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Division of Human Resources-Newsletter

Topics included in the December 15, 2006 issue:

* HR Closed During Holiday Break
* December 29, 2006 Paycheck
* Inclement Weather Policy
* GTA/GRA Health Insurance

HR Closed During Holiday Break
The Division of Human Resources will be closed during the holiday break, beginning Monday, December 25, 2006 through Monday, January 1, 2007.

December 29, 2006 Paycheck
The December 29, 2006 paycheck is the third paycheck in the month.  Therefore, premiums for group health insurance, KPERS optional group life insurance, TEA life insurance and contributions to the KanElect flexible spending accounts will not be deducted from this paycheck.  Additionally, 12-month unclassified employees do not earn an 8-hour vacation day for the pay period December 3, 2006 through December 16, 2006, paid December 29, 2006.  Also, unclassified employees appointed to less than 12-month non-instructional positions do not earn vacation leave for this same pay period.

Questions should be addressed to Benefits Administration at (785) 532-6277 or BENADMIN@K-STATE.EDU.

Inclement Weather Policy
Be prepared for inclement weather by referring to the K-State Policies and Procedures Manual, Inclement Weather General Policy and Procedure at http://www.ksu.edu/policies/ppm/3035.html.

GTA/GRA Health Insurance
As you hire or reappoint graduate teaching assistants and/or graduate research assistants for the Spring 2007 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 assistant 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, 2007.  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 2007 open enrollment period is January 1 – 31, 2007.

The employer contribution rate for the Spring 2007 semester is $261.00.  The GTA/GRA rate for the Spring 2007 semester is $87.00 for single coverage.

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

“Have a safe and happy holiday!!” from the HR Staff.

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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December 15, 2006