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May 1 - May 15, 2013 Open Enrollment
Your opportunity to enroll in or make changes to voluntary benefits such as medical, dental and vision plans, as well as health savings and flexible spending accounts, is coming up during open enrollment May 1 – 15, 2013. Annual enrollment informational sessions start this week, so plan to attend to find out more about the benefits DU offers, the changes being made, and to ask questions about the plans.
Spanish language sessions on Kaiser and TIAA-CREF
- Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 1, 10:15-11:15 p.m.
Benefits Overview/Health care/Flexible spending
- Thursday, May 2, 2-3 p.m.
- Monday, May 6, 9-10 a.m.
- Friday, May 10, 11 a.m.-noon
- Tuesday, May 7, 1-2 p.m., Sturm Hall 353 – Hands-on demonstration
- Thursday, May 9, 10-11 a.m., Sturm Hall 353 – Hands-on demonstration
- Thursday, May 9, 2-3 p.m., Renaissance Room – Product demonstration
Open forum Q&A
- Tuesday, May 14, 9-10 a.m.
- Tuesday, May 14, 2-3 p.m.
*All sessions are in the Renaissance Room in the Mary Reed Building unless noted.
Whether you are eligible for DU benefits or not , come to the May 8 Benefits Fair, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Ritchie Center Concourse, to learn about offerings available to any DU employee (such as wellness programs and employee discounts).
2013-2014 Health Insurance Wellness Incentive Program
Save $250 or $500 on your annual University of Denver health insurance premium by completing the Wellness Incentive Program prior to the end of open enrollment, May 1-15, 2013. You must enroll by April 15, 2013 and complete all program requirements by May 15, 2013 to receive the incentive. Learn more and enroll soon!
Updated February 28, 2013
HelloWallet is a powerful online tool to help you manage your day-to-day expenses, build your savings, and plan for the future. All benefited University of Denver employees are eligible to utilize this resource free of charge. Click here for more information.
HelloWallet 101 Webinars:
Updated February 18, 2013
Online Recruiting, Careers, and Performance Management System
Effective August 1, 2012, DU's job posting and applicant tracking system is now through SuccessFactors. SuccessFactors is our current performance management system and will now be used to post positions and for current DU employees to apply to internal job opportunities. Hiring managers will have access to their applicant data from the PeopleAdmin system through August 31, 2012 and will need to contact HR for any archived data after September 1, 2012.
Access to the online recruiting, careers, and performance management system is through webCentral (single sign-on). By clicking here, you will login to WebCentral and it will bring you directly into the SuccessFactors system. If you want to access through WebCetral without the link above, login to webCentral, click on the "Employee" tab, on the upper right under "Administrative Processes", under "Employment Actions," click on "Access the Online Hiring Management System", and you will be redirected to your homepage in the online system.
Hiring managers tips and tutorials on job postings and the new hiring process can be found here.
External Applicants will use the same URL to apply to open positions at www.dujobs.org.
Internal Applicants can apply to open internal and external positions by logging into the SuccessFactors system and browsing positions under the "Careers" tab.
Updated August 8, 2012
Effective May 1, 2012, DU will have one Retirement Plan Provider, TIAA-CREF. This means that Fidelity Investments, American Century and MetLife will no longer be active providers for the Plan. These changes reflect trends in the marketplace and will enable DU to more effectively comply with evolving plan regulations and fiduciary responsibilities. Contribution rates, eligibility requirements, and all other aspects of the Retirement Plan will remain the same.
The TIAA-CREF Transition Guide provides specific information about the changes to the Plan and investment menu, including details that show how existing assets and/or future contributions to the Plan will be automatically transferred to the new investment menu.
Throughout April, a variety of informational sessions will be offered to introduce the new investment menu and provide employees an opportunity to ask any questions about the transition. TIAA-CREF Consultants will also be available for one-on-one consultations. See the Transition Guide for details and dates.
As always, the Total Rewards team in the Department of Human Resources is available to help. Employees can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-7420. Employees can also contact TIAA-CREF directly at 800-842-2252 from Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Why do I still see separate account balances?
Your future contributions and your mutual fund balances under the previous plan are now held under your new TIAA-CREF Retirement Choice Annuity contract. However, if you previously invested in TIAA and/or CREF fixed and/or variable annuities, those existing assets could not be transferred to the new contract without your permission.
Should I consolidate my account balances?
Many people find it easier to manage their retirement savings when all their assets are held within one account. Therefore, the University of Denver retirement plan allows you to transfer some or all of the pre-existing annuity account balances to your new Retirement Choice Annuity contract. To do so, you must call the TIAA-CREF service center at 800 842-2252, Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please keep in mind that each person’s situation is unique and you should consider all factors when making a decision. Once you transfer monies to your Retirement Choice contract, they cannot be reallocated to your previous contracts. So be sure that you understand the various features of the contracts, such as liquidity, interest rates, payout options and other considerations.
Not sure what to do? Ask TIAA-CREF.
We understand how important your retirement assets are, and how much depends on making the right decisions. That’s why we hope before you make any decision, you’ll take time to speak with a TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant. Your Consultant can answer any questions you have about your plan account, and guide you before making any changes.
You can schedule an on-campus or in-office appointment by calling 800 732-8353, Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also get advice over the phone by calling 800 842-2252, Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The University of Denver and TIAA-CREF look forward to helping you take advantage of all that this new plan has to offer—now, and in the years to come.
Updated July 13, 2012
As a result of a coordinated effort by multiple University departments including Human Resources, the Bursar’s Office, Controller’s Office and University Technology Services, the tuition waiver approval and application process will now be entirely online. As part of this new procedure, there also will be some additional administrative changes. These changes will take effect beginning with the Summer Interterm registration, which begins on April 16.
IMPORTANT: There will be no changes to the benefits or process for your children utilizing the tuition waiver benefit.
Why are we changing the process?
These changes make the tuition waiver sign-up process easier for employees and supervisors. It also will increase operational efficiencies and help make federal reporting more accurate.
What is not changing?
No changes were made to the Trustee-Approved Tuition Waiver Policy. You and your spouse/partner will still receive the same number of waived credit hours each plan year as before.
What is changing?
Currently: You must request eligibility verification in writing, for yourself and/or your spouse/partner each term in order for the waiver to be applied.
New Procedure: The tuition waiver benefit will be available to you immediately upon meeting eligibility requirements. You will not need to request verification for yourself. You must request a waiver for your spouse/partner only once.
Currently: The waiver isn’t applied to a specific class.
New Procedure: Following registration, you will need to log into webCentral to formally accept the waiver benefit and designate what class you would like the waiver to cover. This will provide you with more control over how you utilize your benefit.
Currently: If you are taking a graduate-level course, you must complete a paper job relatedness form and submit it to your supervisor for approval. Once this has been completed, the form must be provided to Human Resources for processing.
New Procedure: As part of the online sign-up process, you will be prompted to identify courses that may be considered job related. The CRN and course description, along with your short explanation of job relatedness, will be send to your supervisor via workflow/email. Your supervisor will be able to review and approve the request through webCentral.
Currently: The policy allows for a set number of credit hours to be waived per term, based on your FTE status.
New Procedure: The year has been divided into periods, which have been grouped according to their approximate start dates. This will better reflect the varied course sessions on campus – such as semesters, quarters, interterms, etc. The total amount of credit you receive will remain unchanged. A chart detailing eligibility per period is available at http://www.du.edu/hr/benefits/tuition_waiver_benefit_overview.html
Learn more about the new tuition waiver process, including screenshots, at: http://www.du.edu/hr/benefits/how_the_program_works.html
Updated April 9, 2012