Kyle Fogt, export controls officer, will outline what faculty and staff need to know about federal export control regulations from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in 218 LIB. Those who travel internationally, are engaged in sensitive technical research, use special equipment and/or have international students or collaborators are encouraged to attend. Please register in advance.
The technology allowance policy requires that employees receiving technology allowances have the authorization reviewed and approved annually. Visit the Office of Business Operations website for links to the policy, allowance form and FAQs. Authorization submissions are due by Nov. 30 to receive the allowance on the Jan. 31 payroll.
A professional development conference will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the University Room, MAU. The opening speaker will be Kingsley Botchway, chief officer of human resources and equity with the Waterloo Community School District. Susan Hill and Brittany Flokstra will present "Implicit Bias: What It Is, Why it Matters and What You Can Do About It." Please register in advance.
Join IPERS to learn about the formula used to calculate your benefit, service purchase at retirement and restrictions with working after retirement. The live webinar will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Register today. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you can watch a pre-recorded session.
Human Resource Services will host two, one-hour informational sessions on Social Security benefits and preparing for retirement. Learn how Social Security benefits affect retirement, strategies to maximize your benefits and ideas to help you set up your retirement income. The sessions will be presented by VALIC Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2-3. Please register in advance.
The 2020 annual benefits open enrollment period is going on now through Nov. 30. During this time, you can learn what is new for 2020, as well as review and change your benefit elections. Any changes made to your benefit elections will be effective Jan. 1, 2020. Employees wishing to enroll in flex spending must enroll each year. For more information about open enrollment, as well as a complete list of steps to take for a positive and successful open enrollment period, visit the open enrollment website.
Human Resource Services will host two, one-hour informational sessions on taxes, including current tax laws and the Secure Act Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 9-10. Sessions will allow time for personal tax questions. The sessions will be presented by Carney, Alexander, Marold and Co., L.L.P. CPA. Please register in advance.
TIAA will present information about financial knowledge for women nearing retirement Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19. Learn the financial challenges unique to women, approaches to saving for retirement and evaluating your financial health. Please register in advance.
The November issue of the Human Resource Services newsletter is now available.
Orchesis auditions for the spring semester will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in 185 WRC. Come early to warm up and fill out paperwork. No previous dance experience is required. The audition will consist of a modern, ballet, jazz and tap (optional) portion. For more information, email Madison Engelke.