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New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation. Office of Human Resources University of Maryland University College. Contingent II Employees. OHR Benefits Information. Morvena Bourne – Benefits Specialist Rashel Byrd – Interim Assistant Director Benefits/HROD Consultant _______________________________________

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New Employee Orientation

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  1. New Employee Orientation Office of Human Resources University of Maryland University College Contingent II Employees

  2. OHR Benefits Information • Morvena Bourne – Benefits Specialist • Rashel Byrd – Interim Assistant Director Benefits/HROD Consultant _______________________________________ • Email Address - benefits@umuc.edu • Office of Human Resources University Center Suite 312 • Phone: 240-684-5559 • Fax: 240-684-5585 • Website: intranet.umuc.edu/hr • Inter-Office Mail: UC 312

  3. Transcript Request • Exempt employees • Official transcript must be submitted within 30 days of your employment date • Have your sealed transcript mailed directly to: Office of Human Resources 3501 University Blvd. East University Center Suite 312 Adelphi, MD 20783 (240) 684-5589

  4. Direct Deposit • Mandatory for all state employees • May directly deposit funds into any regular checking account at one banking institution • Eligible for membership with the State Employee’s Credit Union (SECU) - www.secumd.org (May set up a payroll deduction to have funds transfer to SECU account. Only instance where you can have funds going to more than one banking institution.) If you have any questions regarding Direct Deposit contact myhr@umuc.edu at 240-684-5552 (ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 2 PAY PERIODS FOR PROCESSING)

  5. Leave Accruals *** You can only carry over 50 days (400 hrs) of unused annual leave to the next calendar year. *** There is no limit to the amount of sick leave that may be accrued. *** Exempt status employees have a one year probation period, but it does not affect the ability to use leave. *15 Holidays during an election year

  6. Tuition Remission • Contingent II Employees receive up to 8 credits per semester @ UMUC or UMCP • Semesters include Spring, Summer and Fall • Spouses/ Dependents of Contingent II employees are not eligible for Tuition Remission • Tuition is not subject to taxation for employees enrolled in graduate-level coursework, with the exception of any amounts exceeding$5,250 per calendar year.For spouses and dependents taking graduate-level coursework, the employee is subject to taxation  for the entire amount.  If you exceed the IRS taxable limit, or your spouse or dependent takes graduate courses, you will be responsible for any applicable taxes.

  7. Spouse/Dependent Scholarship • UMUC is offering limited scholarships to help cover the cost of one undergraduate or graduate-level coursework per semester for spouses and dependent children of eligible employees. • Non-exempt and Exempt • No waiting period • Visit the link below to obtain the necessary forms and additional information http://www.umuc.edu/students/UMUC%20Scholarship.pdf

  8. Retirement • Supplemental Retirement Annuity (SRA) • All employees eligible to enroll • Employee contribute specified dollar amount per pay period • May enroll at anytime • Employee selects a vendor • Vendors are • TIAA-Cref www.tiaa-cref.org • Fidelity Investments www.fidelity.com • Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans www.msrp.state.md.us • Employee manages how funds are invested

  9. Health Benefits Enrollment • Benefits Enrollment Time Limit • You have 60 days from your hire date to enroll in benefits • Eligible as of your hire date • Effective dates either the 1st or 16th of the month Please send an email to benefits@umuc.edu to make an appointment to discuss your benefits and complete the necessary forms.

  10. Health Benefits Payment • Contingent II employees receive a stipend in your bi-weekly pay • May select state offered group benefits or enroll in an individual plan • Pay the full cost of the benefit • Receive a coupon booklet from the state agency and mail your payments monthly, no payroll deductions

  11. Health Benefits

  12. Health Benefits • All medical plans include vision benefits • Mental health and substance abuse coverage • PPO and POS plan members managed by APS Healthcare Inc. • EPO plan members managed by health plan vendor.

  13. Prescription Benefits • Catalyst RX Prescription Benefits • Separate from Medical Insurance • Covers cost of approved prescription drugs subject to nominal co-pays • Co-Pays (1-45 Days) • $10.00 Generic Drugs • $25.00 Preferred Brand Name Drugs • $40.00 Non-Preferred Brand Name Drugs


  15. MetLife Term Life Insurance Minimum Policy available $10,000 Coverage in increments of $10,000 $50,000 coverage no medical review required Maximum coverage $300,000 Enroll as new hire or during open enrollment Dependent Life – $5,000 increments, up to 50% of employees coverage, max. $150,000 Portable Accelerated benefit – 50% of the face value Must complete a designation of beneficiary form Unum Term Life Insurance Minimum Policy available $10,000 Coverage in increments of $10,000 $50,000 coverage no medical review required Maximum of 6x your salary or $750,000 Enroll anytime with medical review Dependent Life - $10,000 increments, up to 100% employee amount or $150,000, up to $20,000 without medical review Portable Accelerated benefit – 50% to $750,000 Survivor support financial counseling services Must complete a designation of beneficiary form Life Insurance Main Enrollment Form End of Health Benefits Packet

  16. Accidental Death/Dismemberment& Long Term Disability Accidental Death/Dismemberment • AD & D Administered through MetLife • Provides a benefit in the event of accidental death or dismemberment for employee and/or family • Available in increments of $100,000, $200,000 or $300,000 • Must complete a designation of beneficiary form Long Term Disability • Administered through Unum • An Income Protection Program • Maximum Income Benefit equal to 60% of employee’s salary up to $8,000 per month • Must choose 90 or 365 elimination period • Enrollment forms located at the end of the Health Enrollment Packet

  17. Long Term Care Long Term Care • Administered through Prudential • Insurance that covers expenses of care received either at home or in a facility when assistance with activities of daily living is needed • Available to the employee and spouse, parents, siblings, adult, children, in-laws and grandparents • To enroll visit their website at www.prudential.com/gltc (Group Name: maryland, Password: marylandltc)

  18. Weather & Emergency Updates In the event the University has to close due to inclement weather or other emergency situations call: 301-985-SNOW (7669) or visit www.umuc.edu/weather for updates and status

  19. Contact Information

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