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Reminder About Available Resources

Hello faculty and staff members, and welcome back! Following are some reminders and information about resources available to you. If you have questions or need additional information, please email the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@cua.edu or the Office of Payroll at CUA-PAYROLL@cua.edu.

Reminder to Supervisors: Worker’s Compensation – First Report of Injury
When an employee is injured on the job, our priority is getting him or her appropriate medical care. After that, it is important to document and report the incident to the human resources office as soon as the incident occurs. All injuries, regardless of severity, should be reported. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that the CUA Worker’s Compensation Claim - First Report of Occupational Injury/Illness form and all related documents are submitted to the Office of Human Resources located in 170 Leahy Hall.

The D.C. Department of Employment Services mandates this regulatory reporting requirement for both employees and employers. The form must be submitted as soon as possible after the date of knowledge of the incident. The CUA Worker’s Compensation Claim - First Report of Occupational Injury/Illness form can be found on the human resources Web page at humanresources.cua.edu/forms/index.cfm.

For more information on accident investigations and reporting an injury, please review the slide presentation titled “Accident Investigations: Avoiding Common Mistakes” found on the Department of Environmental Health and Safety website at ehs.cua.edu.

Please contact the human resources office (telephone: 202-319-5050) or the environmental health and safety department (telephone: 202-319-5515) with questions or concerns.

EAP — Carebridge
Thank you to all those who attended the Summer Brown Bag Lunch seminars provided by Carebridge Corporation, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. The seminars were open to all employees and we hope you were able to take away some valuable tips on topics such as “Optimizing Your Time” and “Managing Stress.”

If you were unable to attend the seminars, please keep in mind that all benefits-eligible employees (including spouses and dependents) have access to these EAP resources. The EAP benefit is 100% paid by CUA and all benefits-eligible employees are enrolled automatically. Covered individuals have access to Carebridge services 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Assistance is provided by professional counselors face-to-face or by telephone. In certain situations, Carebridge may refer you to additional sources of help. The consultation you receive is completely confidential and conforms to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations. You may reach out to Carebridge for support in many areas:

  • Comprehensive family service support
  • Licensed day care centers and family home day care
  • Nanny and au pair sourcing
  • Summer camps information
  • Tutoring resources
  • Private and public schools listings
  • Special needs referrals
  • Relocation guidance
  • Relationship consultation
  • Wellness information
  • And many more topics

You can contact Carebridge:

Tuition Exchange
The Tuition Exchange application for the 2016–2017 academic year is now available on the human resources website at humanresources.cua.edu/benefits/exchange.cfm. The application is due no later than Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, to the human resources office located in 170 Leahy Hall. Please note: the guidelines limit the program to children of regular full-time employees of CUA who have worked full time for at least two continuous years prior to the commencement of the academic year for which the eligible student dependent would initiate his/her studies.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions
A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one retirement information sessions for employees in Room 331 of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center 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:

  • Thursday, Sept. 10
  • Thursday, Oct. 8
  • Thursday, Nov. 12
  • Thursday, Dec. 10

More information regarding the CUA 403(b) TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan(s) can be found on our website at humanresources.cua.edu/benefits/retirement.cfm.

Reminder to Employees: Address Change
If you have moved recently or are planning to move, please complete and submit an Employee Data Form (EDF) to the human resources office as soon as possible. The form can be found on the human resources website at humanresources.cua.edu/forms/index.cfm. Please note: Incorrect addresses can prevent or delay delivery of paper documents.

You are required to submit new state withholding forms when you move from one state tax jurisdiction to another. These forms must be submitted to the payroll office within 30 days of the event. All tax forms and other important information can be found on the payroll website at treasurer.cua.edu/Payroll/tax.cfm.

Direct Deposit Closing/Changes
If you are closing or changing a bank account that is used for direct deposit, please inform the payroll office a minimum of one week in advance. Please complete the direct deposit form on the payroll website at treasurer.cua.edu/forms.cfm and submit to the payroll office located in 130 Leahy Hall.