Effective July 1st, the SMART Plan will start accepting Roth contributions, giving you the flexibility to designate all or a portion of your elective deferrals as Roth contributions.
Roth after-tax contributions and traditional before-tax deferrals each have advantages.
Register Today for the Retirement Seminar!
Join us for our next retirement seminar with presentations by the Massachusetts State Retirement Board, the Massachusetts Deferred Compensation SMART Plan, and the Group Insurance Commission.
Information about your benefits available through the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System such as: membership and creditable service, retirement options, survivor benefits, how to calculate your benefits, and much more. A representative from the Massachusetts Deferred Compensation SMART Plan will explain this optional benefit and how the plan can help you reach your retirement goals. Also, learn about health insurance in retirement, including Medicare, with an overview from a GIC representative.
Date: October 23, 2014
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Grand Reading Room
Light refreshments will be served!
You can register online today at: mass.gov/treasury/financial-education/smart-retire-beyond
If you have questions, contact the State Retirement Board at 617-367-9333 ext. 571
June 28th - Last Day to Use Excess Vacation Time. Applies to Members of ESU union and Librarians and Professional Technicians in the AFT union.
Section 60 of the State’s Pension Reform Act of 2011 allows a one-time opportunity for ORP participants to change their retirement plan to the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System.
Additional information may be found at - http://www.umass.edu/foremployees/orp/section60.asp
All employees (full time, part time, and temporary) must complete the ethics training program and provide a certificate of completion byMarch 19, 2014.
All employees hired prior to January 1, 2014 must retake the exam— for the entire campus to be in compliance.
The link to online training is:http://www.mass.gov/ethics/new-online-programs-available-december2012.html.
On January 1, 2014 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) law will be implemented in Massachusetts and across the nation. It requires that all employees receive these notices to assist with understanding your options under this law.
Questions can be directed to Danielle Drabble Almeida in Human Resources at x8083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Paychecks and paystubs will no longer be available for pick-up on campus effective August 16, 2013.
They will be mailed directly to home addresses.Click here for more information.
Human Resources is pleased to announce the deployment of a new On-Line Job Applicant System called Interview Exchange.
Payroll Process Improvements in Effect January 1, 2013
Forms that are received in Human Resources by payday WILL BE GUARANTEED to be processed for the following paycheck. Forms that are received in Human Resources after payday MAY be processed for the following paycheck, if time permits.
This creates a consistent schedule and conveys a clearly defined expectation to the campus of when payments will be processed.
We look forward to these changes and providing the campus with an increased level of customer service with our guarantee commitment.
Questions can be directed to Christina Flagg at x8178 or email@example.com.
News from CONNECT Partnership
CONNECT is a partnership of the six public higher education institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts: Bridgewater State University, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Massasoit Community College, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. CONNECT has two basic goals: to improve the quality, accessibility, and affordability of higher education; to advance the economic, educational, and cultural life of Southeastern Massachusetts. Click here to read their newsletters and register your email to receive future newsletters.