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  • Human Resource Services Announces Informational Sessions for Benefit Choice

    Tuesday, 05/05/2015

    The Benefit Choice period for FY2016 began on Friday, May 1, 2015. Human Resource Services will be hosting informational sessions to remind employees of the changes they are able to make during this time, highlight the changes taking place this year, as well as provide an overview of the benefits offered by the State of Illinois.

    Informational Sessions:

    • May 5, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - HSC Regency Room
    • May 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - HSC Regency Room
    • May 7, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - HSC Regency Room
    • May 7, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - HSC Regency Room


  • CMS – FY2016 Annual Benefit Choice Period,
    May 1 – June 1, 2015

    Friday, 05/01/2015

    The State Department of Central Management Services (CMS) has announced that the Fiscal Year 2016 Benefit Choice enrollment period will be held from May 1 through June 1, with benefit elections effective July 1, 2015. During the annual Benefit Choice Period, members may change health plans, add or drop dental coverage or dependent coverage, make changes in life insurance coverage, and other changes as noted on page 3 of the Benefit Choice Options Booklet. The Benefit Choice Options Booklet is available in its entirety at the link below with the changes for FY2016 highlighted on page 5: http://www.illinois.gov/cms/Employees/benefits/StateEmployee/Documents/FY2016_State_BC_Book.pdf.


  • Employee Release Time for SURS Counseling Appointments

    Thursday, 04/30/2015

    Employees who are scheduled to attend a State Universities Retirement System (SURS) counseling appointment will be granted release time for both the appointment (generally one hour) and travel (if necessary) without loss of wages or use of benefits. This includes appointments on campus during SURS visits, phone sessions, and off campus at SURS (Champaign or Naperville). SURS campus visits usually occur once a year, and the next visits are scheduled for June 23 and 24, 2015.


  • 2015 Summer Work Schedule and Flextime Procedures

    Tuesday, 03/10/2015

    Following consultation with staff councils and representatives, President Baker has authorized a 5-day operations schedule during the summer months.  Clients of the university community, including current and prospective students, are increasingly interested in having access to university facilities on a 5-day basis in the summer.  Accordingly, university departments and offices will be required to maintain full operations on a 5-day basis.  The following flextime policy will be applicable subject to operational requirements. It is anticipated that supervisors will work to accommodate staff schedule preferences within the guidelines of this procedure.


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  • 08/07/15

    Deadline for Paperwork to HRS: Hourly Pay Period 8/1/15 – 8/15/15 Salaried Pay Period 8/16/15 – 8/31/15
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    Hourly Summaries Available: PPE 8/1/15 – 8/15/15
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  • 08/17/15

    Hourly Summaries Due: Pay Period 8/1/15 – 8/15/15 Salaried Summaries Due: Pay Period 7/1/15 – 7/31/15
  • 08/24/15

    Deadline for Paperwork to HRS: Hourly Pay Period 8/16/15 – 8/31/15 Salaried Pay Period 9/1/15 – 9/15/15