Time Off, Training, TIAA-CREF, and Tuition Exchange

This month’s HR Report is brought to you by the letter T… Read about the changes that are coming down the pike and how they will affect Pace faculty and staff. Also be sure to check out the 2011 University Holiday Calendar and start planning for next year!

Time Off: The 2011 University Holiday Calendar

The 2011 Holiday Calendar has been posted.  Next year, the University is closed and will pay its full-time employees for 13 holidays in 2011 and for 2 floating holidays to be taken anytime during the 2011 calendar year. Click here to view.

Training:

From managing stress to managing projects and employees, HR has a roster of skills training programs available for faculty and staff. Click here to view their fall 2010 schedule and register for courses.  HR also offers dedicated and customized departmental training on request. If you have any questions, or you are interested in dedicated training, please contact Susan Donahue, Organizational Learning & Development, at sdonahue@pace.edu or x22766.

TIAA-CREFF:

Effective January 1, 2011, TIAA-CREFF will become Pace’s sole service provider of the 403(b) Retirement Plan. By choosing TIAA-CREFF as our sole provider, Pace will now be able to offer a wider range of competitively performing investment choices, self-directed brokerage, and advice that matches your retirement goals.

All eligible employees will be required to enroll in a new TIAA-CREF account between today and December 31. Reps from TIAA-CREFF will be on campus now through the mid-December if you’d like to set up a group or individual meeting session. For further information about what this means for you, please visit our FAQs or contact the Benefits Department at x22828 or benefits@pace.edu.

Tuition Exchange:

Pace will continue to participate in the tuition exchange programs offered through Tuition Exchange, Inc. and the Council of Independent Colleges for the 2011-2012 academic year. To learn about the types of scholarships being offered, prerequisites, and forms for applications, visit the Human Resources website. If you are applying to a tuition exchange program, or if you have a student who is currently receiving a tuition exchange scholarship and are requesting recertification for the 2011-2012 year, please contact the Benefits Department at x22828 or benefits@pace.edu.