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New Medical Plan Available


The State of R.I. has announced an exciting new alternative medical plan offering for State employees.  As of January 1, 2016, the State is offering a voluntary alternative medical plan to all employees called the Choice Plus Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA). This plan, with a portable HSA account, affords employees an opportunity to save on health care expenses.

Click here for the Choice Plus Plan w/ HSA flyer
More details for the Choice Plus Plan w/ HSA - State of R.I. Employee Benefits Site


2016 Employee Recognition Award Nominations Sought


This year, the Employee Recognition Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 22nd at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate employees from the following four categories:

• Build a Better Mousetrap
• Going the Extra Mile
• Outstanding Mentor
• Rising Star
• Teaching Excellence


BUILD A BETTER MOUSETRAP
In order to acknowledge the importance of applying better solutions to the way work is accomplished at the college, a recognition award for Build a Better Mousetrap will be presented. If you are aware of an employee, faculty member or team who, through a new idea, a new technology, or a new approach, has developed and/or implemented an advancement that has significantly improved the way work is performed, please complete the nomination form.

 

GOING THE EXTRA MILE
The Recognition Award for Going the Extra Mile will be awarded to an individual who has been consistently acknowledged by the college community for going above and beyond in the delivery of quality service. This includes continually displaying exceptional courtesy, diplomacy and helpfulness to students, faculty, staff and visitors to the degree that it leaves a lasting impression. If there is a colleague that you know who always goes that extra mile, please consider nominating him or her for this award.

 

OUTSTANDING MENTOR
If you have someone to whom you owe a debt of gratitude for providing wisdom, guidance, support and advocacy please consider nominating him or her for the Outstanding Mentor award. This individual may be a wise and trusted faculty or staff member who has helped you grow personally and professionally here at CCRI.

 

RISING STAR
If you find yourself wondering how you ever got along before the arrival of your new employee, please consider nominating him or her for this award. The Rising Star award will be presented to an individual who has been employed by the college for less than two years, but has exceeded performance expectations and established him or herself as an essential member of the team by quickly adding value to his or her department.

 

TEACHING EXCELLENCE
To recognize the central importance of teaching to the mission of the Community College of Rhode Island, the Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence will be presented to one full-time faculty member and one adjunct faculty member who:

• Challenges and inspires students to excel
• Consistently employs effective teaching methods and techniques
• Establishes a positive and collaborative learning environment
• Demonstrates extensive knowledge of and a passion for the subject matter
• Communicates the subject matter clearly
• Plans and organizes all course material in a way which significantly enhances the learning experience
• Encourages and supports feedback, respecting all points of view
• Is a valuable resource to students and colleagues
• Fosters collaboration, communication and cooperation among colleagues
• Is actively engaged with peers on the issues of teaching and learning
• Actively participates in both broad-based and discipline specific professional development activities
• Participates and provides leadership in activities outside the classroom representing the College and students, including committee work and community outreach.

Please submit the faculty nomination form to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs by Thursday, April 7, 2016.  Please contact the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at x2142 for further information.

 


Each award recipient will receive a $150 check from the CCRI Alumni Association, a framed certificate, and his or her name engraved on the employee recognition plaque located in Human Resources.

Please forward the staff nomination form with your recommendation to Sheri Norton, Director of Human Resources, at the Knight Campus by Thursday, April 7, 2016.  Only nominations received on the official form by the closing date will be considered.

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AFLAC


Sit down with an AFLAC Associate and review policies available to you as a State of Rhode Island employee.  If already enrolled, sit down and review your current policies (you may be eligible to upgrade).

These policies are offered through payroll deduction and most of the programs can be purchased on a pre-tax basis during Open Enrollment.

Programs Available
• Personal Disability Income Protector
• Accident Indemnity Advantage
• Cancer Care Indemnity
• Specified Health Event Protection

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with AFLAC Representative, Doreen Sylvia.
Please contact Doreen at 401-286-2871 to schedule an individual appointment.

 
Direct Deposit Changes for State Employees

State employees enrolled in direct deposit now can access their payroll information and view their direct deposit slip online through Paystub RI.  Please refer to the attached document for directions on how to register.

Your September 26, 2014, paystub was the last paper direct deposit slip that you received.  If you are not enrolled in direct deposit and would like to access this service, fill out the form online and return it and a voided check to Human Resources.  All State employees will be required to participate in direct deposit no later than June 30, 2016

Click here to learn more about direct deposit


TIAA-CREF

TIAA-CREF Representative, Dan Samson, will be on campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and available for private consultation meetings on the following dates:

Day & Date Campus Location
Thursday, April 7, 2016 Newport Room 200
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Warwick Room 3116, HR Conference Room
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Providence Room 1134
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Lincoln Room 2138, President's Office
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Warwick Room 3116, HR Conference Room
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Lincoln Room 2138, President's Office
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Warwick Room 3116, HR Conference Room
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Lincoln Room 2138, President's Office
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Providence Room 1134

Employees interested in scheduling an appointment for one-on-one counseling, please call 1-800-732-8353.

The one-on-one counseling sessions can help you sort things out and make informed decisions. Setting up a long-term financial plan can be a complicated task.  It involves evaluating your potential income sources, and then factoring in the impact of taxes, inflation and the larger economic picture.  Meeting with a TIAA-CREF Consultant can help.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet with them.

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MetLife

Employees interested in scheduling an appointment with CCRI's MetLife Representative, Jake Darsch, for one-on-one counseling, please call 401-827-6266.


VALIC Retirement


Are you ready for the inevitable changes that occur in everyone’s life?  Life is a journey.  It can be full of bumps and potholes; making it quite hectic.  Taking the time to make financial decisions will make the journey much more rewarding now and down the road.  While we all have good intentions to get our finances in order, we may not take the time or even know where to start.

CCRI's Valic representative, Garfield Davidson, can help you develop a plan for your financial goals, your dreams and your life’s journey.

Set up an appointment with Garfield by calling 401-413-2920 or via email at Garfield.Davidson1@valic.com.

He will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and available for private consultation meetings on the following dates:

Day & Date Campus Location
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Providence Room 2229
Thursday, April 7, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Newport Room 233
Monday, May 2, 2016 Providence Room 2229
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Newport Room 233
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, June 2, 2016 Providence Room 2229
Monday, June 6, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Newport Room233
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, July 7, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Friday, July 8, 2016 Newport Room 233
Monday, July 11, 2016 Providence Room 2229
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, August 4, 2016 Providence Room 2229
Friday, August 5, 2016 Newport Room 233
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Providence Room 2229
Friday, September 16, 2016 Newport Room 233
Monday, October 3, 2016 Newport Room 233
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Providence Room 2229
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, October 6, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Newport Room 233
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, November 3, 2016 Providence Room 2229
Friday, November 4, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Monday, December 5, 2016 Lincoln Room 2362
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Newport Room 233
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Warwick Room 2240
Thursday, December 8, 2016 Providence Room 2229

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Last Updated: 3/23/16