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The IC Performance Review process provides an opportunity for staff and supervisors to step back from day-to-day activities to reflect on accomplishments of the previous year. The 2018-2019 Performance Review Process opens Monday, March 25 with a deadline for completion set for Friday, May 10.

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We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our conversion of Family and Emergency Contacts into IC HR Cloud and will be temporarily disabling the ability to update this information in IC HR Cloud until further notice.

You can continue to view your current Family and Emergency Contacts in Parnassus under IC Employee Self-Service, Your Contacts. If you need to update your Family and Emergency Contacts, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 274-8000 or benefits@ithaca.edu.

We appreciate your patience as we continue this journey, and encourage you to visit the IC HR Cloud website frequently for additional information and updates. 

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce the launch of both the Performance Review Process and Annual Review Process in IC HR Cloud! This is an exciting opportunity to align our standard practices with advanced technology!

  • The 2018-2019 Performance Review Process will open on Monday, March 25 with a deadline for completion set for Friday, May 10.
  • The 2018-2019 Annual Review Process will open on Monday, May 13. Future communication will outline the Annual Review Process.

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Plowbreak Farm, owned and operated by Kara Cusolito '08 and Aaron Munzer '08, will again be offering locally grown vegetable CSA shares to the Ithaca College community, with a convenient pick-up site at the Peggy R. Williams Center on Wednesdays, and a downtown pickup on Thursdays at the Westy, a local beer garden. The farm is located in Hector, about twenty miles from the college, and grows six acres of produce in fields and greenhouses that overlook Seneca Lake.

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NexGen EAP is your confidential EAP and Work/Life benefit provided by your employer at no cost to you. You and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing, from assistance with everyday work and family issues to more challenging personal concerns.

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We hope you will find the following information helpful. It is a reminder of how to get in touch with our benefit plan providers via phone or website. We encourage you to contact our partners directly whenever you have a question about a claim, want to know more about the services they provide, need a new ID card, etc. 

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As stated in our February 20, 2019 message, we will not be allowing data to flow in or out of Parnassus beginning March 6, 2019. This step is critical to the accurate migration of data from Parnassus to IC HR Cloud. Below are a few important details you should know about the “freeze”:

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Plum Benefits offers the Ithaca College Community access to exclusive savings on movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, rental cars, sporting events, tours, Broadway and Vegas shows, and much more! Be sure to visit www.plumbenefits.com often, as new products and discounts are constantly being added.

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The Hartford provides expert support to help benefit-eligible employees or their loved ones cope with the emotional, financial, and legal issues that arise after a loss. This also includes 24/7-unlimited phone contact with professionals, as well as five face-to-face sessions that help with topics such as grief and loss, job pressures, stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship/marital conflicts. Beneficiary Assist is included with our Life and Accident coverages.

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Plowbreak Farm, owned and operated by Kara Cusolito '08 and Aaron Munzer '08, will again be offering locally grown vegetable CSA shares to the Ithaca College community, with a convenient pick-up site at the Peggy R. Williams Center on Wednesdays, and a downtown pickup on Thursdays at the Westy, a local beer garden. The farm is located in Hector, about twenty miles from the college, and grows six acres of produce in fields and greenhouses that overlook Seneca Lake.

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Spring is on the horizon, and so is Ithaca College’s initial launch of IC HR Cloud.  This will be a big change impacting all employees, and once the entire transition is completed later this year, we will have a much more modern HR system that will provide better information and processes for the campus.  Phase One of the project will include improvements to Employee and Manager Self-Service.

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Read this months EAP Newsletter focusing on cooking for one! 

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The Hartford helps benefit-eligible employees protect their family's future by creating a customized and legally binding online will using a simple but comprehensive online questionnaire. EstateGuidance also provides an online education center and support from a licensed attorney. Additional services include creating living wills and trusts along with guidance about divorce proceedings and durable power of attorney. This is included with our Life coverage.

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The Office of Human Resources would like to say thank you to all those who attended our event on February 6 with Howard Ross. It was an amazing turnout with an exceptional speaker. 

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Did you know you have access to exclusive savings nationwide on movie tickets, theme parks admissions, top shows and events including Broadway, top attractions and tours in the most popular destinations and exclusive discounts up to 60% off on hotels around the country and around the world?

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We are excited to announce the winners of our Howard Ross Book Raffle. Congratulations to... 

  • Jessye Cohen-Filipic
  • Jennifer Muller
  • Terri Ann Coronel
  • Amy Thompson
  • Tim Ryan
  • Jenny Pickett
  • Adam Nasta
  • Aminatta Kah
  • Erika Liberati
  • Michael Hanlon

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Ithaca College is strengthening our commitment to the prevention of workplace violence.  We rely on all employees to work together to create a safe and respectful workplace and have partnered with Everfi to bring educational training to the campus community.

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NexGen EAP is your confidential EAP and Work/Life benefit provided by your employer at no cost to you. You and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing, from assistance with everyday work and family issues to more challenging personal concerns.

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The Office of Human Resources will be raffling 10 of Howard Ross' books on Friday, February 1st to registered participants. You must be registered for the event by 12pm on Friday, February 1st to be entered into the book raffle.

Registration for the Engaging Communities Presentation and the Dialog Session is open to all faculty, staff and students!

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Read this months EAP Newsletter focusing on the difference between overthinking and problem-solving. 

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