Topics included in this issue:
The March 20, 2009 pay check was calculated using the new federal withholding tax tables. This will generally reduce the amount of federal withholding and therefore increase your net check.
The new tax tables, prescribed by the Department of Treasury, reflect the Making Work Pay credit and other changes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
If you do not want to have your federal withholding reduced, you may want to file a new Form W-4 using Employee Self Service. You may claim fewer withholding allowances or request additional amounts to be withheld. For additional help, get IRS Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding? Or visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov and use the "Withholding Calculator."
State income tax withholding will not change. Questions may be directed to Julie Henton at email@example.com or at (785) 532-1883.
The Division of Human Resources will be offering one-on-one training sessions this year for personnel specialists who would like assistance with completing personnel transactions for summer. Information covered in the sessions will include:
HR staff is currently in the process of updating summer training information on the HR web page.
There are no major changes with regard to processing personnel transactions this year. New personnel specialists or those who need a refresher course are encouraged to schedule this training.
A Foreign National Workshop is being conducted jointly by International Student and Scholar Services and Division of Human Resources. This workshop is similar to the one that was presented in August 2007. If you are new at processing appointments for foreign national employees or would like a refresher course we would encourage you to attend. The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the International Student Center.
Presenters: Maria Beebe — International Student and
Frieda Beat — Division of Human Resources
Registration may be done by one of the following methods:
If you have questions please contact Frieda Beat firstname.lastname@example.org.
" Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose. " Dan McKinnon