HR Connection: Financial Wellness Fair, compensation study, & more

The following is provided by the Human Resources Office.

Take part in the Financial Wellness Fair April 25

Whether you’re just starting your career or nearing retirement, or you have a lot of money in the bank or want to grow what you have, you’ll want to take part in the annual Financial Wellness Fair, Tuesday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Highland Business Center.

Hosted by the Human Resources Benefits Office, the fair and related presentations offer resources and information on money management and financial planning. Employees and spouses are invited to attend all or part of the day’s presentations.

View the Financial Wellness Fair flyer for presentation topics and times. Professional development credit is not offered; however, breakfast and lunch is provided to those who register in advance through the Professional Development Workshop Database.

Employees may be given time off to attend with their supervisor’s approval. Those unable to attend may view the online Financial Wellness Fair livestream of the full day of presentations.

Contact Alisol Martinez, 512-223-7800, with questions.

Compensation study kicks off

HR Compensation has begun the fiscal year 2017 Non-Faculty Market Study.

To ensure market competitive salaries for non-faculty employees as required by Board Policy F-10, a comparison of similar positions at the other Texas metropolitan community colleges and the local market is conducted every two years. In 2015 the college conducted the Classification and Compensation Study with Evergreen Solutions.

A Market Study Review committee composed of four members each from the Classified Employees Association (CEA), the Association of Professional-Technical Employees (APTE), and college administration will meet with HR Compensation to provide feedback during the market study process. Committee members are:

  • Laura Bauman (CEA)
  • Robert Bohannan (CEA)
  • Matthew Campbell (CEA)
  • Juanita Parker (CEA)
  • Caroline Hernandez (APTE)
  • Latisha Marion (APTE)
  • Jose Resendez (APTE)
  • Connie Wall (APTE)
  • Virginia Fraire (administrator)
  • Stan Gunn (administrator)
  • Mike Midgley (administrator)
  • Neil Vickers (administrator)

Results of the study and any proposed changes will be reviewed by the President’s Cabinet May 23 and presented to ACC’s Board of Trustees at their June 19 work session. Approved market changes will be included in the fiscal year 2018 budget scheduled for adoption on July 10. Changes approved in the budget will be implemented in September.

Updates about the Non-Faculty Market Study will be posted on the HR Compensation webpage.

Annual benefits enrollment begins July 9

This year’s annual benefits enrollment period is July 9 – July 22. Changes made during annual enrollment are effective September 1 for plan year 2018.

The Human Resources Benefits Office will host the annual enrollment fair and presentation by the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) on July 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Highland Business Center Room 201.  Employees can talk with ERS vendors and ask questions about the various benefit plans. Additional information will be available in June on the ERS website.

FYI: ERS has not yet released coverage or premium information or changes for the new BCBSTX plan.

Mammo Mixers: Openings still available April 26 & 27 

View the Mammo Mixers flyer or register by April 17 using the Mammo Mixers online registration form.

A few openings remain for “Mammo Mixer” mammogram appointments.

ACC Employee Wellness is partnering with St. David’s Medical Center to offer a less stressful, more enjoyable way to have a routine mammogram in a spa-like atmosphere. In addition to a mammogram, patients experience:

  •    A relaxing chair massage
  •    Breakfast, lunch, or afternoon snack
  •   “Mocktails” in a souvenir pink cup
  •    Complimentary parking
  •    United HealthSelect coverage at 100 percent*

*This screening mammogram is available to employees covered by United HealthSelect medical plan. Optional 3-D mammograms are subject to a co-pay.

Deer Oaks EAP newsletters

Find these articles and more in Deer Oak’s April employee newsletter:

  • Online Seminar Reminder: Compassion Fatigue: Increasing Resiliency
  • Winning Mind Games Counts in Business as Well as Sports
  • Give Your Plate a Taste Lift
  • Smart Recipe Swaps
  • Evaluating and Choosing Financial Advisors

The EAP’s supervisor newsletter includes:

  • Online Seminar Reminder: Compassion Fatigue: Increasing Resiliency
  • Upcoming Supervisor Excellence Webinar Series & Leadership Certificate Program Session
  • Retain Your Best People
  • Anxiety Disorders in the Workplace
  • Ask Your EAP!

April employee discounts

The ACC Advantage Discount Program offers spring savings this month.

  • Save 10 percent on sports, concert, and theater tickets through Premium Seats. VIP packages offer additional perks and accommodations.
  • Save 25 percent on flowers and gifts with From You Flowers.
  • Save 10 percent on your next order — natural groceries delivered to your doorstep.

Access these deals and more on the ACC Advantage Discount Program website, or go to the HR Benefits website and click Employee Discounts.

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