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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)
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)
More information regarding the Deficit Reduction Leave for UUP-represented Employees (pdf, 120kb)
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.
10/30/2014 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.
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.
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.
Please click here for more information regarding SUNY's Child Protection Policy.
Follow this link to the Child Protection Processing Guidelines and the Volunteer Information Collection Form and Agreement.
06-30-2015 2015 Summer Holiday Calendar
Please click here for more information regarding the 2015 Summer Holiday Calendar.
Beginning 9/16/15 through 12/9/15, click here for the opportunity to enhance your financial IQ and win a $50 gift card drawing for webinar attendance.
Refer to the above link for webinar and pre-registration details.
09-30-2015 Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Staff
Please follow this link for more information regarding the Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Staff.
MetLife retirement representative Tom Witmer will be on campus October 28 and November 5 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm to discuss retirement risks, goals and the planning process. Lunch will be provided. To register for one of the sessions, click here for Mr. Witmer's contact information.
Click here for the Fall 2015 TIAA-CREF individual retirement planning schedule and book your on-campus appointment by calling 800-732-8353. You can discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis and review existing investments or even begin new investments.
10-20-2015 2015-2016 Holiday Memo
The PEP program allows eligible M/C, CSEA and UUP represented employees to exchange previously accrued vacation leave and/or personal leave for a credit to be applied toward their employee share of NYSHIP health insurance premiums on a bi-weekly basis in 2016.
Even if you are enrolled in PEP for 2015, you must re-enroll to participate for 2016. Eligible employees received a memo via campus mail the week of October 26.
The completed form just be returned to the HR Office no later than the close of business Friday, November 27 to be eligible to participate in 2016.
For more information:
M/C Non-Union Employees: click here
M/C Classified and CSEA Employees: click here
UUP Employees: click here
As part of the 2011-2016 Agreement between the State University of New York and United University Professions (UUP), the Chancellor's Power of SUNY Performance Incentive will be paid to UUP-represented faculty and staff in the check of November 4, 2015. The Agreement stipulates that $500 will be added to the basic annual salary of eligible full-time UUP represented faculty and staff effective June 30, 2015 and pro-rated for part-time UUP represented faculty and staff. The incentive will be retroactive to July 1, 2015 or September 1, 2015 based on professional obligation.
In general, to receive the incentive payment, UUP-represented faculty and professional staff must be on the payroll in active or paid leave status on June 30, 2015 and October 21, 2015. The payment will be pro-rated for part time faculty and staff, and will either be retroactive to July 1, 2015, or September 1, 2015 based on professional obligation
In addition, employees who worked at least one semester during the twelve month period beginning July 1, 2014 and whose employment expired prior to July 1, 2015 are eligible for the payment if they have been reemployed and have a payroll status of active or leave with pay on the payment effective date and on October 21, 2015.
If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Robinson-Boyett at (607) 777-2129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each November, employees may make changes which can affect their tax liability when enrolled in the NY State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP). During the month of November, employees may choose either to participate or not to participate in the PTCP. During November, en employee enrolled in the PTCP may also make changes to their coverage which impacts the employee's pre-tax deduction for the new plan year, absent a PTCP qualifying event.
The deadline for the PTCP program is November 30, 2015 and the change in status becomes effective for the new plan year 2016.
For program details, click here.
Contact an Employee Benefits Representative in the HR Office with processing questions.
Click here for information on how you can set aside pre-tax earnings toward your retirement through the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plans.
The Annual Option Transfer Period will be Wednesday, November 18 through Friday, December 18, 2015. During this period, employees who wish to request an option transfer change for 2016 must complete a Health Insurance Transaction Form (PS-404) and return it to the Human Resources office by December 18.
For eligible employees who wish to elect or must re-new Opt Out for next year, the 2016 Opt Out Attestation Form (PS409) is not yet available. The PS-409 is required, along with the PS-404, to elect opt out. Refer to your Planning for Option Transfer Booklet for program details.
No action is required if you are not making any health plan changes for 2016.
Click here for more information including the 2016 health insurance bi-weekly rates.
Daniel Cain from NYS Deferred Compensation will be on campus December 3 at 12 noon in UUW 324 to discuss roth and pre-tax deferred comp information. Employees are encouraged to attend to learn how to take advantage of lowering your taxable income while saving for retirement.
Human Resources encourages employees to take advantage of the free financial education resources offered by our retirement planning vendors.
Natalia DiGiovanni will be on campus Dec. 2 and Dec. 15 for one-on-one appointments. To reserve your time slot via phone or web, click here.
Fidelity is also offering webinars in December. Click here for the schedule.
4th Annual Holiday Savings Fair, from November 27 through December 18. The fair features a series of three-day-windows that are the best times for employees to shop for electronics, toys, apparel, etc., at the best possible prices with program merchants.
Don't forget to take advantage of the SUNY PerksCard/PerksConnect Program and the Employee Discounts web page. Some of the most recently added program discounts are with Ties.com, ManCrates, PureCostumes.com, KD Novelties, Verizon FiOS, LifeTrack, and AAA.