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The Office of Human Resources would like to present to faculty, staff, and students our newest Work/Life Mission Series. This semester's Work/Life Distinguished Faculty series will explore a variety of topic presented by our very own distinguished faculty! Join us for our second workshop:

Can We Talk: Things to Know about YOUR Heart
PRESENTER: Dr. Gary Sforzo
WHEN: February 6, 2014 starting at 1:00pm
WHERE: Human Resources Training Room (GL54 PRWC)
RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu (We need ten people registered to hold this event) 

This workshop is also part of our Open You HEART to Learning Challenge for Heart Awareness. Learn more information here: http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefits/wrklife/go_red.

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Last semester the Mind, Body, Me wellness program held a Recruiting Frenzy, where current members who recruited new members to join were entered into a prize drawing. The individual who was recruited also received an entry into a prize drawing. 

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Due to the fantastic amount of RSVP's, Smart Money: Personal Finance for Your Everyday Life, presented by Professor Joseph Cheng, has moved to a bigger room! 

JANUARY 30: Work/Life Mission Series – Smart Money: Personal Finance for Your Everyday Life
WHEN: 11:15am – 12:00pm
WHERE: Clark Lounge (Campus Center) 
Please RSVP to benefits@ithaca.edu or 274-8000 

 

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Happy New Year!

The New Year is here and what better way to celebrate than to participate in some great events! We are excited to share the following events with you:

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February was established as American HEART Month in 1963 as a way to educate Americans about heart disease and encourage them to take steps to protect themselves against it. Once again, the Office of Human Resources is spreading awareness through HEART Healthy challenges. Throughout the month of February all faculty and staff can become HEART Healthy by participating in one or all of our challenges! Educate yourself about how to take care of your heart, learn what lifestyle changes are necessary for good heart health, and be aware of of the symptoms of heart disease.

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TIAA-CREF's individual counseling sessions will help you answer questions like:

- Are you setting realistic goals for key life events and retirement?

- Can you better balance your spending priorities to help you save more for your financial goals?

- What investment mix and strategy is best for you to increase your portfolio's potential?

- How do I get started contributing to the College's retirement plan?

Sign up today space is limited. For an appointment please call 866-843-5640 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET)

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Now that the holidays are over, your wallet may be feeling a little lighter than usual. While managing your money can seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be! January is a great time to make changes and create new habits, so follow these guidelines to stay smart about your finances:

  • Don’t be afraid to use some tricks to make yourself save money – do whatever works for you.
  • ALWAYS pay bills on time to keep a good credit score – and check your report for errors!
  • Don’t invest in something that sounds too good to be true with high returns and little risk. 
  • Insure against major financial disasters with homeowner’s, car, and health insurance – don’t worry about smartphone, travel, or extended warranty insurance.

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Stressed?  Tired?  Over-burdened with work and family obligations?  Living too close to the edge?  You can learn to recharge your batteries and nourish yourself on a daily basis by living a more mindful life.  Regular practice of meditation slows you down, creates the space you need to relax and take stock, and can provide a measure of comfort and ease in the midst of the chaos of daily life.  This is NOT rocket science!  Anyone can learn how to “take care of your mind” and find the still point of rest and relaxation so vital and necessary in the world we live in

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On January 8, 2014, Mind, Body, Me welcomed it's newest members to Flight 9 of the wellness program!  

"You're off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way
~Dr. Seuss

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The Office of Human Resources would like to present to faculty, staff, and students our newest Work/Life Mission Series. This semester's Work/Life Distinguished Faculty series will explore a variety of topic presented by our very own distinguished faculty! Join us for our first workshop:

Smart Money: Personal Finance for Your Everyday Life
PRESENTER: Professor Joseph Cheng
WHEN: January 30th starting at 11:15am 
WHERE: Human Resources Conference Room (GL52)
RSVP: benefits@ithaca.edu

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The Office of Human Resources recognizes the importance of accessibility to your benefit vendors. To accomplish this, our Aetna Representative, Denise Dolinsky is available on campus each month to answer any questions you may have on how to use the Aetna Medical plans, or specific questions related to Aetna coverage, claims, providers, etc.  

Meetings with Denise are held in Human Resources between 11:00am-1pm the following Tuesday’s in the first quarter of 2014.

Tuesday, January 14th

Tuesday, January 21st

Tuesday, February 4th

Tuesday, February 18th

Tuesday, March 4th

Tuesday, March 18th

To schedule a meeting call Human Resources at 274-8000.

Happy New Year! 

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You have achieved the one year mark with your Mind, Body, Me wellness program and it’s only the beginning. In celebration of this achievement, we held our first Flight Festival and what a success it was!

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The Benefits & Work/Life Department would like to send a very special THANK YOU to our 2013 Work/Life Lunch-and-Learn presenters from Ithaca College:

Chris Pogorzala – Exercise Your Mind: The Benefits of Staying Mentally Active
Dr. C. Vivian Lorenzo – Vaccines for Travel and for Life
Tim Ryan – Put Out the Fire
Dr. Gary Sforzo – Breaking Out of an Eating Rut
Sean Reilley – The Perfect Fit
Julie Dorsey & Lynn Gitlow – Office Ergonomics: Setting Up a Comfortable Workstation

You are the reason for the success of our Lunch-and-Learn program and it is with sincere appreciation that we THANK YOU for your commitment to excellence.

The holidays are upon us! Let eni's BalanceWorks Newsletter help you through the season with great stress management techniques. 

Read more here: http://www.eniweb.com/documents/eniBalanceWorksNewsletter-Dec2013.pdf

The ultimate promise of technology is to make us master of a world that we command by the push of a button” ~ Volker Grassmuck

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If you elected coverage under the Aetna POS II plan for 2014 you will be receiving a new Aetna ID card due to the change in the copay structure under the POS II.  Aetna’s goal is that all POS II members will receive an updated ID card prior to January 1, 2014.   Please be sure to replace your existing card with the new card you will be receiving and present your new card to healthcare provider in the New Year.   

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As of Dec. 31, the New York State Department of Labor will apply an incremental increase to the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, raising it to $8.00 per hour, effective December 31, 2013.  The minimum wage will continue to increase to $8.75 in 2014 and to $9.00 in 2015.

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Each year in January, the College is required by law to provide all employees (staff, administration, faculty, and students), notice of pay rate and pay day information as outlined under section 195.1 of the New York state Labor Law. 

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Congratulations to Rebecca Lesses (Jewish Studies) for winning the Mind, Body, Me Open House door prize!

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