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Human Resources News & Information

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Retirement program

Today (Dec. 15) is the last day to make an update to your salary deferral election for desired retirement plan contribution changes to take effect in December. To do so, please complete the Salary Reduction Agreement form. After today, you will need to submit changes through the TIAA portal.

On Jan. 5, TIAA will become the single administrative service provider for the University of Delaware Retirement Program. Contributions to the legacy options, including those at Fidelity Investments, will be discontinued.

On Jan. 8, the TIAA system will go live with the online salary deferral feature and other plan enhancements, including the Roth 403(b).

To find out more, please review the Transition Guide and our Retirement Transition web page.

Performance appraisals

The 2018 performance appraisal cycle will begin mid-January. Instructions will be coming soon. The annual appraisal covers the time period from February 1 of the previous year through January 31 of the current year. For more information please review the Performance Management Overview. Employee development resources are available in ConnectingU on the HR Atlas under Employee Relations & Performance.


Prescription drug formulary changes for 2018

Express Scripts has announced exclusions to its preferred drug list. In most cases, if you fill a prescription for one of the excluded drugs, you will pay the full retail price. For more information, review the list of exclusions on the Express Scripts Formulary.

New law: employment practices

On June 14, Delaware Gov. John Carney signed into law H.B. 1, banning employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. The law took effect on Dec. 14, 2017. H.B. 1 makes it unlawful for a Delaware employer, including the University of Delaware, to screen applicants based on their salary history. The employer is prohibited from asking for this information from both the job applicant and his or her current or former employer. This law applies to all positions at UD. Employers are permitted to discuss and negotiate salary expectations. Learn more.


A healthy you in 2018

Thinking about making fitness part of your New Year’s resolution? University employees, retirees and spouses have access to the employee fitness center, located in the Carpenter Sports Building (CSB). This two-story facility features cardio and strength training equipment and access to fitness advice. Consider a personal fitness assessment or personal training. Discounted packages and exercise classes are available for winter. Don’t forget you can use your wellness dollars to purchase these services. To learn more and get started, visit Recreation or Employee Health and Wellbeing.

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