Community College of Rhode Island

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Health Insurance "Holiday"


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.

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Health Insurance - Claims Opt-Out Option


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.

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Shingles Vaccination Clinic


The Wellness Company is offering a Shingles Vaccination Clinic for all faculty and staff ages 50 years and older on the following dates:

DATE TIME CAMPUS LOCATION
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.

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2014 Employee Recognition Award Nominations Sought


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.

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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.

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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, 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.

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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.

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 cheryl.gibson@valic.com

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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