|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, x7-6284, or Jon Roma at email@example.com or x-3321.
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.
Please CLICK HERE for more information regarding the Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees Notification
Please CLICK HERE for the Deficit Reduction Program which affects UUP-represented Employees FAQ's
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, x7-5327.
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
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.
09/08/2014 Clery and Other Policy Updates 2014
Please click here for more information regarding Clery and Other Policy Updates 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10/12/2014 Election Day Floating Holiday Designation
Please click here for the floating holiday designation memo for Election Day 2014.
10/13/2014 Holiday Period 2014 - 2015
Please click here for the 2014-15 holiday period memo.
10/14/2014 Weather-Related Absences
Please click here for the memo regarding weather-related absences.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Some dates to mark on your calendar to take advantage of the savings are:
• Early Access Week runs Nov. 3 - 8 (click here for Early Access details)
• Holiday Savings Fair runs Nov. 28 - Dec. 17
• Last-Minute Shopping Specials available Dec. 18 - Dec. 24
• Featured Savings Category sales (i.e.: Toys: Dec. 4 - 6, TV sets: Dec. 12 - 13)
For SUNY Perks enrollment information, click here.
12-01-2014 Health Insurance Rates for 2015
The effective date of for health insurance changes is January 1, 2015. The first paycheck to be affected with the new rates will be December 31, 2014. Employees must submit their changes to the Office of Human Resources no later than December 31.
No action is required if you are retaining the same health plan for 2015.
Click here for the 2015 bi-weekly health insurance rates
Last Updated: 12/1/14