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Human Resources

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The Financial Literacy Series: Don’t miss the final seminar of the semester; summer schedule coming soon!

To help the University’s faculty and staff make sound financial decisions, the Office of Human Resources has partnered with the South Carolina Retirement System to provide a series of no-cost financial literacy seminars.

Whether you are beginning your professional career or nearing retirement, the financial literacy seminars will provide you with the tools and resources you need to make informed decisions regarding your financial well-being now and in the future.

The final seminar of the spring semester—Money at Work #2 – Sharpening Investment Skills—will be held on Friday, April 29th. Sessions run from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room 118 of the Academic Success Center (see map).

April 29th - Money at Work #2 – Sharpening Investment Skills is an intermediate guide to investing. The seminar, which builds off Money at Work #1, helps participants evaluate their savings progress (as a means for maximizing potential growth and minimizing potential risks) and get to know their investing personality and strategies in more detail.

Online Registration
Register online to attend a session. To access online registration, visit www.clemson.edu/employment/hrsc and choose HR Training – Online Registration at the bottom middle of the page.

For more information, visit the Financial Literacy Series website HERE.

Summer Seminar Schedule Coming Soon! A full summer schedule is currently in the works. More information about the seminars being offered during the summer semester will be announced within the coming weeks! You may also check the Financial Literacy Series website HERE for current and future seminars being offered.

Deer Oaks EAP: Additional resource to faculty and staff

Clemson University provides an employee assistance program to University employees and their dependents/household members though Deer Oaks EAP, an outside resource for addressing work/life issues and living a happier, healthier, more balanced life. A variety of health and wellness, counseling, referral, and consultation services are available. Services are completely confidential, and there is no cost to faculty and staff for most services. Click HERE to access the April newsletter.

Deer Oaks EAP services and contact information can be accessed HERE.

Planning for the Future seminar offered

The Office of Human Resources will host a Planning for the Future seminar on Friday, April 22, 2016. This seminar is designed for any employee who would like to plan for future financial and retirement goals. The schedule includes a 60-minute lunch period. Lunch is on your own.

Planning for the Future – Friday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Room 118, Academic Success Center ( campus map)

  • PEBA Retirement Benefits:
    • State Retirement Program
    • Purchasing additional service towards retirement
    • Prerequisites to be eligible for retirement
    • How retirement is calculated
    • Beneficiary’s benefits upon the member’s death
  • Social Security Benefits:
    • Retirement benefits
    • Survivor benefits
    • Disability benefits
    • Medicare
    • How your benefits are calculated
  • Retirement Income Strategies:
    • The importance of investing for a secure financial future
    • Different plans available through Clemson University
    • A review of the different levels of risks associated with investing
    • Flexibility of the 529 (College Saving Plan) plan
  • Estate Planning:
    • Last will or a revocable living trust
    • Financial power of attorney
    • Medical power of attorney
    • Probate court and living wills
    • Maximizing the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses
  • PEBA Health Insurance:
    • State Insurance program
    • Options for participating employees
    • Making changes to health and life insurance policies
    • Prerequisites needed to carry health insurance into retirement
    How to Register:
  1. Click HERE.
  2. Scroll down the center of the Web page.
  3. Locate and click the HR Training – Online Registration button in the center of the page.
  4. Enter your University username and password.
  5. Scroll to the month of April, and click the Planning for the Future seminar.

After reading the seminar information, click Add this Section to register

Human Resources has mailed IRS form 1095-C to eligible employees

Eligible employees can expect to receive their IRS form 1095-C for the 2015 tax year no later than March 31, 2016. The form will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to the home address. Employees can also access their form online through HR Self Service (Self Service>Benefits>View 1095-C).

The 1095-C, also known as the Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage statement, contains important information about medical coverage offered to employees and their dependents by Clemson University. The information on Form 1095-C may assist in tax preparation, but the form is not required for filing.

In compliance with Affordable Care Act reporting requirements, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) mailed the form to all employees who were eligible to participate in state health insurance through Clemson University at any time in 2015. Clemson University is also required to provide a copy of individual forms to the IRS. Employees who were not eligible for state health insurance through their Clemson employment in 2015 will not receive a form.

To learn more, click here. For detailed information or to learn how the new tax form impacts individuals, please visit www.IRS.gov or contact a tax advisor.

Eligible employees who have not received their Form 1095-C by March 31 are encouraged to contact OHR at 864-656-2000 or online through Ask-HR.

Deer Oaks EAP: Additional resource to faculty and staff

Clemson University provides an employee assistance program to University employees and their dependents/household members though Deer Oaks EAP, an outside resource for addressing work/life issues and living a happier, healthier, more balanced life. A variety of health and wellness, counseling, referral, and consultation services are available. Services are completely confidential, and there is no cost to faculty and staff for most services. Click HERE to access Deer Oaks EAP’s February newsletter.

Deer Oaks EAP services and contact information can be accessed HERE.

Clemson University announces new Lactation Support Policy and Mother-Friendly Employer designation

To further promote a family-friendly work and study environment for mothers and their infants, Clemson University is implementing a new Lactation Support Policy.

The University’s aim is to provide a supportive and flexible environment for employees and students as they transition back to work or studies after the birth of a child. In support of this goal, the Lactation Support Policy provides for time during the workday for lactating mothers to express breast milk and suitable wellness/lactation rooms across campus for such activity. The policy is in accordance with the workplace breastfeeding support provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Section 4207) and current South Carolina state law (SC Code §63-5-40).

In support of the new policy, Clemson has established the Lactation Network website, which houses the full policy along with information and guidance on existing and new wellness rooms, lactation breaks and points of contact for further lactation support at Clemson University.

In response to Clemson’s efforts, the South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (SCBC) has officially named the University a Mother-Friendly Employer. This is a designation of which we can all be proud. According to SCBC's website, only two other universities in the state hold this title: Lander and the University of South Carolina. More information about SCBC and the Mother-Friendly Program can be found at: http://www.scbreastfeedingcoalition.org/.

EPMS Forms Due March 1st

The Employee Performance Management System (EPMS) is the University’s annual review process for classified staff and unclassified staff. EPMS reviews provide a mechanism for supervisors and employees to communicate regarding performance and to set expectations and standards for performance moving forward.

Reviews are currently due no later than March 1st (note: this date does not apply to probationary, trial status or temporary employees).  Probationary employees are reviewed on or before the one year anniversary date of their employment. Trial status employees are reviewed six months after their transfer into a new position. While performance evaluation is recommended and encouraged for temporary employees, it is not currently required. 

EPMS forms and instructions are available on-line.  Please click HERE for more EPMS related materials.  Supervisor training sessions on Understanding and Completing the EPMS Process, as well as, Developing and Using SMART Goals are available.  For more information regarding these sessions and/or to register, please click HERE.

Your college or division's HR Partner is available as a resource regarding the process, form, training or due dates.

The CUBS PeopleSoft HR site upgrade is completed.

Click HERE for more information about the many upgraded features, or contact the Office of Human Resources online at Ask-HR or by phone at 864-656-2000 with any questions.
Thank you.

State-Mandated Bonus

The state legislature has mandated a one-time, lump-sum bonus of 800 dollars for all permanent faculty and non-faculty who had been in continuous state service for at least six months on July 1, 2015, and whose earnings are less than 100,000 dollars per year.

The bonus will appear in the October 30, 2015, paychecks of all eligible, active employees. The Offices of Human Resources, Payroll, and University Budgeting will manage the upload of the bonuses to paychecks, as well as, the communication to employees. Divisions and colleges do not need to take any action. One-time funding allocations to support a portion of the bonuses will be distributed by the Budget Office once funding is received from the state.

State-Mandated Bonus Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions and Bonus Timeline

International Hiring Reminder

As departments embark on hiring for the coming school year, please be reminded of Clemson's procedure for hiring international employees.

Best Practices:

  • Review Clemson University's International Employment Web site, which contains information regarding hiring international employees.
  • Keep HR partners advised about prospective international hires.
  • HR partners submit an electronic PeopleSoft 'International Hire' request.
  • Review time-sensitive deadlines for the international hiring process.
  • Prospective employees with F1 and J1 visas should visit HERE and follow directions to have their SEVIS records activated.
  • Adhere to the rule that the hiring dates on the I-9 Form, employment record, and payroll remain consistent. (An individual cannot start working prior to the completion of the I-9 form, which has been completed with Mack Howard or Pablo Unda in the Office of Human Resources.)

If you have further inquiries, please direct them to AskHR or call 864-656-2000.

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