Senior Basket Project Begins
It's time again for the ScrippsAssists Annual Senior Basket
project, organized in conjunction with the Downtown Senior
Community Center. ScrippsAssists is collecting specialty items
for seniors, including: mugs, ornaments, other gift items,
hand towels, slippers, socks, gloves, scarves, flashlights,
batteries, stamps, calendars, razors, stationery, lotion,
and Ensure or equivalent drinks. Baskets will be assembled
December 10 and 12 from 4:30-7PM (sandwiches provided; children
welcome.) ScrippsAssists is currently looking for people to
put a box in their area or building to collect the items.
ScrippsAssists will also accept monetary donations. Checks
should be made out to ScrippsAssists and sent to Helen Plutner
at MB6. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch and Learn: "Identity Theft: When Bad Things Happen
to Your Good Name"
Jay Foley, director of Consumer/Victim Services Identity Theft
Resource Center will present "Identity Theft: When Bad Things
Happen to Your Good Name" on Wednesday, November 20, from
noon to 1 PM as part of the ongoing Lunch and Learn Series.
He will address topics including: who these criminals are,
how they steal, why they are dangerous, how you can protect
yourself, what to do if you are a victim of identity theft,
what legislative and assistance programs are in place to help
victims, and how businesses and companies can protect you
or put you at risk. The seminar will be held in the W.M. Keck
Amphitheater The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. For
more information, contact Jan Hill, x-42950.
Want to Change Your Benefits?
Open Enrollment for TSRI benefits plans will be held online
Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 15. Open Enrollment
is the annual opportunity for participants to make changes
to their benefit selections and, if eligible, enroll (or re-enroll)
in the healthcare and/or dependent care spending accounts
for 2003. Instructions on how to access the online system
will be mailed to all eligible participants' homes by November
4. There will also be a kiosk available in Human Resources
for employees who DO NOT have computer access. During Open
Enrollment, Human Resources will hold a variety of benefits-related
events, including a benefits fair (see below) and several
question-and-answer sessions with Human Resources staff. See
Resources calendar of events web page.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, November 11, Wednesday, November 13, and Friday,
November 15, 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 on each of the three dates noted above. No appointments
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
Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page
which includes a map and patient information sheets.
Questions and Answers
The Human Resources Department hosted its annual benefits
fair November 5, giving TSRI employees a chance to learn more
about their benefits and have specific questions answered.
Photo by Jason Bardi.