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    Date Posted Information
    04/02/2019

Voya Offering Free Retirement Planning Workshop on April 24

    03/28/2019

TIAA Campus Schedule - May & June 2019

    03/26/2019

Summer Hours & Holidays Memo 2019

    03/25/2019

Valic (AIG Retirement Services) Representative April 2019 Campus Schedule

    03/21/2019

TIAA Offering Free Webinars in April 2019

    03/06/2019

VALIC Representative Campus Visits - March 2019

    03/01/2019

TIAA Offering Free Webinars During Month of March

    02/19/2019

Register Today for Human Resources' 4th Annual Retirement Education Day

    02/04/2019

Save the Date:  Retirement Education Day on March 19, 2019

    01/25/2019

NY State Taxation  of Employee 414(h) Retirement Contributions

    01/25/2019

Annual Federal, State, and University Policies & Program Memo

    01/11/2019

Fidelity Representative Spring Campus Schedule

    12/19/2018

TIAA Campus Visit Schedule - Spring 2019

    12/14/2018

NYS Deferred Compensation Rep on Campus January 24, 2019

    12/10/2018

2019 Health Insurance Rates & Annual Option Transfer Period

    11/29/2018

Required Annual Compliance Training Memo 2018

    11/19/2018

New Flexible Spending Account - Adoption Advantage Option

    11/15/2018

2019 Holiday Information for Upcoming Payrolls

    11/01/2018

Pre-Tax Health Insurance Contribution Program (PTCP) 2019

    10/22/2018

Discretionary Memos for 2018 Are Available Online

    10/18/2018

Holiday Memo 2018-2019

    10/15/2018

HR Announces the Timeline of Processing and Check Dates for the UUP Contractual Salary Payments

    10/11/2018

2018 Inclement Weather Memo

    09/21/2018

Annual Vacation Adjustment Memo 2018

    09/11/2018

Clery Act Notification and Other Policy Reminders 2018

    08/30/2018

Part-Time Academic Staff Memo 2018

    08/20/2018

2018 IRS Federal Tax Withholding Calculator & Information

    03/27/2018

Summer Hours and Holiday Memo 2018

    02/14/2018

Taxation of NYS 414H Retirement Contributions Reminder

    01/25/2018

Update on Automation of UUP Performance Programs & Performance Evaluations

    01/24/2018

NYS Payroll Online Instructions

    02/23/2017

Executive Order 161 "Ensuring Pay Equity by State Employers"

    01/12/2017

Change in Performance Program & Performance Evaluation Cycle for UUP-Represented Employees with Permanent Status

    05/12/2015

Child Protection Policy



05-12-2015  Child Protection Policy

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.

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01-12-17   Change in Performance Program & Performance Evaluation Cycle for UUP-Represented Employees with Permanent Status

Please click here to review the memo regarding performance program and performance evaluation cycle changes for UUP-represented employees with permanent status.

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02-23-17   Executive Order 161 "Ensuring Pay Equity by State Employers"

Please click here for more information regarding Executive Order 161 "Ensuring Pay Equity by State Employers"

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01-24-2018 NYS Payroll Online Instructions

The Office of the New York State Comptroller has implemented a new service, NYS PayrollOnline! This new service allows you to:

  • Opt out of receiving paper pay statements/direct deposit advices
  • View and print your pay statement
  • Change your tax withholdings
  • View and print current and prior year W-2s
  • Update your email address

Accessing this new service is easy! Simply go to: www.suny.edu/hrportal and click on the NYS Payroll Online icon (located in the same area as Time and Attendance and HR Self Service).

The first time you log in you will need the last 4 digits of your SSN and your NYS Employee ID number which may be found on your current pay statement/direct deposit advice. After the initial log in, you can simply follow the above directions to be taken to the site. 

We encourage all employees to utilize this new service, especially to help reduce the amount of paper that is generated by a biweekly pay statement/direct deposit advice. If you have any questions on this new service, please contact Payroll at 607-777-2129.

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01-25-2018 Update on Automation of UUP Performance Programs & Performance Evaluations

Click here for an update on how the University and UUP are improving the performance program and performance evaluation processes.

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02-14-2018 Taxation of NYS 414H Retirement Contributions Reminder

Please click here for a Taxation of NYS 414H Retirement Contributions Reminder.

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03-27-2018 Summer Hours and Holiday Memo 2018

Please click here for more information regarding Summer Hours and Holiday Memo 2018

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2018 IRS Tax Withholding Calculator & Information

Please click here for a memo regarding Federal Income Tax Withholding Changes for 2018.

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 Part-Time Academic Staff Memo 2018

Please click here for a memo regarding Part-Time Academic Staff

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  Clery Act Notification and Other Policy Reminders 2018

Please click here for Clery Act Notification and Other Policy Reminders 2018

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  Annual Vacation Adjustment Memo 2018

Click here to review the annual vacation adjustment memo for 2018

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  2019 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Open Enrollment Period:  Oct. 9 - Nov. 9, 2018

Eligible employees have the option to save on your out-of-pocket health care expenses when you enroll in the NYS Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and also on your child or dependent care expenses when you enroll in the Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAA). 

The 2019 FSA open enrollment period is October 9 - November 9, 2018, and the deadline is strictly enforced. Keep in mind this is a use-it-or-lose it benefit.  Any funds you set aside but do not use by December 31 each plan year will be forfeited.

Current 2018 participants who wish to continue the benefit in 2019 must re-enroll by November 9, 2018.  Enroll online or call the FSA customer service hotline at 1-800-358-7202 if you wish to enroll via phone or have questions about the plan.  

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  2018 Inclement Weather Memo

Click here for the annual reminder regarding rules and regulations applicable to late arrivals, early departures and absences related to adverse weather conditions.

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HR Announces the Timeline of Processing and Check Dates for the UUP Contractual Salary Payments

Please click here for more information regarding the UUP Contractual Salary Payments.

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10-18-2018 Holiday Memo 2018-2019

Please click here for more information regarding Holiday Memo 2018-2019.

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10-22-2018 Discretionary Memos for 2018 Are Available Online

UUP Staff, please click here for more information regarding Discretionary Memos for 2018.

UUP Faculty, please click here for more information regarding Discretionary Memos for 2018.

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11-01-2018 Pre-Tax Health Insurance Contribution Program (PTCP) 2019

Under PTCP, your share of the health insurance premium is deducted from your wages before taxes are withheld, which may lower your tax liability.

No action is required if you wish to maintain your current status for 2019. 

The deductions section of your paycheck indicates whether or not you are enrolled in PTCP: 

- If you are enrolled in PTCP or part of your deduction is being taken after tax (i.e. for a non-federally qualifying dependent), your paycheck stub shows "Regular Before-Tax Health" in the Before-Tax Deductions section.  Your health insurance premium is deducted from your wages before taxes are withheld.

- 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 2019, complete questions 1 - 10 on the Health Insurance Transaction PS-404 Form, along with question 14 under Annual Optional Transfer Requests - Change Pre-Tax Status.  Return the signed and dated form to HR in AD 242 by Nov. 30.

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11-15-18  2019 Holiday Information for Upcoming Payrolls

For faculty/staff employees, please click here for 2019 Holiday Information for Upcoming Payrolls.

For student employees, please click here for 2019 Holiday Information for Upcoming Payrolls.

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11-19-18  New Flex Spending Account - Adoption Advantage Account Option

Human Resources is pleased to introduce the new Flex Spending Account (FSA) called Adoption Advantage Account beginning Jan. 1, 2019. As a result of collective bargaining, eligible CSEA and UUP employees will have the opportunity to set aside pre-tax payroll deductions to pay directly related adoption assistance expenses as defined by IRS guidelines.

Although you will not save FICA on the amount set aside in adoption assistance accounts, you will save federal and state tax (where applicable). Currently the annual IRS contribution limit for pre-tax payroll contributions to an adoption account is $13,810.

The open enrollment period for Adoption Advantage Account participation is Nov. 20 through Dec. 11, 2018 for the 2019 plan year, and the deadline is strictly enforced. For more information and to enroll, visit the FSA website or call customer service at (800) 358-7202. Questions may be directed to email fsa@goer.ny.gov.

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  11-29-18 Required Annual Compliance Training

Each year employees are required to take annual compliance training related to various policies.  Click here for the Required Annual Compliance Training memo 2018.

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  12-10-18 2019 Health Insurance Rates & Annual Option Transfer Period

The 2019 option transfer period for NY State employees is December 10, 2018 through January 18, 2019.  If you wish to request a change in coverage during the option period, you must complete a Health Insurance Transaction Form (PS404) and return it to Employee Benefits in AD 242 no later than Friday, January 18. 

Plan changes requested during Option Transfer will be effective January 1, 2019.  The first pay check the new rate will apply to is December 27, 2018.

No action is required if you do not wish to change your health plan for 2019.  However, if you are eligible to continue participation in NYSHIP Opt Out (CSEA, MC, NYSCOPBA, PBA-NYS & PEF are eligible), re-enrollment is required by submitting a completed PS 404 and Opt Out Attestation Form (PS 409) by January 18 to participate in Opt Out 2019.

The 2019 bi-weekly health insurance rates are available online:

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  12-14-18 2019 NYS Deferred Compensation Rep on Campus January 24, 2019

Dan Kain from NYSDC will be on campus Thursday, January 24 in UU 122.  To reserve your one-on-one retirement planning appointment, go online or call 800-422-8463.

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  12-19-18 2019 TIAA Campus Visit Schedule - Spring 2019

Darryl Fiasconaro from TIAA will be on campus various dates during the Spring 2019 semester.  Go online to book your one-on-one retirement planning meeting.  A reminder you may contribute to a Voluntary Savings Plan (VSP) via bi-weekly payroll deductions to save even more for retirement.  Employees are encouraged to take advantage of this tax savings program.

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  01-11-19 2019 Fidelity Representative Spring Campus Schedule

Ken Woods from Fidelity Investments will be on campus various dates this semester to discuss your retirement planning goals.  Go online to schedule your required consultation appointment.  A reminder you may contribute to a Voluntary Savings Plan (VSP) via bi-weekly payroll deductions to save even more for retirement.  Employees are encouraged to take advantage of this tax savings program.

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  01-25-19 2019 Annual Federal, State, and University Policies & Program Memo

Click here to review important information regarding a variety of federal, state and University policies & program required to be disseminated annually.

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  01-25-19 NY Sate Taxation of Employee 414(h) Retirement Contributions

Click here for the memo regarding NY State taxation of faculty, staff and student employee year 2018 retirement system contributions.

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  02-04-2019 Save the Date:  Retirement Education Day Event - March 19, 2019

The future is in your hands!  Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 4th annual Retirement Education Event, hosted by Human Resources on Tuesday, March 19 in the campus Lecture Hall.  Retirement planning workshops will be presented by Fidelity, Valic, Voya, TIAA and NYS Deferred Compensation representatives, among others.   All ages and all career stages will benefit from the information.  Retirement education is truly for everyone.  Save the date and watch for more details coming soon!

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  02-19-2019  Register Today for Human Resources' 4th Annual Retirement Education Day Event

NYS and Research Foundation faculty & staff are invited to register to attend the 4th Annual Retirement Education Day Event, hosted by Human Resources, on Tuesday, March 19 in Lecture Halls 7, 8 and 9.  Retirement planning workshops will be presented by HR, Fidelity, Valic, Voya, TIAA and NYS Deferred Compensation representatives, among others.   Whether you've just begun working, are close to retirement or somewhere in between, there will be valuable retirement planning information shared. Go online to register or call 777-6950 by March 12 if you do not have computer access.  Watch the campus mail to receive your detailed workshop brochure!

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  03-01-2019  TIAA Offering Free Webinars During Month of March

TIAA welcomes faculty & staff to take advantage of their free webinars during the month of March.  Topics range from navigating the mortgage process to responsible investing techniques.  There is also a social security basics session on March 12, which is a very popular retirement planning topic.  Go online to view topic descriptions and to register.

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  03-06-2019  VALIC Representative Campus Visits - March 2019

Mark Nardella from VALIC will be on campus Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 28 to assist with your retirement planning needs.  Reservations are required.  Go online to book your appointment using reservation code 0597BIN11AC.

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  03-21-2019  TIAA Offering Free Webinars During April 2019

April is National Financial Literacy Month!  This is a reminder it is important to review your income tax planning strategies and retirement planning goals.  Learn more by signing up for the free webinars offered by TIAA during the month of April.  Go online  for webinar options and to register.  Watch for more webinars being offered in May. 

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  03-25-2019  Valic Representative April 2019 Campus Schedule

Valic has changed its name to AIG Retirement Services.  Mark Nardella from AIG will be on campus in UU 122 on April 15 and April 25 and is now booking retirement planning appointments.  Go online to schedule your one-on-one session today!  Please use registration code 0597BIN11AC.  

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  03-26-2019  Summer Holidays & Hours Memo 2019

Click here for the memo announcing the 2019 summer holidays & campus hours.

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  03-28-2019  TIAA Campus Schedule - May & June 2019

TIAA representatives Claire Coombs and Darryl Fiasconaro will be on campus various dates through June.  Go online or call 800-732-8353 to book your retirement planning appointment.

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  04-02-2019  Voya Offering Free Retirement Planning Workshop on April 24

Brendan Dunuwila from Voya Financial Advisors will present a free workshop entitled The Fundamentals of Retirement Planning on Wednesday, April 24 from 12 - 1 pm in University Union West 325.  Lunch will be provided and reservations are required.  Go online to review the workshop topics and reserve your seat today.

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Last Updated: 4/11/19