Keep current on happenings in Human Resources that affect the campus community.
Benefit Changes - KPERS Tier 1 Members
(Posted on this site: 11/21/2013)
Electronic W-2 Sign-up is Available
(Posted on this site: 11/11/2013)
Free Biometric Screenings Available
(Posted on this site: 10/22/13)
New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage
Effective immediately, all new employees need to receive a copy of the ‘New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage’ informational sheet. To ensure this is being provided to your new lecturers, graduate assistants, undergraduate and work study students, the form has been inserted into their respective excel spread sheets. The form is after the K-4 form and is titled ‘Health Insurance'. The updated formats are on our Human Resources website under ‘Forms Index’. Please make sure this is given to each new hire in your department.
(Posted on this site: 10/07/13)
Attention Supervisors of Classified Employees
A new form from the State of Kansas will be required for classified performance evaluations beginning October 1, 2013. Supervisors should complete their current end of the year reviews by September 30th and begin using the new form in October. Performance Management Process (PMP) Training will begin being offered during the month of September to educate supervisors on the new form in the CEEDS system. Completion of training is mandatory for all supervisors of classified employees. Please login to myWSU, select EmpHelp underneath the weather, and myTraining to sign up for a session. Special department requests for training are also available. If you have any questions about training, contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-6683.
(Posted on this site: 8/27/13)
Free Flu Shot Clinic for Faculty/Staff
Wichita State will be hosting a flu shot clinic for faculty, staff, and any spouse who are covered by WSU's insurance on Thursday, September 19 from 7 am - 5 pm in the RSC Room 265 (Lucas Room). To receive a flu shot, you must make your appointment online at http://www.occuvax.com/users/appointmentLogin.aspx For additional information or questions, please contact Tanya.Wickersham@wichita.edu or 978-3079.
(Posted on this site: 8/7/13)
Review the chart to determine whether to complete OHR paperwork or an ePAF for teaching positions.
(Posted on this site: 4/22/13)
KPERS Annual Statement
(Posted on this site: 04/16/13)
KPERS April 2013 Newsletter -- BenefitsWise
(Posted on this site: 04/10/13)
HR Paperwork Change Announced
(Posted on this site: 03/13/13)
Federal I-9 Form Revised
(Posted on this site: 03/13/13)
USCIS has released a new version of the I-9 Employee Eligibility Verification Form. WSU will begin using this for all new hires effective Monday 3/18/13. If you use the Lecturer-Grad Assistant (GTA) or Student-Grad (GA) spreadsheets for hiring students, graduates, work-study, graduate teaching assistants or lecturers, please download the updated spreadsheet from the OHR forms menu. Current employees do not need to complete a new I-9 form. If you have questions please call the Office of Human Resources at 978-3065. >>See OHR forms.
State of Kansas Department of Health & Environment March 2013
(Posted on this site: 03/06/13)
New Training in Regard to Classified Employee Evaluations
A new training, Achieving Success Through Classified Employee Evaluation, is being offered Friday, March 1 from 1-4 pm. This class will focus on the classified employee evaluation process as an effective tool, including best practices for a supervisor's process and how to decide which performance rating to assign. To register, log in to myWSU and select EmpHelp, myTraining. Questions?? Contact Randi Lindquist at ext. 6683.
(Posted on this site: 02/26/13)
New Employee Orientation -- February 5, 2013
>>See links to helpful information to enrich the campus experience for new or transferring employees.
Caremark Rx Prescription Cards
Caremark has made us aware of a problem with the production of the new prescription drug books and ID cards. Employees that did not make plan changes (or insurance vendor changes) will not be getting new ID cards -- only members that made changes during open enrollment will get new cards.
ID cards can be printed at www.caremark.com. If you moved from Plan A or B to Plan C, you will need to re-register on www.caremark.com since it is technically a group change. Once you register and log in, you should select the "My Account" feature and select "Print My Prescription Benefit Card."
Please contact Caremark customer service at 800.294.6324, if you need assistance printing an ID card.
(Posted on this site: 01/04/2013)
US Bank Health Savings Account Informational Webinar
>>See the presentation from US Bank in both Powerpoint and PDF formats at the top of the page.
(Posted on this site: 12/20/12)
Employees Enrolled in Health Plan C for 2013
Employees who enrolled in Health Plan C for Plan Year 2013 will be receiving a "welcome letter" from US Bank (HSA Provider). For employees who provided an email address during open enrollment, this notice will arrive via email. If no email address was provided, the letter will be mailed to the employee's home address. It is important to follow the directions in this letter to open your HSA account so that deposits can be made in 2013.
(Posted on this site: 12/6/12)
Lecturer ePAFS are in Production
Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce Lecturer ePAFS are in production for the Spring term. >>See more regarding lecturer ePAFS as well as updates for graduate and student ePAFS. Feel free to contact Human Resources, extension 3065, if you have any questions.
(Posted on this site: 12/5/12)
OHR Wage and Hour Training Offered
Wage and Hour Training is designed for supervisors and is highly beneficial for timekeepers. If you approve timesheets or input timesheets, knowing the laws and policies is imperative. Learn about the law, WSU policies and even some best practices. Classes are informal, relaxed, and can be fun -- questions are encouraged. There is still some room in our next class scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 15. To sign up, log in to myWSU and select EmpHelf (orange cube) and myTraining. Contact Dale Catlin at 978-6150 with questions.
(Posted on this site: 11/12/12)
Veteran's Day Holiday
The observed Veteran's Day Holiday is Monday, November 12. If you will be working the holiday and/or any other extra hours next week, please see >>more information.
Hop on the Wu Train! Wu Train is a campus-wide, monthly training e-newsletter than can be delivered to all employees via email. It highlights which training sessions can be registered for in the myWSU portal. The November edition is now available and can be viewed here. If you would like to receive future monthly newsletters, please email email@example.com to sign up!
(Posted on this site: 11/05/12)
New Training -- Classified Employee Evaluations
A new training, Achieving Success through Employee Evaluation, is being offered. This class focuses on the classified employee evaluation process as an effective tool, including best practices for a supervisor's process and how to decide which performance rating to assign. To register, log in to myWSU and selected EmpHelp, myTraining. Questions? Contact Randi Lindquist at 978-6683.
(Posted on this site: 11/05/12)
IMPORTANT: Correction for those Enrolling in Health Plan C
If you are currently age 65, or will be age 65 in 2013, you are not eligible to elect Health Plan C for plan year 2013. The State Health Plan recently received a clarification of this information. Wednesday, October 31, is the last day to make corrections to your 2013 open enrollment elections. Please contact Human Resources at extension 3079 or 6121 if you have questions!
(Posted on this site: 10/30/12)
Benefits Open Enrollment 2013 Webinars
Reserve your Webinar seat now -- space is limited for webinar to learn about the State Employee Health Plan offerings for plan year 2013. Register for webinar to be held Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 10:50 PM or for afternoon webinar on October 16 from 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM.
(Posted on this site: 10/11/2012)
Memorial Paver for Connie Landreth
(Posted on this site: 10/11/2012)
A paver has been added to the WSU Plaza of Heroines in memory of Connie Landreth, former Human Resources Assistant Director/Benefits. >>See bio on the Plaza of Heroines website.
Free Biometric Screenings Offered
(Posted on this site: 10/05/2012)
Employee Advisory Committee Nominee Form
The State of Kansas is asking for volunteers to serve on the Employee Health Care Advisory Committee. You must be a State of Kansas employee to volunteer. If you are interested, please complete the form provided.
(Posted on this site: 10/03/2012)
Open Enrollment Informational Presentations
State Employee Health Plan News - October 2012
(Posted on this site: 10/02/12)
Please Verify your Address for Benefits
In preparation for benefits Open Enrollment, please verify that the mailing address we have for you is correct. You can do this by reviewing the address on your last pay stub. If you need to submit an update to your address, please use the form at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1237. This will ensure that your insurance cards will be mailed to the right place after open enrollment elections are made.
(Posted on this site: 09/19/12)
Flu Clinic Poster: Free flu shots with your Caremark
Prescription Drug ID card on October 9, 2012.
(Posted on this site: 09/19/2012)
Benefits Open Enrollment Coming
(Posted on this site: 09/14/12)
New Employee Orientation was held on August 7 for classified and unclassified professionals new to campus as of February 8, 2012. The purpose of the orientation is to help new employees become better acquainted with the University and a link to an informational reference was distributed to all attendees. Another orientation for new employees is planned for February 5, 2013.
ePAF Approvers and Originators
(Posted on this site: 08/07/12)
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Research Funding Change ePAF (which replaces the OHR420 form) and the Salary Redistribution Form for Prior Pay Period(s) for research funded positions. Please take a moment and review the detailed announcement concerning these process changes. Should you have questions related to this change, please contact OHR at ext. 3065.
July 31 is the Deadline to Complete the HealthQuest Rewards Program
(Posted on this site: 07/05/12)
Health Screenings offered through Student Health
(Posted on this site: 6/22/12)
Do you need your blood work results (i.e. biometric data) for the HealthQuest Rewards Program? Student Health is offering health screenings for only $20 July 9-13 each day from 8am – 10am. No appointment is necessary. Note: Please do not eat or drink 10 hours prior to your blood draw.
If you have questions, please contact Student Health at 978.3620.
Confirm your credits and discount status.
(Posted on this site: 05/10/12)
Reminder for Supervisors of Classified Employees:
The Performance Management Process for classified employees requires a mid-year discussion between April 1 and May 31. You will not assign a rating during this discussion; but you will discuss the established objectives and competencies and the employee's progress towards meeting these goals.
You will need to document this discussion on page 3 of the form (Part II: Mid-Year Discussion). There is no need to turn this in to Human Resources at this time. We will check this on the final copy that you submit between October 1 and December 21, 2012.
After the discussion with the employee, have him/her sign on page 10 of the form (under Mid-Year Discussion Signatures) to document that the discussion took place.
If you have any questions, please call Joan Antes, extension 6151 or Frankie Brown, extension 3540.
KPERS 2011 Annual Statement Available
(Posted on this site: 04/16/12)
Accessing your 403(b) Plan
Did you know that in order to take any kind of a distribution from your voluntary 403(b) plan, you must have a “Plan With Ease” certificate”? This includes: loans, in-service withdrawals, rollovers and any other type of acceptable distribution. The Plan With Ease certificate is also required to access your mandatory/voluntary accounts after separation of employment or retirement from the University. For more information go to www.kansasregents.org/accessing_funds
Long Term Care Webinar
(Posted on this site: 03/20/12)
(Posted on this site: 3/16/12)