To all employees,
Welcome to our Employee Communication page. Here you will find messages and information intended for our employees only. Please see the links at the left side of the page to find information for each RSL location and helpful resources.
No message is to be forwarded or sent to anyone outside our organization for any reason.
July 24, 2020
Open Enrollment for RSL’s Employee Benefits begins today 07/24/20 and runs through 08/07/20. Please review the Benefits Summary pdf (RSL_Annual_Open_Enrollment.pdf), complete the final page and return to Daniela (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Louise (email@example.com) no later than 08/07/20.
Click on the link below to view a webinar from our benefits provider with detailed information on RSL Open Enrollment.
Please contact Daniela or Louise with any questions.
July 2, 2020
RSL’s premier objective is, as always, to ensure the health and safety of its employees. Due to the current situation, here is the approach RSL is following this year in terms of taking vacations in 2020:
Travel outside USA by air or by road:
RSL does not recommend travelling abroad until further notice.
Travel within USA by air or by road:
Respect the local safety instructions during and after your vacation.
Consult government web sites to find the places you should avoid : href=”https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html”>https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html
For any destination, you should consult the Travel Advisories page for your destination twice: once when planning your trip, and again before leaving, because safety conditions can change between the time you make your preparations and the date of your departure.
While on vacation:
Avoid spending time in large crowds or in crowded spaces.
Avoid any contact with people who are ill, especially if they have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds each time. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and carry it with you as you travel.
Wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is an extra measure you can take to protect people around you, even if you have no symptoms. This can be useful during short periods when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing in public, for example in a supermarket or when using public transit.
Monitor your own health:
Should you become ill while on vacation and you think you may have contracted COVID-19, avoid all contact with other people and follow the local public health instructions in order to seek healthcare.
Before you return to work, notify your supervisor by phone if you have any symptoms or if you have been in contact with people who have positive COVID-19 symptoms.
Make the most of your vacation to recharge your batteries!
June 22, 2020
A Message from RSL’s President Ron Lewkowitz:
Earlier this year, before the pandemic started, Sharon and I took a hiking vacation to Costa Rica. We had a fabulous time and I learned about a book called The Blue Zone. It identified five regions around the world where people commonly live to a 100 in tremendous shape (Okinawa, Japan/ Loma Linda, California/ Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica/ Ikaria Island, Greece/ Sardinia, Italy). The book identified what people in those locations generally had in common. Although the book did not emphasize the fact that 3 out of 5 were islands and a fourth was a peninsula, I thought that was meaningful. Attached you will find my notes about those life enhancing strategies. Some, if not all, are worthy goals…
I can’t think of a better time to implement a healthy lifestyle than during a pandemic.
The Blue Zone – 9 Lessons for Living Longer by Dan Buettner
- Be active without having to think about it; combination of aerobic, balancing, and musclestrengthening activities; exercise the core muscle groups at least twice weekly; inconvenience yourself to force movements; have fun with physical activities, walk often
- Painlessly cut calories; stop eating when stomach is 80% full; 1900-2000 calories daily; lose weight by eating 20% less; serve yourself and then store away food; make food look bigger by eating off smaller plates; make snacking difficult; eat more slowly; place a scale in your way to remind you to cut back on eating; eat large meals earlier in the day
- Avoid meat and processed foods; eat 4-6 vegetable servings daily; only eat meat twice weekly; keep fruit bowls filled and visible always; include beans in most lunches or dinners; eat nuts every day
- Drink red wine in moderation; 1-2 servings daily
- Take time to see the big picture; create a personal mission statement; find someone to share your plans; start a new hobby to stay sharp mentally
- Take time to relieve stress; minimize time spent with TV, radio & internet; arrive early to all appointments; meditate 10-30 minutes daily
- Participate in a spiritual community; explore a new tradition
- Make family a priority; consider living in a smaller house to spend more time together; establish fun rituals; invest time & energy in your children, spouse & parents
- Surround yourself with those who share BlueZone values; identify your inner circle of support friends; be likeable; create time together
June 11, 2020
RSL Employee Referral Bonus Program
Effective June 11, 2020, RSL will implement an Employee Referral Bonus Program that will pay eligible employees a bonus for referring applicants for designated positions, who are successfully hired by RSL
RSL will reward any employee who refers an applicant for a designated position with $500.
You will receive your bonus after the new employee works for 3 months and has positive points. Both you and the new employee must be employed at RSL at the time of the bonus payment.
- Any non-management employee can participate.
- Retroactive submissions are not eligible.