UNC Today: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Brief West Campus Power Outages Jan. 2-3

There will be a few brief (5-10 seconds) power outages for most West Campus buildings from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Jan. 2, and tomorrow, Jan. 3, as crews continue work to add 100 percent generator power to the West Campus electrical distribution system. The only buildings that will not be affected are the Judy Farr Center, Nottingham Field and Patton House. Read more about the project.

Building coordinators have been briefed on the impacts of this outage. Please route your questions related to this outage to your building coordinator or contact Nate Reinhard at 970-351-2383.

TracDat Upgrade Scheduled for Jan. 3

TracDat will be unavailable from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 3, for a routine upgrade. Contact Kim Black, 351-1102 if you have any questions or concerns.

Minimum Wage Increase Effective Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, the Colorado minimum wage increased to $7.78 per hour from $7.64 per hour. Payroll Services will adjust hourly rates for all current employees who are making less than $7.78 per hour. No paperwork is needed for current employees.

EPAF originators should take note of this and submit new employees at the new rate of $7.78 or higher.

For more information, please visit: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website.

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Increase Effective Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, the new state of Colorado mileage reimbursement rate is 51 cents per mile for an employee's use of their two-wheel-drive personal vehicle for university business.

This rate change is the result of the IRS mileage reimbursement rate increasing to 56.5 cents per mile effective Jan. 1 and CRS 24-9-104, which states that on and after Jan. 1, 2008, state officers and employees shall be allowed mileage reimbursement of 90 percent of the prevailing IRS rate per mile for each mile actually and necessarily traveled while on official state business and, when authorized to be utilized and necessary for official state business, 95 percent of the prevailing IRS rate per mile for four-wheel-drive vehicles (necessary because of road, terrain or adverse weather conditions) and 40 cents per nautical mile for privately owned aircraft.

Deadline for Forwarding 2012 Contributions to UNC Foundation

Although most contribution checks come directly to the UNC Foundation, some wind up in offices on campus. In order for donors to declare a tax deduction for a 2012 gift, the Foundation must have the check and the envelope it came in (postmarked by Dec. 31) by Jan. 5.

Please forward any checks to UNC Foundation, Judy Farr Center, Campus Box 20. More information on end-of-year giving is on the Foundation website.

If you have any questions, contact Cynthia Evans, 351-1392.

PASC Book Scholarship Applications Due Jan. 4

UNC's Professional Administrative Staff Council is offering four $100 book scholarships for UNC professional administrative staff enrolled in the upcoming spring semester in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at UNC. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4.

For application guidelines and an application form, visit the PASC website.

Submit completed application forms to Chris Freeman, Campus Box 79, Michener L149. If you have questions, please contact Chris Freeman, 970-351-1429.

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