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NC HealthSmart Webinar Series

January 24th, 2014 by aegreeson825


NC HealthSmart Webinar Series

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!

  •  January 24 at 9 a.m.
  •  January 29 at 4 p.m.
  •  January 31 at 1 p.m.

Note: this webinar is only available to employees who are enrolled in the State Health Plan as their primary coverage.


Personnel Action Report for January 6, 2014

January 9th, 2014 by aegreeson825

Click to review the Personnel Action Report for January 6, 2013:

PAR 01/06/14

The next report will be available during the first week of February.

Workplace Answers – Mandatory Training for Employees

December 12th, 2013 by aegreeson825


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.

  • Title IX Awareness and Violence Prevention for Faculty and Staff
  • Unlawful Harassment Prevention
  • Unlawful Harassment Prevention Supervisor Supplement (if applicable)

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 [] 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!



Personnel Action Report for December 2, 2013

December 4th, 2013 by aegreeson825


Click to review the Personnel Action Report for December 2, 2013:

PAR 12/02/2013

The next report will be available during the first week of January.

State Health Plan: ID Card Issues

December 4th, 2013 by aegreeson825

The following is a message I received from the State Health Plan. I do not know if any CFCC employees are affected, but if so the problem should be corrected within 10 days:


Members are beginning to receive their ID cards in the mail. We want to make you aware of some issues we are experiencing with ID cards.

  • Approximately 500 members have received Traditional 70/30 Plan ID cards when they actually elected another plan during Open Enrollment.
  • Approximately 4,000 members elected a Primary Care Provider (PCP) during Open Enrollment and received their ID cards, but had their PCP election as “none selected.”
  • Approximately 500 members who elected a Medicare Advantage Enhanced Plan received a Medicare Advantage Base Plan ID card from UnitedHealthcare.

It is very important to note that these are ID card only issues. Member elections are properly saved in eEnroll. Corrective action steps are under way. Members should be receiving new, corrected ID cards within 10 days. Please advise your employees who are experiencing ID card issues to call Customer Service at 855-859-0966 if they do not receive updated cards within 10 days.

Message from Payroll regarding new NC-4 requirement

December 2nd, 2013 by aegreeson825


The following is a message from the CFCC Payroll Department: 

Your Action Required for Your Payroll

The NC General Assembly recently enacted House Bill 998, which becomes effective January 1, 2014.  Under the new law, taxpayers will pay a lower rate and be granted a higher standard deduction.  Taxpayers may no longer claim a personal exemption for themselves, their spouse, children, or other qualifying dependents.  The new law also changes other deductions and tax credits.

As a result of this Act, the College is required to have all employees provide a new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certification, either Form NC-4EZ or Form NC-4.  If an employee fails to provide a new Form NC-4EZ or Form NC-4, the College is required to withhold North Carolina tax based on the status of single with no allowances.  The College has no choice but to comply with this requirement.

The Payroll Department requests that all employees complete their new withholding form and submit it to the Payroll Office in the Union Station Building by Friday, December 13.  Please keep in mind the form contains personal information, including your social security number, when submitting the form.  Employees submitting their new form by December 13 will ensure that this very important matter is resolved before the College closes for the holidays, and will not risk returning to work in January and forgetting to submit a form.  This notice will be sent again via “CAPEFEAR ALL” email on January 2 as a final reminder to submit your form by Monday, January 6.  January 6 is the cutoff for all payroll documents needed to run the January payroll.  If an employee does not submit a new form directly to the Payroll Department by the January 6 cutoff, the employee’s withholding status will be changed to single with no allowances. Also, due to time restraints, the Payroll Department will not contact employees individually to remind employees to submit this form.

The Form NC-4EZ and Form NC-4 are attached.  Employees must complete one of the two attached forms.  The Form NC-4EZ is a shorter form and can be used by taxpayers that meet specified criteria.  The criteria are listed on the form. Payroll must receive the original tax form with signature. If submitting the NC-4, you only need to submit the NC-4 tax form itself and not the other six pages.

We have also included the workbook from the NC Department of Revenue with instructions and examples for the new NC-4EZ and Form NC-4 as well as the Press Release outlining the new law.  To view PDF right click, then click on open.  To view Press Release right click, then click open in same window. The Press Release attachment has a phone number you may call for assistance.

Deans, Directors, Coordinators, Mangers, Supervisors, and Administrative Personnel:  The Payroll Department is asking for your assistance in discussing this requirement with employees in your areas to help spread the word about this new requirement.

Unfortunately, the Payroll Department cannot advise you on which form is best for you to complete. If you have any questions about how or which form to complete, please contact your tax preparer or you may call the phone number in the Press Release attachment.


John Davis
Payroll Accountant
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Personnel Action Report for November 5, 2013

November 5th, 2013 by aegreeson825

Click to review the Personnel Action Report for November 5, 2013:

PAR 11/05/2013

The next report will be available during the first week of December.

State Health Plan Open Enrollment Update (October 23, 2013)

October 23rd, 2013 by aegreeson825


Due to the complexity of the State Health Plan changes this year as well as the volume of difficulty of maneuvering through the open enrollment system, the State Health Plan has elected to extend open enrollment through November 15, 2013.

If you do not take action before November 15, you will automatically become enrolled in the Traditional 70/30 Plan effective January 1, 2014. If you choose to complete wellness incentives in order to reduce your premium on either the Enhanced 80/20 Plan or the Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP), these activities must also be completed before November 15.

In order to make your selection, you will need to visit If you don’t know your username or password you can use the retrieval feature or email me and I can reset your account for you (extension 7028 or email me).

Additionally, in order to help you better understand the new CDHP plan, the State Health Plan has released an informational video explaining it. Click here to see the video.

Before open enrollment ends, I would suggest logging back in to your account one last time to make sure the selection you intended to make is showing. To do this, once again visit and log in. Click on the green Enroll Now link, then select the Benefitslink. You should see your 2014 election listed if you have completed open enrollment, including the selected plan, who is covered and the total premium.



Open Enrollment Update (October 17, 2013)

October 17th, 2013 by aegreeson825
We have about 2 weeks left of open enrollment for both the State Health Plan and our optional benefits through Wellington Benefits.

As a reminder, if you do not take any action during open enrollment for the State Health Plan you will automatically become enrolled in the Traditional 70/30 Plan effective January 1, 2014. 



State Health Plan 
Some of the most common issues have been the following:

  1. If you get locked out of your account, leave me a voicemail or email and I can unlock it and reset your password. You don’t need to call the 1-800 number.
  2. When you complete your health assessment, a new window or tab will automatically open. Don’t close the original window because you will need to go back to it once you have submitted your assessment.
  3. When completing your health assessment, if you don’t know the answers to some of the questions (such as cholesterol, blood glucose, etc) you may select “I don’t know” and you will still be able to submit the assessment. The State Health Plan does not receive your answers and only knows that you submitted the completed assessment. You will still receive the premium credit.
  4. When selecting a primary care physician, if you your doctor is not listed you may select a different doctor in the same practice and still receive the same benefits.

**to complete open enrollment, visit**

Wellington Benefits
In order to make changes to your optional benefits, you will need to inform the Wellington Benefits representative during your scheduled meeting. Make sure to review the final benefit selection form before you sign it.

Reminder: full-time employee contracts are currently available to sign at any time at the Human Resources front desk, Union Station room U299.


2013-2014 Full-time Employee Contracts

October 11th, 2013 by aegreeson825


Full-time contracts for the 2013-2014 year are now available for signing.

Contracts may be signed between 8:00 and 5:00 in the Human Resources department, located on the second floor of the Union Station building, room U299. No appointment is necessary.

If you prefer, you may sign your contract when you arrive for your Wellington Benefits meeting within the next few weeks.

North Campus employees will have an opportunity to sign their contracts on October 28 from 8:00 to 5:00 and October 29 from 8:00 to 3:00 in NA-113A, located in the North Campus LRC.

Contracts should be signed no later than October 31, 2013, after which they will be scanned and archived.


Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-7000

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 362-7700

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7900

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