PCard holders: be aware of changes and restrictions on the use of your card

February 23, 2017 by WVU Procurement Contracting and Payment Services Morgantown, W.Va. — Procurement Contracting and Payment Services is now enforcing recent rule changes governing the use of PCards. PCPS updated its policies and manuals last fall as part of the ongoing effort to reduce the University’s purchasing expenses, including transaction fees associated with these … Continue reading

$1.75M fine in Goodyear safety settlement following 4 worker deaths

February 21, 2016 by Fred Hosier Safety and OSHA News Morgantown, W.Va. — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to pay $1.75 million in connection with four separate incidents at its Danville, VA, plant that claimed the lives of four workers. The Danville facility employs about 2,200 workers and manufactures aviation and specialty tires. The Virginia … Continue reading

OSHA fines go up again in 2017

February 21, 2016 by Fred Hosier Safety and OSHA News Morgantown W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor announced the increases which take effect with any citations issued after Jan. 13, 2017, even if the inspection occurred on an earlier date. Here’s the breakdown: maximum repeat and willful: $126,749 (was $124,709) maximum serious and other-than-serious: … Continue reading

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

ITS will begin deleting credit card information on WVU-owned machines in February

January 12, 2017 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — Information Technology Services will begin deleting credit card information that we discover on all WVU-owned work stations, starting in February. This will be a campus-wide initiative, affecting all departments, colleges and units, including Health Sciences and the divisional campuses. Our Information Security team is taking … Continue reading

ITS Service Desk will close at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, starting in January

January 3, 2017 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — To improve efficiency and shift resources toward peak hours, Information Technology Services will close the Service Desk at 10 p.m. instead of midnight Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday hours will not change. ITS is making this change because the call volume after 10 … Continue reading

WVU reminds campus community of winter weather procedures

January 3, 2017 by WVUToday Morgantown, W.Va. —  As a new semester begins at West Virginia University on Jan. 9, it’s time to remind the campus community about how the University responds when severe winter weather arrives. Should conditions occur making travel potentially dangerous, both students and employees are reminded to use their own good … Continue reading

ITS Service Centers closed along with libraries on Jan. 4 and 8

January 3, 2017 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — The Evansdale and Downtown libraries will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 8, so the ITS Service Centers, Big Prints and MyPrinting locations in those buildings also will be unavailable. The only MyPrinting station available for use on those dates is in … Continue reading

ITS may begin blocking file types often used to deliver malicious software

December 27, 2016 By WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — To minimize the risk of compromising WVU computers, networks and data, Information Technology Services is considering blocking two little-used file types in Office 365. In reviewing the latest malware and ransomware targeting faculty, staff and students, we found that a few file types are most … Continue reading

2016 Transportation winter break announcements

December 12, 2016 by Transportation News Morgantown, W.Va. – The Personal Rapid Transit system, campus shuttle and ADA service will not be in operation during the winter break beginning Thursday (Dec. 15). The PRT will resume spring operations Jan. 5. The campus shuttle and ADA service will resume service Jan. 9. We encourage you to … Continue reading

ITS Service Desk will close at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, starting in January

December 12, 2016 by ITS News Morgantown, W.Va – To improve efficiency and shift resources toward peak hours, Information Technology Services will close the service desk at 10 p.m. instead of midnight Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday hours will not change. ITS is making this change because the call volume after 10 p.m. is … 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

Employees: Be wary of emails seeking wire transfer requests despite name of sender

November 30, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — Since Monday (Nov. 28), several employees have received fraudulent emails in which the sender’s address has been disguised as that of a high-ranking University official seeking assistance with a wire transfer. Faculty and staff who receive such emails should NOT respond but instead forward … Continue reading

WVU offering a free new benefit to eligible employees

November 30, 2016 by WVU Division of Human Resources Morgantown, W.Va. — Effective Nov. 1, 2016, WVU has partnered with Care.com, a national organization of caregivers, to bring eligible employees and members of the WVU Retirees Association Care@Work membership at no cost. Eligible employees will have access to services such as babysitters, senior caregivers, pet … Continue reading

ITS offers students, employees online shopping safety tips

November 22, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — With the holiday shopping season upon us, ITS offers the following online shopping tips to all students and employees: Never use your WVU email account or your WVU credentials for personal shopping. When shopping on a computer, always shop on secure sites that begin … Continue reading

WVU holiday safety tip reminders

November 21, 2016 by Kolin S. Brown Safety & Chemical Hygiene Coordinator, Statler College of Engineering &  Mineral Resources Morgantown, W.Va. — As we head into the holiday season and the college becomes more festive, please remember the following fire safety tips when putting up decorations in the college: 1.     LED lights are preferred over incandescent lights, … Continue reading

WVUHire system maintenance Nov. 21-22

November 21, 2016 by WVU Employment Services Morgantown W.Va. — The Division of Human Resources will be performing maintenance to the WVUHire system on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. Internal users will not be able to access the system at all on Monday, but should have access restored Tuesday, although may experience intermittent issues. Applicants will … Continue reading

Some login requirements changing Nov. 13; system will be down 7 a.m. to noon

November 4, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — To better protect University data and systems, Information Technology Services is adding new features to the WVU Login system, including a prohibition on re-using the same password within one calendar year. Login services will be unavailable from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 13 while we … Continue reading

Safety stressed in academic, office and healthcare environments

November 1, 2016 by WVU Police Morgantown, W.Va. – Do you know what to do if a gun is fired in your workplace or classroom? Are you trained to spot signs of trouble and head it off? The WVU Police are offering three training sessions the week of Nov. 7 for students, faculty and staff … Continue reading

Free Electronics Recycling Day

November 3, 2016 by WVU Office of Sustainability Morgantown W.Va. — All faculty, staff and students may bring personal items to the Coliseum parking lot on Monday Nov. 7 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the University will recycle them for free. Acceptable electronics include computers, printers, cell phones, VCR/DVD players, small appliances like … Continue reading

Behavior-based energy program rolling out across campus

October 31, 2016 by WVU Office of Sustainability Morgantown W.Va. — The Transformation Team focused on reducing WVU’s energy consumption is beginning a months-long roll out of a behavior-based energy conservation program. The entire Mountaineer community can get involved by making simple changes to daily routines to save energy. To learn more about the roll out … 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-

Campus heating/cooling transition

October 13, 2016 by WVU Facilities Management Morgantown W.Va. — Facilities Management is preparing to change over the heating and cooling system for the campus. Twice a year the system, which is designed to operate in one mode at a time, is adjusted to coincide with the appropriate season. The transition will take place over the … Continue reading

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

ITS canceling Gartner subscription to save money; contract expires Oct. 31

October 12,2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — Information Technology Services is canceling the second year of a contract with the research information company Gartner to save nearly $175,000. The contract expires Oct. 31, so any faculty, staff or students who are using paid content must download what they need by that date. This decision … 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

WVU Employee Wellness offering flu shots on campus

September 30, 2016 by WVU Human Resources Morgantown W.Va. — Employee Wellness has partnered with WVU Medicine to offer employees and dependent family members the opportunity to receive a flu vaccination on campus, no appointments necessary. Employees and their dependents 12 years of age or older that are insured with PEIA or The Health Plan … Continue reading

MAP, MyTime, MyAccess and other systems will be unavailable 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25

September 19, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — MAP, MyTime, MyAccess and several other systems will be unavailable Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. while Information Technology Services moves data to a new storage system. Employees who need to record work hours during this planned outage may do so using wall … Continue reading

Shared network drives will be unavailable 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 11)

September 9, 2016 by Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — Home and Department file shares, which many employees will know as their J and N network drives, will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 11) while Information Technology Services moves data to a new storage system. This critical upgrade replaces two … 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

Section of University Avenue to be closed tonight

August 25, 2016 by The City of Morgantown Public Works/Streets Morgantown W.Va. — City Crews and Parrotta Paving will close University Avenue between Third Street and North Street today (Aug. 25) between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for milling. They will also close the same section of University Avenue on Saturday (Aug. 27) for paving. … 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

myStrength online tool available for faculty, staff and students

August 24, 2016 by WELLWVU Student’s Center of Health Morgantown W.Va. — myStrength is a free online tool that teaches you skills to feel happier, reduce stress and overcome other challenges of day to day life. It is available for any WVU faculty, staff or student. Sign up for your free myStrength account at the … Continue reading

A/V equipment provider B&H now available in Mountaineer Marketplace

August 19, 2016 by WVU Procurement, Contracting & Payment Services Morgantown, W.Va. — B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio is now a preferred catalog vendor of audio/visual equipment in Mountaineer Marketplace, the purchasing system that replaced WVUBuy over the summer. B&H also offers pre-sale technical support, additional discounts on large orders, extensive product catalog and sophisticated … 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

Faculty and staff urged to opt in to emergency alert system

August 19, 2016 by WVU Emergency Information Morgantown W.Va. — To improve communication in the event of a campus emergency, faculty and staff are urged to opt in to the WVU emergency alert system. Emergency alerts are sent only when there is an imminent threat to the health or safety of the on-campus community, or when … Continue reading

Learn how to make your purchases at Mountaineer Marketplace open house Aug. 26

August 18, 2016 by WVU  Procurement Contracting and Payment Services Morgantown W.Va. — Get face-to-face assistance making your purchases through Mountaineer Marketplace at an open house 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 in room 219 of Armstrong Hall. Staff with Procurement Contracting and Payment Services will be on hand to help walk you through the … Continue reading

Vehicle update information for parking needed by Aug. 31

August 15, 2016 by WVU Transportation and Parking Parking Management would like to remind all multi-year and yearly permit holders to update their vehicle information, pay any outstanding citations, or appeal any citations received within the last 10 days. To view your account information, please go to My Access at myaccess.wvu.edu. The parking update information … Continue reading

DATE CHANGE: Evansdale Drive traffic gates back to semester schedule starting Aug. 17

August 12, 2016 by WVU Transportation and Parking Morgantown, W.Va. — The Evansdale Drive traffic gates near the Evansdale Residential Complex will return to its fall and spring semester operating schedule, starting Wednesday (August 17). The gates will be closed weekdays until 6:00pm to 7:00am while on the weekends; the gates will remain open all day. … Continue reading

Transportation notes for faculty, staff during Move-In and Welcome Week activities

August 11, 2016 by WVU Transportation and Parking Morgantown, W.Va. — The Department of Transportation and Parking is asking for the cooperation of all WVU employees with Move-In and Welcome Week activities. Parents will be looking for parking to assist their students with Move-In beginning Friday (Aug. 12). As a result, employee parking areas around … 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

New traffic pattern at Evansdale Campus intersection

August 9, 2016 by WVU Transportation and Parking Beginning immediately, all vehicles entering the Evansdale Campus from Patteson Drive will now have to stop at the intersection of Fine Arts Drive/Morrill Way/Rec Center Drive. The former three-way stop at that intersection is now a four-way stop for all traffic. New signs are posted. -NRCCE-

Evansdale Drive to reopen August 11

August 5, 2016 by WVU Transportation and Parking Morgantown W.Va. — Evansdale Drive will reopen on August 11.  The road has been closed since July 5for construction to improve pedestrian safety in that area. The bus stop that was previously there has been permanently relocated to Evansdale Crossing. Facilities and Services appreciates your patience while we make … 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

PEIA Wellness Newsletter August 2016

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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

WVWRI Welcomes New Environmental Technician

July 25, 2016 by West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. — The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) is pleased to announce that Aaron Beam has joined its team as its new Environmental Technician. The WVWRI is a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University. Beam, a West … Continue reading

Employees and students: Do not click on or reply to fake security alert email

July 25, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgntown W.Va. — Students, faculty and staff should NOT reply to a fake email with the subject line “Security Alert” that purports to be from Information Technology Services. This email is a phishing scam, or an attempt to steal your username and password. The sender is spoofing a … Continue reading

Delays expected as a result of Morgantown street paving

July 25, 2016 by City of Morgantown Public Works/ Streets Morgantown W.Va. — Traffic delays are to be expected today through Friday (July 25-29), as crews in Morgantown will be milling and/or paving these streets. University Avenue (College Ave. to Stewart St.) Falling Run Road (University Ave. to Protzman Ave.) Protzman Street (Falling Run Rd. … Continue reading

Get help placing your orders in Mountaineer Marketplace

July 25, 2016 by WVU PROCUREMENT CONTRACTING AND PAYMENT SERVICES Morgantown W.Va. — Employees who want hands-on assistance making purchases in the new Mountaineer Marketplace system are invited to attend an open house on Friday(July 29) from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 4106 of One Waterfront Place. Take the elevator to the fourth floor and make … Continue reading

Mountaineer Marketplace off to strong start, but feedback is welcome and needed

July 22, 2016 by WVU Procurement Contracting and Payment Services Morgantown W.Va. — In the first two days of full operation, Mountaineer Marketplace got 297 requisition requests, six more than the old WVUBuy system had in the month of June. Procurement Contracting and Payment Services also has received valuable feedback and encourages users to continue constructive … Continue reading

Parking Management Office temporarily closed for staff development

July 22, 2016 by WVU Transportation and Parking Morgantown W.Va. — The Parking Management Office will temporarily close on Monday (July 25) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for staff development. You can still go to MyParking tab on MyAccess to view your permit information, pay citations and update personal information. -NRCCE-

Login users cannot claim accounts, change passwords 8-10 a.m. July 24

July 22, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — Login (formerly MyID) and other services may be available but are not guaranteed 8-10 a.m., Sunday, July 24 during important quarterly maintenance. Login users will not be able to claim accounts or change passwords during this period. The affected services include: Login.wvu.edu Login Special Access … Continue reading

Bug in WVU.Guest software update creates glitch for Apple device users

July 21, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — As parents and others visiting the University join the WVU.Guest wireless network during the next few weeks, they should jot down the account information that’s automatically generated and displayed on the “Account Created” screen. A recent update to the authentication software for WVU.Guest created … 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

Yammer, the Office 365 social network service, will be turned on July 29

July 21, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown W.Va. — Yammer, Office 365’s social network service, will be activated for WVU users after the close of business Friday, July 29. Yammer provides a fast way to communicate, share files and work together in groups. To create a Yammer profile with your @mail.wvu.edu address, login to … 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

WRI gives to WVU’s relief efforts for flood victims

July 20, 2016 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. —  People from around the state are joining hearts and hands to help the flood victims and the towns in southern West Virginia that were decimated by the recent floods. Our organization thanks Carrie Staton and the West Virginia Water Research Institute staff for contributing to this … Continue reading

Evansdale Crossing to hold public event

July 18, 2016 by WVU Evansdale Crossing Morgantown W.Va. — The businesses in Evansdale Crossing would like to invite the community to join them for an evening of food, drinks and giveaways. Enjoy free food from Taziki’s, Little Donkey, Hugh Baby’s, Juice Bar, Octane Coffee, and Two Birds (coming soon). PostNet, PNC Bank and Barnes … Continue reading

Employees can visit WVU Benefits information tables this week

July 18, 2016 by WVU Human Resources Morgantown W.Va. — WVU Benefits Administration will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday(July 20-21) to answer employee questions and assist employees with their benefits needs. Employees can meet with a Benefits Specialist regarding their personal benefit elections, ask questions, and get benefits information and resources. The Benefits Information … Continue reading

Morgantown announces street closures and restrictions for Kid’s Day on Saturday (July 16)

July 15, 2016 by WVU Transportation Morgantown W.Va. — The Morgantown Police Department will be will be closing the following streetson Saturday (July 16) for Kid’s Day: High Street will be closed from Walnut Street to Pleasant Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The right lane of High Street will be open to motorists from Willey Street to Walnut … Continue reading

Research Corporation employees’ self-assessments due July 22

July 15, 2016 by WVU Research Corporation Morgantown W.Va. — Information regarding the West Virginia University Research Corporation performance reviews was emailed to WVURC employees and supervisors on July 6. Employee’s self-assessments are due in UltiPro by July 22. Current employees and supervisors can find a link to UltiPro by visiting http://hr.research.wvu.edu/, hovering over the respective tab, and … Continue reading

Student Employment encourages on-campus supervisors to post 2016-17 student worker positions

July 13, 2016 by WVU Student Employment Morgantown W.Va. — Student Employment would like to encourage on-campus supervisors to post 2016-17 student worker positions now. Many students are seeking on-campus positions prior to the start of the fall semester. To ensure you are fully staffed for the start of the semester, fill out the form at … 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

Performance review employee information sessions offered

July 13, 2016 by WVU Human Resources Morgantown W.Va. — WVU Employee Relations has announced changes to the Performance Review forms and processes in order to provide a better supervisor and employee experience. These changes are highlighted and outlined on the Employee Relations webpage at the link above. Employee Relations will be offering multiple information sessions … 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

Evansdale Drive bus route change announced

July 6, 2016 by WVU Transportation and Parking Morgantown W.Va. — Due to the Evansdale Drive road closure, now through August 5, the WVU PRT shuttle bus will use an alternate location to pick up and drop off ERC/Towers and the agriculture sciences riders. The bus will be available at the Evansdale Crossing or Lincoln Hall … Continue reading

Mountaineer Marketplace launches July 11, will be available to all employees July 18

June 30, 2016 by WVU Procurement, Contracting & Payment Services Morgantown W.Va. — WVUBuy will no longer be available for new purchases as of 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11, when it will be replaced with a much more intuitive, easy-to-use system called Mountaineer Marketplace. The new system will be available to all employees through MyAccess starting Monday, … Continue reading

Renew your parking permit for the upcoming year

June 30, 2016 by WVU Transportation and Parking Morgantown W.Va. — If you have not already done so, please update your vehicle information, pay any outstanding citations, or appeal citations received within the last 10 days. To view your account information, please go to My Access at myaccess.wvu.edu. If there are any outstanding citations remaining on your … Continue reading

Evansdale Drive Road Closure (July 5TH – Aug. 5TH)

June 28, 2016 by WVU Construction (PDF Version) Morgantown W.Va. — Please be advised that beginning July 5, 2016, Evansdale Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic near the Mineral Resources Building. The road closure will remain in effect until August 5, 2016 to allow for road construction to improve pedestrian safety to that … Continue reading

WVU mobilizes efforts to help WV communities devastated by storms and flash flooding

June 27, 2016 by University Relations Morgantown W.Va. — West Virginia University is organizing relief efforts to assist those storm and flood-ravaged areas of West Virginia. “West Virginia University’s heart aches for the victims of last week’s devastating storm and flash flooding in central and southern West Virginia,”WVU President Gordon Gee said. “Our students, faculty and … Continue reading

Benefit Plan Changes to PEIA

June 23, 2016 by WVU Benefits Administration Special Open Enrollment July 1 – July 15, 2016 For Plan Year 2017: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 Benefits Administration will continue to update the material on this page as new information becomes available from PEIA. The PEIA Finance Board meets on June 23, 2016 to clear … Continue reading

How You Can Help Create an Inclusive Campus: WVU Safe Zone Training June 22, 2016

June 15, 2015 by WVU Safe Zone News. Morgantown, W.Va. — To view PDF, click here. -NRCCE- Contact:  LGBTQ@mail.wvu.edu

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

WVU offers support to students, faculty and staff in wake of Orlando tragedy

June 13, 2016 by Mountaineer ENEWS Morgantown, W.Va — In response to the tragedy in Orlando on Sunday, West Virginia University students, staff and faculty are reminded of the many counseling options available through the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services as well as the WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance program. “During a time when we join our LGBTQ students, faculty and … 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

President Gee’s message on state budget situation

June 9, 2016 by Mountaineer ENEWS Morgantown, W.Va. — As Governor Tomblin and our legislators continue to work in Charleston, we remain hopeful that a resolution will be found by July 1. West Virginia University will continue to meet and work with our partners at the Capitol. We know they are concerned about the future … 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

Be a part of a survey on health and wellness

May 20, 2016 by WVU Student Life Morgantown, W.Va. — We are conducting a research study on individuals aged 18 to 30 years. It is an anonymous online survey study that asks about your thoughts and feelings about health and wellness. The study results can help promote the health and wellness of young adults. WVU … 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

Training dates for 25Live available

May 6, 2016 by WVU Facilities Morgantown, W.Va. — 25Live is used to schedule classrooms and other rooms on the various WVU campuses when not in use for classes.  If you wish to register for a 25Live Event Schedule Training session, visit the Facilities Scheduling website and select a training date that fits your schedule and … 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

WVU Open Enrollment continues through May 15

May 2, 2016 by WVU Human Resources To All WVU Benefits-Eligible Employees: Morgantown, W.Va. —  Open Enrollment continues through May 15 and is the only opportunity for a benefits-eligible employees to make changes to their WVU benefits plans without a qualifying life event.  Changes are effective for Plan Year 2017, beginning July 1, 2016. If … Continue reading

WVU+kc to conduct user interface focus groups

May 2, 2016 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — WVU Information Technology Services has been working diligently to improve the WVU+kc (Kuali Coeus) electronic research administration tool over the past year. Last June, WVU+kc customers identified ten enhancements that they would like to see made to the IRB Protocol module. To date, seven … 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

University computers will be upgraded to Internet Explorer 11 on Friday

APRIL 19,2016 BY WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — Information Technology Services will begin deploying Internet Explorer 11 to all University computers at the close of business Friday (April 22) as part of an effort to provide all customers with the latest version of IE and security fixes. Please leave all machines ON when you … Continue reading

Mountaineer Marketplace as easy as Amazon, has more vendors than WVU Buy

April 18,2016 by WVU Procurement Contracting and Payment Services Morgantown, W.Va. — Mountaineer Marketplace, the e-procurement tool replacing WVUBUY later this spring, already has a more robust catalog of vendors for easy and efficient online purchasing, and the list will continue to grow when the system goes live. Vendors so far include: CDW Government LLC; … Continue reading

WVU and greater Morgantown earn “Safe Communities” accredidation

April 15, 2016 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. — Safety is a constant concern for local governments and university administrators. Residents, students and their parents, and visitors expect a safer environment on campuses and across the community. A coalition of community members from West Virginia University, the City of Morgantown and Monongalia County came together in … 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

Flash Point and Active Shooter Training offered by University Police

April 4, 2016 by University Police Morgantown, W.Va. — Flashpoint is a Safety Program that help identifying four types of violence: behavior of concerns, myths, triggering events, bullying, and intimidation. This training will explain each type of violence and the options you will have to report workplace violence. Active Shooter/Shots fired training is a safety … Continue reading

NRCCE staff should subscribe to WVU Alert Text Messages

April 4, 2016 by WVU Morgantown, W.Va. — Faculty and staff can use the faculty/staff registration form to sign up or log into the WVU Alert system to update their information. Current students are automatically subscribed to WVU Alert text messages if the student has provided a cell number to the University. If you are … 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

Evansdale traffic pattern and new traffic signal on University Ave.

March 28, 2016 by Mountaineer ENEWS New hours for Evansdale Drive traffic gates Morgantown, W.Va. — The Evansdale traffic gates will be left open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. during weekdays and all day during weekends. The gate schedule will be programmed to open and close at this set time. This schedule will be … Continue reading

Jamie Huggins joins TransTech Energy

March 24, 2016 by Kathy Jesperson, NRCCE Morgantown, W.Va.–TransTech Energy Research & Business Development welcomes Jamie Huggins as its new communications and social media strategist. Jamie started working with TTE in August 2014 as a student and worked with them through December 2015. Now she is joining the staff part-time to help the program grow … Continue reading

Details on Evansdale road closure summer 2016

Road closure:  June to July 2016 Specific dates will be posted when received. March 23, 2016 by Facilities   To all, I wanted to take this opportunity to alert you to an upcoming construction project being scheduled for this summer on the Evansdale Campus that will impact the traffic pattern on Evansdale Drive. As part … Continue reading

NBAC’s Carrie Staton nominated for WVU’s Climb Higher award

March 21, 2016 by Kathy Jesperson Morgantown, W.Va. – Congratulations to Carrie Staton who was recognized by West Virginia University‘s “Climb Higher” campaign this month (March 2016). Carrie has worked for the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center for four years and was recently appointed as the center’s associate director. She also recently accepted an … 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

PEIA Wellness Newsletter March 2016

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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

What to expect when you’re expecting at WVU

February 24, 2016 – WVU Council for Women’s Concerns, Morgantown, W.Va

WVU updates indoor air quality program

February 22, 2016 – Mountaineer ENews Morgantown, W.Va. – WVU Environmental, Health and Safety has revised its Indoor Air Quality Program. The purpose of this program is to establish written procedures to assist in preventing indoor air quality issues, and to respond appropriately when they occur.\ Updated procedures here.

Carrie Staton joins Leadership West Virginia Class of 2016

February 19, 2016 – Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute Morgantown, W.Va. – Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) Associate Director Carrie Staton was one of 55 leaders from across the state to accept invitations to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership West Virginia. Candidates were selected from a list of nominations that … Continue reading

PEIA Wellness Newsletter: Healthy Hearts and more!

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NBAC welcomes Kate Greene as new economic redevelopment specialist

February 1, 2016 by Andrew Stacey Morgantown, W.Va. – The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) is pleased to announce the addition of Kate Greene as its new economic redevelopment specialist. The NBAC is a program of the West Virginia Water Research Institute located at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at … Continue reading

New PRT Schedule

January 18, 2016 by WVU Transportation and Parking MEMO TO MORGANTOWN FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS WVU’s Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is currently immersed in a phased multi-million dollar modernization plan.  With the modernization of the PRT, it is necessary to shut down Saturday service (except during certain special events) so we can provide the vendor with … Continue reading

New for 2016: IRS Affordable Care Act Tax Form 1095

January 15, 2016 by WVU Human Resources Morgantown, W.Va. – Beginning in 2016, the University will be sending out a new IRS form to anyone who met the definition of a full-time employee, as defined by the ACA, from July 2015 forward. This form, called the 1095-C Form, is an annual statement that describes the … 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

Environmental Health and Safety offers free first aid, CPR/AED training

January 11, 2016 Morgantown, W.Va. – Environmental Health and Safety offers free first aid, CPR/AED training on a monthly basis to all interested University employees. Priority is given to those who are required to have the training as part of their job duties. Class size is limited to 16 persons per class. First Aid Training … Continue reading

Sponsored Programs retiring electronic blue sheets January 15; register for KC training now

January 6, 2016 – WVU OSP Grants Administration Morgantown, W.Va. – After months of successful use, WVU Information Technology Services and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) are ready for a wider rollout of KC Blue Sheet to the WVU research community. Online and in-person training with this new module of WVU+kc will be offered … Continue reading

Discounts at various vendors available for WVU employees

January 4, 2016 by Mountaineer ENews Morgantown, W.Va. — Beginning with cell phones and rental cars, West Virginia University employees are now eligible for discounts from a number of preferred vendors, adding to the list of benefits they can receive. As part of a renegotiation of its contract with the University, U.S. Cellular has been named … Continue reading

Free New York Times subscriptions offered to faculty, staff, students

January 4, 2016 by Mountaineer ENews Morgantown, W.Va. – WVU Libraries in partnership with the New York Times is providing faculty, staff and students with complimentary, year-long access to NYTimes.com. To activate your digital subscription, visit this link. Once you have authenticated your access, you can read NYTimes.com from anywhere, using the same credentials entered when signing-up.

Fake “Help Desk” emails are aimed at stealing your credentials

December 17, 2015 by WVU Information Technology Services Morgantown, W.Va. — WVU Information Technology Services advises that fake emails are now aiming at stealing WVU credentials. Emails claiming to be from the “ITS Help Desk” and warning that “email access will be denied” are fake and are aimed at stealing your credentials. Please do not respond … 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

WVU OneDrive for Business users not affected by Microsoft announcement

November 6, 2015 by WVU ITS News Morgantown, W.Va. – Microsoft announced this week that it will not be providing unlimited storage in OneDrive for Business for University subscribers as previously announced. This means there will be no change for faculty, staff and students who are using OneDrive for Business accounts provided by the University. … Continue reading

WVU holiday wellness challenge will hold weigh-in at NRCCE on Monday, Nov.16

November 6, 2015 by WVU Welness Morgantown, W.Va. —  WVU’s holiday wellness challenge will hold a weigh-in at NRCCE on Monday, November 16, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. NRCCE, Conference Room 107 WVU Employee Wellness, Division of Human Resources, invites all employees to start the New Year off right by participating in the ‘Weigh … Continue reading

WVU Employee Wellness encouraging employee flu shots

October 23, 2015 by Kimberly Zaph, WVU Employee Wellness News Morgantown, W.Va – To promote employee health, WVU Employee Wellness is encouraging employees to consider a flu vaccine. WVU Urgent Care will accept all medical insurances for billing at the remaining campus vaccine clinics. No appointment is needed. Employees with non-PEIA medical insurance are strongly … Continue reading

NRCCE staff encouraged to sign-up for free WVU First Aid/CPR/AED course

August 24, 2015 – NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – NRCCE employees are encouraged to register for a free WVU First Aid/CPR/AED course sponsored by WVU Environmental Health and Safety.  Staff will be given release time to attend but will need to coordinate with their supervisors.  Seats are available for the following dates: First Aid/CPR/AED Training … Continue reading

Staff reminder to sign-up for WVU safety alerts and LiveSafe app

October 15, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – With recent campus shootings at other universities, this post is a reminder that faculty and staff can sign-up for the same WVU emergency alert texts that students receive. You are also encouraged to download the LiveSafe App, a free mobile application for Apple and Android devices. LiveSafe creates a … 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

WVU advisors, instructors, staff: Free workshop on software for 3-D printing, cloud computing, and digital simulation

September 3, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The WVU community is invited to participate in a free hands-on workshop for using AutoDesk Fusion 360, a popular 3-D CAD/CAM software program. The workshop will introduce students and others across campus to the next generation of 3-D CAD/CAM software used by engineers, artists and designers … 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

NRCCE staff encouraged to sign-up for free WVU First Aid/CPR/AED course

August 24, 2015 – NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – NRCCE employees are encouraged to register for a free WVU First Aid/CPR/AED course sponsored by WVU Environmental Health and Safety.  Staff will be given release time to attend but will need to coordinate with their supervisors.  Seats are available for the following dates: First Aid/CPR/AED Training … Continue reading

WVU users should NOT download Windows 10 for personal or work machines

AUGUST 12, 2015 BY MOUNTAINEER ENEWS Although Windows 10 is now commercially available, WVU faculty, staff and students should NOT download the operating system onto their machines until further notice from Information Technology Services. Windows 10 is NOT supported by our virus protection product, Kaspersky Antivirus. Downloading Windows 10 on your personal machine or onto a … Continue reading

Login.wvu.edu is new site for WVU Identity & Access Management services

August 12, 2015 by NRCCE News To change passwords or check the status of the personal credentials you use to access University systems and services, students, faculty and staff should now go to Login.wvu.edu, previously known as MyID. MyID.wvu.edu will automatically redirect users to the correct location, so students, faculty and most staff do not need to … Continue reading

WVU Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers free counseling

August 3, 2015 by NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – The Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers three free counseling sessions per year to all faculty and staff, plus three free sessions for each family member. Retired faculty and staff are also included. The program offers individual, couples, parent/child, stress reduction, addiction, depression counseling, and more. For … Continue reading

WVU HR announces more efficient hiring process

July 29, 2015 by MOUNTAINEER ENEWS Morgantown, W.Va. – The Talent Strategy Team in the Division of Human Resources is excited to announce the implementation of a new hiring process this fall that will dramatically improve the way applicants, supervisors and recruiters pursue and fill open positions for all staff, faculty and student employment at the University. The new WVU Hire … Continue reading

Qualified 401(a) Retirement Plan loan policy changes

June 25, 2015 by MOUNTAINEER ENEWS Morgantown, W.Va. – WVU benefit-eligible employees who participate in either TIAA-CREF or Great West (Empowerment Retirement) through the West Virginia Higher Education Qualified 401(a) Retirement Plan will be receiving a mailing to their home address regarding changes to the current 401(a) Loan Policy. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy … Continue reading

Skype for Business users can now contact people outside the University

June 17, 2015 by MOUNTAINEER ENEWS Morgantown, W.Va. – Faculty, staff and students who use Skype for Business can now search for and connect with anyone in the Skype network, including those outside the University. To find a non-University contact, type in the person’s name. Skype for Business will provide two directory options, “My Contacts” or … Continue reading

New WVU travel manual changes aimed at reducing red tape

April 15, 2015 by Procurement, Contracting and Payment Services Morgantown, W.Va. – Procurement, Contracting & Payment Services has updated the WVU/WVURC Travel Manual. The changes are designed to reduce traveler frustration. A written travel authorization is no longer required. Approval for the use of a personal vehicle (versus using a rental car) is no longer required. … Continue reading

WVU Research VP Fred King’s memo on WVU export control policy

March 17, 2015 by WVU Research news Morgantown, W.Va. – WVU Research has a new Export Control Office website. Click on image or link to read policy memo. Export Control Memo from Dr. Fred King WVU Vice President for Research