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Date Posted Information
04/18/2015

Fidelity Retirement Webinar

04/17/2015

Financial IQ Challenge - Win a Mini IPad!

03/23/2015

University employees may be affected by Anthem external data breach

01/29/2015

Fidelity Investments Joins ORP Provider Group

12/01/2014

Health Insurance Premiums for 2015

11/05/2014

Holiday 2014 SUNY Perks Savings Fair

11/03/2014

Tax Deferred Annuity Options 2015

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

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

Notification regarding the Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees. (pdf, 305kb)

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

FAQ's regarding the Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees. (docx, 17.6kb)

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

Combined Clery and Drug Alcohol Memo 2013 (pdf, 122kb)

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

More information regarding the Deficit Reduction Leave for UUP-represented Employees (pdf, 120kb)

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

UUP On-Call and Provisions Memo (pdf, 69.1kb)

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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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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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11-03-2014  Tax-Deferred Annuity Options for 2015

The State University of New York (“SUNY”) provides all employees with the opportunity to save for their retirement through the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plans. Participation in the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plan is a great way to build your retirement savings and reduce current taxes! All faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Please click here for information regarding your options for tax-deferred annuity savings plans for 2015.

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11-05-2014  Holiday 2014 SUNY Perks Savings Fair

Once again, SUNY Perks is holding a Holiday Savings Fair to help members of the SUNY family save money while shopping this holiday season. This year’s fair will feature an Early Access Week, which will offer its own special deals before the regular savings fair begins.

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01-29-15  Fidelity Investments Joints ORP Provider Group

Human Resources is pleased to announce that Fidelity Investments has been authorized as an investment provider by the SUNY Board of Trustees. Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) participants are now eligible to direct their active contributions, as well as transfer any post-1990 ORP contributions invested with other ORP vendors, to Fidelity Investments via the existing processes utilized by all of the ORP investment providers.

Fidelity Investments is an internationally-recognized investment provider that enjoys a strong reputation in fund offerings and management. Fidelity Investments offers exemplary customer service to their clients via an automated telephone line, in-person guidance from Planning & Guidance Consultants (PGCs), their Smartphone app, and their NetBenefits SUNY microsite. A listing of the Fidelity Investments PGCs assigned to each campus is available on the SUNY ORP and 403(b) web sites. A listing of the funds available within our ORP and 403(b) programs is located on the Funds web site.

Click here for Fidelity's announcement flyer.


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03-23-2015  Anthem External Data Breach

The University has been advised by the NYS Department of Civil Service that Anthem, Inc., parent of Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield which provides services to NYSHIP as the vendor for the Empire Plan Hospital Program, has reported a data breach. Anthem will send letters to impacted members with an offer of free credit monitoring and identity protection services. More information is available at 1-877-263-7995 or visit anthemfacts.com.

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04-17-2015  Financial IQ Challenge - Win a Mini Ipad!

April is National Financial Literacy Month, which is a campaign born by Money Management International (MMI) in 2004, in recognition of the need for Americans to educate themselves about their personal finances. To highlight this message, MMI has developed several resources that help lead users to financial wellness, as well as a toolkit to help you show your support for Americans improving their personal finances. We encourage campuses to use this opportunity to schedule special financial education sessions, and remind employees of the financial education resources they have available to them, such as the Financial Planning & Tools section of the SUNY Benefits web page, and SUNY Smart Track. In recognition of Financial Literacy Month for 2015, SUNY is hosting an Interactive Financial Challenge (FIQ), by which five eligible employees will each win a 16GB iPad mini!

The FIQ Challenge is a daily five-question quiz available throughout the month of April, during which employees may participate with the goal of completing all questions by April 30, 2015.  Each day of participation serves as an entry for a chance to win one of five iPad minis. Your assistance is needed for successful engagement. Winners will be selected during the first week of May, and once their eligibility is verified, the prizes will be shipped out.   Good luck!

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04-18-2015  Fidelity Retirement Webinar

Human Resources invites you to explore the free webinar presentation Why Fidelity? to educate employees about recent changes, additional retirement benefits through Fidelity, and their planning resources.  Register yourself online for live webinars on the date and time in April or May that suits your needs. Preview of the presentation is available at https://www.brainshark.com/fidelityemg/SUNY.

To register click here.

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Last Updated: 4/17/15