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Letter to American University Medicare-Eligible Retirees

September 13, 2019 - American University is proud to support the wellness of our retired faculty and staff and providing comprehensive health insurance to retirees is among our highest priorities. The university is taking steps to improve retiree benefits based on feedback that we received and we are pleased to announce changes that are responsive to the feedback and will provide our retirees with greater choices and more affordable options.

Message to AU Faculty & Staff in Response to El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy Events

August 9, 2019 - The tragic events in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy, along with other recent shootings, continue to leave us shocked and heartbroken over the proliferation of violence in our country. Self-care is an important first step to address the stress and emotional turmoil these events cause, but we also encourage our community to do what it does best – turn ideas into action and service through open dialog, participation, and collaboration.

Memo to Staff & Faculty Supervisors Regarding Our Performance Management Goals

July 11, 2019 - In this time of possibilities, I’m asking staff members and their supervisors to thoughtfully set performance management goals for the year in the AsuccessfulU goals form, which is now open. As you think about your role, explore how you can set performance goals that align with AU’s strategic goals and desired outcomes. It may be helpful to consider the following four areas, which are at the heart of our strategic plan: focus on service, create and innovate, work together, and excel in our inclusion.

Upcoming Events

AhealthyU Seated Massage
September 19 | 11am - 2pm
MGC 247

I-9 Certification on Campus
September 19 | 12pm – 2pm
MGC 200

I-9 Certification on Campus
September 20 | 12pm - 2pm
MGC 200

I-9 Certification on Campus
September 23 | 12pm - 2pm

Affinity Groups Fall Welcome Reception
September 26 | 4pm - 6pm
Constitution Hall - East Campus

AhealthyU Recharge: Choosing Change

Increase your well-being by making mindful, consistent choices every day, and determining your willingness and motivation to change.

September 16
12pm - 1pm
Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge


Man getting a chair massage

Seated Massage at Work

Thursday, September 19
11am - 2pm | MGC 247

Relieve stress and tension with a 15 or 30 minute seated massage.

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Affinity Groups Fall Welcome Reception

Register by 9/23


In an effort to further our commitment to Inclusive Excellence at AU, Human Resources has launched the affinity group program.

Learn more about AU campus communities and Affinity Groups, and how you can join!

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Get Your No Cost Flu Shot

Flu Shots Begin in October

It's that time of year to get your flu shot! AU faculty and staff can get their flu shot at no-cost, regardless of medical provider.

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20-Year Club


The 2018 20-Year Club inductees reflect upon their time at American University.

AU Retire Well: 403(b) Retirement Planning


Learn about how you can successfully plan and manage your money for retirement, Social Security benefits, and more.