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    Date Posted Information
    02/14/2018

Taxation of NYS 414H Retirement Contributions Reminder

    02/01/2018

TIAA Campus Schedule - February & March 2018

    01/25/2018

Update on Automation of UUP Performance Programs & Performance Evaluations

    01/25/2018

2018 Clery Act Notification & Other Reminders

    01/24/2018

NYS Payroll Online Instructions

    01/11/2018

Fidelity Campus Visit Schedule:  January & February 2018

    01/05/2018

NYS Deferred Compensation Rep on Campus January 29

    12/21/2017

Valic Campus Visit Schedule - Spring 2018

    12/06/2017

TIAA Campus Visit Schedule:  January & February 2018

    12/01/2017

2017 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Year End Reminder

    11/29/2017

Required Annual Compliance Training

    11/09/2017

Annual Option Transfer & Health Insurance Rates 2018

    11/09/2017

SUNY Perks at Work Holiday Savings Fair 2017

    11/06/2017

TIAA Year-End Campus Schedule 2017

    10/19/2017

Holiday Period Year End 2017 - 2018

    10/16/2017

Election Day Floating Holiday Designation 2017

    10/16/2017

Daylight Savings Time 2017

    10/16/2017

Weather Related Absences Memo 2017

    09/27/2017

Clery Act Notification & Other Policy Reminders

    09/14/2017

CSEA 2016-2017 Across the Board Retroactive Salary Increase

    09/14/2017

CSEA October 2016 & April 2017 Retroactive Longevity Lump Sum Payments

    08/16/2017

Part-Time Academic Staff Memo 2017

    03/29/2017

2017 Summer Hours & Holidays Memo

    03/02/2017

Met Life terminated as an approved SUNY Retirement Vendor

    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

    11/29/2016

Required Annual Compliance Training

    10/03/2016

Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Staff

    10/03/2016

Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Faculty

    08/30/2016

Part-time Academic Staff Memo 2016

    06/27/2016

UUP Deficit Reduction Repayment Memo

    05/12/2016

Retirement Basics Newsletter - What Everyone Should Know

    05/11/2016

NYSHIP Dependent Eligibility Project

    04/11/2016

NYPERL Contract Termination - Effective April 30, 2016

    01/29/2016

Employee Health Insurance Notifications

    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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04-11-2016    NYPERL Contract Termination - Effective April 30, 2016

Effective 4/30/16, the NYPERL long-term care contract with MedAmerica Insurance Co. expires.   Once a new vendor is selected and a contract is executed, new employees hired on or after May 1, 2016 will be given the opportunity to elect NYPERL coverage.  New information will be provided as soon as it is available.

Current NYPERL enrollees will continue to be covered by MedAmerica as long as they do not stop paying their insurance premiums.  However, automated payroll deductions will end at some point after May 1, 2016 for those enrollees who pay their premium via payroll deduction.  Any new enrollee who signs up for coverage between March 1, 2016 and April 30, 2016, will not be able to elect payroll deduction as their payment method.  MedAmerica will provide enrollees with alternate payment options when payroll deductions end.

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05-12-2016    Retirement Basics Newsletter - What Everyone Should Know

Human Resources encourages faculty and staff to review general SUNY retirement system information you should be aware of in our latest newsletter Retirement Basics - What Everyone Should Know.  Topics include plan guidelines, vesting, voluntary savings options, the importance of updating beneficiary information, and more.

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06-27-2016    UUP Deficit Reduction Repayment

For employees subject to Deficit Reduction in academic years 2013-14 and/or 2014-15, click here for the memo regarding repayment information.

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10-03-2016   Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Faculty

Please click here for more information regarding the 2016 Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Faculty.

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10-03-2016   Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Staff

Please click here for more information regarding the 2016 Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Staff.

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1-29-16   Required Annual Compliance Training

Please click for more information on the required annual compliance training.

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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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03-02-17  MetLife terminated as an approved SUNY Retirement Vendor - Updated March 3, 2017

The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted on January 24, 2017, to terminate MetLife as an approved carrier for both the SUNY Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and SUNY's 403(b) Tax Deferred Program.

May 1, 2017 is the expected date by which MetLife will be fully disengaged from SUNY plans.  At any time between now and Friday, April 28, 2017, SUNY ORP and 403(b) plan MetLife participants must take the appropriate steps to re-direct and/or cancel any active SUNY ORP and/or 403(b) contributions that are routed for investment with MetLife.  Inaction will result in active contributions being automatically redirected to a default investment provider after May 1, 2017.

Human Resources recommends contacting your MetLife representative to review options.  For your convenience, our campus representative is Kenneth Walcyk who may be reached at (888) 883-6320 or (315) 431-6364, or via email at kwalcyk@metlife.com.

SUNY-approved ORP and 403(b) vendors are Fidelity, TIAA, Valic and Voya.  Go online to retrieve campus representative contact information.

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    03/29/17   2017 Summer Hours & Holidays Memo

Please click here for more information regarding the 2017 Summer Hours & Holidays Memo

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08-16-17   Part-Time Academic Staff Memo 2017

Please click here for more information regarding the Part-Time Academic Staff Memo 2017.

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09-14-17   CSEA October 2016 & April 2017 Retroactive Longevity Lump Sum Payments

Click here for information on CSEA retroactive longevity lump sum payments.

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09-14-17   CSEA 2016-2017 Across the Board Retroactive Salary Increases

Click here for information on CSEA retroactive salary increases.

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09-27-2017 Clery Act Notification & Other Policy Reminders

Click here for more information on the Clery Act Notification & Other Policy Reminders.

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10-16-2017 Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 5

The return to Eastern Standard Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5.  Click here for more information.

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10-16-2017 Election Day Floating Holiday Designation 2017

Please click here for details on the Election Day floating holiday designation for 2017.

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10-16-2017 Weather-Related Absences Memo 2017

Please click here for guidelines on Weather-Related Absences for 2017.

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10-19-2017 Holiday Period Year-End 2017 - 2018

Please click here for information regarding the Holiday Period for 2017-18.

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11-06-2017 TIAA Year-End Campus Schedule 2017

Alicia Brady from TIAA will be on campus from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm on the following dates in November and December. 

  • Wed., Nov. 15 -  Couper AD 206
  • Tues., Nov. 28 - UU 122
  • Tues., Dec. 5 - UU 122
  • Thurs., Dec. 7 - UU 122
  • Wed., Dec. 13 - UU 122

To get your questions answered about retirement planning, the benefits of starting a 403(b) tax deferred annuity or to check on the status of your existing TIAA account, click here or call (800) 732-8353 to schedule your confidential session.

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11-09-2017 SUNY Perks at Work Holiday Savings Fair 2017

The 6th annual SUNY Perks Holiday Savings Fair will run from November 24 through December 31, 2017.  This is a great opportunity to take advantage of great discounts and one-stop holiday shopping.  SUNY negotiates increased savings on many items such as computers, toys, electronics and more.  Click here for details.  Registration is free on the Perks at Work website.

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11-09-2017 Annual Option Transfer & Health Insurance Rates 2018

The NYSHIP option transfer period for 2018 is now through Friday, December 15, 2017. 

  • If you do not wish to change your health plan for 2018, no action is required unless you wish to re-enroll in NYSHIP Opt Out for 2018. 
  • To change your current health plan during option transfer, a Health Insurance Transaction Form (PS404) must be submitted to Human Resources by the close of business Friday, December 15, 2017.  Changes made for 2018 will be effective Thursday, December 28, 2017.  Applicable rate changes will be effective in the paycheck dated Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Further details, including the 2018 bi-weekly health insurance premiums, are available online.

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11-29-2017 Required Annual Compliance Training

Click here for the memo regarding required annual compliance training.

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12-01-2017 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Year End Reminder

If you are enrolled in the NYS health care or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) benefit for 2017, this is a reminder you have until Dec. 31, 2017 to utilize the funds in your account.  Any balance remaining after Dec. 31 will be forfeited. 

Participants have until March 31, 2018 to submit eligible expenses for the 2017 plan year.   Questions regarding claim processing may be directed to FBMC customer service at (800) 358-7202.

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12-06-2017 TIAA Campus Visit Schedule:  January & February 2018

Alicia Brady from TIAA will be on campus various dates in January and February 2018.  To reserve your confidential retirement planning appointment, go online or call 800-732-8353.

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12-21-2017 Valic Campus Visit Schedule:  Spring 2018

Mark Nardella from Valic will be on campus various dates during the spring 2018 semester.  To reserve your confidential retirement planning appointment, go online or call Stephanie Day at (315) 422-5088.  Electronic reservations may require using code 0597BIN11AC.

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01-05-2018 NYS Deferred Compensation Rep on Campus January 29

To help you with retirement planning, Dan Kain from NYSDC will be on campus in UU 122 on Monday, January 29.  Go online or call (315) 749-3146 to book your appointment.  Remember, even if you are enrolled in a tax-deferred 403(b) plan, you can save even more with a pre-tax NYSDC 457 or an after-tax Roth IRA. 

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01-11-2018 Fidelity Campus Visit Schedule:  January & February 2018

Natalia DiGiovanni from Fidelity will be on campus to meet with employees January 17 and February 8.  This is a great opportunity to begin a tax-deferred retirement savings account or check on the status of your existing account.  Go online or call 800-642-7131 to book your confidential retirement planning appointment. 

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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 2018 Clery Act Notification & Other Reminders

Click here for important information regarding a variety of federal, state and University policies and programs required to be annually disseminated to employees.

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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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02-01-2018 TIAA Campus Schedule - February & March 2018

Alicia Brady from TIAA will be on campus various dates in February & March.  Click here for the schedule and to reserve your confidential appointment, or call 800-732-8353.

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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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Last Updated: 2/14/18