CWUNewsNewshttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/newsen-usOpen Enrollment is November 1 -30https://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/5156Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:16:56<p><a href="/hr/node/3099">Open Enrollment</a> for faculty and staff is November 1 – 30, 2018.<br><br>This is your annual opportunity to change your medical or dental plans, add or remove eligible dependents, and enroll/re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) and/or Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP).</p><p>Open enrollment information is available in the <a href="https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/employee-newsletter-1810.pdf" target="_blank">For Your Benefit</a> newsletter, which was sent from PEBB (Public Employee Benefits) to home addresses or via email.</p><p>Beginning November 1st, make changes online through My Account at: <a href="http://www.hca.wa.gov/pebb" target="_blank">www.hca.wa.gov/pebb</a></p><p>Enroll in the FSA and DCAP online at: <a href="http://pebb.naviabenefits.com" target="_blank">pebb.naviabenefits.com</a></p><p>The <u>Benefits Fair</u> will be held Friday afternoon, November 9, in the SURC Ballroom, 12:30 – 3:00 PM. Flu shots will also be available. Bring your insurance card if you’re getting a flu shot.<br><br>Watch <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/news" target="_blank">Central Today</a> during November for more information and how to make changes.</p></br></br></br></br>Meet with a Retirement Plan Representativehttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/5153Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:12:59<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>Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programhttps://www.cwu.edu/hr/node/5147Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:58:23<p>Are you interested in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program?</p><p>Click here for the flier <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/hr/sites/cts.cwu.edu.hr/files/documents/Public_Service_Loan_Forgiveness_Training_Flier.pdf">Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program</a></p>HR Newsletter November 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/November%20Newsletter.pdf">here</a> to see HR's November 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;">