News You Can Use
New Parental Pay Policy Coming Soon - The University has recently announced an
enhancement to our paid time off policies, allowing full-time, benefit-eligible
employee-parents up to ten (10) paid days off for the birth or adoption of a
child. The effective date for implementation, along with other policy specifics,
are currently being developed. Updated information will be provided here as it
Open Enrollment 2015 runs from October 29, 2014, through November 12,
2014 – Review your options and get the forms you need at the
Open Enrollment page.
Proposed Retirement Benefit Changes: On February 13, 2014, recommendations of the Benefit Study Group were presented to faculty, administrators and support staff.
- Faculty and Administrators: View the recommendations here
- Support Staff: View the recommendations here
Family Sick Policy Change: As of September 1, 2013, covered family members also include grandchildren and grandparents.
Are You a New Faculty or Staff Member at USI? – Use our new web page to find
links to information you need as a new employee – including the phone directory,
organization chart, pay dates, benefits information and much more at
New Employee Information page.
Health Savings Account (HSA) Participants: Don’t forget to
complete the MyHealth Assessment and other eligible wellness activities to earn
Do you have a Health Savings Account for 2015?
You are responsible for
making sure that all contributions from you and the University together do not
exceed the maximums of $3,350 for single or $6,650
for family (plus a catch-up
amount if you are age 55 or over). Read more about how
Questions concerning accommodation issues and requests? –
Learn useful information
about how the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) relates to your employment
rights and responsibilities at USI by viewing the ADA Coordinator’s website. In addition to the
ADA Coordinator Homepage
, the site offers
an extensive FAQ Section
as well as an overview of the
Faculty, Staff, &
Student Worker Accommodation Request Process.
Want to know your pay dates for 2015?
biweekly, student, adjunct and monthly pay schedules on the