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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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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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Howard Ross is a lifelong social justice advocate and considered one of the world’s most influential thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. Howard has specialized in the synthesis of neuro-cognitive and social science research and direct application regarding Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Accessibility work. To learn more about Mr. Ross, we've provided a short video link to his Talk at Google

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Flu season has arrived. Fortunately, if you do get sick, Aetna enrolled employees have 24/7 access to a U.S. boardcertified Teladoc® doctor by phone or video, so you can get the care you need and get back to making memories.

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No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with Joseph Silino can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has become aware of reports of fraudulent telephone calls from individuals claiming to represent the SSA. In them, unknown callers are using threatening language to warn unknowing victims that they will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to call a provided phone number or press the number indicated in the message to address the issue. In some instances, these unknown callers switch tactics and communicate that they want to help an individual with activating a suspended Social Security number. Such calls are a scam, and are not coming from official SSA representatives.

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