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2016 and 2017 holiday schedules published

The State Human Resources Act provides all State employees a holiday schedule that cannot exceed 12 paid holidays per year. Our research shows that the majority of employees use vacation time when students are on winter break. Furthermore, research reveals that closing for one week during this period will allow for a savings of approximately $250,000 in operational and energy costs, a measure that supports the University’s efforts to become a more sustainable employer as we strive to be a good steward of public and private resources. The other universities within the UNC System made the decision to close for one week some time ago. Continue reading

Benefits Updates and System Outage

As previously communicated, the State Health Plan’s Enrollment and Eligibility platform has experienced performance issues since it was rolled out on June 1, 2015, and as a result, the Plan has decided to return to the previous system provider, Benefit Focus. This transition will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, August 31, and will continue through Tuesday, Sept. 15. During this period, the system will be unavailable to all employees. This means that any new employee who needs to make an enrollment election or an existing employee who experiences a life event will have to wait until Sept. 15 to enroll or make system changes. Furthermore, the State Health Plan’s call center will only be handling urgent issues during this period. Continue reading

Helping Heels Caregiver Registration Open

The Office of Human Resources publishes Helping Heels, a registry of individuals affiliated with the University who are willing to provide a variety of caregiving tasks on a part-time informal basis. This could include any combination of childcare, elder care and/or pet care.  Continue reading

Important Benefits Update

Many of you may have learned of problems with the State Health Plan’s eligibility and enrollment computer system and the issues that this is causing for plan members. This is an evolving situation and we are keeping in close touch with UNC General Administration, the State Health Plan, and others involved who are working hard to resolve the issues. Continue reading