August 7th, 2013 by aegreeson825
Some full-time employees may have recently received an email from Aaron Whitesell, HR Assistant, concerning their beneficiaries for the retirement system.
This email was sent to anyone who currently does NOT have beneficiaries listed for their retirement contributions or for the death benefit provided by the retirement system. If an active employee dies without choosing beneficiaries, these funds are paid out to his/her estate instead.
This may also be a good time for all employees to double-check to make sure the beneficiary information is up-to-date in the system. In order to review your beneficiary selections:
- Visit www.myncretirement.com.
- Click on the ORBIT logo.
- Register your account (or log-in if you already have).
- Click on View Account Summary and you should see the option to add beneficiaries.
Let us know if you have any difficulty accessing the system or adding in your information!
August 5th, 2013 by aegreeson825
Join us on Wednesday, August 14 from 1:00 – 3:00 in the Schwartz Center lobby for the Annual Employee Benefits Fair! This event serves to connect employees with various benefit provider vendors, including:
- Wellington Benefits
- 401(k), 403(b), 457 options
- Banking options, such as State Employees’ Credit Union
- Discounts and free trials to Sam’s Club and Costco
- Discounts for AT&T and Verizon customers
Additionally, most vendors will provide free giveaways as well as raffles for door prizes. Past door prizes have included:
- Gift cards to major retailers
- Goodie bags full of samples
- Portable speakers
- Bluetooth headsets
- Beach bags, chairs, umbrellas, cooler bags
Bring your questions and join us! Although part-time employees cannot participate in Wellington Benefits or the NC401(k), they can still receive employee discounts and business banking, as well as participate in a 403(b) plan.
Let us know if you have any questions at (910) 362-7312. See you then!
August 1st, 2013 by aegreeson825
Each month, the Human Resources Office sends out a report showing new hires, employee changes, retirements, and resignations. We will continue to send this information out via Cape Fear All; however, we will also post these documents here on our website.
In the future if you would like to view them, you can just click on the Personnel Action Report category, listed at the bottom of this page.
PAR for August 02, 2013
July 16th, 2013 by aegreeson825
Although the Human Resources department will do all we can to get updated information to our employees, if you would like to receive the State Health Plan’s monthly newsletter Member Focus in your email, you may sign up by clicking on this link.
The State Health Plan website is also a great source of information, where you can find entire plan booklets, search for in-network doctors, and even receive health and disease management coaching.
July 15th, 2013 by aegreeson825
The retirement system does not currently have any local retirement planning conferences on the schedule. However, they have provided videos for employees to view if they are unable to attend a conference or would like to learn more when no conferences are scheduled. These videos (along with the slideshow presented at the planning conference) can be found on their website at www.myncretirement.com. Links are also provided below:
Retirement Planning Conference Videos
Retirement Planning Conference Slideshow
Additionally, the website provides information on your individual account through the ORBIT system as well as retirement calculators, manuals, publications and a list of frequently asked questions.
July 8th, 2013 by aegreeson825
After a lot of planning and some great help from the IT Services department, we have launched our new (and hopefully improved) Human Resources department website. Take a moment to look around, and please let us know what you think by sending us an email.
In the future, look for information on benefit changes, open enrollment, Personnel Action Reports, training sessions and other HR events on this news blog.