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Ithaca College is implementing a Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise for all staff and faculty on Thursday, September 11, 2014 to vaccinate against the seasonal flu. This event is an important part of the College community to be prepared for emergencies.  Whether caused by disease, natural disasters, or a terrorist event, Ithaca College and the College Emergency Response Team (CERT) are committed to quickly responding to any event threatening the public health and safety of its faculty, staff and students.

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Join us for a revealing trip through successful investing and saving strategies developed especially for you.  TIAA-CREF’s workshop leaders will provide you with simple strategies to assist you in saving more for retirement.

“She’s Got It:  A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing” Workshop is a retirement planning event scheduled for September 23, 2014, from Noon – 2 pm in Emerson Suite B.

Please save the date and be sure to watch your email and Intercom for more information on the event and registration. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Deb Merriman at dmerriman@ithaca.edu or 607-274-3851. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The Work/Life Distinguished Faculty Series (brought to you by the Office of Human Resources) presents: 

LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE
WHEN: September 11, 2014 stating at 12:30pm
WHERE: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room (GL52)
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu

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If you have a dependent between the ages of 19 and 25 who recently graduated from college, its important that you update their full time student status with the Office of Human Resources, by completing the a dependent/contact update form.  Dependents must be a FT student in order to be eligible for coverage under the dental, vision & hearing care, dependent life and AD&D coverage.  If your dependent is no longer a FT student, and you do not notify us, you may be paying for coverage that is not in effect. Dependents are eligible for coverage under the medical plan until the age of 26 regardless of FT student status.   

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Do you have a question about your medical insurance? A claim? Your flexible spending account?

Whatever the issue may be, the Office of Human Resources recognizes the importance of accessibility to your benefit vendors. If you have tried resolving an issue or obtaining information through Aetna customer service and still have questions, our Aetna Representative is available for telephonic meetings twice a month. To schedule a telephonic meeting time, please call the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000. 

 

You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial

Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.  A detailed evaluation tells you everything you need to know and do.

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The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee, and works to help you identify and move towards your personal health and wellness goals. Our wellness program is open for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to join and includes a variety of wellness features, such as FREE Health Screenings and Assessments!

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If you work behind a desk, you are well aware of the difficulties that it brings to your body. Desk work can often lead to back and neck pain as well as heart disease, and staring at a computer screen for long periods of time could result in eye strain and headaches. 

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Enjoy those last remaining days of Summer, and jump start the new academic year with one or all of these great Wellness Workshops: 

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Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

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"Within yourself is a stillness, a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself." ~Herman Hess

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How do you unleash your creative side? Hiking with friends or family while seeking out “secret” items as part of the IC A Healthy Me Hike for Happiness Summer Challenge Series may be the best place to shake up your thinking patterns, expand your adventurous side and laugh a little! The outdoors is the perfect conducive environment for unleashing those traits you’ve been told to keep quiet. 

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As you may be aware, we recently went live with the implementation of Taleo, our new online employment system.  As was mentioned in the May 2014 HR “Mini-Connect” newsletter, this system will be managing much of IC’s first day onboarding processes and paperwork; therefore, we are redesigning the first day new hire session for incoming employees.  Effective June 30, 2014, new hire sessions will be held every other Monday, coinciding with the beginning of the bi-weekly pay periods.  The next new hire session will be held July 14.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 274-8000.

 

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Register today for the IC A Healthy Me 30 Day Summer Salad Summon. It’s a great way to get creative, increase energy, keep your waistline healthy, meet the recommended intake of vegetables (or fruits!), and stabilize your blood sugar levels. You can register at the bottoms of the IC A Healthy Me website. Registration is open until July 17th.

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The Work/Life Esteemed Staff Series (brought to you by the Office of Human Resources) presents: 

Creative Solutions for Exercise at Work
WHEN: Thursday, August 7th, 2014 from 12:00PM-1:00PM
WHERE: Peggy Ryan Williams HR Conference Room (GL52)
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu or 4-8000

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The Ithaca College Mind, Body, Me (MBM) wellness program focuses on you: the employee, and works to help you identify and move towards your personal health and wellness goals. Our wellness program is open for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to join and includes a variety of wellness features. One great feature of our program includes FREE Health Coaching!

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Bring wellness into your summer by joining us for one or all of the following Work/Life and Mind, Body, Me events: 

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Ithaca College IC A Healthy Me 30-day Summer Challenges will begin July 21st and end August 17th. Registration is now open! To register, click here and scroll down.

This year’s IC A Healthy Me Challenge is a series of two 30-day events consisting of fitness, nutrition, and mind based activities geared towards encouraging staff and faculty to develop holistic healthy habits that they can sustain for the rest of their lives. All Ithaca College faculty and staff, and even family are invited to join. It’s a wonderful time of year to focus on YOU and your health!

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As of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, our new online employment system, Taleo, is live and accepting applications!

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Do you need a career kick-starter? People take jobs for many reasons: they like the organization, the job pays well, they love the type of work….the list goes on and on. However, your performance level can often be tied to whether you enjoy the work that you do every day or you just work the job to earn a paycheck. 

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