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Date Posted Information
11/01/2014

Pre-Tax Contribution Program (PTCP) 2015

10/31/2014

Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) Enrollment 2015

10/30/2014

Chancellor's Power of SUNY Performance Incentive 2014 for UUP Employees

10/14/2014

Weather Related Absences

10/13/2014

Holiday Period 2014 - 2015

10/12/2014

Election Day 2014 Floating Holiday Designaton

10/10/2014

Flex Spending Open Enrollment for 2015

10/06/2014

Discretionary Salary Increase 2014 for UUP Represented Faculty

10/01/2014

Discretionary Salary Increase 2014 for UUP Represented Staff

09/17/2014

FAQs for the DRP Affecting UUP Represented Faculty & Staff 2014

09/08/2014

Clery and Other Policy Updates 2014

05/28/2014

UUP Salary Increase/Promotion Request Process

04/08/2014

Summer Hours & Summer Holidays 2014

02/10/2014

SUNY Perks Savings Fair

01/24/2014

2013 W-2 Forms

01/08/2014

New Prescription Drug Provider for Empire Health Plan - January 2014

12/04/2013

UUP On-Call & Recall Provisions

12/02/2013

Bi-Weekly Health Insurance Rates for 2014

11/20/2013

2014 Tax Deferred Savings Plan

10/10/2013

Information Regarding Deficit Reduction Leave for UUP Represented Employees

09/26/2013 Combined Clery and Drug Alcohol Memo 2013
09/13/2013 Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees Notification
09/13/2013 Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees FAQ's
07/29/2013 Employees & Retiree Press & Sun-Bulletin New Subscription Discount
02/12/2013 Student Payroll Reminder

  2/12/2013   Student Payroll Reminder

During the beginning of the Spring semester, we would like to remind all Student Assistant and Federal College Work Study employees and supervisors that payroll distribution information http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/payroll/ and time record submission deadlines (under Human Resources & Labor Distribution Documents) http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/oracle-coordinators/index.html can be found on the Human Resources website and are updated here periodically.

For information on the Student Assistant and Federal College Work Study Payrolls please follow this link: http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/current-employees/student-employment/index.html

As a reminder, please pay close attention to the timesheet submission deadlines.  Reminders of early payroll deadlines are shared widely via the Smart-Form listserv.  To be added to the listserv, please contact Jon Roma. As a continued effort to reduce paper usage and to avoid overpayments, faxes of or emails containing timesheets will only be accepted on a situational basis with prior payroll approval.

Questions regarding these deadlines and other check distribution information should be directed to Allison Gilli at agilli@binghamton, x7-2193, Rosaria McNierney at rmcniern@binghamton.edu, x7-6284, or Jon Roma at jroma@binghamton.edu or x-3321.

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   07/29/2013    Press & Sun-Bulletin New Subscription Discount

UPDATED 9/24/14:  Employees and retirees can enjoy their first three months FREE of their new subscription to the Press & Sun-Bulletin and a $25 gift card for active subscriptions after five months.   For more information and to sign up, visit www.pressconnects.com/11BU. Questions about the program and any technical issues you may experience using the website may be addressed by calling the newspaper's Service Center at 1-800-253-5343.

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09/13/2013    Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees Notification

Please CLICK HERE for more information regarding the Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees Notification

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09/13/2013     Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees FAQ's

Please CLICK HERE for the Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees FAQ's

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09/26/2013      Combined Clery and Drug Alcohol Memo 2013

Please click here for more information regarding the Combined Clery and Drug Alcohol Memo 2013.

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  10/10/2013      Information Regarding Deficit Reduction Leave for UUP Represented Employees

Please click here for more information regarding the Deficit Reduction Leave for UUP Represented Employees

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     11/20/2013    2014 Tax Deferred Savings Plan Memo

Please click here for the 2014 Tax Deferred Savings Plan Memo

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    12/02/2013    Bi-Weekly Health Insurance Rates for 2014

Please click here for the 2014 bi-weekly health insurance rates effective January 2, 2014.  If you wish to make changes, the deadline to notify Human Resources is December 31, 2013.   No action is required if you are not making any changes to your plan for 2014.

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    12/04/2013    UUP On-Call & Recall Provisions

Please click here for the UUP On-Call and Provisions Memo.

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      01/08/2014     New Prescription Drug Provider for Empire Plan

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the administrator for the prescription drug portion of the Empire Plan has changed to CVS/Caremark. Note this does not mean that you need to use a CVS pharmacy. You may still use any pharmacy that participates with the New York State Empire Plan, and you will continue to use your current Empire Plan card. The temporary CVS/Caremark card and information is for you to provide your pharmacy with the new carrier information the first time you fill a prescription after Jan. 1.

Click here for the link to the CVS/Caremark one-time-use card and information.

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       01/24/2014    2013 W-2 Forms

2013 W-2 forms for Faculty/Staff, Graduate/Teaching Assistants, Federal College Work Study students, and Student Assistants paid via the New York State payroll were mailed directly from Albany on Wednesday, January 22nd.

W-2s were mailed  to the address which appears on the front of paychecks and direct deposit advices. They are clearly marked with the phrase "IMPORTANT TAX DOCUMENT ENCLOSED".  Address changes made via the Human Resources office since 12/18/13 may require forwarding by the USPS, which could delay the delivery of your W-2.

Please direct any questions regarding W-2 forms to Jena Pasquale at jpasqual@binghamton.edu, x7-5327.

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      02/10/2014   SUNY Perks Savings Fair

To help start the new year with gusto, SUNY Perks (AKA "SUNY Corporate Perks") is hosting a Valentine's Day Savings Fair through Friday, February 14th. 

SUNY Perks is also offering discounts on tax preparation software and services.  Additionally, one of our discount providers independent of SUNY Perks - From You Flowers - is offering 50% savings on select rose bouquets, and 25% savings on other gift items such as stuffed animals, chocolate-covered strawberries, etc.

Since the SUNY Perks Holiday Savings Fair, there have been program enhancements, including the addition of Regal Cinemas to ONECart, discounted gym memberships through GlobalFit, the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Store, and the Walmart Toy Store.  We have also added the new Work-Life Services program " WellNYS Everyday" to the "A Healthier You" section of the Perks website .

To view the Valentine's Day Savings flyer:  click here

To view the Tax Preparation Savings flyer:  click here

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      05/28/2014   UUP Salary Increase/Promotion Requests

The Office of Human Resources reminds UUP-represented faculty and staff that the open window for submitting salary increase and/or promotion requests is June 1-30. Note that there is a new version of the application form that must be utilized. The application now provides guidelines regarding the amount of salary increase, which historically is an area in which guidance has been requested. The new form can be found on our Forms page under Employment.  Contact Joe Schultz, director of human resources, at 777-2187 with questions regarding the process.

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      08/06/2014   SUNY Back to School Savings Fair

SUNY Perks is hosting a Back to School Savings Fair, which will run through August 31st, offering discounts on clothing, laptops, and other supplies for students of all ages. Special offers are available from Lenovo, Nordstrom, Dell, Walmart, Macy’s, and more. To view participating local businesses, visit the SUNY Benefits discounts web page, log in to the PerksCard site, or log in to SUNY Perks at https://suny.corporateperks.com/login.

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       09/08/2014  Clery and Other Policy Updates 2014

Please click here for more information regarding Clery and Other Policy Updates 2014.

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       09/17/2014  FAQs for the DRP Affecting UUP Represented Faculty & Staff 2014

Please click here for helpful information regarding the Deficit Reduction Program (DRP) affecting UUP Faculty and Staff in 2014.

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       10/01/2014  Discretionary Increase 2014 for UUP Represented Staff

Pleaseclick here for the 2014 memo regarding the Discretionary Salary Increase for UUP represented staff.

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       10/06/2014  Discretionary Increase 2014 for UUP Represented Faculty

Please click here for the 2014 memo regarding the Discretionary Salary Increase for UUP represented faculty.

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       10/10/2014  Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Open Enrollment for 2015

The Flexible Spending Account open enrollment period is Monday, Oct. 6 through Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. The deadline is strictly enforced. FSA is an optional employee benefit that saves you money by allowing you to pay for certain expenses with pre-tax dollars under the Dependent Care Advantage Account and the Health Care Spending Account.

If you are enrolled for 2014 and wish to participate in 2015, you must re-enroll per IRS regulations by the Nov.7 deadline.

To begin enrollment for 2015, call 800-358-7202 or go online. The following information is required to enroll and may be found on your paycheck:

 - Your NYS ID number (ex: N0123456)
 - State agency code: 28020 for Binghamton University
 - Your negotiating unit (ex: 08 for UUP represented employees)

For eligibility and other details, view the 2015 enrollment brochure here.

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       10/12/2014  Election Day Floating Holiday Designation

Please click here for the floating holiday designation memo for Election Day 2014.

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       10/13/2014  Holiday Period 2014 - 2015

Please click here for the 2014-15 holiday period memo.

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       10/14/2014  Weather-Related Absences

Please click here for the memo regarding weather-related absences.

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      10/30/2014   Chancellor's Power of SUNY Performance Incentive 2014 for UUP Employees

Please click here for more information on the Chancellor's Power of SUNY Performance Incentive 2014 for UUP Employees.

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      10/31/2014   Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) Enrollment 2015

PEP allows eligible M/C, CSEA, PEF and UUP-represented employees to exchange previously accrued vacation leave and/or personal leave for a credit to be a applied toward their employee share of NYSHIP health insurance premiums on a bi-weekly basis in 2015.

Even if you are enrolled in PEP for 2014, you would need to re-enroll order to participate for 2015.

Eligible employees will receive an enrollment memo distributed this week to departments via campus mail. The completed form should be returned to the Office of Human Resources no later than close of business Friday, November 28, 2014 to be eligible to participate in PEP 2015.

For more information:

M/C Non-Union Employees: click here

M/C Classified, PEF and CSEA Employees: click here

UUP Employees: click here

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      11/01/2014   Pre-Tax Contribution Program (PCTP) 2015

Under the Pre-Tax Contribution Program (PTCP), your share of the health insurance premium is deducted from your wages before taxes are withheld, which may lower your taxes. You were automatically enrolled in PTCP when you became eligible for health insurance, unless you declined. Your paycheck shows whether or not you are enrolled in PTCP.

 •If you are enrolled in PTCP, your paycheck stub shows Regular Before-Tax Health in the Before-Tax Deductions section.

 •If you are not enrolled in PTCP, your paycheck stub shows Regular After-Tax Health in the After- Tax Deductions section.

Your health insurance premium is deducted from your wages after taxes are withheld. If you wish to change your PTCP selection for 2015, see a campus Employee Benefits representative and complete a Health Insurance Transaction Form (PS-404) by November 30, 2014.

NO ACTION IS REQUIRED TO KEEP YOUR CURRENT PTCP STATUS.

For more details, review the full announcement on SUNY's webpage.

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