HR Advisory - January 28, 2014
Please scroll through the topics below in case any of them apply to you.

Important Notices

• Reminder: Spring Staff Forum  
January 30, 2014 at 3pm in Waco Hall.

• Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Dollars from 2013  
While FSA claims should have been incurred during the 2013 calendar year, a "grace period" is offered...Read More

• Transition from a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to a Health Savings Account (HSA) 
If you enrolled in the new PPO BlueEdge + HSA and were enrolled in a healthcare flexible spending account during 2013, your healthcare FSA funds should have been exhausted by December 31, 2013...Read More

• Summer/Fall 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, February 18, 2014 in order to be eligible to begin early registration on Thursday, March 27.

• 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.

In February

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

• Service Awards Transition  
For the 2014 Annual Service Awards program, a Baylor signature "Recognition Packet" will be presented to service award recipients... Read More

• Workshop - "She's Got It: A Woman's Guide to Saving and Investing"
Money doesn't grow on trees, but its roots are in good decisions. Bring your lunch to enjoy a TIAA-CREF sponsored Financial Essentials Workshop for all faculty and staff members on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm... Read More

Policy Spotlight

• Americans With Disabilities Act (BU-PP 415)  
Baylor has formalized a policy which states its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, there is now a formal process by which faculty and staff may request an accommodation for a qualifying disability. For a link to the policy and request forms... Read More

• Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus (BU-PP 040)  
By mutual agreement of Baylor's faculty, staff and students, Baylor is moving to a tobacco free campus... Read More

Benefits Updates

• Baylor's 'Hidden' Benefits - Part 3 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' miscellaneous benefits... Read More

• 2014 Holiday Schedule  
For details... Read More

• Baylor Family Compassion Fund  
In addition to donations through the United Way Campaign, the Baylor Family Compassion Fund can now receive donations made by Baylor faculty and staff and others as a direct donation to the fund. For more details about the fund and how to donate directly... Read More

• Learn About Insurance Costs and Coverage - Part 1 in a Series  
"Can I Afford It?" By understanding how health insurance works, you can make the most affordable choices... Read More

Wellness Updates

• Naturally Slim Update  
Six reasons why you should consider going through the Naturally Slim program this spring... Read More

• Weight Watchers At Work Update  
Weight Watchers has a new Simple Start program and can return to Baylor if there are at least 20 interested participants... Read More

• Faculty/Staff OSO Fit  
As a faculty/staff member, you have a variety of ways to engage in exercise and receive credit/incentives via the OSO Fit Program... Read More

• Health Tip  
The beginning of a new year usually also brings many resolutions, and being fit tends to top the list. Baylor has many opportunities to participate in healthy activities, some of which are offered at no cost to faculty and staff... 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

• Know your rights as an employee...For information about your rights, including EEO rights, click here.

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