News from the State Health Plan:
Thinking about retirement? Let us help you navigate through your State Health Plan options. You’re invited to attend a State Health Plan informational session on how to maximize your health plan options in retirement.
To get the most from your retirement health plan options, timing is everything. Did you know that Plan members should submit retirement paperwork 120 days before their retirement date to ensure the most options available through the Plan? In addition, it’s recommended that members who are considering retirement meet with their HBR up to six months before their planned retirement date.
There’s a lot to consider before you embark on your well-earned retirement journey. To help with your planning, the Plan is holding a series of free informational sessions statewide from May through July. Please note: These sessions are designed for people who are turning 65 in the next year and not for members who are already 65.
CFCC is hosting one of these sessions. It will be held on Tuesday, July 29 at 4:00 pm in the Union Station Auditorium (Room U-170).
In order to RSVP for this event, CLICK HERE.
If you are unable to attend and want to view the presentation, CLICK HERE.
Our own John Upton is retiring June 1, so we are currently advertising to fill his position. Interested parties may apply by clicking this link:
or through the Employment Opportunities link in the menu.
Allyson Greeson and Jeff Miles will be presenting in the HR conference room (U-298) on the following topic:
Jobs at CFCC: How to navigate the employment process
CFCC is a great place to work and job openings can be competitive! Human Resources department staff will be available to explain the employment process at CFCC, demonstrate the online application system, and provide general resume and interviewing tips. Presentations will take place approximately every 30 minutes.
The Department of State Treasurer Retirement Systems Division conducts retirement conferences for members of the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System.
The conferences provide an orientation for new members, pre-retirement planning information for members closer to retirement, and educational information for personnel officers and others who handle retirement matters. Prudential Retirement, a third-party administrator, also offers information on the NC 401(k) and NC Deferred Compensation (457) plans.
The next conference scheduled in the Wilmington area is:
April 24 @ 9:30 am
New Hanover County Government Center
HR Training Room B
230 Government Center Dr., Wilmington
If you are near the HR office, feel free to stop by and welcome our new part-time HR Assistant, Stephanie Smith. Stephanie will be working every other day, job sharing with Aaron Whitesell.
Before moving to North Carolina, Stephanie spent 26 years working for New Jersey Transit, including 15 years working in the Board of Directors office. She now enjoys reading as well as boating and traveling with her husband.
Stop by and say hi to Stephanie!
Click to review the Personnel Action Report for February 10, 2014.
The next report will be available during the first week of March.
NC HealthSmart is presenting a series of fun and informative webinars that focus on wellness. Expert presenters will provide detailed information on topics ranging from exercise to financial stability during the holidays. The series kicks off on January 24 at 9 a.m. with a webinar entitled “New Year, New You: Get a Healthy Start to the New Year.” This webinar will also be held on January 29 at 4 p.m. and January 31 at 1 p.m.
Members attending this webinar will learn simple strategies they can apply right away to help them effectively lose weight, eat better, and sustain a healthy lifestyle. The New Year is an ideal time to make changes and establish new healthy habits.
You can access the webinar by logging into your Personal Health Portal. Each webinar is approximately 30 minutes long and will offer time for questions at the end. You will be able to log in and participate from any connected device, including mobile devices. To register for the webinar, click the respective link below. Registration is limited, so register soon!
Note: this webinar is only available to employees who are enrolled in the State Health Plan as their primary coverage.
Click to review the Personnel Action Report for January 6, 2013:
The next report will be available during the first week of February.
Your continuing education and a harassment-free work environment are two major priorities for our campus, so we’ve partnered with one of the leaders in the Risk Management industry, WorkplaceAnswers, to provide on-line training courses to help toward these goals.
Each employee has been registered for 2-3 courses which began on December 10, 2013. Below is the course material which will be reviewed. You will receive reminder e-mails to let you know what is up and coming.
It is recommended that the courses be completed within the next 30 days. Courses will end June 30, 2014.
If you are a full-time or regularly reoccurring part-time employee, you should have received an email from Workplace Answers eLearning [email@example.com] that contains your unique, personal quick link to access your training. Please save this email or copy the link to your favorites. This link will be how you access your web-based training which you can complete on any computer with an internet connection.
The training is very easy to access and engaging, so we expect little difficulty with accessing the courses, but please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns.
Part-time faculty will be paid on a non-instructional contract. Part-time employees who complete the 2 hours of training in December will be paid for the training in their January 2014 paycheck. HR will notify supervisors of those employees who complete the training at the end of each month.
For those who do not have regular internet access, we will reserve a space that will allow you to complete the training. Please contact HR directly to reserve a spot. The point of contact for this training is Jeff Miles, HR Generalist. He can be reached at (910) 362-7423 or by email.
Thank you for your participation and dedication to keeping a harassment free workplace!