Digital W-4s Go Live on July 12

The manual process of filling out your federal W-4 and state tax withholding forms is officially over. On July 12, you can complete or make changes to your tax withholding forms within HRpulse. Just choose which tax forms you would like to update (federal or state) via the “Income Tax” link and access full instructions directly within the online forms. Submit your changes through the “Sign & Save” feature — no printing or signature required. You can also view a history of your changes at any time. For additional details, log in to HRpulse.

Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act

Attention Managers of Staff, Faculty and Students

On July 1, 2018, a new paid sick time and safe leave law was enacted in Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act. This law provides employees who work in Rhode Island for an employer with 18 or more employees the right to accrue and use paid sick and safe leave from work.

Employees affected by this law include full-time and part-time faculty and staff, temporary and seasonal employees, and student employees other than those in the federal college work-study program. For further details about The Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, its administration and how it may impact your department’s employees, please visit the “Manager News” page on HRpulse.

JWU Employee Recruitment System Webinar

Attention Staff and Faculty Hiring Managers

Whether you are new to hiring, new to the online JWU Employee Recruitment System or if you are in need of a refresher, you're invited to participate in a new webinar. Human Resources & Payroll will demonstrate key functions and features of the system, discuss available resources and answer your questions. Visit HRpulse for details and to register.

New Name for Student Conduct

As of July 1, 2018, Student Conduct department will now be known as Community Standards and Conduct. This new name more closely aligns with the work they do to both proactively and reactively address student behavior that affects the entire JWU community.

Your effort to help communicate this change to returning students in the fall is appreciated. For questions, please contact Betsy Gray, director of community standards and conduct.