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Check It Out!!

Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 09/14/2016 

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Check out this months' edition of the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Brief

Put Fruit to Work - Next Week!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 09/13/2016 

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September is National Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month and we are celebrating by Putting Fruit to Work during the week of September 19-23, in conjunction with the Tompkins Country Worksite Wellness Coalition. The USDA recommends that individuals make half their plate fruits and vegetables for meals and snacks. 

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This October we are bringing to you a new IC A Healthy Me Challenge that will really get you on your feet! 

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The Office of Human Resources will be closed this coming Thursday and Friday for a departmental retreat.  The Office will re-open on Monday, September 19.  If you need to reach a member of the HR Team, please use email.

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As you may know, we recently changed our online employment system from Taleo to PeopleAdmin. We have scheduled a number of training sessions to get you familiar with the new system, as follows:

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Most events do have quite a few common planning elements. Check out the September BalanceWorks Newsletter for tips when planning your next event to make sure it goes off without a hitch and you are not left feeling stressed at the last minute.

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

In May of this year, the U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will impact the rules on overtime pay.  The new law will become effective on December 1, 2016.  These changes require employers to re-evaluate the exempt/non-exempt classification of positions due to the increase in the minimum salary threshold for the overtime exemption from $23,660 to $47,476 per year.  Under the FLSA, positions must meet both the duties test and the salary test to qualify for the executive, administrative, or professional exemption from the minimum wage and the overtime provisions of the law.  This new law does not automatically change overtime eligibility or require employers to increase salaries to the new exemption threshold.  However, employers are encouraged to audit current exempt positions to determine the proper classification under the new law and make appropriate adjustments to achieve compliance.

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The Office of Human Resources & the Gerontology Institute are excited to present the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program to our faculty and staff! 

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Calling all Caregivers!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 08/24/2016 

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The Office of Human Resources & the Gerontology Institute are excited to present the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program to our faculty and staff! 

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Do More with TIAA Mobile App

Contributed by Katie Sack on 08/24/2016 

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Get a clear picture of your TIAA accounts by downloading the app on your Apple or Android device. With the TIAA app,* you can:

  • See account details at a glance
  • Check your contributions and investment mix to see if you’re on track
  • Contact your advisor or get in touch with a TIAA financial consultant
  • Manage your account 24/7

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In a recent question and answer interview, Brian Dickens identified changes to federal regulations as an immediate priority for the Office of Human Resources.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), recently amended, governs federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. This amendment was widely published as “the new overtime rule”. The new rule doubles the minimum salary for employees to qualify as “exempt” from the requirement of paying overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week. Effective December 1, 2016, the new minimum salary will be $913 a week (or $47,476 per year). The previous threshold was $455 per week ($23,660 per year).

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The Office of Human Resources is in the process of implementing a new talent management system, PeopleAdmin.

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Check out the August Edition of  Employee Benefits & Work/Life Brief!

August BalanceWorks Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 08/12/2016 

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Although the beginning of school is right around the corner, the weather is still saying summer! 

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The start of school is just around the corner and we all know that means back-to-school clothes shopping!

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Planning a fun summer getaway? Check out offers from Walt Disney World ResortUniversal Orlando Resort vacation packages, SeaWorld Orlando and more. 

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Human at Work Workshop Series

Contributed by Katie Sack on 07/19/2016 

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Expanding on the award-winning “Human at Work” presentation he shared at IC last December, Dave Cameron ’96 leads this series of lunchtime workshops offering practical steps to evaluate how you work now, identify your natural productivity style, and discover the best Goals, Tools, and Habits for improving how you get stuff done in a way that is achievable, sustainable, and shareable with others on your team.

Part One: Goals Before Tools
(Tue. July 26, 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Part Two: The Right Tools for the Job
(Wed. July 27, 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Part Three: Building Better Habits
(Thu. July 28, 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

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Somewhere in the whirlwind of project deadlines, meetings, and daily emails, we are all just trying our best to keep up!

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Check out this month's Employee Benefits & Work/Life Brief

Where does our time go? Somewhere in the middle of our overlapping project deadlines, meetings, and daily emails, we are all just trying to do good work, but it’s hard to keep up. We do our best to stay organized with productivity apps and calendars and “lifehacks” but in the end we are humans and easily distracted by funny videos of cats — how can we be expected to actually get stuff done each day?

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