- Open Enrollment 2020
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Student Employment for Fall 2020
- New W-4 2020
- FLSA Changes 2020
Virtual Open Enrollment 2020 for Plan Year 2021
Please click on the attachment to access the links to the scheduled webinars for Week 1 of Open Enrollment. If there any questions, please contact our office.
Open Enrollment Webpage - https://www.alcorn.edu/offices/finance-and-administration/human-resources/open-enrollment-2020
You will have the opportunity to make benefit election/changes for the upcoming plan year 2021 and VIRTUALLY meet with the some of the vendors! You can safely and conveniently schedule a virtual meeting with the vendor or assess a webinar. We encourage you to review your benefit selections carefully and make changes as needed. Virtual games will be played throughout the month for your chance to win a door prize!!!!!!!! Please refer to the attachments for more information and repost on your bulletin board!!!
Please note that changes for health and life insurance coverages can be made in Human Resources Management the entire month of October 2020. Please see Ms. Goods, Benefits Specialist, or Ms. Anderson, Asst. HR Director for further details.
NEW BENEFIT ALERT!!!
Alcorn State University is thrilled to announce an exciting new program for employees and their household members at no cost to you: EAP and Work-Life Services.
Registration and Log-in Instructions:
Service Provider: Humana
Telephone Access: 1-866-440-6556
Online Access: Humana.com/eap
Username: alcorn Password: alcorn (ID and password is case-sensitive)
The program offers:
Date: August 17, 2020
From: Dr. Wanda C. Fleming, MBA, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources Officer
To: Hiring Budget Authority/Supervisors
RE: Student Employment for Fall 2020
The Office of Human Resources Management is pleased to announce that all student employment, Hourly/Wage and Federal Work Study will be conducted through the Student Employment Center. Supervisors are required to utilize the resources available on our website www.alcorn.edu to ensure that eligible students are afforded the opportunity to apply online. No student hiring is to be conducted at the departmental level.
To find the SEC: Select the Students Tab, then select SEC.
Key resources provided include:
- Supervisor Handbook and Acknowledgement
- Student Employment Hiring Process
- Student Position Requisition
- Job Posting Access - https://jobopps.alcorn.edu/hr/sessions/new
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The schedule for Supervisor’s Training/Refresher is forthcoming.
The Office of Human Resources Management is here to assist you in the fulfillment of your student employment needs.Thank you and be well!
New W-4 Form for 2020
The IRS has issued a new form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate, to be used beginning Jan. 1, 2020. This change stems from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect in 2018 and eliminated personal exemptions and doubled the standard deduction when filing personal taxes. This new form and accompanying Tax Withholding Estimator are meant to ensure you have the proper amount of federal tax withheld from your paycheck.
Current employees with a valid form W-4 on file with human resources are not required to complete a new form; however, you may do so if you choose. If you do not submit a new form, withholding will continue based on your previously submitted form, which may not be as accurate as using the new form.
You may want to consider completing a new form W-4 if you want to more accurately account for your annual income. A new form W-4 is encouraged, for example, if you work more than one job, if your spouse also works and you file your taxes jointly, if you claim the child tax credit or other tax credit, or if you have high incomes and more complex tax returns.
When completing a new form W-4, you must complete steps 1 and 5. Steps 2, 3 and 4 are optional, but can be helpful in ensuring your tax withholding more closely matches your tax obligations. In addition, the IRS provides a Tax Withholding Estimator to help ensure maximum accuracy. To use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator, you will need to have your latest pay statement handy, as you will be asked to enter the federal income tax withheld from your last paycheck and the total federal income tax withheld to date.
To make changes to your W-4 form please visit “Banner Online Services” and click on Tax Forms, then W4 Tax Exemptions or Allowances.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) which administers the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issued its final rule for overtime pay, effective January 1, 2020.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes wage and hour regulations for employers. Under the FLSA, the new overtime rule raises the pay threshold for exempt workers from $23,660 per year ($455 per week) to $35,568 per year ($684 per week).
- The salary threshold is now $685 per week (equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker)
- The total annual compensation requirement for “highly compensated employees” is now $107,432 per year.
- No changes were made to the duties test
- DOL has reaffirmed its intent to update the salary threshold more regularly going forward, but did not include any mechanism to automatically update the threshold.
- Identify impacted employees and analyze options for achieving compliance. (Status: Completed)
- The impacted employees will be notified in December. (Status: Completed)
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