NOVA College Identity and Wordmark Guidelines

Faculty and staff are asked to remember to use “NOVA” when referring to Northern Virginia Community College (not “NVCC,” except when referring to the NVCC Educational Foundation). NOVA’s Identity Guidelines states, “Throughout the region we serve, Northern Virginia Community College is widely known as ‘NOVA’ among all sectors and demographic groups. Recognizing the powerful equity and goodwill that has been invested in this name, the … Continue reading NOVA College Identity and Wordmark Guidelines

October Open Enrollment for Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education

During the month of October, Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) participants may elect to change their ORP vendor. This period does not allow for a pension plan change from the ORP to VRS or from VRS to the ORP. Three providers are available to ORP participants: DCP, Fidelity Investments and TIAA. To change providers during Open Enrollment, please complete the Open Enrollment Provider Change Form (VRS-65P) and the enrollment … Continue reading October Open Enrollment for Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education

Legal Resources Open Enrollment Through October 31

Legal Resources is an employee benefit providing specific legal services for a monthly group rate of $18 per month to salaried employees. Open enrollment for the Legal Resources Plan is the month of October. Plan details and enrollment can be found at http://legalresources.com/. The required FBMC Post-Tax Salary Deduction Authorization Form and the Legal Resources Enrollment Form may be requested from the Benefits Team by … Continue reading Legal Resources Open Enrollment Through October 31

Leave Sharing Request

Laura (Katie) Brown (LO) has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please complete the form, print and submit it to Human Resources by fax to 703.323.3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need other assistance or have … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

File Flexible Spending Account Claims Before It Is Too Late!

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) run-out period to file claims and submit documentation for the July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 plan year ends September 30, 2017. By that date, employees must submit reimbursement requests for all eligible FSA expenses and resolve all outstanding transactions, including unverified FSA card transactions, for the 2016 – 2017 coverage period. To submit claims for qualified expenses for … Continue reading File Flexible Spending Account Claims Before It Is Too Late!

2017 VRS Member Benefit Profiles Ready for Review

Be the MVP in your retirement. Review your 2017 MBP. The MBP is your online benefits statement providing important information about your retirement and other benefits as of June 30. You will find it by logging into your myVRS account. Plan your retirement strategy today! Retirement income on target? One of the most important features of your MBP is a retirement income analysis. This feature … Continue reading 2017 VRS Member Benefit Profiles Ready for Review

2017 VRS Member Benefit Profiles Ready for Review

Be the MVP in your retirement. Review your 2017 MBP. The MBP is your online benefits statement providing important information about your retirement and other benefits as of June 30. You will find it by logging into your myVRS account. Plan your retirement strategy today! Retirement income on target? One of the most important features of your MBP is a retirement income analysis. This feature … Continue reading 2017 VRS Member Benefit Profiles Ready for Review

Leave Sharing Request

Murad Karimi (WO) has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please complete the form and fax it to Human Resources at 703.323.3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need other assistance or have questions about NOVA’s Leave … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

A Call to NOVA Retirees

This past fall, a few retirees gathered together to discuss the idea of forming a group of retired NOVA faculty and staff to keep in touch, foster social interaction and provide presumed accumulated wisdom in support of the College and the students. The result of this meeting was the formation of A.F.T.E.R., Association of Former Teachers and Employees in Retirement. A.F.T.E.R had its first meeting … Continue reading A Call to NOVA Retirees

Parchment E-Transcripts Beginning at NOVA

Electronic transcripts are now replacing the old online form for students requesting their official NOVA transcripts. Through a nationwide company called Parchment, which is used by over 8,000 colleges, e-transcripts are sent out in a process that is fast, secure, accurate and fully trackable from beginning to end. E-Transcripts also can be uploaded to the Common Application, which more and more universities are requesting, or … Continue reading Parchment E-Transcripts Beginning at NOVA

Leave Sharing Request

A classified college staff member requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please print, complete and fax the form to Human Resources at 703.323.3155 or by email to saboulhosn@nvcc.edu. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need other assistance or … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

2017 Health and Flex Open Enrollment

Agencies have been notified by the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) that this year’s annual open enrollment period for Flexible Spending and Health Care will be shorter in length than in previous years. Open enrollment will begin on May 1, 2017 and end on May 15, 2017. Employee Direct (EDIRECT), the state’s online employee self-service system, will not be available this year. Therefore, employees wishing … Continue reading 2017 Health and Flex Open Enrollment

NOVA STEM Faculty Free Professional Development Opportunity

For many of us, summer is a time to relax and to tackle those pedagogy projects you are keen to introduce but have been sitting on the shelf. Are you stewing over how to engage students in a new way? Do you have an idea you would like to polish and then implement in the fall, one that incorporates topics that are contextual and relevant, … Continue reading NOVA STEM Faculty Free Professional Development Opportunity

Westminster Merit Scholarships for Children of NOVA Employee

The Westminster School scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 15. In collaboration with NOVA, Westminster School is offering a scholarship opportunity to the children and grandchildren of NOVA employees. The renewable Merit Scholarship is in the amount of $8,000 per year and is open to students entering grades 3 to 7. The potential value of the scholarship totals $48,000. Scholarship recipients will be selected on … Continue reading Westminster Merit Scholarships for Children of NOVA Employee

2017 Health and Flex Open Enrollment

Agencies have been notified by the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) that this year’s annual open enrollment period for Flexible Spending and Health Care will be shorter in length than in previous years. Open enrollment will begin on May 1, 2017 and end on May 15, 2017. Employee Direct (EDIRECT), the state’s online employee self-service system, will not be available this year. Therefore, employees wishing … Continue reading 2017 Health and Flex Open Enrollment

Westminster Merit Scholarships for Children of NOVA Employee

The Westminster School scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 15. In collaboration with NOVA, Westminster School is offering a scholarship opportunity to the children and grandchildren of NOVA employees. The renewable Merit Scholarship is in the amount of $8,000 per year and is open to students entering grades 3 to 7. The potential value of the scholarship totals $48,000. Scholarship recipients will be selected on … Continue reading Westminster Merit Scholarships for Children of NOVA Employee

Leave Sharing Request

Patricia Rucker (AN) has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please complete the form by printing and submitting it to Human Resources by fax to 703.323.3155 or email at amori@nvcc.edu. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

Westminster Merit Scholarships for Children of NOVA Employee

The Westminster School scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 15. In collaboration with NOVA, Westminster School is offering a scholarship opportunity to the children and grandchildren of NOVA employees. The renewable Merit Scholarship is in the amount of $8,000 per year and is open to students entering grades 3 to 7. The potential value of the scholarship totals $48,000. Scholarship recipients will be selected on … Continue reading Westminster Merit Scholarships for Children of NOVA Employee

2017 Health and Flex Open Enrollment

Agencies have been notified by the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) that this year’s annual open enrollment period for Flexible Spending and Health Care will be shorter in length than in previous years. Open enrollment will begin on May 1, 2017 and end on May 15, 2017. Employee Direct (EDIRECT), the state’s online employee self-service system, will not be available this year. Therefore, employees wishing … Continue reading 2017 Health and Flex Open Enrollment

NOVA Benefits Roadshow 2017

Not sure of the who, what, when and how surrounding absence management? Join your Benefits Team for a review of the roles and responsibilities surrounding absences under the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP), Worker’s Compensation and Family Medical Leave. The agenda will also include an overview of other employee benefits, question and answer periods and your opportunity to chat with your Benefits Team in-person about any benefits-related topic. Dates … Continue reading NOVA Benefits Roadshow 2017

Employee Direct Update

The Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) has notified state agencies that Employee Direct, the state’s online employee self-serve system for health and flexible spending enrollments and changes, is currently offline and will remain offline until further notice. If you need to enroll or have a plan or membership change based on a qualifying mid-year event, please complete the appropriate health benefits enrollment form. These … Continue reading Employee Direct Update

NOVA Printing Services to Upgrade Web-EPS Storefront System

In an effort to improve system performance, capability and user-friendliness, NOVA Printing Services will be upgrading their Employee Printing Service online storefront system. These upgrades are set to take place from 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20 and all day Tuesday, March 21. During this time the system will be unavailable. Any orders that are not submitted before that deadline will be lost and will … Continue reading NOVA Printing Services to Upgrade Web-EPS Storefront System

Loser-Savkar PaTHS Scholarship Available

The PaTHS Scholarship, established by the husband and wife team of Robert C. Loser and Reva A. Savkar, provides $500 awards to two students to encourage exploration of lab sciences at NOVA and science-related career paths. Carl Sagan said, “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” Students who have attended the 2016 NCSI Forensics Summer Academy and have … Continue reading Loser-Savkar PaTHS Scholarship Available

An Upsurge in Virginia Workforce Development Initiatives

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia rose from fourth to second in the Atlantic region in an analysis of state workforce development activities. Virginia’s improved ranking is due to commitment for workforce development initiatives, particularly in terms of addressing the skills gap for priority industry sectors through increased training and credentialing. This includes a 25 percent increase in student attainment of STEM-H Workforce Credentials … Continue reading An Upsurge in Virginia Workforce Development Initiatives

Faculty of the Year Nominations

Faculty of the Year nominations are being accepted by the NOVA Alumni Federation through March 17, 2017. Each year, the Alumni Federation honors Faculty at NOVA for their achievements in the classroom. Faculty are nominated by students and alumni for making a difference in the lives of students. Awards are handed out each April to each nominee and winners are selected for each campus and from adjunct faculty. One … Continue reading Faculty of the Year Nominations