Student Loan Forgiveness for Non-Profit Employees

Interested in having your student loan forgiven? (Of course you are, who isn’t?!?) Thanks to a new government program, LSS employees could be eligible for student loan forgiveness.

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Proper Lifting Techniques for Everyone

Learn how to properly lift objectives to avoid injuring yourself.

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Gary Anderson is Named President of Lutheran Senior Services

Gary was recently promoted to President of LSS. Read more about his career with LSS.

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The X-Matrix and Strategy Deployment

Learn about the strategic planning tool that helps LSS executive leadership move forward on strategic goals in the ever-changing environment of senior living.

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LSS-wide Be Active Challenge

Work doesn’t have to equal inactivity! Join us for an LSS-wide Be Active wellness challenge. This four-week program is designed to get you moving. Registration is now open!

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4th Quarter Operations and Financial Update

Quarterly updates about operational and financial goals for LSS keeps everyone in the loop. The objective is to be clear and current to the work we do on behalf of older adults.

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Project Resource Allocation and Resource Management, Say What?

A resource allocation plan is an important tool of resource management. A crucial part of any allocation plan is the ability to accurately forecast across multiple projects and varying timeframes. It is here that you can begin to see where there might be a problem and adjust accordingly.

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LSS State of the Union Address

In John Kotovsky’s State of the Union Address, he acknowledges that for the first time in over three years, LSS is close to meeting the operating budget. In addition, he reports on the topic of reducing turnover. Continue reading to see where we will be focusing in 2019.

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W-2s Available in Workday!

Don’t delay. It’s tax time! Get your W-2 through Workday.

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It’s A Celebration!

Let’s celebrate! LSS has reached its highest overall occupancy in nearly 15 years. See how we did it!

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February Wellness Screenings – Sign Up Today!

On-site wellness screenings return in February. Stay well and save on insurance premiums. Wellness screening registration begins January 1st. On-site wellness screenings will be available throughout February. Who should participate? LSS employees and spouses who have enrolled in medical benefits since September 2018 (to ensure your Wellness Credit(s) continues beyond June 2019) LSS employees and…

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Give the Gift of Time:Donate unused PTO to help fellow LSS employees

The PTO Donation Bank has more requests than PTO hours available! Please consider making a donation and help other LSS employees in times of need by providing a compassionate transfer of Paid Time Off (PTO) to the PTO Donation Bank. The PTO Donation Bank allows employees to donate a portion of their unused PTO hours to other eligible employees who have a serious health condition or have…

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CEO Connects with Community

Each year I receive hundreds of emails and letters from residents and their family members, singing the praises of LSS staff and how you have changed their lives for the better. Over the last several years I have been spending more time out at our communities, to get a closer look at how staff members…

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February On-Site Wellness Events are Coming – Register Now!

​In February, on-site wellness screening events will be hosted throughout the LSS communities. On-site wellness screening registration is taking place now. Login to the SimplyWell portal at https://connect.simplywell.com to make an appointment. If you haven’t completed a biometric screening since 9/1/18, now is the time to schedule an appointment. You must schedule your appointment for…

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A Kinder New Year’s Resolution

We’ve seen it all before. We’ve heard it all before – New Year’s resolutions for “a better you”. Exercise, eat healthy foods, drink alcohol in moderation (or not at all), and quit smoking. These are all physical things we can do to improve our health. Become a lover of fresh starts. So, for 2019, let’s…

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Communicating Project Status

Reporting project status is an important part of the project lifecycle and gives the LSS leadership team an opportunity to weigh-in on both the successes and challenges project teams are experiencing. Project status reporting gives the project team greater opportunities for engagement with management to announce their successes or seek guidance to help resolve their…

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3rd Quarter Operations and Financial Update

Keeping all LSS employees informed about our financial and operational goals each quarter is one way that we remain transparent and openly share important information. View this short video to educate yourself on our current status.

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Getting your W2: Is Your Address Up To Date?

Tax season is just around the corner. Your W-2 tax form is being prepared and will be available to you in January. Be sure your address is up-to-date in Workday. An incorrect address will delay you receiving your W-2. Read on to view the two ways in which you can receive your W-2.

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Requesting Time Off in Workday

The Holidays are here! If you are planning to take time off over the next few weeks, be sure that your request in Workday goes through properly.  It’s easy – just follow these step-by-step instructions.

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Register Now – January 2019 Technology Training Courses

Make one of your New Year’s resolutions to be better and more proficient with your computer. Increase your skills by taking training courses in OneNote Basics, PowerPoint Presentations, and more. You can sign up by clicking below. The classes are free so register today!

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Mission Mailbag – With Thanks and Praise

LSS regularly receives letters and emails of praise of our staff members. Residents and family members show their gratitude through notes of kindness and thanks. This is a reminder that the care we provide does not go unnoticed and that we do make a difference in people’s lives.

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Project Types and Methodology

The Strategy Steering an COE committees are fundamental parts of well-functioning projects and serve as important points of escalation and decision-making in the Project Management Lifecycle. All projects regardless of type, should be linked to LSS’ long-term strategy or annual objective. This article explains outlines the steps needed to make each LSS project a success.

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160 Years of Generous Hearts

On December 1, Lutheran Senior Services celebrated their 160th birthday! Steeped in tradition, yet innovative and caring, LSS has built a community in strength and faith. It culminated in a celebratory Gala attended by donors, supporters, residents, staff, and friends.

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2019 Benefits Annual Enrollment Now Open

Enrollment for your employee benefits is open. Now is the time to make any changes to your benefit plan. There are several helpful resources and important changes and updates. Hurry, enrollment closes on November 30th.

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2019 Benefits Annual Enrollment Instagram Contest!

Join our latest contest – it’s fun and it’s easy! You could win a $100 Amazon gift certificate just by tagging a photo of you with ALEX, our open enrollment benefits mascot!

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Employee Assistance Program

We are here for you! The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you, your family and your co-workers through life’s many daily challenges. Stress at home, individual and group counseling, legal advice, adoption and more.

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Congratulations! U.S. News Recognizes Laclede Groves, Meramec Bluffs, and Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs

Kudos to LSS! U.S. News & World Report has released its latest ratings identifying top senior care providers in every state. Amongst LSS communities, Laclede Groves, Meramec Bluffs, and Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs were all recognized.  Read on!

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Committees and Workgroups and Project Teams, Oh My!

Have you ever been confused about the differences between committees, workgroups, and project teams? This article provides an introduction for each and will give some insight on how they function in concert at LSS.

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Helpdesk to the Rescue!

Are you working through the holidays and worried about the possibility of your computer malfunctioning? Do not fret. The Helpdesk will have someone “on call” to handle emergencies. The IT Helpdesk in your one-stop tech stop.

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PTO Sellback – and additional Bereavement Pay

Our LSS family is our most valuable resource. We are happy to announce a new PTO Sellback program and additional bereavement pay. The PTO Sellback program allows you to convert unused PTO into cash. The Bereavement Pay policy has changed to offer more paid time away from work for those who experience loss of a spouse and/or child. Read the details these two programs have to offer.

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