The Catholic University of America


December Dates to Mark on the Calendar

By Maureen Brookbank, associate vice president and chief human resources officer

Maureen Brookbank came to CUA in October as the new associate vice president and chief human resources officer. She looks forward to getting to know everyone on campus. If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see from the Office of Human Resources or ideas for content for HR Focus, please feel free to contact her at

As Catholic University prepares to break for the Christmas holiday, the human resources office would like to remind employees of some important upcoming dates and provide an update on the Walk Your Way to Wellness challenge.

Important Dates:


Dec. 4: A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one retirement information sessions for employees in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 331, from 8:30 a,m. to 4:30 p.m. While the sessions are free, an appointment is required. Please call the Meeting Request Center at tel: 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.

First week of December: Your annual enrollment benefits confirmation statement will be sent out via U.S. mail to home addresses during the first week in December. Please be on the lookout for this confirmation. It will be addressed to you in a CUA envelope.

Dec. 15: If you have any concerns regarding your 2015 benefit elections, please contact the human resources office no later than Dec. 15.

Walk Your Way to Wellness
The human resources office is in the process of tallying up all the steps to determine the three winning teams from the Walk Your Way to Wellness challenge. Also, the top two individuals will receive special prizes. If you participated, keep a lookout for an email that will announce the Walk Your Way to Wellness winners.