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LEGITIMATE: UVA HR benefits survey: Your UVA Benefits Preferences Requested

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 08:42
Dear UVA Faculty and Staff, 
Each year UVA HR reviews and benchmarks benefits programs like health, retirement, time off, wellness and supplemental benefits to ensure that we are offering a competitive program that meets the needs of you and your family members. This year we are asking for your direct input about UVA’s benefits programs, including which benefits are most important to you.
To ensure confidentiality, we have contracted with an independent firm, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), to conduct a Benefits Preference Survey and focus groups. Your input will help inform the direction of UVA benefits for several years. Your answers and input are confidential and delivered directly to WTW.
The research process will run from November 5 - 16, 2018. The feedback provided will notimpact your benefits selections for 2019. 
We will gather employee opinions through three avenues:
  • An electronic 2018/19 Benefits Preference and Satisfaction Survey sent to all benefit eligible employees; it will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, 
  • In-person focus groups which will meet with Willis Towers Watson for one hour, and
  • One interactive virtual focus group conducted online. 

In the coming weeks please look for an email inviting you to take the Benefits Preferences Survey. You may also receive an invitation to participate in the in-person or virtual focus groups.
Managers, please encourage your team members to complete the electronic survey, and enable those invited to participate in a focus group. 
Thank you in advance for being involved in this important endeavor. Benefits play a significant role in your employment experience at UVA and understanding your preferences is an important part of developing benefit programs for the future.

Kelley Stuck
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
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