IMPORTANT NEWS AND UPDATES
Exempt Compensation Project
In 2012 we created our Compensation Identity Plan, one of the university’s nine core plans, in which we articulated a multi-year approach to compensation. In our plan, we determined that compensation decisions will be made using the following three principles:
1. To fulfill our promise of transformative education to students, we must be competitive in the local and national market for talented faculty and staff.
2. We will be forthright with current and prospective employees about where we fit in the market, so they can make informed career decisions.
3. We will address compensation considerations as a central component of the budget process rather than as an afterthought.
As we have been implementing the compensation identity plan, exempt compensation questions about internal equity and external parity arose, and it became clear that additional work needed to be done in this area. In response to that need, we have partnered with Fox Lawson Associates to conduct a job classification and compensation study of our professional exempt classification of employees. For a summary of the project and an announcement of the first employee meeting on February 25th, click on the PDF link below.
Communications #1 PDF
Communications #2 PDF
For those not able to attend one of the sessions, there is a taped video you can watch for more information. You must put in a User name and password to get into the video. Information is below along with the link.
User name: email@example.com
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) each state is required to create and maintain a health insurance exchange by Jan. 1, 2014. Health insurance exchanges will serve as a health insurance marketplace where individuals and small businesses may purchase health plans if there is no employer-sponsored health plan or if the employer-sponsored health plan is unaffordable or fails to offer essential health benefits. Marketplace Exchange Information PDF
Statewide Common Hire Date PDF
Effective April 1, 2013, all State agencies are expected to start all hires on:
ANY MONDAY-if Monday falls on a State Holiday, employees will start on the Monday of the following week;
The FIRST WORK DAY OF THE MONTH- if the first working day of the month falls on any other day than Monday.
Invitation to “Meet and Confer” on the Annual Survey Process for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 PDF
Get a tax break this season!
Attached is a guide for Free tax help (from Piton Foundation EITC Campaign) that is available to our employees: PDF