February 17, 2003

Annual Staff Fest slated for May 16

Wynell Lauver is communications consultant for Human Resources.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Staff Fest, and employees should keep their calendars clear for Friday, May 16.

This year’s event will be held on the Quad from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. As we celebrate StaffFest, let’s remember its original purpose: a time set aside for staff employees to meet and mingle with other staff employees during the course of the work day.

This year’s event will be a have a safari theme, and the winner of the slogan contest will be announced soon, said Staff Fest chair Carolyn Yanes.

“I think the day will be a lot of fun for Emory employees. From the safari décor and the live entertainment to the games and the food, I think it will be a relaxing break from work,” Yanes said. “We have a lot to celebrate, including the 50th anniversary of The Emory Clinic.

“This year’s menu,” she continued, “will include grilled chicken sandwiches (veggie burgers will be available), fruit salad, cookies, ice cream sandwiches and beverages.”

Electronic W-2 refresher
Just in case you forget the website or your PIN for your online W-2, here’s a reminder: Go to www.theworknumber.com or https://verify.theworknumber.com/cgiee/my W2Service.asp. Your PIN is the last four digits of your Social Security number plus the month and year of your birthdate (example: 57310766).

Share the ride
Vanpools, like carpools and public transit, provide an alternative to driving solo to work. Emory’s vanpool program is designed to target employees whose one-way commute is greater than 15 miles.

A vanpool is a group of seven to 15 commuters who ride to and from work together in a van. Members share the cost, which is determined by the number of participants and the round-trip commute mileage.

Active full-time regular, part-time regular (20 hours/week minimum) and full-time temporary University, hospital and clinic employees whose primary work location is on the Clifton Road corridor are eligible to participate. Vanpools qualify for free, reserved parking (assigned based on high-top van space availability in decks or street space available) with a minimum of seven participants, who also receive:

• $49 per month subsidy for eligible employees.

• guaranteed ride home in case of emergency.

• Value Pass hangtag.

• shared car program.

Each member of a vanpool must complete an application form, available at alternative transportation (Clairmont Campus Deck), the parking office (Lowergate Deck) and Human Resources.

Value Pass registrants must bring a vehicle registration and valid driver’s license when registering at the parking office. All vanpool members must turn in their Emory hangtags before receiving a special vanpool hangtag and/or Value Pass hangtag. Once the vanpool is approved, participants will turn in their current hangtags and pick up their vanpool hangtags at the parking office. Only vanpools registered through the parking office can receive incentives.

The following vanpools are looking to add riders:

• Butts/Clayton County: Five seats, work hours 7:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.

• Cobb County: Two seats, work hours 6:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

• Cobb County: Eight seats, work hours 6:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

• Douglas County: Four seats, work hours 6:30 a.m–4 p.m. (Monday–Thursday) and
7 a.m.–3:30 p.m. on Friday.

• Douglas County: Ten seats (in formation stage), work hours 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

• Fayette County: One seat, work hours 6:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

• Snellville: Three seats, work hours 7 a.m.–4 p.m.

At least seven riders also are sought for new vanpools traveling from Buford (7 a.m.–
3:30 p.m. work hours), Covington/Conyers/Lithonia (8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.), Clayton County (7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) and Snellville (7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.).

For additional information, visit www.epcs.emory.edu/AltTransp/Vanpools.htm, call 404-712-2415, or send e-mail to cbrzosk@emory.edu.






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