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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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We are pleased to provide the campus community with an update regarding our work with Sibson Consulting (a Human Resources consulting firm that is nationally recognized in Higher Education) on the staff compensation study and high-level review of current benefit offerings.  As previously communicated, this initiative began in early March and is expected to run through winter 2017.

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ICHR September Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 09/01/17 

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It's hard to believe September is here already! The ICHR September Newsletter highlights upcoming events, specifically the Fall Welcome at Peggy Ryan Williams and Alumni Hall. Also, September encompasses National Payroll Week - our newsletter will help you learn more about our staff in the payroll realm.    

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Does your summer "to do" list include reading? Do you have a list of books you've been hoping to read, but haven't be able to? Are you looking for recommendations for a good summer read? 

Check out this month's BalanceWorks Newsletter for more information about the benefits of reading and a few suggestions to pick us this summer. 

ICHR August Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 08/03/17 

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Check out the August ICHR Newsletter and learn more about upcoming events, such as Engaging Communities and the United Way Campaign Shoe Drive. Our newsletter includes information on services and programs you'll want to know about! 

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With the BalanceWorks personal assistant program, limitless resources are available to find the child and elder care that you need. Your assistant can help you find pediatricians, babysitters/nannies, camps, sports lessons, music lessons and additionally can assist with college applications and financial aid. Your eldercare resources include help with housing options, assisted living facilities, Medicare, doctors, financial planning, and transportation.

If any of these services sound helpful, please contact your Personal Assistant today by calling 1.800.327.2255, submitting a request online at, or through the mobile app BalanceGo (available for free in your app store). 


If you’re planning a vacation this summer definitely consider contacting your BalanceWorks Personal Assistant. They are available 24/7 and will find you the best plane tickets, hotel rates and transportation arrangements possible. They will even help you find great places to visit and eat while you’re there!

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The goal of our monthly newsletter is to provide faculty and staff with news and information about Human Resources services, programs and events. Watch for the most recent newsletter in Intercom or on Facebook

The July ICHR newsletter highlights reaching our 16/17 United Way Campaign goal, EAP information, financial literacy course for faculty, staff, and students and much more.

Homebuyers U in Cortland

Contributed by Katie Sack on 06/21/17 

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Register now for Homebuyer U CORTLAND
DATES:  July 5, 12, 19 and 26
TIMES: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WHERE: Tompkins Trust Company, Cortland
FEE: $75 per household 

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June BalanceWorks Newsletter

Contributed by Katie Sack on 06/17/17 

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What do all those supermarket labels mean?! The June BalanceWorks Newsletter (distributed by your Employee Assistance Program) can help! Decode labels the next time your shopping by reading this newsletter

In July 2017, Payflex is changing the “share class” for six of the Health Savings Account (HSA) investment funds.

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The goal of our monthly newsletter is to provide faculty and staff with news and information about Human Resources people, programs and events. Watch for the most recent newsletter in Intercom or on Facebook

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It's time to relax and celebrate! The Annual Employee Picnic will take place tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm in the A&E Center. 

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Deciding to see a counselor is often a difficult decision, but your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help!

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Buying a home is one of the best ways to build assets! Home Buyer U will show you how to be a successful and happy homeowner. Join us to learn more about:

  • How much money you need to buy a home
  • Your credit score and how it affects you
  • How much house you can afford
  • What a Realtor can do for you
  • How to get a mortgage
  • Strategies for choosing the right home
  • Home Inspections!
  • How to protect your investment

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We have some important updates to share with you about your Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Below you’ll find details on the following.

  1. New HSA limits for 2018
  2. Tax Form 5498-SAs coming soon

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It’s time to relax like its summer and celebrate the end of another academic year! The Annual Employee Picnic will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm on the Campus Center Quad (Rain Location: A&E Center).

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

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2017 Summer Hours!!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 05/04/17 

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Summer Hours will begin Friday, May 26, 2017, and continue through August 11, 2017. During this period, full-time employees will work two fewer hours (37-1/2 hours reduced to 35-1/2, 40 hours reduced to 38 hours) and receive their usual compensation. Ithaca College’s official business hours will end at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays instead of 5:00 p.m. This year, there will be 12 Fridays on which the official hours will be reduced by two hours. 

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 The 2017 Summer Camp Guide is now available!!

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