HR Advisory - December 3, 2013

Important Notices

• Transition from a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to a Health Savings Account (HSA) 
If you are enrolling in the new PPO BlueEdge + HSA and have been enrolled in a healthcare flexible spending account during 2013, your healthcare FSA funds should be exhausted by December 31, 2013. Contributions to a Health Savings Account cannot begin until an FSA is closed.

•  Electronic I-9s for Student Workers  
Each new semester brings an influx of new student workers. Supervisors of student workers are reminded of the federal requirement for every employee to complete an I-9 on or before their first day of work. Baylor now exclusively uses an electronic I-9 system. For information on the student electronic I-9 process and important deadlines... Read More

• UPDATED - Staff Performance Evaluation & Planning Document 
Updated form available for use... Read More

• Temporary Clerical Positions at Baylor  
From time to time, Baylor looks for individuals to perform clerical duties and general office support in various departments throughout campus. If you know someone with administrative skills and a flexible schedule, please encourage them to contact HR at and include their resume plus your contact information as a reference.

• Required Annual Notices  
Annual notices include: Notice of Right to Participate in 403(b) Plan, Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage, Family Medical Leave Act, HIPAA Privacy Notice, Notice of Coverage Options (Marketplaces) and others... Read More

• Save the Date: Spring Staff Forum  
January 30, 2014 at 3pm in Waco Hall (Details & formal invitation to follow).

Payroll Reminders for Year-End

• W-4 Update  
If your filing status, number of exemption allowances, or "Exempt" status have changed, you should complete a new W-4 and submit it to the Payroll Office... Read More

• Electronic W-2 Election  
If you have not already elected to receive your W-2 in electronic form (only), please consider the benefits... Read More

In December and January

• Training & Development Planner  
Take a look at the training and development planner for December and January... Read More

• Holiday Hours  
To view the holiday hours for Campus Dining, SUB, SLC, and Bookstore... Read More

Benefits Updates

• Summer/Fall 2014 Tuition Remission 
If you or your family member(s) receive tuition remission, the online tuition remission application for summer and/or fall 2014 must be completed by Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in order to be eligible to begin summer/fall 2014 early registration on Thursday, March 27.

• 2014 Maximum Retirement Income Plan Contribution Limits  
The 2014 limits in 403(b) voluntary contributions to the Baylor University Retirement Income Plan are... Read More

• Baylor's 'Hidden' Entertainment Benefits - Part 2 in a series  
By popular demand we are pleased to highlight some of Baylor's 'hidden' benefits in a series of articles. This month, learn more about some of our 'hidden' entertainment benefits... Read More

Wellness Updates

• Naturally Slim November Update 
The Fall 2013 Naturally Slim participants lost a total of 625 pounds or a third of a ton! For participants who submitted their weight, there was an average cumulative weight loss of 10.0 pounds... Read More

• Health Tip  
Are you looking for a resource to help you maintain accountability for your health and wellness - particularly over the upcoming holidays? Utilize the Employee Assistance Program's Healthy Weight Guide at no charge!... Read More

HR At Your Service

•  askHR Customer Service Center  
Have a human resource question or HR Advisory suggestion? Give us a call, send us an email, access our self-service portal, or stop by our office; we're excited to serve you!... Ask HR

Ongoing Reminders

• 2014 Affordable Care Act... Read More

• Retirement Education at Your Desk... Read More

• One-On-One Retirement Counseling... Read More

• BCBSTX Medical Preventive Services... Read More

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Published by Baylor University Human Resources, the HR Advisory is a monthly e-communication presenting important HR news and information for faculty and staff. For more information, contact or call (254) 710-2000.