HR News

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Wellness Incentive

The Wellness Program’s current discount will still be in effect throughout the plan year of July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

To be eligible for the Wellness Incentive for the July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 year, you and all adult members (individual over the age of 18) of your family will need to complete an annual physical and an Annual Physical Exam Verification form. The Town will not collect any PHI or any medical records, just confirmation that the routine medical exam was completed.


Town Annual Performance Evaluation Process

It is that time of year when the Town starts preparing for annual evaluations. The attached document will provide an anticipated timeline for the process. This timeline can change based on operational necessity.

Anticipated Timeline


Like last year, the self-evaluation is voluntary. The self-evaluation is a critical part of the annual evaluation. It is an opportunity to review your past year successes and to present them to your supervisor. Per the time-line, self-evaluations will be sent out on 06/30/2017.

If you are going to complete a self-evaluation, they are due to your Department Head by 07/14/2017

You can find the links to the self-evaluations on the Town’s HR website under Forms and Contacts:

Non-represented staff self-evaluation

Local 808 self-evaluation

IBPO self-evaluation


2nd Annual Employee Appreciation Picnic

HR is pleased to announce the date/time of the 2nd Annual Employee Appreciation Picnic. Below are the details:

2nd Annual Employee Appreciation Picnic - Flyer

Location: Gingerella Sports Complete

Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Date: Wednesday, August 9th

Stop by and enjoy a meal and socialize with your co-workers and retirees.

Updates this Year

Based on feedback received, the following are the updates for this year’s picnic:

1. Healthier / Vegan Options

2. Door Prize – For Employees

a. Pick up your ticket at the raffle table at the Picnic, you don’t have to be present for the drawing to win, but you do have to show up at the picnic to get your ticket.

b. Grand Prize – 1 Day of Vacation

c. Drawing starts at 2:45

3. Games


All employees and retirees are invited to attend.


Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Flu Season

It is that time of year to start thinking about the Flu Vaccine. The Town of Westerly is partnering with The Wellness Company to provide Flu Vaccines for our staff.

Pertinent Details

There will be two clinics this year:

Clinic 1

Location: Town Hall

Date: September 27, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Cost: No Charge for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare Part B

                               Different or no insurance -$25.00

Clinic 2

Location: Police Department

Date: September 27, 2017

Time: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Cost: No Charge for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare Part B

                                Different or no insurance - $25.00



All current Town employees and retirees may participate in the clinic, as well as family members who are on the Town’s insurance.

Additional Resources / Information

For more information about this year’s upcoming Flu season and recommendations and additional information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please visit the following site:

Season Influenza (Flu)

Flyers, forms, and reminders will be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks.