Murray State University Alumni Enewsletter
December/January 2010
Pay Increase Details
WageWorks Update
Anthem Nurse May Call
Wellness Update
Health Savings Account Startup Notice
Phone Directory and Preferred Names
Cooper-Clayton Classes to Stop Smoking
Flu Vaccine
Non-Exempt Compensation Study Update
Personnel Action Form Processing Notes
Email PersonnelMatters
Serving you in HR
 

Pay Increase Details
1% increase with a minimum of $450 and a maximum of $1,200, all added to base

On Friday, Dec. 5, the MSU Board of Regents approved pay increases for employees. One-half of the increase will be in a lump sum payment given in the same manner as regular paychecks on Jan. 28. Pay increases will appear in regular bi-weekly & monthly paychecks distributed on Jan. 29.

To be eligible, persons must have been employed in an MSU regular full or part-time job on or before 4-1-2009 and actively employed in a regular full or part-time job on 1-1-2010.

Taxes and retirement deductions apply to all pay.

HR will handle all documentation.

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WageWorks Update
Grace Period on the Health Care Card
Beginning 1-1-2010, grace period expenditures are now available on the Health Care Flexible Spending Debit Card. This means that 2009 FSA participants that
re-enroll for 2010 can use any remaining funds in 2009 for services incurred during the grace period (1-1 thru 3-15-2010). WageWorks will add the remaining 2009 funds into the 2010 debit card balance in order to maximize the usage of the account balance from the previous year.

New Online Claims Optionwageworks card
Beginning 1-1-2010, WageWorks is offering participants the convenience and option to complete the Pay Me Back (PMB) claim form online when logging on to WageWorks. Once the form is complete, print & mail, or fax it to WageWorks with the receipts. Another option is to upload the corresponding receipts to the WageWorks system.

CUV Form Now Available on WageWorks.com
Beginning 1-1-2010, the Card Use Verification Forms (CUV) will be available on the WageWorks website for participants. This means that access to the form will be available at any time.

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Anthem Nurse May Call
As part of the services offered by Anthem, a nurse may contact members at home. This is part of another program that is designed to help persons with specific medical needs. Any information given is confidential and is completely voluntary.

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Wellness Update
ís wellness program called Healthy Lifestyles will begin promotions via emails & posters in advance of their launch date of February 1. MSUís wellness plan will launch on the same date.

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Health Savings Account Startup Notice
Participants who elected the new Health Savings Account available with the High Deductible Health Plan should receive an HSA Welcome Kit soon. Please return the application included in the kit to Mellon Bank quickly. If not received before the first payroll in 2010, funds may not be deposited in a timely manner.

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Phone Directory and Preferred Names
Anyone with a preferred name to be used in the employee phone directory may use the updated "Directory Update" form on the Telecommunications Forms page at http://www.murraystate.edu/info/telecom/Forms.htm.

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Cooper - Clayton Classes to Stop Smoking
Healthy LIFE, MSU's employee wellness program, will be offering an opportunity for employees and/or spouses to participate in the Cooper-Clayton Method to Stop Smoking program. The 13 week program will meet on Tuesdays from 4-5 pm in Carr Health, Room 100. Class dates are Jan. 12 thru Apr. 6.

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Flu Vaccine

A free flu vaccine clinic for the H1N1 virus will be held for MSU faculty & staff at the University's Health Services Clinic located in Wells Hall from 8 to noon and 1-4 pm on Tues. Jan. 5 & Wed., Jan. 6. MSU ID's will be required. Contact MSU Health Services at (270) 809-3809 for more info.

 


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Non-Exempt Compensation Study Update
Our consultants have been working on Step 3 Ė "Market Benchmarking Analysis." They are assessing MSU's current pay relative to the market & are identifying benchmark jobs and their applicable recruiting markets.

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Personnel Action Form Processing Notes
To confirm: PA's can cross fiscal years. This and other PA processing guidelines are available at www.murraystate.edu/hr, then click on "Employment Information," and click "General Procedures for Processing Personnel Action Forms."

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Email PersonnelMatters
Future editions of PersonnelMatters will be sent to Murray State faculty & staff only via email. Printed copies will not be distributed after this month.

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Serving you in HR

Benefits

Beverly Barnes
Assistant Benefits Manager
beverly.barnes@murraystate.edu
270-809-4428

Mary Armstrong
Benefits Manager
mary.armstrong@murraystate.edu
270-809-2158

Employment

Rita Culver
Admin Secy II for hourly employment
rita.culver@murraystate.edu
270-809-2147

Patrice Chew
Employment Specialist for Fac & Prof Hiring & PA processing
pchew@murraystate.edu
270-809-2153

Lori Mathis
Employment Specialist for Temps & PA processing
lori.mathis@murraystate.edu
270-809-3094

Teri Ray
Employment Manager
teri.ray@murraystate.edu
270-809-2156

Banner & Workers Comp

Lisa Dick
HRIS Coordinator
lisa.dick@murraystate.edu
270-809-2152

Tuition Waivers & General HR Questions

Brittany Binkley
Admin Secy III
brittany.binkley@murraystate.edu
270-809-2146

Marcie Clark
Admin Secy I
marcie.clark@murraystate.edu
270-809-3509

Wellness

Amelia Dodd
Wellness Plan Coordinator
amelia.dodd@murraystate.edu
270-809-6463

General HR Questions

Robbie Marine
HR Associate
robbie.marine@murraystate.edu
270-809-2268

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Human Resources Department
404 Sparks Hall/ Murray, KY 42071/ 270-809-2146 office / 270-809-3464 fax
murraystate.edu/hr / job applicant site murraystatejobs.com /
Please send commments to human.resources@murraystate.edu

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