A representative from TIAA, which administers the University’s retirement accounts, will be on campus on Tuesday, July 10, Wednesday, July 11, and Thursday, July 12 in the Career Center located in Orrico Hall lower level, according to Laura Barnard, human resources. Financial counseling appointments with Rebecca Rohleder (pictured) are available during work hours on those days. Schedule your appointment today at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or by calling TIAA at 877.842.2028 (press 5 to schedule an appointment).
Please email email@example.com with questions.
A staff forum will take place on Wednesday, April 25, from noon to 1 p.m., in Bauccio Commons, according to Sandy Chung, human resources. The goal of the forum is to uncover shared learnings since the Sunday, April 22 Wally Awards. Our path forward is one that reinforces our values and all that is best in our UP community. We invite input from as many community members as possible. There will be time for an open microphone, although time will be limited so that we can hear from as many staff community members as possible. In addition, there will be a handout available asking for specific recommendations about what our priorities might be for the University as we go forward.
Time spent attending the forum is work time, and staff may schedule a 30-minute lunch period before or after the forum, whichever works best for each staff member and his/her office. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to share your thoughts and suggestions via the methods noted at the bottom of this email.
Anonymous Reporting Address:
Interoffice Mail: Office of Human Resources
US Mail: Office of Human Resources, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland Oregon 97203
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 Sunday, April 15, according to Sandy Chung, human resources.
It is required that remission requests be 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 and graduate course work tuition remission. 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.
All employees who participated in a 2017 Flexible Spending Account plan with Discovery Benefits have through Friday, March 30, 2018 to submit claims for expenses incurred in 2017. Please see the Human Resources FSA website for guides on filing claims. If you enrolled in a 2018 Medical FSA plan and have a 2017 medical FSA balance between $20 and $500 after March 30, 2018, those funds will roll over into the 2018 account and be available for 2018 claims after March 30, 2018.
Please note: Any 2017 balances not eligible for rollover and left unclaimed after March 30 will be forfeited.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any FSA questions.
With the start of a new year, human resources reminds all benefited employees to remember to keep beneficiaries up to date on their employer/employee plans. For those who are contributing or receiving employer contributions to a TIAA retirement plan, log in to your account profile at www.TIAA.org and make sure your beneficiaries are listed and up to date. You can add/edit TIAA beneficiaries under the Profile section under My Account.
Also, since the University is paying premiums on a Prudential Life Insurance policy for all benefited employees as well, they can submit an updated Prudential beneficiary form to the HR office at any time. The form can be found on the Human Resources Group Life Insurance website.
Please email email@example.com with any questions regarding beneficiary forms.
A representative from TIAA, which administers the University’s retirement accounts, will be on campus on Wednesday, January 31, in the Career Center located in Orrico Hall lower level, according to Laura Barnard, human resources. Financial counseling appointments with Rebecca Rohleder (pictured) are available during work hours on those days. Schedule your appointment today at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or by calling call TIAA at 877.842.2028 (press 5 to schedule an appointment).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Staff awards for 2017 were presented at the annual employees’ holiday banquet on Monday, December 18. The winners:
- Carol Bruce won the Margaret W. Henzi Award for outstanding office/clerical employees, and was cited as “a valued member of our community, a treasured and loyal friend, a source of support and counsel, and an extraordinary ambassador for this University which she has so faithfully served.”
- Peng “Mona” Wang won the Ted Deiss/Joyce and Virgil Dodson Outstanding Physical Plant Employee Award: “Among the University’s large team of dedicated custodial professionals, each of whom makes her or his own important contributions to our collective success, she has distinguished herself as one who is particularly loyal and dependable.”
- The winner of the Hooyboer Outstanding Professional Staff Award: Allen Hansen, who joined the University of Portland in 2008 as a mechanical technician and now serves as technician supervisor in the Shiley School of Engineering. The Hooyboer Award honors the sort of dedication and commitment that drives and infuses the University’s best and most creative and visionary staffers.
- Winning the Father Charles Miltner, C.S.C., Award: Sharon Hogan of the development team, who “works creatively and intentionally to ensure that donors are able to contribute to the University in ways that are deeply meaningful to them, while internally serving as a faithful champion of those donors’ personal passions and legacies.” Beginning with the late Fr. John Hooyboer, C.S.C., the first recipient, the award has been presented to diligent and creative men and women who have gone to sometimes extraordinary lengths to further the mission of the University. It is the highest employee honor bestowed by the University.
- Adam Guggenheim, Anna Lageson-Kerns, Jose Nevarez, James Vega, Jose Velaszco, and Sam Williams were presented with the President’s Team Award “for their boundless energy and creativity in capturing and communicating the stories and settings that ideally portray the unique and special nature of the University and its community.”
- The groundskeeping crew was presented with the President’s Team Award “for their outstanding, tireless work in enhancing and maintaining the University’s beautiful campus.”
- Cross country head coach Rob Conner received a President’s Citation for his years of dedicated service and phenomenal success in both regional and national NCAA cross country competition.
See photos from the luncheon at this link.
For more information contact human resources at 8987 or email@example.com.
The human resources office will be collecting new or gently used donations of warm winter clothing for the Roosevelt High School (RHS) Clothing Closet through January 18, 2019. The clothing closet is in dire need of winter items such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and sweaters. The RHS Clothing Closet is open to the entire community and will accept items in all sizes. Please wash all gently used items before donating.
Please bring your winter clothing donations to the HR offices on the 5th floor of Waldschmidt Hall now through January 18, 2019. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
A representative from TIAA, which administers the University’s retirement accounts, will be on campus on Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12, in the Career Center located in Orrico Hall lower level, according to Laura Barnard, human resources. Financial counseling appointments with Rebecca Rohleder (pictured) are available during work hours on those days, but appointments must be scheduled at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or by calling call TIAA at 877.842.2028 (press 5 to schedule an appointment).
For more information, please email email@example.com.