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The Office of Human Resources supports ESU’s vision of “changing lives for the common good” through the university’s employees. We strive to recruit, hire, and retain faculty and staff who embody the values of excellence, respect, responsibility, and service. In doing so, we are building a community which is preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership.

Additionally, the Office of Human Resources is committed to the growth and well-being of all university employees. This is accomplished through the functions of employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits, and professional development.Our office is open 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Please feel free to stop by, or contact us at humres@emporia.edu or (620) 341-5379 if you don’t find what you need on our website, or if you have questions about employment at ESU.

News:

Tuition Assistance/Waiver

Dependent and spouse Tuition Waiver applications are due by the 10th day of the enrolled class. The student must be enrolled in at least one class prior to starting the application, and the E# for the employee and student will also be required.

Employee Tuition Assistance applications for the Summer 2019 semester are due Friday, April 26, 2019.  The employee must be enrolled in at least one class prior to starting the application. 

The applications, guidelines, and more information can be found under the Current Employees > Tuition Assistance tab near the top of this page. We regret that we will be unable to accept late applications.

 

Past Communication

Stay up-to-date with information from Human Resources.  Below are the recent emails that have been sent to employees.

VOYA Financial Adviser on campus January 31 and February 21, 2018

Sheri Birdsell will be on campus Thursday, January 31...

Thu, January 3     2 weeks ago

Sheri Birdsell will be on campus Thursday, January 31 (Plumb Hall 103 O – across from Financial Aid) and Thursday, February 21 (Plumb Hall 212 conference room – by Human Resources). Please see the message below from Sheri for more information.

If you would like to review or get updates on your retirement plan and/or the options for retirement plans at ESU, I would be glad to schedule an individual appointment to meet with you when I am on campus.  To schedule that you can email me at sheri.birdsell@voyafa.com or call me at 913-469-8800.

Sheri Birdsell, CMFC, CRPC
Financial Adviser
Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.
11020 King Street, Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66210
Tel: 913-469-8800 Fax: 913-469-8808

Toll Free: 1-877-469-8801

Email: sheri.birdsell@voyafa.com

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Spring 2019 Employee Tuition Assistance/Dependent and Spouse Tuition Waiver Program Applications

Applications and Dealines for Tuition Assistance/Waiver

Employee Tuition Assistance Applications for Spring 2019 for ESU Employees are due by...

Fri, October 19     3 months ago

Employee Tuition Assistance Applications for Spring 2019 for ESU Employees are due by Friday, December 28, at 5:00 p.m.  A short instructional video with important information is provided to assist in completing the electronic application.  Please be advised you must be enrolled in one or more classes in order to complete your application. We regret we will be unable to accept late applications.

USS Employees must have a current performance evaluation of at least “meeting performance expectations” to be eligible for assistance.

Dependent and Spouse Tuition Waiver Program Applications for dependent and spouse may be submitted until the 10th day of class for fall and spring semesters, and by the first day of the enrolled class for the summer session.  Please be aware you will need your employee number as well as your dependent’s student ID number for the electronic application.

The following link will provide the guidelines and a download to the applications for each.

http://www.emporia.edu/humres/current-employee/tuition-assistance.html

Please contact the office of Human Resources at 341-5379 or email rlauber@emporia.edu if you have questions about these programs.

 

 

 

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New HR Process - Onbase Email

Electronic Policy Acknowledgments

Dear ESU Employee, You may have received an email last night from the sender “onbase” with a subject ...

Wed, October 10     3 months ago

Dear ESU Employee,

You may have received an email last night from the sender “onbase” with a subject line “You have been added to a new reading group: HR All Employees”.  This message was sent out automatically by our Onbase software as part of the set-up for a more automated new-hire process.  No action is required by you at this time, but you will receive additional emails as early as this afternoon which will require your action (see “How does this impact me” below).

Background:

The Office of Human Resources has partnered with IT to automate part of the university’s new hire process.  The change will allow new employees to acknowledge several policies directly in Onbase, eliminating the need for paper copies, and reducing the need to route those papers from the employee to their department to HR.

How does this impact me?

In order for the automated process to work properly, we need all current employees to complete a one-time acknowledgement of each of the new electronic forms.  Depending on the details of your employment, you will receive 4-6 emails, one for each policy you need to acknowledge.  The email provides a link to Onbase, where you can acknowledge the policy, and also a link to additional instructions.

Please note, these are not new policies. They are the current existing policies being managed through a different process.

If you have technical difficulties, you can contact the Help-Desk at 341-5555.  For questions about the policies, please contact Human Resources at 341-5379.

Stingers up!

Office of Human Resources

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HealthQuest Deadlines

Discount and Incentive Deadlines

Employees and spouses enrolled in the State Employee Health Plan who complete the ...

Fri, September 28     3 months ago

HealthQuest 2018 Deadlines

Employees and spouses enrolled in the State Employee Health Plan who complete the REQUIRED Health Assessment and earn credits by participating in wellness activities throughout the year can earn a premium reduction in 2019. Members enrolled in Plans C, J, Q and N can also earn HRA/HSA dollars to be awarded throughout 2018.

 

Deadline for 2018 HealthQuest Employer HSA/HRA Contributions

If you elected Plans C, J, N or Q, you are eligible to receive employer contributions to your Health Savings Account or Health Reimbursement Account.  Each HealthQuest point you earn is worth a $10 employer contribution into your HSA or HRA, up to $500 each year. Spouses are also eligible to earn up to $500. However, these HSA/HRA employer funds have to be processed on a 2018 paycheck, so the points have to be received by the State Employee Health Plan no later than November 19, 2018 in order to receive the HSA/HRA employer HealthQuest contributions. Several options exist for earning points quickly, like the EAP On-Demand Webinars and Health Coaching phone calls. However, please note the processing time for wellness exams, below.

 

Wellness Exams (Medical, Dental (2) and Vision)

You can earn points for various activities, including getting your annual wellness exam, two dental cleanings, and a vision exam each year. However, it takes two to six weeks from the time the provider files the claim for it to be processed and then sent to the State Employee Health Plan.

 

HSA/HRA Employer HealthQuest Contributions

o If you elected Plan C, J, N or Q, it would be wise make sure your wellness exams were completed at least six weeks prior to November 19, 2018 (which would be  October 8, 2018) and the claim is filed by the provider’s office immediately. Please note that there is no date of service by which the State Employee Health Plan has stated they can guarantee your wellness visit would be eligible for 2018 HSA/HRA dollars. It has only been stated that wellness visits can take up to six weeks for processing.

Premium Incentive Discount  (up to $20 off per check)

o Employees in all plans are eligible to receive a premium discount of up to $20 off per check. If you are covering your spouse, your spouse must also earn 40 HealthQuest points to receive the full discount for 2019; ($10 off for employee + $10 off for spouse = $20 off total per check). If you are not covering a spouse, you must earn 40 points to get the $20 discount. The deadline for the premium discount is different than the HSA/HRA deadline, so you still have until December 31, 2018 for the credits to be received for the premium incentive discount. Therefore, it would be wise to have your visits completed and the claims filed at least six weeks prior to the December 31, 2018 discount deadline.

 

Biometric Screening Deadlines

On-site Biometric Screening (You are eligible to get the 5 credits for attending an onsite screening plus the 6 credit for blood pressure)

You are eligible to earn the most points by obtaining your biometric values this way. Our final 2018 Onsite Biometric Screening will be held in the Memorial Union Ballroom on October 15, 2018. You can check http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/download/Biometric_Screening_Events_Schedule.pdf for other onsite screenings at various locations throughout the state. If you have not done so already, register now in your HealthQuest Portal, or by calling 888-275-1205.

 

There are two more options for obtaining biometric values:

· Physician Form (you will not get the 5 credits for attending an onsite screening)

o HRA/HSA deadline - 11/14/2018

o 2019 premium reduction - 12/27/2018

 

· Home Test Kit (You will get the 5 biometric screening attendance credits, but will not be able to get the 6 credits for blood pressure)

o HRA/HSA deadline - 11/5/2018

o 2019 premium reduction – 12/10/2018

 

Helpful Links

· HealthQuest portal: https://kansashealthquest.cernerwellness.com

· For more information, see http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/rewards.html.

· HealthQuest Newsletters: http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/newsletters.htm

 

 HealthQuest Contact Information

· Phone 888-275-1205

· Email kdhe.healthquest@ks.gov

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Upcoming Events

Employee Directory Photos 1-28-19

January 28, 2019
08:30 AM
Plumb Hall 005

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Sheri Birdsell - Voya - 1-31-19

January 31, 2019
09:00 AM
PH 103O

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Employee Directory Photos 2-4-19

February 04, 2019
08:30 AM
Plumb Hall 005

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New Employee Connection - Feb 2019

February 19, 2019
01:30 PM
Blue Key Room - Memorial Union 2nd Floor

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Sheri Birdsell - Voya - 2-21-19

February 21, 2019
09:00 AM
PH 212

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Employee Directory Photos 2-22-19

February 22, 2019
08:30 AM
Plumb Hall 005

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Employee Directory Photos 3-8-19

March 08, 2019
08:30 AM
Plumb Hall 005

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