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CHANGES TO THE UMASS SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM

NOTE: TIAA-CREF's phone number was misprinted on some documentation.  Their correct phone number is 800.842.2252.

A series of communications containing detailed information about the changes to the University’s 403(b) plans is being be sent directly to faculty and staff.  In addition, group educational seminars and individual meetings will be scheduled to further explain the plan changes and to offer counseling on retirement planning. Fidelity has committed to provide the University all necessary resources to achieve a high level of success and satisfaction with the plan changes.

Questions regarding the transition can be directed to the President's office at 774-455-7150 or supplementalretirement@umassp.edu.


2015 W-2 Forms

Forms are now available online through Self-Service in HR Direct.  Navigate to:  Self Service —> Payroll and Compensation —> View W-2/W-2c Forms.  As a security measure, you will need to enter the last 4 digits of your social security number before the system will grant you access to your form.  The online forms are legal documents and can be used to file taxes.

Hard copy forms will be mailed to students and employees' home addresses the week of January 25, 2016.  For an explanation of the different codes used on the W-2 please download our 2015 W-2 Informative Guide‌.


New EAP Provider

We are pleased to announce that ComPsych® is the university’s new provider of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and GuidanceResources® services effective January 4, 2016. Your GuidanceResources benefits will give you and your dependents confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. These services are provided to you free of charge. <Read More>


Massachusetts Sick Leave Law effective July 1, 2015 for temporary, non-benefited employees.

Click here to see the UMass Dartmouth Earned sick time notice or Frequently Asked Questions.
Click here to see your rights under the Mass Sick Leave Law.
Click here www.mass.gov/ago/earnedsicktime ‌to see the Attorney General's rulings.


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Payroll Processing

Forms that are received in Human Resources by payday WILL BE GUARANTEED to be processed for the following paycheck.  This creates a consistent schedule and conveys a clearly defined expectation to the campus of when payments will be processed.

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