Fletcher Allen reaches milestone in nursing recruitment

first_imgFletcher Allen Health Care Reaches First Milestone in NursingRecruitment and Retention Campaign;28 Registered Nurses Signed to DateBURLINGTON – Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it hasreached the first milestone in its nursing recruitment and retentioncampaign. Twenty-eight nurses have signed up through the program todate.The comprehensive recruitment and retention plan – which aims to hire100 nurses in 100 days – is designed to attract nurses to the academichealth center and to retain the nurses who work there. The campaign runsfrom August 2 to November 9.In the first three weeks of the campaign, Fletcher Allen received 63contacts and conducted 37 interviews, which have resulted in 28 nurseswho have increased their hours or joined Fletcher Allen.Of the 28 nurses, five are Fletcher Allen nurses who increased theirhours; 16 are new to the organization; six are former Fletcher Allennurses who were re-hired; and one is a traveler, or temporary nurse, whoconverted to permanent status.”The success we’ve had to date is very encouraging, ” said Chief NursingOfficer Mary Botter, Ph.D., R.N. “This campaign represents a strongcommitment by Fletcher Allen to address our nursing shortage and enhanceour ability to deliver high-quality care.”Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Federation of Nurses and HealthProfessionals announced the 100 Nurses/100 Days campaign on July 30th.The campaign includes a direct mail and advertising campaign and avariety of financial incentives for:* Current Fletcher Allen employees who refer nurses to FletcherAllen* Current “per diem” nurses who increase their commitment toeither part-time or full-time* Part-time nurses who increase to full-time* Nurses who join the organization on a part-time or full-timebasis.All sign-on bonuses are offered in two payments – half at 90 days andthe remaining half after one year, with a required employment commitmentof two years.In the area of nurse retention, there are several ongoing effortsalready underway to help foster a work environment that ensures nurseretention. In addition, following a series of discussions with theFederation of Nursing and Health Professionals, Fletcher Allen hasagreed to take several actions to support retention, including reopeningdiscussions with the union about wages for current nurses.For detailed information on the campaign, and a complete list offinancial incentives, visit www.FletcherAllen.org(link is external) and click on the 100 Nurses in 100 Dayssymbol.last_img read more

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DC audit to investigate all schemes above auto-enrolment charge cap

first_imgAn independent audit of workplace defined contribution (DC) insurance products is set to examine the appropriateness of charging structures that are above a cap set by the UK government.It was originally expected to audit only workplace DC products set up before 2001, after an investigation from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), a former competition watchdog, highlighted fees in these schemes as a concern.However, the committee said it had decided to use the charge cap as a baseline and audit all schemes above this limit, alongside those in its initial remit.This is despite the government’s charge cap only covering auto-enrolment default schemes and not any of schemes within the audit’s initial remit. “We have considered the implications of the charge cap proposed by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) for the scope of the audit,” the committee said.“We have decided to include in the audit those schemes with charges above the cap. These are schemes that only have an annual member charge (AMC), and all member borne charges are between 0.75% and 1%.”The new scope will now audit all DC workplace schemes set up before 5 April 2001 and schemes set up after this where member-borne charges, excluding transaction costs, exceed 1%.It will also audit schemes that use combination charges, or more than one basic charge, regardless of when these schemes were set up.Pensions minister Steve Webb introduced a 0.75% cap on charges for all default funds used for auto-enrolment to come into effect next April.This includes schemes using all-inclusive fees, but excludes transaction costs while the government consults on the most appropriate method to include this.However, while the cap only tackled high-charges for auto-enrolment schemes, a study from the OFT, published last year, found a legacy of high charges and poor returns within insurance products set up before 2001.As a result, the OFT recommended these legacy schemes be audited as a better option to imposing a charge cap – which would affect some products such as guaranteed annuities.The OFT did not propose any charge caps, warning of unintended consequences.However, the government went against its advice is response to auto-enrolment funds.Carol Sergeant, who chairs the board responsible for the audit, said the final report would be published at the end of 2014.“It will set out the charging structures of in-scope workplace pension schemes, as well as show the impact of these charging structures on different types of scheme members,” she said.“It will also include any IPB recommendations for industry-level actions.”Steve Webb added: “The OFT identified £30bn of savers’ money in pension schemes with charges at risk of being poor value for money.“It is right the audit looks closely at these arrangements.“It is important all schemes give savers the confidence they are acting in their best interest.”last_img read more

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Another coercion, oppression complaint filed vs Treñas, et al.

first_imgShe also included in her complaintCity Administrator Melchor Tan, Assistant City Administrator and ExecutiveAssistant Noel Panaguiton, Assistant Department Head II Josephine Agudo, andHuman Resource Management Officer Leo Elevencione. Treñas and the other respondents couldnot be reached for comment as of this writing. The complainant was Special OperationsOfficer III Rosita Camacho of the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs and whomTreñas described during the midterm election campaign as a mayordoma of his rival and estranged brother-in-law, then mayorJose Espinosa III. Camacho claimed she was forced to takea leave of absence. Mayor Jerry Trenas * July 11 to July 31 (with leavecredits) She reluctantly complied, she said, onthe following dates: ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas hasbeen slapped with another complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedgrave coercion, violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, gravemisconduct, oppression, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of theservice. Camacho was the third employee at cityhall to file administrative and criminal charges against Treñas and severalother city government officials. The two others were Book Binder II Joe MariEsteral under the civil registry office and Dr. Bernard Caspe, chief of theCity Health Office. In the weeks leading to the May 13midterm elections, according to Camacho, Treñas kept bringing up her name inderogatory and embarrassing terms.center_img * Aug. 5 to Aug. 16 (with leavecredits) “The experience left me in constantanxiety, deep depression, shame, sleepless nights,” Camacho lamented. Camacho claimed that her applicationfor leave from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 was prepared, signed and approved byAgudo, Elevencione and Treñas. On Aug. 23, according to Camacho,Panaguiton told her, “Ros, Mayor Jerry is firm in his decision, everything isready if you don’t comply, NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), CIDG(Criminal Investigation and Detection Group), lawyers, and even funds for thecases against you.” * Sept.  1 to Dec. 31, 2019 (122days without pay) * Aug. 19 to Aug. 30 (leave creditsused up already, thus no pay) On July 3, 2019, according to Camacho,she was summoned by Tan and was told to take a six-month leave or charges wouldbe filed against her. However, in recent interviewsregarding the Ombudsman complaints of Esteral and Caspe, Treñas said the CityLegal Office would be taking care of the complaints./PNlast_img read more

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Grant disappears in Syracuse’s loss to Dayton

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — Nearly 30 minutes of game time had passed, and Jerami Grant still hadn’t attempted a field goal.Two days after torching Western Michigan for 16 points, Grant was rendered useless on Saturday against Dayton. He played 34 minutes, but took just three shots and fouled out.There were many reasons No. 3-seed Syracuse (28-6, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) fell to No. 11-seed Dayton (25-10, 10-6 Atlantic 10) 55-53 in the Round of 32. Tyler Ennis started 2-of-12. C.J. Fair shot 4-of-14. Trevor Cooney was ice cold from downtown.But Grant blamed himself.“It was just a horrible game for me,” Grant said. “It was definitely probably my fault we lost the game tonight.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe said Dayton double-teamed him in spurts, something he hasn’t seen much of this season. The Flyers flustered him with their activity and prevented him from getting into the flow of the game, and he didn’t get the same looks he usually does.Grant — a player who usually stands out with his high-flying heroics and ridiculous athleticism — blended in against Dayton.“It was tough,” Grant said. “I really couldn’t get a lot of touches.”He barely even looked for his shot, but that was mostly a product of the Flyers’ lockdown defense.When Grant finally got a shot off at the 10:28 mark of the second half, he swished a mid-range jumper to cut SU’s deficit to one. Five minutes later, he hit a layup after an offensive rebound to slice Dayton’s lead to two.But he didn’t attempt a shot the rest of the game. Afterward, as he sat wide-eyed in his chair in the locker room, Grant said Syracuse was the better team.Dayton’s defense clamped down on the Orange all night long, though.“They were throwing a bunch of different guys at all us, fresh guys,” Cooney said, “and they go deep on the bench. They’re a good team.”The problems were copious for Syracuse, but Grant said his lack of production was the No. 1 issue.“It was just a bad game for me,” Grant said. “I let my team down today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

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