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Submitted on behalf of Brian Dickens, Vice President for Human Resources

It is with optimistic regret that we announce the departure of Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Special Assistant to the Vice President/Manager for Diversity and Inclusion, after almost thirteen years of devoted service in support of Ithaca College’s mission of excellence.

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For those of you who participated in a healthcare or dependent care FSA (Flexible Spending Account) in 2016, this is a reminder that any claims to those funds must be made by March 31, 2017. Spending account funds are "use it or lose it" according to IRS regulations.  Any unused funds will be forfeited.  

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January BalanceWorks Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 01/11/2017 

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This month's BalanceWorks Newsletter focuses on New Year's Resolutions, specifically eating healthy. Click here for great healthy recipes such as Grapefruit Brulee! 

And the Winners are...

Contributed by Katie Sack on 12/15/2016 

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We're excited to announce the winners of the Employee Benefits & Work/Life November Re-enrollment Raffles... 

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"I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks."
William Shakespeare 

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There are many natural sources that can help keep us healthy throughout the holiday season and year round. In general, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, probiotics, and plenty of water is a good start.

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Brian K. Dickens, VP for Human Resources

Early last week, a temporary court injunction was issued that makes it uncertain how the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime pay exemptions apply to employees who would be impacted by the new rules that were to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  Although the injunction removes the immediate mandate for December 1, 2016, the College will move forward with our implementation plan.  

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You're invited for some holiday cheer to celebrate this special time of year!  

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It's Holiday Season

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/29/2016 

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Are you already stressed about the Holiday Season? Let you personal assistant help! Your personal assistant through BalanceWorks (your Employee Assistance Program) can help you plan for the Holidays! 

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We're at month's end! Finish strong by completing our November Raffles and Games!  

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Few More Days to Enter to Win!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/27/2016 

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The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is extending the fun! You'll have a chance to win even more prizes during the month of November with our month long raffles and games.

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The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is extending the fun! You'll have a chance to win even more prizes during the month of November with our month long raffles and games.

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The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is extending the fun! You'll have a chance to win even more prizes during the month of November with our month long raffles and games

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You Could Win a Mini iPad!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/13/2016 

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The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is extending the fun! You'll have a chance to win even more prizes during the month of November with our month long raffles and games.

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The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is extending the fun! You'll have a chance to win even more prizes during the month of November with our month long raffles and games

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eni is pleased to bring you their monthly newsletter. This month the experts provide information on nurturing your relationships. 

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The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is extending the fun! You'll have a chance to win even more prizes during the month of November with our month long raffles and games

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this fall fitness challenge. You all did an awesome job, walking a total of 7,434,300 steps throughout the month of October! 

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Today marks the start of our 2017 open enrollment period. Re-enrollment runs from Monday, November 7, through Friday, November 18, 2016 at Noon! This is your annual opportunity to make changes to your benefits.

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Submitted on behalf of Cindy Reckdenwald, Director of Compensation & Workforce Analysis

As communicated earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will impact the rule on overtime pay. In light of the new regulations, the Office of Human Resources in collaboration with department supervisors and College leadership, has re-evaluated the exempt/non-exempt classification of affected staff positions. 

The New Overtime Rule

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