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Important Reminders from the Office of Human Resources

2014 Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Deadlines

This is a reminder that if you have a remaining 2014 balance, you may still incur expenses against your 2014 account(s) until March 15, 2015. The deadline for submitting your 2014 claim(s) is April 30, 2015. To submit your 2014 claim(s), please complete the Medical FSA and/or Dependent Care FSA forms and submit them directly to the Health Care Account Service Center.

Annual Leave (Vacation) Reminder
The annual leave policy is based on the fiscal year, May 1 to April 30. We would like to remind you to use your appropriate annual leave time before April 30, 2015, to ensure your leave balance is accurately recorded. Also, we would like to remind you that all leave reports and time sheets must be submitted regularly with each payroll cycle. If you have outstanding time sheets from prior months, please ensure they are submitted by April 15, 2015, to the Department of Payroll.

Exempt employees can carry over up to a maximum of 21 days into the next vacation year (May 1). All carry over vacation days in excess of seven (7) days must be used by Aug. 15 within the new vacation year.

Non-exempt employees hired before Jan. 1, 1994, may carry over a maximum of 30 days of accrued vacation leave to the next vacation year beginning May 1. Non-exempt employees hired on or after Jan. 1, 1994, may carry over a maximum of 21 days of accrued vacation leave to the next vacation year.

Please click here for the annual leave (vacation) policy. Your vacation hours balance can be reviewed on your most recent paycheck.

403(b) TIAA-CREF Retirement

The new 2015 IRS employee contribution limits are as follows:

Age Annual Maximum Employee Contribution Amount
49 and under within 2015 $18,000 regular limit of pre-taxed income
50 and older within 2015 $24,000 catch-up limit ($6,000 over the regular limit) of pre-taxed income

If you wish to increase or change your current 403(b) employee contribution election, please submit a completed Authorization for Salary Reduction Form to the Office of Human Resources. Your new election will only be effective for payroll periods beginning the following month after this form is accepted by the Office of Human Resources.

More information regarding the CUA 403(b) TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan(s) can be found here.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions - A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one retirement information sessions for employees in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 331, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While the sessions are free, an appointment is required. Please call the Meeting Request Center number at 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment for the dates below:

Date Time Location
Thursday, March 12 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pryzbyla Center - Room 331
Thursday, April 9 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pryzbyla Center - Room 331
Thursday, May 14 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pryzbyla Center - Room 331
Thursday, June 11 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pryzbyla Center - Room 331

For sessions conducted in Spanish, please contact Conchy Perez at 214-626-8326 to schedule an appointment for the dates below:


2015 TIAA-CREF Sessions Conducted in Spanish

Date Time Location
Wednesday, April 1 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. Pryzbyla Center - Room 331
Wednesday, April 22 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. Pryzbyla Center - Room 331
Wednesday, May 20 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. Pryzbyla Center - Room 203
Wednesday, June 17 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. Pryzbyla Center - Room 331