Division of Human Resources, Employee Diversity and Wellness
Vice President's Welcome
to the Division of Human Resources, Employee Diversity and Wellness. We
are a newly created division as of October 1, 2015. Our goal is to provide the best possible services, programs, and support to Winthrop employees. The faculty
and staff are the University’s #1 asset and our #1 priority. As we begin to shape the future of this new division, we are excited about the opportunity
to listen, learn, and respond by providing excellent customer service to meet the needs of all employees. Please check back periodically for updates
and be on the lookout for announcements about how this new division can better serve potential, new, and current employees. Feel free to send your
comments and suggestions to our office for consideration.
Lisa W. Cowart
Vice President for Human Resources,
Employee Diversity and Wellness
- Hazardous Weather: As many of you know, authorization must be received from the
Governor’s Office to allow Winthrop to provide leave with pay. Please see detailed instructions for completing time sheets and leave reports prior to deadline.
- Presidential Citation - Nomination Forms available now
- The South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) contracts with a pharmacy benefits manager to administer the prescription drug program for the
State Health Plan. PEBA is transitioning from Catamaran to Express Scripts as the pharmacy benefits manager. PEBA’s contract with Catamaran will end on
December 31, 2015, and PEBA’s contract with Express Scripts will begin on January 1, 2016. Throughout this transition, members will maintain prescription
drug coverage. As a result of this vendor change, members may receive communication from Catamaran and Express Scripts. All members will receive welcome packets and new
prescription drug ID cards from Express Scripts prior to January 1, 2016. Members who are enrolled in the State Health Plan Medicare Prescription Drug Program
will receive multiple letters from both Catamaran and Express Scripts. These letters are required communications by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services, and members should not be alarmed. Medicare Prescription Drug Program members will automatically be unenrolled from the Catamaran program and
enrolled in the Express Scripts program without losing coverage.