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February 22, 2018

In Brief: Human Resources Hosting Retirement Savings Sessions, Wellness Programs

Retirement Savings Plan Info Sessions

The final informational group session for discussing updates to the Retirement Savings Plan and the streamlined investment menu will be held Wednesday, March 14, in David Lawrence Hall Auditorium 121 at 9 a.m.

While the series of group sessions is coming to an end, faculty and staff will still have the opportunity to take advantage of one-on-one, in-person advice sessions with TIAA financial consultants at one of TIAA’s five on-campus locations or at their Bakery Square office. Schedule a one-on-one session on TIAA’s website.

There will be one more TIAA Walk-Up Help Desk on Friday, March 2, in Forbes Tower Conference Room 8096 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Financial consultants from TIAA will be present to answer any questions you may have about the updates to your Retirement Savings Plan. All Pitt faculty and staff are welcome; no registration is required.

Information about the Retirement Savings Plan can be found online at


America Saves Week is Feb. 26-March 3

Learn how to save money and become more financially conscious during America Saves Week, which is Feb. 26 through March 3. By applying money-saving strategies to your everyday life, you can learn easy ways to start saving for retirement and teach your family how to budget.

Explore the America Saves Week website to get started on your own. Take the America Saves Pledge by creating a simple savings plan for a chance to win up to $750. When you’re ready for more personalized help on your long-term or retirement goals, schedule a one-on-one appointment with a TIAA financial consultant on campus, over the phone or at a local TIAA office.


Pitt Weight Race Is On

The 2018 Pitt Weight Race is back and happening through April 27. Registered participants can find helpful resources and tools to help them stay on track by visiting the Weight Race website. Don’t forget about the following program features that registrants can take advantage of this year:

  • Check out the interactive Weight Race website and Facebook page to join a healthy community.
  • No more on-site weigh-ins; you can enter your weight online each week.
  • Pitt spouses and domestic partners can participate.
  • Take part in free Fitness Fridays at Trees Hall for Weight Race participants.
  • Weekly challenges will give you specific areas to focus on improving.

While registration has closed, those who didn’t register for the race can still follow along with the Weekly Challenges on UPMC’s website. There are additional resources through the Wellness for Life program that can help you get healthy and keep up with your goals during the race.

More information about the 2018 Pitt Weight Race can be found on the Office of Human Resources website.


Wellness Survey Extended through Feb. 28

Share your thoughts about workplace wellness by taking an online survey.

In support of the Year of Healthy U, the Wellness for Life team wants your feedback. Survey responses will help to develop workplace wellness activities and initiatives that promote a healthy lifestyle and work environment for all Pitt faculty and staff.

The wellness survey dates have been extended through Feb. 28. Take the wellness survey today for a chance to win a $25 Panera Bread gift card.


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