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Human Resources News and Events

Learn more about upcoming HR-related training dates, important deadlines and critical policy updates. For additional training and professional development opportunities, please review our calendar.

Upcoming events and news to note:

Benefits fair kicks off the 2019 open enrollment season

Human Resources is hosting a benefits fair on Tuesday, September 18 in the Russell House. Learn about the many benefits programs available to you, meet with benefit providers and take advantage of free or low-cost health screenings and flu shots.

SLTD rate increase

Employee premiums for Supplemental Long Term Disability coverage will increase in September.

VP of HR candidate visits begin June 19

Between June 19 and 28 the University of South Carolina will host three candidates for the position of vice president for human resources.

Life 101

Whether you're out on your own for the first time or facing a new life challenge, you need some basic skills to succeed. Let your Employee Assistance Program help you get an "A" in Life 101.

Living the legacy of service

The University of South Carolina would like to congratulate employees who in 2017 reached a milestone of 10 or more years of service with the state of South Carolina and its flagship university.

Open enrollment for State ORP

The State Optional Retirement Program open enrollment period is in progress and will run through Thursday, March 1, 2018. During this time, State ORP participants may change vendors or, if eligible, may choose to switch to the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS).

Free yourself

Get a fresh start on the new year by conquering the clutter. Your employee assistance program can help you get organized and clutter-free.

TERI end workshops

The TERI program ends June 30, 2018. USC's Benefits Office is hosting several workshops to help participants navigate the end process, and complete required paperwork.

Flood recovery assistance for UofSC faculty and staff

The University of South Carolina has partnered with United Way of the Midlands and St. Bernard Parish to help those in our Carolina family who still need assistance recovering from the devastating floods that impacted our community in 2015.

Open enrollment is October 1 - 31

Learn about your insurance options for 2017, benefits enhancements for the upcoming year and changes you can make during this time.

Equifax data breach

Equifax recently announced a data breach that affected approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. This means one in every two South Carolinians could have been affected by this breach. USC has partnered with the Department of Consumer Affairs to provide tips for our employees on how to protect your identity, and instructions for how to find out if you have been affected.

Benefits Fair kicks off the 2018 open enrollment season

Human Resources is hosting a benefits fair on Tuesday, September 26 in the Russell House. Learn about the many benefits programs that are available to you, meet with benefit providers and take advantage of free or low-cost health screenings and flu shots.

Saying goodbye

We all grieve in our own way and in our own time. Everyone can use some extra support during a time of loss. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can assist you with a full selection of resources.

USC's 2017-18 ELP Fellows named

President Harris Pastides and Vice President for Human Resources Chris Byrd are pleased to announce the 24 newest members of the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The ELP is designed for administrative professionals who have the potential to hold a higher-level administrative leadership position at UofSC in the near future.

USC's 2017-18 PAL Fellows named

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Joan Gable, and Vice President for Human Resources Chris Byrd are pleased to announce that twenty-six senior faculty and administrative leaders will begin a year-long cohort-based professional development program as Fellows for USC's Pipeline for Academic Leaders (PAL) program.

Retirement contribution increase

In order to strengthen funding for retirement plans administered by the Public Employee Benefits Authority (PEBA), legislation has increased employer and employee retirement contributions. These increases are effective July 1, 2017.

Emerging leaders celebrate program completion

Congratulations to 24 university leaders who graduated the 2016-17 Emerging Leaders Program. Applications for the 2017-18 ELP cohort are being accepted through June 1, 2017.

PAL Fellows celebrate program completion

The University of South Caroline would like to congratulate 25 faculty and administrative leaders who completed the year-long cohort-based professional development program Pipeline for Academic Leaders (PAL). Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017-18 PAL cohort, which begins in August 2017.

Living the legacy of service

The University of South Carolina would like to congratulate employees who in 2016 reached a milestone of 10 or more years of service with the state of South Carolina and its flagship university.

Get ready to Rally for better health!

Be on the lookout for Rally - the State Health Plan's digital platform that can help you get healthier, one small step at a time.

See a doctor in only a few clicks!

State Health Plan members now have the ability to talk with doctors from their computer or smartphone. Sign-up today for Blue CareonDemand and skip the waiting room with a video visit.

EAP orientation sessions

UofSC's new Employee Assistance Program provider, MYGroup, will be on the Columbia campus Monday, March 20. Employees are invited to come learn more about how their free services can help with personal, work-related and family concerns.

Free retirement counseling

Several vendors will be on campus this month - offering free one-on-one counselling sessions to their members. Schedule an appointment today to ensure you are ready for your future retirement.

Ignite a spark

By tapping into your creative energy, you can spark innovation and problem solving in every part of your life. Let your Employee Assistance Program help you expand your life through creativity.

New EAP vendor

McLaughlin Young Group has been selected to manage the university's Employee Assistance Program. Learn how this free, confidential service can help with personal, work-related and family concerns.

 

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