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The Office of Human Resources would like to remind benefit eligible staff that now is a great time to review your Paid Time Away(PTA) balances in Parnassus Employee Self Service.  Reviewing balances now, allows time to plan to use vacation time before new accruals are granted on June 1st.

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 eni is pleased to bring you our monthly newsletter.  This month our experts provide information on allergies. 

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The end of tax season is coming up quickly. If you need help, Cornell Cooperative Extension lists local options for free tax preparation assistance through Alternatives Federal Credit Union, United Way of Tompkins County, and Lifelong.

Click here for more information. You can also visit our Financial Literacy page to see past intercoms and additional resources.  

For the ninth year, the Ithaca College Student United Way group will host the Family Carnival! This family-based activity to the local community will be mostly focused on kids under the age of 10, including arts and crafts, face painting, bag toss, balloon creations by Amazing Pete’s balloons, and two bounce houses!

April 7, 2017
5pm – 8pm
Ithaca College Fitness Center

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Check out the April edition of our Employee Benefits & Work/Life Newsletter

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This workshop covers how to recover financially and rebuild credit after experiencing a financial setback. During the workshop, participants will learn to:

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Buying a home will probably be your biggest investment and is one of the best ways to build assets. Home Buyer U can show you how to be a successful and happy homeowner. Home Buyer U will teach you:

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IC MY FUTURE RETIREMENT PLANNING EVENT
April 19 | Emerson Suites | 10am - 2:15pm

There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Register for one of our 1pm sessions at http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefits/retirement/icmyfuture

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April has been declared National Financial Literacy Month; and for good reason. Too many Americans are insufficiently educated about their personal finances. In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we will be posting intercoms about financial resources that are available on-campus and within the community. 

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IC MY FUTURE RETIREMENT PLANNING EVENT
April 19 | Emerson Suites | 10am - 2:15pm

There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Register for one of our 11:30am sessions at http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefits/retirement/icmyfuture

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Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This FREE workshop helps you learn to set financial goals, track spending, and get the most for your money! Join CCE and share your ideas about ways to save and utilize community resources. All participants receive a free assortment of money management tools. 

Class size is limited; advance registration is required. Call (607) 272-2292 to reserve a seat, or ask for Elizabeth Woolf or email ebw52@cornell.edu for more information. Free childcare is also available - ask when registering. 

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IC MY FUTURE RETIREMENT PLANNING EVENT
April 19 | Emerson Suites | 10am - 2:15pm

There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Register for one of our 10am sessions at http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefits/retirement/icmyfuture

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

As a follow-up to the previous Intercom announcement on February 10, 2017, I am pleased to share that Ithaca College is beginning work on a revised staff compensation program (non-faculty positions). The development of this program is one of the College’s top priorities. Our ability to recruit and retain professional talent requires a competitive and equitable compensation program that reflects our culture and work environment.  This program will also meet the mission and goals of the College and should be externally competitive, internally equitable, regularly updated, easily understood, and financially responsible.

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The Office of Human Resources invites you to attend the IC My Future Retirement Planning Event on April 19. The event will be held 10am to 2:15pm in the Emerson Suites. There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Please feel free to attend just one of the seminars, or three!

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 On April 11, 2017, the Office of Student Employment will be hosting a luncheon in Emerson Suites to thank Ithaca College’s outstanding student employees for their dedicated work. All current student employees will receive a personal invitation to come, and we encourage supervisors to attend with their student employees.

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Free Parenting Class in Dryden

Contributed by Katie Sack on 03/20/2017 

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Parenting the Hardest Job in the World: An 8 week series for parents/caregivers.   

Parenting Skills Workshop Series  -- PS: It Works! Communication Skills for All

  • A class for every parent
  • Every parent comes out with something new
  • Share your strengths and learn new strategies
  • You are the most important teacher in your child’s life

Learn to talk with your children using the skills: Encouragement, Can Do, Choices, Self-Control and Respecting Feelings.

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You're invited to the fifth annual IC My Future Retirement Planning Event! Regardless of whether you’ve already begun arranging for your retirement years or even if you haven’t started yet, please join the Office of Human Resources as we bring together organizations skilled at helping employees plan for retirement.  

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PayFlex Coach can help you get more out of your Health Savings Account (HSA)

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The Town of Ithaca has a fundamental commitment to protect and enhance economic, community, and environmental resources. Currently, the Town is focusing primarily on environmental sustainability, working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within Town operations and community-wide.       

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Do you have money left in your FSA? Find out what expenses are eligible by visiting the PayFlex member website or use the PayFlex Mobile® app. 

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