Announcements


Webcast Recording Available: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


On Jan. 16, the BWH chapter of the Association for Multicultural Members of Partners (AMMP) hosted a panel discussion facilitated by BWH Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sabrina Williams, MBA. You can view the recording here.



Answer the February "Look Who's Talking" Feature


Answer the February “Look Who’s Talking” feature in BWH Clinical & Research News. “Look Who’s Talking” features BWH voices from across the institution answering the same question. The next issue’s question is: What’s something you love about your job?

Please submit your answer by Thursday, Jan. 25, along with a color headshot photo, to bwhclinicalandresearchnews@partners.org.



Mentors Needed: Host a High School Intern


Looking to give back? Interested in mentoring a Boston high school intern as they work in your department?

The Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) is looking for dedicated mentors for its Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP). Students work in a department for seven to 10 hours a week after school while gaining knowledge from passionate BWH staff. Students are paid through CCHHE.

To learn more about hosting an SSJP intern, contact Becca Luz at rluz@bwh.harvard.edu or 617-264-8739.



Electronic 2017 W2 Form Now Available


Dear Colleagues,

Effective Jan. 16 your 2017 W2 form is available using PeopleSoft Self Service. Employees will be able to view, save or print tax years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and now 2017 in a PDF format. This electronic form is an official form and can be used when filing your tax return. An original copy of the W2 is being mailed to the mailing address (or home address if no mailing address) on file in PeopleSoft by Wednesday, Jan. 31.

  • Logon to PeopleSoft
  • Navigate to Employee Self Service > MyPay > View W-2/W-2c Forms
  • Click on ‘Year End Form.’ The W-2 will open in a PDF format. 

To view previous years:

  • Click on ‘View a Different Tax Year’
  • Select the year you want. 
  • Click on ‘Year End Form’ which opens the W-2 in the PDF format. 
  • Filing Instructions for each tax year are available by clicking on ‘Filing Instructions.’

For tax years 2012 and older, you will continue to use the W2 Information Only which is not a substitute for your W-2 and should not be sent to any government agency. The path in PeopleSoft is Employee Self Service > MyPay > W2 Information Only. If a W-2 official form is needed, then you will need to contact Partners Central Payroll Office at 617-726-2148.

Should you have any questions, please email PayrollBWHInquiries@partners.org or call 617-726-2148.



Immediate Need for Type O Negative Whole Blood Donors, Platelet Donors at Kraft Family Blood Donor Center


The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center has an immediate need for O negative whole blood donors and platelet donors.

The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center provides life-saving blood and platelets to patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and BWH.

To schedule your appointment, email BloodDonor@partners.org or call the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at 617-632-3206. Please make sure to specify whether you'd like to donate blood or platelets. For more information and a listing of upcoming blood drives, click here.



Run the B.A.A. 5K with the BWH Stepping Strong Team


Did you secure a bib to run the iconic B.A.A. 5K? If so, run or walk with the Stepping Strong team and forward your B.A.A. confirmation email to bwhteam@partners.org. The B.A.A. 5K will be held on Saturday, April 14. Learn more.

 



New Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Limits for 2018


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased the maximum amount you can contribute to your TSA in 2018. If you are under age 50, you can contribute up to $18,500 (up from $18,000 in 2017) over the course of the year. If you will be at least 50 by the end of 2018, you can contribute up to $24,500 (up from $24,000 in 2017).

Most employees are eligible to contribute up to the new maximum amount. Please note, however, that some benefits-eligible BWH and BWPO Professional Staff members are subject to different IRS requirements and may not be permitted to contribute up to the new maximum. Those individuals received an email from the Professional Staff Benefits Office detailing their contribution limits on Jan. 2.

To change your pay-period TSA contribution:

  1. Visit the Ask myHR portal at AskMyHRPortal.com and click myBenefits in the blue bar.
  2. Log in to PeopleSoft Self Service, then click Retirement Contributions.
  3. Select the TSA account (traditional or Roth) for which you want to edit your contribution amount. Under “Current Contributions,” choose Edit.
  4. Make your changes. You may choose a flat amount or a percentage. The amount you enter is a per-pay period amount and will be effective with your next paycheck. To opt out, change your current contribution amount to zero.
  5. Click Save, review your election and click OK.

You can change your TSA contribution amount anytime throughout the year.

If you need assistance, contact the HR Support Center by submitting an online request at www.askmyHRportal.com or call 1-833-Ask-MyHR (1-833-275-6947).



Save the Date: Third Annual V-Day Event at BWH, Feb. 9


The third annual event honoring V-Day will take place on Friday, Feb. 9, 12:30-2 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater. V-Day is a celebration of female empowerment and is held to recognize, and begin to remedy, issues of violence against women and girls. The BWH event will occur in concert with hundreds of other V-Day events taking place nationally and internationally. 

This year's event will focus on screening for domestic violence in medical settings, with the goal of presenting clinicians with information they can use to deliver the effective and compassionate care when caring for a patient who has experienced domestic violence. This event will include a survivor speaker, role-play scenarios of provider-patient encounters and a discussion of ways to employ trauma-informed care in these instances.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested, but not required to attend.

To learn more, contact Yusi Gong at ygong6@bwh.harvard.edu.



Medication Take-Back Day, Jan. 19


The Brigham is hosting a Medication Take-Back event on Friday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., on the Tower 2 mezzanine. Clean out your medicine cabinet, and bring your unused or expired prescription medications for safe disposal. All drop-offs are confidential.

Giveaways will be available for the first 100 participants.

Items accepted

  • Tablets/capsules (not just pain medication)
  • Cough medicine
  • Creams/salves
  • Any other medication not containing needles

Items not accepted

  • Medical equipment
  • Syringes/needles

This event is organized and supported by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), BWH Pharmacy and the Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) Program.



Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 16; Webcast Available


The BWH chapter of the Association for Multicultural Members of Partners (AMMP) Invites you to attend its annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please join AMMP on Tuesday, Jan. 16, noon-1 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater, for a panel discussion facilitated by BWH Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sabrina Williams, MBA. In addition, several Boston champions of diversity and equity will join Williams for the discussion, including Tanisha Sullivan, president, Boston National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; and Abigail Ortiz, MSW, MPH, director of Community Health Programs at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center. The panel will discuss historic and present-day issues of diversity and equity as they pertain to Boston. All are welcome to join. Lunch will be provided. If you cannot attend the event in person, a live webcast will be available here.


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