

May 11, 2016 by WVU ITS News Morgantown, W.Va. — Use of the WVU.Guest wireless network will be limited to visitors to the Morgantown and divisional campuses starting Sunday, May 15, so all faculty and staff should ensure that their personal devices are connected to WVU.Encrypted or eduroam. Starting May 15, anyone with @mail.wvu.edu, @mix.wvu.edu, @hsc.wvu.edu, @wvumedicine.org or a … Continue reading

Changes to WVU.Guest wi-fi

May 6, 2016 by Vicki Smith, director of Communications, Office of the Associate Provost & CIO, WVU Information Technology Services To:  WVU Employees: CHANGES TO WVU.GUEST WI-FI Connect your mobile devices and computers to WVU.Encrypted; employees cannot use WVU.Guest after May 15 Use of the WVU.Guest wireless network will be limited to visitors to the Morgantown and divisional … Continue reading

Technology Support Center changing name as part of ITS reorganization

APRIL 19,2016 BY WVU INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Morgantown, W.Va. — Information Technology Services is adding several services that support the University community to the Technology Support Center. The expanded group is now known as Computer Repair and Assistance to better reflect the array of services offered, as well as the new ITS organizational structure. Computer Repair … Continue reading

Mandatory registration required by all WVU staff for international business travel

March 22, 2016 by WVU Office of International Programs Morgantown, W.Va. — WVU’s Office of International Programs now provides travel insurance with all university related international travel. This policy includes medical and travel assistance coverage. All WVU travelers will now be covered through International SOS and University Health Plans. This means that all official travelers will … Continue reading

Long distance calls

March 29, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — Below is the official message regarding long distance calls and TID numbers for those of you who have questions about the new system. From: Information Technology Services On Behalf Of Vicki Smith Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:49 AM To: ITS@listserv.wvu.edu Subject: Many WVU phones … Continue reading

WVU recommendations for severe weather events

March 21, 2016 by WVU Safety What to do when: You receive an emergency warning message From WVU: If you haven’t subscribed to WVU emergency text messages, you can do so at  http://emergency.wvu.edu/alert/ From Monongalia County or other media sources – FYI: Monongalia County Security Emergency Management will launch a free app for smartphones alter … Continue reading

Mountaineer Marketplace will ensure WVU gets best prices on good products

March 21 by WVU Procurement, Contracting & Payment Services Morgantown, W.Va. — WVU employees will no longer have to shop around for the best prices on quality products or file paperwork to complete routine purchases when Mountaineer Marketplace replaces the WVU Buy system this spring. Faculty and staff will be able to shop quickly and easily … Continue reading

Export Controls Announcement by the Provost

March 18, 2016 Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, As West Virginia University continues to ascend the ranks of respected research and academic institutions, our endeavors have become more complex and globalized. Global engagement and innovative, boundary-testing research are crucial to the University’s continued growth, and with these undertakings come important legal obligations. The federal government … Continue reading

ITS suggests removal of Microsoft update that can cause Word, Outlook slowness

March 10, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. – A recent Microsoft update can cause performance issues with Word and Outlook 2013 on Windows machines. Affected computers may periodically freeze or operate with extreme slowness when using these programs. Although Microsoft stopped distributing this update, some University-owned computers received it, so some faculty … Continue reading

Morgantown user fee reflected in WVU checks beginning mid-January

January 15, 2016 by WVU Today Morgantown, WlVa. – The City of Morgantown has enacted a $3 per week user fee for all who work within the city limits. This affects all West Virginia University employees, including student workers, whose actual work address is within the city limits. The fee will be withheld from paychecks beginning with … Continue reading

ITS adding walkup support station at Evansdale Library

January 13 by ITS News Morgantown, W.Va — Information Technology Services has opened a new service center offering walk-up technical support on the ground floor of the Evansdale Library and will continue offering ITS Connect service at the Mountainlair next to the post office. Hours at both locations will be 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday … Continue reading

WVU releases Waste Management Standard Operating Procedures

December 15, 2015 by Mountaineer Enews Morgantown, W.Va. – The University is committed to protection of all students, staff, faculty and visitors from hazardous exposures while on campus. Environmental Health and Safety has released the Waste Management Standard Operating Procedure. The purpose of the program is to ensure proper handling and legal disposal of all … Continue reading

WVU employees encouraged to read Drug Free Workplace Handbook

December 7, 2015 by WVU HR Employee Relations 2015 WVU Drug Free Workplace Handbook Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University is concerned with the well-being of its employees in all aspects of University life. The abuse of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs by members of the university community is incompatible with the goals … Continue reading

Appearance of eCampus login box changing

October 7, 2015 by MOUNTAINEER ENEWS Morgantown, W.Va. – University faculty, staff and students will notice a slight change in the appearance of the eCampus login screen starting Sunday (Oct. 11). To improve consistency across applications, users will now click on the blue Login button and see the same single sign-on page that is used for … Continue reading

All WVU personnel are required to fully comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations

September 3, 2015 Dear Colleagues, The University has developed an updated Export Control Compliance Program, which includes an entirely new, user-friendly website to facilitate compliance with the law in an efficient and effective manner. All WVU personnel are required to fully comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations. Adherence to the practices and procedures … Continue reading