CWUNewsNewshttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/newsen-usHR Newsletter June 2018https://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/5083Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:38:02<p>To check out the latest news at CWU just click <a href="/hr/sites/cts.cwu.edu.hr/files/documents/June%20Newsletter.pdf">here</a> to see HR's June Newsletter!</p>Meet with a Retirement Plan Representativehttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/5082Fri, 18 May 2018 11:47:21<p>Did you know that a representative from Fidelity, plan administrator for the CWU Retirement Plan (CWURP) and the Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP), is on the Ellensburg campus for one-on-one consultations on a regular basis?</p><p>Learn how to schedule an appointment <a href="/hr/node/5080">here</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Hiring Students for Summer or Fallhttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/5081Fri, 18 May 2018 11:30:18<p>All 2017-2018 academic year student job postings/pools end June 1st. A new posting is required to hire new&nbsp;students for summer or fall. Contact Student Employment to get started.</p><p>All student jobs will end June 15. To rehire current student(s) for summer or fall, a spreadsheet can be submitted. The spreadsheet and instructions are available <em><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/studentemployment/how-hire-student" target="_blank">online</a></em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Please direct Student Employment questions to Bea Padilla at (509) 963-1267 or padillbo@cwu.edu.</p>Spring Walking Challengehttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/5056Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:52:00<p>Get a team together and sign up for the Spring Walking Challenge.&nbsp;The challenge starts on April 1st. Learn more about it&nbsp;<a href="/hr/node/4995">here</a>!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>America Saves Week 2018https://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/5048Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:53:32<p><img alt="" src="/campus-notices/sites/cts.cwu.edu.campus-notices/files/images/ASW_banner.png" style="width: 640px; height: 75px;"></p><p>According to GOBanking Rates’ 2017 Retirement Survey, about <strong>one-third of Americans have nothing saved for retirement</strong>. America Saves Week is a national effort to set a savings goal, make a savings plan, and save automatically.</p><p>It’s a lot easier to spend than save, but getting into a saving mindset now could make a big difference later. <strong>Start saving today by contributing to the Voluntary Investment Plan!</strong></p><p>To save pre-tax funds for retirement, CWU faculty and staff may contribute to the Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP). The VIP is a tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings opportunity available through payroll deduction.</p><p>Participation in the VIP is flexible and convenient - you may enroll at any time. You may contribute as little as 1% per pay period, or as much as allowed by federal law.</p><p>Setting up your contribution is easy!</p><ul><li>Log in or set up access at www.netbenefits.com/cwu</li><li>Under "CWU VIP" select: Quick Links &gt; Contribution Amount</li></ul><p>The VIP plan document is available online under <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/resources-reports/node/3085" target="_blank">CWU Policy 2-30-220</a>. If there is any discrepancy between this overview and the plan document, the plan document governs.</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;">Initiative 1433 Paid Sick Leavehttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/5015Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:50:58<p>As of&nbsp;<em>January 1, 2018</em>, employers are required to provide paid sick leave to most employees under Initiative 1433 (I-1433).</p><p>Please visit the <a href="/hr/node/5012">Initiative 1433 Paid Sick Leave FAQ webpage</a> to learn more.</p><p><strong>Have a Wildcat Day!</strong></p>New Vacation Accrual Rates for Classified Staffhttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/4897Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:56:06<p>New vacation accrual rates went into effect July 1, 2017 for all civil service employees. The new accrual rates are:</p><table style="width: 500px;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Time in Service </strong></td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Days per year</strong></td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Hours&nbsp; per year</strong></td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Monthly Accrual Rates</strong></td></tr><tr><td>During years 1 &amp; 2</td><td style="text-align: center;">14</td><td style="text-align: center;">112</td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>9.33</strong></td></tr><tr><td>During year 3</td><td style="text-align: center;">15</td><td style="text-align: center;">120</td><td><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>10.00</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td>During year 4</td><td style="text-align: center;">16</td><td style="text-align: center;">128</td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>10.67</strong></td></tr><tr><td>During years 5 &amp; 6</td><td style="text-align: center;">17</td><td style="text-align: center;">136</td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>11.33</strong></td></tr><tr><td>During years 7, 8 &amp; 9</td><td style="text-align: center;">18</td><td style="text-align: center;">144</td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>12.00</strong></td></tr><tr><td>During years 10, 11, 12, 13 &amp; 14</td><td style="text-align: center;">20</td><td style="text-align: center;">160</td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>13.33</strong></td></tr><tr><td>During years 15, 16, 17, 18 &amp; 19</td><td style="text-align: center;">22</td><td style="text-align: center;">176</td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>14.67</strong></td></tr><tr><td>During years 20, 21, 22, 23 &amp; 24</td><td style="text-align: center;">24</td><td style="text-align: center;">192</td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>16.00</strong></td></tr><tr><td>During years 25 and thereafter</td><td style="text-align: center;">25</td><td style="text-align: center;">200</td><td style="text-align: center;"><strong>16.67</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p></table style="width: 500px;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;">Benefits Updateshttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/2787Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:36:30<hr><p>Changes for 2013:</p><ul><li>Medical Premiums</li><li>Flexible Spending Account Limit Reduced to $2,500</li><li>Group Health Classic emergency room copay increases to $250 (up from $150 in 2012)</li><li>Group Health Value emergency room copay increases to $300 (up from $200 in 2012)</li></ul><h4>Medical Premiums</h4><table style="WIDTH: 500px" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc">Plan</td><td colspan="2" style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc">Employee</td><td colspan="2" style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc">Employee &amp; Spouse/Partner</td><td colspan="2" style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc">Employee &amp; Child(ren)</td><td colspan="2" style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc">Family</td></tr><tr><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #daecfd">2012</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dafdef">2013</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #daecfd">2012</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dafdef">2013</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #daecfd">2012</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dafdef">2013</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #daecfd">2012</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dafdef">2013</td></tr><tr><td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fff2ff">Group Health Classic</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">101</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">115</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">212</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">240</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">177</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">201</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">288</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">326</td></tr><tr><td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fff2ff">Group Health Value</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">52</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">66</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">114</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">142</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">91</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">116</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">153</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">192</td></tr><tr><td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fff2ff">Group Health CDHP</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">26</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">36</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">62</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">82</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">46</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">63</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">82</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">109</td></tr><tr><td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #e4dae8">Uniform Classic</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">82</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">77</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">174</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">164</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">144</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">135</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">236</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">222</td></tr><tr><td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #e4dae8">Uniform CDHP</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">27</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">22</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">64</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">54</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">47</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">39</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">84</td><td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">71</td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p><hr><h3>For More Information:</h3><p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40px">HCA Customer Service/Website:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1-800-200-1004 / <a href="http://www.pebb.hca.wa.gov">www.pebb.hca.wa.gov</a><br>FSA/DCAP Customer Service/Website: 1-800-659-3035 / <a href="http://pebb.asiflex.com">pebb.asiflex.com</a><br>CWU Human Resources:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (509) 963-1202</p><hr><p>&nbsp;</p></hr></table style="WIDTH: 500px" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"></td rowspan="2" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc"></td colspan="2" style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc"></td colspan="2" style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc"></td colspan="2" style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc"></td colspan="2" style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #cccccc"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #daecfd"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dafdef"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #daecfd"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dafdef"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #daecfd"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dafdef"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #daecfd"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dafdef"></td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fff2ff"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fff2ff"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fff2ff"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #e4dae8"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #e4dae8"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></td style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></hr></p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 40px"></br></br></hr>Transit Pass https://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/2462Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:37:13<p>Purchase your pre-tax&nbsp; transit pass for the Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter by submitting a deduction form to HR.<!--break--></p><p>Current Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations allow CWU faculty and staff to elect pre-tax payroll deduction as a payment method for the Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter monthly Transit Pass. At this time, payroll deduction is not available for Temporary/Hourly employees or Students.</p><p>The monthly Transit Pass is $125. This amount will be taken equally ($62.50) from pay received on the 10th and 25th of the current month. The cost of your transit pass will be taken from your pay before federal withholding or Social Security taxes are calculated; therefore reducing your taxable income.</p><p>Transit passes are nonrefundable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen.</p><p>If you have questions, contact Human Resources at (509) 963-1202 or <a href="mailto:hr@cwu.edu">hr@cwu.edu</a>.</p><p>To Participate:&nbsp; Complete the <u><strong><a href="/hr/sites/cts.cwu.edu.hr/files/Transit%20Pass%20Payroll%20Deduction%208-12B.docx" target="_blank">Transit Pass Payroll Deduction form</a></strong></u> and submit to HR by the 25th of the month for the upcoming month. Continue to pick up your Transit Pass from Human Resources each month in Bouillon 140.</p></!--break--></a href="mailto:hr@cwu.edu">