What is SafeColleges?
The SafeColleges Training System is a comprehensive, web-based training system that delivers engaging compliance and prevention training for students, faculty, and staff. The site offers a series of online research-based courses covering Human Resources and Employment practices, Environmental Health & Safety, Information Technology, Emergency Management, Social & Behavioral, and Security and Nutrition Services. Courses comply with important federal legislation, including Title IX, FERPA, and OSHA.
SafeColleges offers training modules in the various topics in video formats anywhere from 10 – 25 minutes and presented in real life applications.
Maggie Crutcher, Environmental Safety Manager for Green River College, has been instrumental in making better use of this web-based training system by implementing programs that support environmental safety and compliance at GRC. If you want to learn more about SafeColleges and what you can do to support compliance at GRC please contact Maggie Crutcher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Over the past year, a number of individuals have been involved with an interagency work group headed up by our state’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to address the troubling reality of suicide. The work group’s first outcome is the recent release of the new state employee suicide prevention website. There are six main sections: Get Help Now; Help a Loved One; Help a Coworker; Manager and HR Resources; If You Have Lost Someone to Suicide; and Understanding Suicide. Click on the link below for more information.
On behalf of Sheryl Gordon, Benefits Manager:
The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) will be conducting a flu immunization clinic at Green River College again this year! The clinic is scheduled for:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Student Union – Emerald City Room
Please see the links below for the Patient Consent Form, Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) and the Seattle Visiting Nurses’ Association Privacy Statement. You don’t need to sign up for your flu shot, just show up with your completed Patient Consent Form on the day of the clinic. SVNA also recommends you bring your insurance card to the clinic. Everyone will need to complete the Patient Consent Form; the information is required in order to process the billing.
2018 Patient Consent Form
Vaccine Information Statement
SVNA provides the standard Quadrivalent (four strains). The nurses carry a small amount of Thimerosal-Free (preservative free) which they offer to pregnant women as required by WA State regulations. The nurse may accommodate a request by non-pregnant participants for the T-Free vaccine if there are enough doses available at the time of the clinic. SVNA generally gives the standard Quadrivalent vaccine to all non-pregnant participants unless requested otherwise. SVNA does not offer the high dose vaccine for those over 65 years old, the egg-free vaccine, flu mist (nasal spray) or pneumonia vaccine.
What are the payment options?
- SVNA can bill directly for nearly all major insurance plans (they will bill your PEBB Uniform or Kaiser plans). The insurance information will be provided by you on the attached Patient Consent Form. SVNA recommends you bring your insurance card to the clinic.
- Pay cash/check – If a participant is uninsured or if it’s a plan SVNA does not bill, the participant may pay in cash or by check at the time the vaccination is given. SVNA does not take debit or credit cards. The standard Quadrivalent flu shot is $40.
The office of Human Resources and Legal Affairs wants to remind our valued faculty and staff to take time to review and update your emergency contact information! It is extremely important that we have emergency contact information available.
For Full Time Faculty, Exempt Classified and Adjunct employees
You can update your emergency contact information at any time on the Human Resources page on the GatorNet (see link below for the form and instructions).
Go to: Emergency Contact Information Change and Instructions
For Part-Time Hourly employees
Please complete an Emergency Contact Information form (see link below) and either scan and send to email@example.com, or drop off in our office located in the Human Resources building south on Mathews Way next to the Student Union building.
Go to: Emergency Contact Information
Supervisors, please encourage your employees to review their current information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
This week, the campus changed…just a little bit. Our Safety officers and their office have relocated to the Student Affairs Building in SA 156A! As we’re all getting used to this new reality, we encourage you to take a moment to stop in at Safety and say “hello”!
As we’ve noted before, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers us a wealth of information and opportunities to improve our lives at work and away. One of the great resources they offer is the monthly Frontline newsletter. Check the link below for this month’s informative articles!
From the desk of Marshall Sampson, Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs
Happy New Year and welcome back to those of you who weren’t here during the break! Whether you were here or not, I hope that you saw my very important email regarding the Annual Drug Free Schools & Communities Act Notice for employees of Green River College. It had all sorts of information which is now available on our website at: https://www.greenriver.edu/campus/human-resources/drug-free-schools-and-communities-act/
As a form of enticement to get our readership up, anyone who correctly responded by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3rd with the correct answers was placed in a drawing with one winner from each employee group (Full-Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Classified Staff, and Exempt Staff) winning a $5 Starbucks Gift Card donated by me:
- By RCW, it is prohibited to sell or misrepresent a substance as an illicit drug. Any person who violates the RCW shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a CLASS C FELONY.
- The possible side effects of narcotics are euphoria, drowsiness, nausea, respiratory depression. There are eight narcotics listed. The seventh is FENTANYL.
- The phone number for the Employee Assistance Plan is 877-313-4455.
- In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-free Schools and Communities Act (As amended in 1989), Green River college has a policy statement which reads in part, “Employees must, as a condition of working on any Green River College contract or grant, abide by the terms of this statement; and notify the employee’s supervisor not later than FIVE (5) days after any conviction for a criminal drug statute violation that occurred in the workplace.”
- Sending this email is Marshall’s ___________ part of his job.
I will admit that you all had creative answers. Nobody got the last one correct but there were some great guesses out there. Also, I appreciate those of you who included bonus points and other creative ways in an attempt to become one of the winners. It may have worked. The winners are:
Yvonne Huang – Classified
Krish Mahadevan – Faculty
Leslie Soule – Adjunct Faculty
Adrienne Palmer – Exempt
Shirley Bean – Admin
Please stop by AD-17 to pick up your gift card.