University offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. Classes will be in session that day. For more information on University holidays, see the calendar on the HR webpage at http://tinyurl.com/qgh4ged.
TIAA-CREF investment counselor Preston Watts will be on campus for individual financial counseling sessions with employees on Thursday, August 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions will be held in the Orrico Hall room 101. Go to www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call TIAA-CREF at (877) 842-2028, press 5 to schedule a one hour-long appointment. For more information contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
Employees are reminded that fall 2014 tuition remission requests were due by July 1 in order to avoid late charges on students’ accounts. If you forgot to turn your fall remission request in, please do so as soon as possible, and please remember you might have late fees applied at this point.
There is a separate application form for undergraduate course work (http://tinyurl.com/42haqs2) and graduate courses (http://tinyurl.com/7sx5zs8). A tuition remission summary is also available on the HR website at http://tinyurl.com/c8f6j2x.
For more information, stop by the HR offices on the fifth floor of Waldschmidt Hall or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff applications for tuition remission will only be accepted via online forms and can be accessed through the human resources website at www.up.edu/hr/, according to Bryn Sopko, human resources. The HR office will no longer accept paper forms.
In addition to easier access, HR has updated the application dates for remission to match deadlines in student accounts, so please keep these dates in mind:
- Spring term: November 15
- Summer term: April 5
- Fall term: July 1.
Please note that there are separate tuition remission application forms for undergraduate and graduate course work, and that any graduate level tuition remission benefits will be taxable to the employee on the value above $5,250 for attempted credits and subject to applicable withholdings, and will be reflected on the W-2 form of the tax year the remission was applied. A summary on tuition remission and links to the online forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/c8f6j2x.
For more information contact human resources at 8981 or email@example.com.
The Independence Day holiday will be observed for University employees on Friday, July 4, according to the 2014 University holiday schedule (http://tinyurl.com/kjtkqdj). Classes will not be held and University offices will be closed. For more information, contact human resources at 8981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIAA-CREF investment counselor Yasemin Under will be on campus for individual financial counseling sessions with employees June 25, 26, and 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions will be held in the career services conference room (#101) in Orrico Hall. Go to www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call TIAA-CREF at (877) 842-2028, press 5 to schedule a one hour appointment. For more information contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
All current FSA Plan participants had through March 15, 2014 to complete eligible transactions for the 2013 plan year. Participants now have until March 31, 2014 to file all claims for reimbursement with Flex Plan. There will be no 2013 funds available beyond this grace period.
Beginning with the 2014 plan year, all savings under the plan must be used by December 31, 2014, with the exception of up to $500, which can be rolled into the 2015 plan year and used throughout 2015.
Questions regarding the plan years, grace periods, and carryovers may be directed to Andy Sherwood at 8981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible employees who intend to use their tuition remission benefit during the summer semester are encouraged to apply using the online request tool no later than Friday, April 4, according to Bryn Sopko, human resources. It is required that remission requests are approved at least 2 weeks before the first class, or late charges may be applied to an employee’s account.
There are separate application forms for undergraduate (http://tinyurl.com/42haqs2) and graduate course work tuition remission (http://tinyurl.com/7sx5zs8). Any graduate level tuition remission benefit will be taxable to the employee on the value above $5,250 for attempted credits and subject to applicable withholdings and will be reflected on the W-2 of the tax year the remission was applied. Time away from an employee’s regular work day must be approved in advance by the supervisor. Tuition exchange at other universities is not available to employees.
See the Tuition Remission Policy Summary at http://tinyurl.com/czyvnrb for further details.
University employees’ TIAA-CREF investment counselor Yasemin Under will be on campus in March for individual financial counseling sessions. She will be on campus for one-on-one counseling sessions on Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 5. Go to www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow to schedule an appointment today. Call TIAA-CREF at (877) 842-2028 or Andy Sherwood at 8981 for more information.
The University’s Kaiser Permanente account manager and billing experts will visit the campus to host an open forum on benefits billing questions on Wednesday, February 19, from 12-1 p.m. in Buckley Center Room 163 and on Thursday, February 20, from 12-1 p.m. in the Franz Hall Murphy Conference Room. Anyone with questions on how deductibles, co-pays, or out-of-pocket maximums work should consider attending. Snacks will be provided. For more information contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.