Topics included in this issue:
February 13 is the mandatory eID password-change deadline.
To change your password, visit the eid.k-state.edu website and sign in, then select the "Change your eID password or pasword-reset options." If you have forgotten your password, select the "Forgot Your Password?" link in the upper right hand corner of this page. Passwords not changed by the end of Wednesday, February 13, will cease to work.
If you need any assistance with your eID or eProfile, please contact the K-State IT Help Desk at 785-532-7722, 214 Hale Library or eID@k-state.edu
Do you need to know when health insurance or flexible spending accounts will begin for your new employees? The Division of Human Resources web site has posted this information for you.
For health insurance, visit http://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/insurance_table.pdf and for KanElect flexible spending account information and remaining pay periods an employee may participate in go to http://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/fsa_table.pdf. (Please note that between the words insurance and table and between fsa and table there is an underscore.)
Questions regarding these tables should be addressed to Ms. R. J. Steelsmith, Division of Human Resources, at (785) 532-6277.
All work related accidents must be reported for all faculty, staff and student employees by the supervisor or other authorized person by telephone (785-532-1873) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to Human Resources upon occurrence. Within three days, the PER-17 is to be submitted. We, in turn, send that information to the State Self-Insurance Fund, which is responsible for authorizing claims and providing benefits under the Worker’s Compensation Act.
There are absolute timelines required by state law for completing these forms and notifying the state. Therefore, if we as an employer are late in completing those forms, we can and will be fined. In fact, we recently paid a $250 fine due to an employee not notifying their department of an injury until several months after its occurrence. Any future fines from that agency must be forwarded to the respective department for payment. Please reinforce to your employees the importance of reporting any workplace injuries promptly.
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