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Date Posted Information
04/25/2016

Fidelity Social Security Analysis Program

04/13/2016

NYS Deferred Compensation Rep on Campus - May 2

04/11/2016

NYPERL Contract Termination - Effective April 30, 2016

03/15/2016

Fidelity Campus Visit Schedule Spring 2016

03/09/2016

Summer Hours & Holidays Memo 2016

03/08/2016

Introducing TIAA Financial Advice & Help Desk

01/29/2016

Employee Health Insurance Notifications

01/18/2016

VALIC Retirement Rep Campus Schedule

11/16/2015

Annual Optional Transfer Period / Health Insurance Rates 2016

11/07/2015

Tax Deferred Annuity Options for 2016

11/05/2015

UUP Chancellor's Power of SUNY

10/20/2015

2015-2016 Holiday Memo

10/08/2015

Inclement Weather Memo

09/30/2015

Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Faculty

09/30/2015

Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Staff

09/29/2015

Clery Act Notification & Other Policy Reminders

08/04/2015

2015-2016 Holiday Payroll Deadlines and Information

06/30/2015

2015 Summer Holiday Calendar

05/12/2015

Child Protection Policy

03/23/2015

University employees may be affected by Anthem external data breach




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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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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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08-04-2015  2015-2016 Holiday Payroll Deadlines and Information

Please click here for more information regarding upcoming 2015-2016 Holiday Payroll Deadlines and Information

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 09-29-2015 Clery Act Notification & Other Policy Reminders

Please follow this link for more information on the Clery Act Notification & Other Policy Reminders.

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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.

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09-30-2015 Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Faculty

Please follow this link for more information regarding the Presidential Discretionary Salary Payment Memo for UUP-Represented Faculty.

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 10-08-2015    Inclement Weather Memo

Please follow this link for the annual reminder regarding rules and regulations applicable to late arrivals, early departures and absences related to adverse weather conditions.


10-20-2015     2015-2016 Holiday Memo

Please click here for more information regarding the 2015-2016 Holiday Memo.

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  11-05-2015   UUP Chancellor's Power of SUNY Paid in Check of 11/4/2015

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.

Eligibility

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 clrobin@binghamton.edu.

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11-07-2015    Tax Deferred Annuity Options for 2016

Click here for information on how you can set aside pre-tax earnings toward your retirement through the SUNY Voluntary Savings Plans.

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11-16-2015    Annual Option Transfer - 2016 Health Insurance Rates

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.

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01-18-2016    VALIC Retirement Rep Campus Schedule

Mark Nardella from VALIC will be on site February 4, March 8, April 5 and May 5 to address any questions you may have regarding:

• Planning, budgeting and meeting your savings goals
• Managing your investments
• Calculating contributions to meet your retirement needs

To schedule an appointment click on the registration link, contact Stephanie Day at (315) 422-5088 or via email Stephanie.day@valic.com.

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01-29-2016    Employee Health Insurance Notifications

Employees may have or will soon receive health insurance notifications from the NYS Department of Civil Service.  The two separate notifications regarding COBRA and Patient Protection & Affordable Act (PPACA) related tax documents are "for your information."  To help clarify their purpose, click here for an important message from Human Resources.

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03-08-2016    Introducing the TIAA Financial Advice and Guidance Help Desk

TIAA is proud to provide individual financial advice and guidance for Binghamton employees at no additional cost.  In addition to on-campus individual counseling and advice sessions, Alicia S. Brady, your TIAA Financial Consultant, will also be hosting a Help Desk on specific days.  The TIAA Help Desk will be able to:

  1. Schedule appointments
  2. Assist in completing Salary Reduction Agreement Forms
  3. Answer general questions

There is a Help Desk scheduled for March 11, from 10 am -1 pm in Academic Building A, Room 202, and no appointment is required.  Please note that no individual counseling or investment advice will be provided at the Help Desk.  

As a reminder, you can sign up for a confidential appointment by calling 800 732-8353 or visiting www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow


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03-09-2016    Summer Hours & Holidays Memo 2016

Click here for the Summer Hours & Holidays Memo 2016.

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03-15-2016    Fidelity Retirement Representative Schedule Spring 2016

Our Fidelity campus representative, Natalia DiGiovanni, CFP, is booking individual counseling sessions for Spring.  Click here to review her schedule.  Register by calling (800) 642-7131 or go online.

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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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04-13-2016    New York State Deferred Comp - May 2, 2016

NYSDC representative Dan Kain will be on campus for individual retirement consultation Monday, May 2, from 11 am - 2 pm in UU 124.

To schedule your appointment, visit the NYDSC online appointment scheduler, email Dan at kaind@nationwide.com or call 315-749-3146.

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04-25-2016    Fidelity's Social Security Analysis Program

If you're 55 or older and have questions about social security, Fidelity Investments will be on campus April 28, May 12 and May 24 offering individual meetings on Social Security Analysis. The program will analyze your unique options to help you maximize lifetime income.  Click here for more information and meeting registration.

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Last Updated: 4/28/16