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Division of Human Resources-Newsletter

Topics included in the January 13, 2006 issue:

* HR Staff Changes
* eID Password Change Deadline is February 8
* GTA/GRA Health Insurance

HR Staff Changes
We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Mowry Harbstreit has joined the Division of Human Resources as the Human Resource Professional II in Benefits Administration.  She can be reached by email at harbstre@ksu.edu or by phone at (785) 532-1871.  Please welcome Elizabeth to our department.

eID Password Change Deadline is February 8
January 1 through February 8 is the mandatory password-change timeframe.  To change your password, visit the eid.k-state.edu website and sign in, then select the Password option.  If you've forgotten your password, call the IT Help Desk at (785) 532-7722 and verify your identity so staff can set a temporary password for you to sign in on the eID site.  Passwords not changed by the end of Wednesday, February 8, will no longer work.  As a basic security measure, previous passwords cannot be re-used for two years -- since long-term use of the same password is a poor security practice.  See the Password FAQs for details.

GTA/GRA Health Insurance
As you hire or reappoint graduate teaching assistants and/or graduate research assistants for the Spring 2006 semester please advise each student about the available GTA/GRA health insurance plan.  Persons appointed at least .5 FTE for the semester as a graduate teaching assistance or graduate research assistant are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.

Graduate teaching assistants or graduate research assistants who receive a “renewal premium notice” from Student Resources are to return it, along with the semester premium payment, to the Division of Human Resources, 103 Edwards Hall, by January 31, 2006.  Also, GTA/GRA health insurance booklets and enrollment forms are available from the Division of Human Resources, 103 Edwards Hall.

A brochure describing the plan provisions, an enrollment form (including premium rates) and a temporary identification card are available at the following web site:  http://www.ksu.edu/hr/benefits/gta.html

The Spring 2006 open enrollment period is January 1 – 31, 2006.

The employer contribution rate for the Spring 2006 semester is $228.00.  The GTA/GRA rate for the Spring 2006 semester is $75.00 for single coverage.

Questions concerning the plan should be directed to Student Resources Kansas Customer Service at 1-888-344-6104.

“You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.”  - James M. Barrie

Kansas State University
Division of Human Resources
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
Phone (785) 532-6277 Fax (785) 532-6095
Visit us on the web at http://www.ksu.edu/hr/

Division of Human Resources   hr@ksu.edu   103 Edwards Hall  Manhattan, KS 66506-4801  (785) 532-6277
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Kansas State University
January 13, 2006