HR Connection: SECC results, service anniversaries, benefits info & more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Department.

Employees contribute $61,700 to SECC

Donations to this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign exceeded last year’s total by more than $2,000. See which campuses raised the most contributions at State Employee Charitable Campaign donations surpass $61,000.

Update contact information to receive tax forms

Employees are encouraged to verify their contact information with ACC and the Employee Retirement System of Texas to receive important 2016 tax forms. In January ACC will send W-2 forms and the IRS 1095-C form regarding healthcare enrollment.

  • For ACC employee records, login to Online Services and click Change Employee Information.
  • For ERS, go to the ERS website, click Access My Account at the top of the page and login or register if you are a new user. Find the appropriate link under My Personal Information.

TexFlex balances and claims


If you contributed to a healthcare flexible spending account (FSA) last plan year and did not use all of your funds, you can carry over a maximum of $500 from one plan year to the next. Login to your TexFlex FSA to view your carryover balance. If your balance exceeds $500, you have until December 31 to file claims for expenses that occurred before August 31. Unclaimed amounts over $500 will be forfeited unless claimed by December 31.

The $500 carryover does not apply to TexFlex dependent care funds. Instead, funds may be used for eligible expenses that occur during a grace period between September 1 and November 15. The last day to submit claims is December 31 and any funds left in your account after that date will be forfeited.

For more information, see the FAQs on the TexFlex website.

Service anniversaries

The college recently hosted luncheons to recognize the dozens of employees who have marked service anniversaries with the college. See the list of employees receiving recognition.

Get your flu shot

It’s flu season again and one of the best ways to prevent the flu from spreading is by getting a flu shot. HealthSelect plans fully cover the cost of an annual flu shot from network providers. Members must have their health plan ID card. Get a shot from an in-network doctor or healthcare professional, an in-network convenience care clinic, or one of the following network pharmacies:

  • HEB
  • Albertsons
  • CVS
  • Kmart
  • Kroger
  • Safeway stores (including Randall’s and Tom Thumb)
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Sam’s Club

TRS Financial Awareness video series

Check out the four new videos in the TRS Financial Awareness Video Series. The videos are to help TRS members and non-members learn about retirement benefits and financial preparedness in general. New to the series are:

  • What Does TRS Do For Me?
  • Will My TRS Pension Be Enough?
  • Estimating Your TRS Benefits
  • Setting Financial Goals

Deer Oaks EAP newsletters

Find these articles and more in this month’s Deer Oaks Employee Newsletter.

  • Keeping Holiday Stress at Bay
  • Online Seminar Reminder: Holidaze: How to Enjoy the Holidays and Minimize Holiday Stress
  • Good Mood Foods
  • The Greatest Gift
  • Snippets: Ear This; When to Brush Your Teeth; An EAP Reminder
  • Clinician’s Corner
  • Build Personal Financial Security

This month’s Supervisor Newsletter includes:

  • Be a Great Boss When You’re Swamped
  • Four Strategies for Being Assertive
  • Ask Your EAP

ACC celebrates recent retirees

ACC celebrates the following retirees. Retirees are recognized at Board of Trustees meetings for their years of service to the college.

Name Department Years with ACC
Ishmael Soto Art 30
Michael Williams Fire Protection Technology  18

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