Human Resources

Employee Exchange Program

Human Resources recognizes that some departments are experiencing an influx in the volume of work and modified business operations based on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. To improve our current operations with the existing workforce, we will use staffing and work schedule variances. To do so, Human Resources is introducing an Employee Exchange Program […]

This Month: Add/Drop Dependents in June

  While Open Enrollment has been delayed until September, the Office of the State Comptroller has announced an opportunity for employees to add or drop dependents during the month of June without providing proof of a qualifying life event. These changes would be effective July 1, 2020. If adding dependents, employees must provide copies of […]

2020 MEDFLEX and DCAP Announcements

  The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) has announced modifications to the Dependent Care Account Plan (DCAP) and the Medical Flexible Spending Account Plan (MEDFLEX) for 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the OSC announced the following modifications: Expenses incurred during 2019 may be submitted for reimbursement through June 30, 2020. The […]

Health Insurance Add/Drop Period

As previously announced, employees may add or drop dependents to/from health insurance from 6/1/2020 – 6/30/2020 without experiencing a qualifying life event. These changes would be effective 7/1/2020. Employees wishing to add or drop dependents may request a form prior to 6/30/2020 by emailing Benefits@uconn.edu. If adding dependents, employees must provide copies of relationship documentation (e.g., […]

Availability of EAP Frontline Publications

EAP Frontline Supervisor and Frontline Employee publications for June 2020 are available for review on the Employee Assistance website: hr.uconn.edu/employee-assistance-program. These publications have timely articles of interest about workplace issues, including Stress Management and COVID-19 issues.  As a reminder, the Employee Assistance Program is operational and assistance is available by calling 860-486-1307 or through the […]

June 1 Deadline: Fall 2020 Dependent Child Tuition Waiver

UConn and UConn Health offer certain employees a tuition waiver benefit for their dependent children who are attending UConn.  The deadline for waiver applications for the Fall semester is June 1, 2020.  More information on the Dependent Child Tuition Waiver benefit can be found on the following Human Resources websites:  UConn or UCH. Applications for the Dependent Child […]

Add/Drop Dependents in June

While Open Enrollment has been delayed until September, the Office of the State Comptroller has announced an opportunity for employees to add or drop dependents during the month of June without providing proof of a qualifying life event. These changes would be effective July 1, 2020. If adding dependents, employees must provide copies of relationship […]

SPAR Updates and Adjunct Rates

Dear Colleagues, We write to share several Special Payroll updates. Cancelling and Updating Special Payroll Hire Requests Human Resources has developed workflows to help departments navigate updating or cancelling Special Payroll hire requests.  For example, departments may need to update a hire request when the submitted request has an incorrect end date or compensation amount. […]

Grad Assistant Open Enrollment

Dear Graduate Assistants, Interns, and Fellows: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the State of Connecticut has moved all Open Enrollment periods for health insurance, including the Open Enrollment for Graduate Assistants, Interns, and Fellows at UConn. Open Enrollment allows GAs to either sign up or change their insurance enrollment without a qualifying life event. The […]

UCPEA Performance Evaluations

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University is implementing the following procedure to allow UCPEA Annual Performance Evaluations to be completed electronically, and with no face-to-face meeting required. Our intention is to complete the Performance Evaluation (PE) process entirely electronically in almost all cases. The University is maintaining the timeline for UCPEA Performance Evaluations. […]