October 26, 2001

  1. Keeping Stanford Safe
  2. BenefitSU: Open Enrollment and Benefits Fairs
  3. Matt Phillips: The Magic In His Prints (Exhibit dates extended)
  4. IC Has a New Coordinator of Content Delivery
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Keeping Stanford Safe

Environmental Health and Safety recently shared this info highlighting the University's information flyers on "Bioterrorism Threats Received by Mail" and "Bomb Threat Safety". They can be seen and printed from the web through the following URLs.

They also emphasized that Stanford has had no terrorism threats at all since the 2 bomb threats that occurred soon after Sept.11th (at Hoover & the hospital). There have been no bioterrorism threats or incidents. You should also know that the campus & the hospital have been working together to update our existing emergency response plans for such incidents so that we are prepared IF anything were to happen.

We hope that the preparedness information on the SU websites will help the campus community stay safe and stay calm.

--submitted by Richard Secunda (reprinted from ITSS Digest: Volume 6 No. 40)

2. BenefitSU: Open Enrollment and Benefits Fairs

Open Enrollment will extend from November 1 through 26 this year. It is the one time each year when all employees can revise your medical, dental, and other insurance options and set up your pre-tax spending accounts. The only other time you and your employees can make adjustments during the year is when you have a qualifying family status change.

Open Enrollment newsletters describing what's new for 2002 were mailed to all employees' home addresses on October 15. Enrollment kits will arrive before Open Enrollment begins.

A total of five Benefits Fairs are scheduled to be held at three different locations. Benefits Fairs provide opportunities for you and your employees to meet with representatives from Stanford's various health insurance plans and with Stanford's investment vendors (Fidelity, TIAA-CREF, and Vanguard) to get information, answers, and brief advice about those topics in advance of your 2002 enrollment.

The dates, times and locations for this year's Benefits Fairs are:

  • Monday, November 5* (10 AM - 4 PM) in Tresidder Union, Oak Lounge
  • Tuesday, November 6* (10 AM - 4 PM) in Fairchild Auditorium
  • Wednesday, November 7 (10 AM - 4 PM) at SLAC
  • Thursday, November 8 (10 AM - 4 PM) in Tresidder Union, Oak Lounge
  • Monday, November 12 HEALTH PLANS ONLY (10 AM - 4 PM) in Tresidder Union, Oak Lounge
* Flu shots provided for employees with valid Stanford University ID

Enrollment will be available online, where there's a great deal of useful information to help you and your employees through the process and in making decisions. Also, to be as available as possible to answer questions, BenefitSU will extend their call center hours from the usual 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the Open Enrollment period. BenefitSU staff will also be available in the phone center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 25.

In addition to the online information and the telephone access, for those who want assistance with the enrollment process there will be three Enrollment Labs, where people can get help filling out the applicable forms. These labs will all be held in the Amy Blue Room at 651 Serra, and are scheduled for 4 to 6 PM on Thursday, November 8, Wednesday, November 14, and Thursday, November 15.

BenefitSU representatives are also available on request to appear at employee meetings to summarize 2002 benefits changes and answer questions. Please contact Charles DeSantis, BenefitSU Services Manager, at 723-3120, or at charles.desantis@Stanford.edu, to make the necessary arrangements.

--reprinted from the Supervisors Update newsletter, 10.2.01

3. Matt Phillips: The Magic In His Prints (Exhibit dates extended)

The exhibition Matt Phillips: The Magic In His Prints, at the Peterson Gallery, Bing Wing, has been extended through November 15 (it was scheduled to end on Oct. 28). To see the press release for this exhibit go to the August 13th issue of SUL/AIR News located on the Web at: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/diroff/news/august3/august3.html#three

--submitted by D. Vanessa Kam

4. IC Has a New Coordinator of Content Delivery

I am pleased to announce that Rose Harrington (aka Patricia Rose Harrington) is the Information Center's new Coordinator of Content Delivery. She's already begun assuming the duties of this position. Some of you may remember from an earlier announcement that she had been working for us as an LS IV. She brings a number of strengths to this position, including her management experience in the hotel industry, her excellent work at the reference desk and giving instruction, and her knowledge of the needs of researchers. She has a Masters in English and a Masters in Library and Information Science.

--submitted by Kathy Kerns

5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has the following new open positions this week:

Receptionist/Admin Associate (10/22/01; REQ# J012847
Production Editor (10/22/01); REQ# J012852
Loan Services Library Spec (10/22/01); REQ# J012861
Reserves/Loan Specialist (10/22/01); REQ# J012863

For a complete description of these jobs and a list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.

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