Faculty & Staff News: Announcements

Dec
1
2016

Switching to the High Deductible Health Plan?

If you elected to enroll in the HDHP for 2017 and currently have a balance in your PPO healthcare Flexible Spending Account, you must spend the remaining dollars and have a ZERO balance as of December 31, 2016. <b>Read More</b>

Nov
28
2016

Need eyeglasses or contacts before the new year?

If you currently subscribe to Baylor's supplemental vision insurance, National Vision Administrators (NVA), you may wish to consider an appointment with your provider before the end of the year, especially if you need to exhaust your Flexible Spending Account balance.

Nov
28
2016

Payroll Year-End Reminders

If your income tax filing status, number of exemption allowances or exempt status has changed, complete a new form W-4 and submit it to the Payroll Office.

Nov
28
2016

Registration Reminder for Faculty and Staff Conversations with Regents

A reminder to encourage faculty and staff to register for one of the conversations the Faculty Senate and Staff Council are hosting with President Garland and Baylor Regents.

Nov
28
2016

Update on FLSA Overtime Rule at Baylor

Baylor University is moving forward and continuing with the implementation of the pending FLSA regulations.

Nov
15
2016

Benefits Open Enrollment Ends Friday, November 18th

Eligible faculty and staff have until Friday to make benefit elections for 2017 with SmartBen™. Remember, Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings account require an annual enrollment.

Nov
14
2016

Responses to Racially Motivated Incidents

Voices across campus have joined to condemn acts of racism, support provisions for dignity and safety, and provide opportunities for dialog and respectful discussion about complex and challenging social issues.

Nov
8
2016

Considering a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

Faculty and staff considering an HSA will want to review eligibility requirements, contribution limits, and Baylor's contribution for individuals or family.<p>

Transitioning from an Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to an HSA requires that the FSA be closed by December 31 before the HSA contributions can be established.

Nov
8
2016

Online Benefits Enrollment with SmartBen

SmartBen™ is Baylor’s online benefits enrollment system! It allows faculty and staff to view benefit information 24-7 and choose benefit elections using integrated calculators.

Nov
4
2016

Looking Ahead: Open Enrollment Available until November 18th

If considering establishing (or continuing) a Flexible Spending Account for medical or dependent care, or perhaps a Health Savings Account for the upcoming calendar year, you may do so during Open Enrollment.

Oct
20
2016

Open Enrollment is Just Around the Corner

November 1 - 18, 2016 is Baylor's Open Enrollment for benefits that will be in effect for 2017. If you have been considering a change in plans for medical, dental or vision, or want to continue your Flexible Spending Account, you can do so during Open Enrollment.

Oct
19
2016

Baylor Pledges Cooperation with OCR Review

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2016) – On Tuesday evening, the University received notice from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a complaint filed by Baylor’s former Title IX Coordinator. An OCR review of this nature results in a broad, comprehensive look at policies, procedures and practices for a specified number of years: in this case, from the Fall of 2014 to the present. Interim President David E. Garland immediately assured OCR the University will cooperate fully with the investigation.

Oct
17
2016

Outstanding Staff

Have you submitted a nomination for a staff member you believe is outstanding? Honor a staff member for their contribution to Baylor's students, community members, and colleagues!

Oct
11
2016

Memorial service for David Grotberg Wednesday

Baylor University will hold a memorial service for David Grotberg, a sophomore University Scholar from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Oct
7
2016

Benefits Expo October 12

Join faculty, staff and Baylor benefit vendors from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room to learn about benefit options for 2017.

Oct
7
2016

New session of Weight Watchers @ Work begins November 1

Take advantage of a Weight Watchers @ Work special price when you register for the new session before November 1.

Oct
6
2016

Need a little help?

We all experience times when we need a little help, whether dealing with a loss, needing child or elder care, or even writing a will.

Oct
5
2016

Baylor Alert! False Text Alert

Baylor Alert! The Baylor Police Department has received multiple reports tonight that Baylor students have received a text message indicating an emergency on campus and to evacuate all buildings. Other universities have reported similar messages sent to their students. There is no emergency on the Baylor campus. The text message Baylor students received is false and did not come from Baylor University. Official emergency notifications will come from Baylor Alert. If you have any concerns, please contact Baylor Police at 254-710-2222.

Oct
5
2016

Baylor University Appoints New Title IX Coordinator

WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the appointment of Kristan Tucker as Baylor’s Title IX Coordinator, effective immediately.

Oct
5
2016

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures Notice

Baylor University is required to have in place an Emergency Action Plan per OSHA standards, which should be reviewed by all employees.