News & Announcements
- HEALTH INSURANCE "HOLIDAY"
- HEALTH INSURANCE - CLAIMS OPT-OUT OPTION
- SHINGLES VACCINATION CLINIC
- EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARD NOMINATIONS
- VALIC Retirement
The State Controller's Office has announced that there will be no medical insurance co-share deduction from state employees’ paychecks for pay period #19 (pay date 03/28/14). This “health holiday” applies only to the medical insurance. The premium co-shares deductions for dental and vision will still be deducted.
The Wellness Credit (for classified employees) scheduled to be included in the 03/28/14 paycheck will now be processed in the 04/11/14 paycheck.
Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 825-2311 should you have any questions.
Beginning in May, all Rhode Island health insurers and administrators are required to submit certain information about their plan enrollees to the Rhode Island All-Payer Claims Database (APCD). The Rhode Island Department of Health will use the data to create information to compare the cost and quality of health care in Rhode Island. Additional information regarding the Rhode Island APCD can be found at: http://www.health.ri.gov/partners/collaboratives/allpayerclaimsdatabase/.
On March 31, 2014, a letter which describes the new APCD and provides instructions for those who elect to opt out of the program will be mailed to all state employees enrolled in our group health insurance (some members may also receive e-mails). Should any employees have questions regarding this letter from UnitedHealthcare, please go to the DOH website listed in the paragraph above, the APCD opt-out site at www.riapcd-optout.com or have them call 1-855-747-3224 as instructed in the letter.
The Wellness Company is offering a Shingles Vaccination Clinic for all faculty and staff ages 50 years and older on the following dates:
|April 16, 2014||10:00am-12:00pm||Warwick||Lower Commons|
|April 22, 2014||10:00am-12:00pm||Newport||Atrium|
|April 24, 2014||10:00am-12:00pm||Lincoln||Student Cafe|
|May 6, 2014||10:00am-12:00pm||Providence||Atrium|
Shingles vaccinations are covered by UnitedHealthcare with no out-of pocket cost if you are age 60 or older. If you fall in the age bracket of 50 to 59, the cost for the shingles vaccine is $235.00. If you are covered by Blue Cross & Blue Shield, there is no out-of-pocket cost to you.
In order to receive the vaccine, you must pre-register for an appointment by calling 401-490-0942.
This year, the Employee Recognition Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 9th at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate employees from the following four categories:
• Innovation and Efficiency
• Technology Champion
• Excellent Customer Service
• Teaching Excellence
INNOVATION AND EFFICIENCY AWARD
The Recognition Award for Innovation and Efficiency will be awarded to an individual or team who has developed and implemented a new program, service, or process that has had a measurable, positive impact on the College. Candidates will have taken ownership of a unique challenge, seized opportunities for change, investigated and measured alternative solutions and brought people and/or resources together ultimately leading to the initiative’s successful implementation.
The successful initiative will have significantly enhanced the way work is done through improved customer service, increased productivity, reduced costs, increased revenues, decreased production time, eliminated redundancies, reduced error rates, conserved resources, enhanced teaching and/or facilitated learning.
TECHNOLOGY CHAMPION AWARD
In order to acknowledge the importance of applying available technologies toward improving everyday functions at the College, a recognition award for Technology Champion will be awarded. A candidate for this award will be employed in a non-technical position and will have developed and/or implemented a technological innovation or advancement that significantly improves the way work is accomplished. The individual may have streamlined or automated an existing process through the use of prepackaged software, web-based programming or distance learning solutions.
Results of the initiative will be measurable and will have improved customer service, increased productivity, reduced costs, increased revenues, decreased production time, eliminated redundancies, reduced error rates, conserved resources, enhanced teaching and/or facilitated learning.
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
The Recognition Award for Excellent Customer Service will be awarded to an individual who has been consistently acknowledged by the college community for understanding customer needs, delivering quality service and continually displaying exceptional courtesy, diplomacy and helpfulness to students, faculty, staff and visitors. The individual will have approached work through the eyes of the customer and provided excellent customer service to the degree that it left a lasting impression.
TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
To recognize the central importance of teaching to the mission of the Community College of Rhode Island, awards for Teaching Excellence will be presented to a full-time faculty member and an adjunct faculty member. Please submit this nomination form for faculty to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs by April 11, 2014. Please contact the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at x2142 for further information.
At the Employee Recognition Awards Luncheon on May 9th, each winner will receive a framed certificate. In addition, the CCRI Alumni Association will award $150 per category to the winners. The award recipients’ names will be added to the plaque listing Employee Recognition winners located in the Human Resources Office on the Warwick Campus.
Please forward the nomination form with your recommendation to Sheri Norton, Director of Human Resources, at the Knight Campus by April 11, 2014. Only nominations received on the official form by the closing date will be considered.
Employees interested in scheduling an appointment with CCRI's MetLife Representative, Jake Darsch, for one-on-one counseling, please call 401-827-6266.
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, May 1, 2014||Newport||Room 200, Admin Conference Rm|
|Tuesday, June 3, 2014||Lincoln||Room 2138, President's Office|
|Tuesday, July 1, 2014||Warwick||Room 3116, HR Conference Rm|
|Wednesday, August 6, 2014||Lincoln||Room 2138, President's Office|
|Thursday, September 4, 2014||Providence||Room 1134, Faculty Offices|
|Thursday, October 2, 2014||Warwick||Room 3116, HR Conference Rm|
|Wednesday, November 5, 2014||Newport||Room 200, Admin Conference Rm|
|Tuesday, December 2, 2014||Lincoln||Room 2138, President's Office|
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.
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.
Cheryl Gibson can help you develop a plan for your financial goals, your dreams and your life’s journey.
Set up an appointment with Cheryl by calling 508-259-5083 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
|DAY & DATE||CAMPUS||LOCATION|
|Tuesday, April 8, 2014||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Tuesday, April 15, 2014||Lincoln||Cafe|
|Wednesday, April 23, 2014||Providence||Atrium|
|Tuesday, May 13, 2014||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Tuesday, May 20, 2014||Lincoln||Cafe|
|Wednesday, May 28, 2014||Newport||Atrium|
|Tuesday, June 10, 2014||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Tuesday, June 17, 2014||Lincoln||Cafe|
|Wednesday, June 25, 2014||Providence||Room 1134|
|Tuesday, July 8, 2014||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Tuesday, July 15, 2014||Lincoln||Cafe|
|Wednesday, July 23, 2014||Newport||Atrium|
|Tuesday, August 12, 2014||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Tuesday, August 19, 2014||Lincoln||Cafe|
|Wednesday, August 27, 2014||Providence||Room 1134|
|Tuesday, September 9, 2014||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Tuesday, September 16, 2014||Lincoln||Faculty Dining|
|Wednesday, September 24, 2014||Newport||Atrium|
|Tuesday, October 21, 2014||Lincoln||Faculty Dining|
|Wednesday, October 29, 2014||Providence||Room 1134|
|Tuesday, November 18, 2014||Lincoln||Faculty Dining|
|Tuesday, December 9, 2014||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Tuesday, December 16, 2014||Lincoln||Faculty Dining|
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