Open Enrollment to be Held October 29 to November 9
Open Enrollmentthe annual opportunity for employees
to make changes to their benefit selections and, if eligible,
enroll (or re-enroll) in the healthcare and/or dependent care
spending accountswill be held via a new online system
Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 9. Instructions
on how to access the online system will be mailed to all eligible
participants' homes by Friday, October 26 and will be posted
in News&Views. A kiosk will be available in the Human Resources
Department for those employees who do not have computer access.
Learn More About TSRI Benefits at the Benefits Fair
October 31 Human Resources will host a Benefits Fair on Wednesday,
October 31, from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Immunology Building
galleria. Representatives from each of the companies providing
benefits, as well as Human Resources staff, will be available
to answer questions and provide information. Refreshments
will be served and a raffle will be held.
Toastmasters Club Hosts "Orchestrating Your Message: the
Magic of Vocal Variety"
Mark your calendars for 1 PM on Monday, October 22, 2001
when the Toastmasters Club will be hosting a dynamic duo.
Not Batman and Robin, but (James) Alburger and (Penny) Abshire.
Alburger and Abshire have over 40 years of experience as performers
and professional speakers. They will supply participants with
tools to improve their speaking during a fun, interactive,
and entertaining seminar that will include music, magic, and
audience participation. "Orchestrating Your Message: The Magic
of Vocal Variety" will be held in the Keck Amphitheater of
the Beckman Building. For more information, send e-mail to
Kazunobu Kato at email@example.com.
Lunch and Learn: "Love and Money: Financial Tips for
Jessica Richman, certified funds specialist, will present
"Love and Money: Financial Tips for Couples" as part of the
ongoing "Lunch and Learn" seminar series, on Wednesday, October
17, noon to 1 PM, in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in the Beckman
Center for Chemical Sciences. No registration is necessary.
If more information is needed, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.
Let Your Mouse Do the Walking: Use the Online Directory
Telecommunications wishes to remind TSRI employees that
the online directory is available by clicking on the directory
icon on the TSRI home page. It is not necessary to type in
a complete word or name when searching; you may type a partial
spelling and retrieve more hits. By using the online directory
rather than dialing "0," employees will help avoid overloading
the receptionists with calls. Please feel free to contact
Telecommunications, x4-9701, with questions or concerns regarding
the online directory.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, October 15, Wednesday, October 17, and Friday,
October 19, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations,
and serum draws. The clinics will be conducted at the Administrative
Offices (3301 North Torrey Pines Court) on the P1 level from
11 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are necessary.
TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals
receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday;
individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on
Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be
available on Friday, but Hepatitis B immunization and serum
draws will be. To learn more about these programs, see the
Human Resources Occupational
Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information
Feast Your Eyes on the New Art in
A new display of art by TSRI employees was installed in the
cafeteria on Tuesday, October 9. Artists include: Helga Stark,
Suresh Mahajan, Dave Soul, Anchi Cheng, Kay Cole, Kevin Fung,
and Jason Bardi. The exhibit is scheduled to remain until
mid-January. Here, Cheng (left), a research associate in the
Yeager lab, prepares to hang her watercolors with the assistance
of Administrative Assistant Suzanne Bacon. Photo
by Mika Ono.