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TIAA-CREF Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions – Oahu (JABSOM)

ATTENTION:  Regular status employees 50-100% FTE

If you are currently participating in RCUH’s Group Retirement Annuity (GRA) and/or Supplemental Retirement Annuity (SRA) plans administered through TIAA-CREF OR if you are interested in enrolling into a TIAA-CREF SRA plan, the RCUH Human Resources Department is now coordinating one-hour Individual/Employee Retirement Counseling Sessions with TIAA-CREF.  During these meetings, you will be able to discuss your personal financial/retirement goals with a TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a free and confidential basis.

A TIAA-CREF representative will be able to assist you with planning for your retirement goals, including:

  • Setting realistic goals for key life events and retirement
  • Reviewing your investment mix and strategy
  • Selecting your TIAA-CREF options
  • Learning about TIAA-CREF retirement income flexibility

For employees unfamiliar with the SRA plan, it is considered a 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plan which allows an employee to make contributions via payroll deduction from his/her pre-tax earnings towards an individual retirement plan (i.e., SRA) through our third party administrator, TIAA-CREF.  Enrolling or making changes to your SRA election may be done at any time during the year. For more information about the GRA and SRA plans, please go to our website, www.rcuh.com and review the RCUH Retirement Plans Policy (3.560).

We have reserved the following dates and times for Individual Sessions:

Dates Location Times
April 4, 2017 JABSOM MEB Library, Quiet Reading Room 105 – Honolulu

651 Ilalo St.

Honolulu, HI 96813

9:00am – 4:00pm
April 5, 2017 JABSOM MEB Library, Quiet Reading Room 105 – Honolulu

651 Ilalo St.

Honolulu, HI 96813

9:00am – 4:00pm
April 6, 2017 JABSOM MEB Library, Quiet Reading Room 105 – Honolulu

651 Ilalo St.

Honolulu, HI 96813

9:00am – 4:00pm

To schedule an appointment, please use our secure Web site at:

http://www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow

If you have questions or are unable to schedule an appointment online, please call our Service and Scheduling Group at 800-732-8353 Mon-Fri 6am – 3pm Hawaii time.

Meetings are accessible for individuals with disabilities.  For more information or to request an accommodation due to your disability, contact YeeYeng Lim at (808) 956-6979 or email rcuh_benefits@rcuh.com at least one week prior to the session.

TRAINING: Workplace Violence Prevention (UH Maui College) – May 9, 2017

RCUH will be conducting a Workplace Violence Prevention Training session at UH Maui College, Laulima 105 on Tuesday, May 9th. It is strongly recommended that all RCUH staff and supervisors attend this training. These will be 3-hour sessions facilitated by Jerry Trinidad of Action Strategies. Everyone (including Principal Investigators, non-RCUH employees, and supervisors who employ individuals through the RCUH) is welcome to attend. Priority for seating will be given to RCUH employees and supervisors of RCUH employees.

It is the RCUH’s policy to provide a safe work environment for all employees and individuals in the workplace. We maintain a zero tolerance for violence in the workplace. Violators of this policy may be subject to immediate disciplinary action, including possible termination of employment.

The first hour (all employees + supervisors) will focus on creating and maintaining a violence-free workplace and will cover:

  • Definition and types of workplace violence
  • Where and reasons why violence occurs
  • Profiles of the victims and perpetrators
  • Warning signs of potential violence and steps to mitigate it

After the first hour, the session will break and non-supervisory employees may be excused. The second two hours (supervisors) will focus on communication skills and conflict resolution.

Please sign up for a training through Employee Self Service (ESS) and search “Maui” (case-sensitive) under “Select Training Island”. If you have any trouble signing up, please feel free to contact Tana Staub at tstaub@rcuh.com or 956-7055.  We will definitely be scheduling future sessions in the next several months.

Tuesday, May 9 – morning session
UH Maui College, Laulima 105
–   9:00am – 10:00am All Employees + Supervisors
–   10:00am – 12:00pm Supervisors

Tuesday, May 9 – afternoon session
UH Maui College, Laulima 105
–   1:30pm – 2:30pm All Employees + Supervisors
–   2:30pm – 4:30pm Supervisors

Relevant RCUH Policies:
Policy 3.930A Workplace Violence Prevention (Addendum to Policy 3.930 RCUH Safety and Accident Prevention Program)

Please contact Tana Staub at tstaub@rcuh.com or 956-7055 by April 27th if you require special arrangements or accommodations.

 

TIAA-CREF Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions – MAUI

ATTENTION:  Regular status employees 50-100% FTE

If you are currently participating in RCUH’s Group Retirement Annuity (GRA) and/or Supplemental Retirement Annuity (SRA) plans administered through TIAA-CREF OR if you are interested in enrolling into a TIAA-CREF SRA plan, the RCUH Human Resources Department is now coordinating one-hour Individual/Employee Retirement Counseling Sessions with TIAA-CREF.  During these meetings, you will be able to discuss your personal financial/retirement goals with a TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, on a free and confidential basis.

A TIAA-CREF representative will be able to assist you with planning for your retirement goals, including:

  • Setting realistic goals for key life events and retirement
  • Reviewing your investment mix and strategy
  • Selecting your TIAA-CREF options
  • Learning about TIAA-CREF retirement income flexibility

For employees unfamiliar with the SRA plan, it is considered a 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plan which allows an employee to make contributions via payroll deduction from his/her pre-tax earnings towards an individual retirement plan (i.e., SRA) through our third party administrator, TIAA-CREF.  Enrolling or making changes to your SRA election may be done at any time during the year. For more information about the GRA and SRA plans, please go to our website, www.rcuh.com and review the RCUH Retirement Plans Policy (3.560).

We have reserved the following dates and times for Individual Sessions:

Dates Location Times
March 21, 2017 Maui Community College

Pilina, Room 155.

310 Kaahumamu Ave. Kahului, HI 96732

9:00am – 4:00pm
March 22, 2017 Pacific Disaster Center

1305 N Holopono St #2

Kihei, HI 96753

9:00am – 4:00pm
March 23, 2017 Pacific Disaster Center

1305 N Holopono St #2

Kihei, HI 96753

9:00am – 4:00pm

 

March 24, 2017 Pacific Disaster Center

1305 N Holopono St #2

Kihei, HI 96753

9:00am – 4:00pm

To schedule an appointment, please use our secure Web site at:

http://www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow

If you have questions or are unable to schedule an appointment online, please call our Service and Scheduling Group at 800-732-8353 Mon-Fri 6am – 3pm Hawaii time.

Meetings are accessible for individuals with disabilities.  For more information or to request an accommodation due to your disability, contact YeeYeng Lim at (808) 956-6979 or email rcuh_benefits@rcuh.com at least one week prior to the session.

 

Congratulations to the 2016 Outstanding Employees of the Year

Congratulations to our 2016 outstanding employees of the year!  Videos of all the nominees are available in the Awards section of the RCUH website.

Researcher/Project Manager Professional
  • First Place
    Tyler Bogardus, Small Vertebrate Pest Stabilization Specialist
    O‘ahu  Army Natural Resources Program, Pacific International Center for High Technology Research
    Nominated by Dr. David Duffy
  • Second Place Tie
    Violet Horvath, Director
    Pacific Disabilities Center, UH John A. Burns School of Medicine
    Nominated by Dr. Satoru Izutsu
  • Second Place Tie
    Brett Taylor, PIFSC Fisheries Life History Biologist
    UH Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research
    Nominated by Dr. Mark Merrifield
Project Support Staff
  • First Place Tie
    Alisa Kimura, Fiscal and Program Associate
    O‘ahu Invasive Species Committee, UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
    Nominated by Dr. David Duffy
  • First Place Tie
    Angela Schultz, Senior Observer
    Pan-STARRS, UH Institute for Astronomy
    Nominated by Dr. Richard Wainscoat

Congratulations, again, to all the awardees and nominees, their Principal Investigators, and the projects represented!

 

RCUH Timesheet for March 16-31, 2017 pay period (Payroll Deadline: 12pm – April 3, 2017)

In order to minimize searching for the RCUH timesheets each pay period, we will have the current RCUH timesheet available in the Current News section of the RCUH website on the first working day of each pay period.

Click here for the March 16-31, 2017 Timesheet
Payroll Deadline is April 3, 2017 noon
Payday for this timesheet is April 7, 2017

Next Announcement: April 3, 2017 (April 1-15, 2017)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at rcuh_payroll@rcuh.com or 956-3100.

View Your Benefits on Employee Self-Service (ESS)

TO:       All RCUH Regular 50% to 100% FTE Employees

We are excited to announce the launch of the Benefits Summary on Employee Self-Service (ESS).  The new Benefits Summary will let you view your Benefits online.  This will also be a useful tool for the upcoming Open Enrollment.  You can review your benefit changes via Employee Self-Service after RCUH processes any manual benefit change forms that you submitted.

Instructions on How to View your Benefits on Employee Self-Service (ESS)

1) Access the RCUH Employee Self-Service (ESS) system from the RCUH Homepage (rcuh.com)

  • Forgot your User ID or Password? Click on the “Forget User ID/Password” link

2)      View your Benefits on Employee Self-Service (ESS)

  • Self Service > Benefits > Benefits Summary

If you have any questions about your Benefits, please contact rcuh_benefits@rcuh.com. If you are having difficulties logging in to ESS or accessing the Benefit Summary page, please contact rcuh_is@rcuh.com.

Mahalo!
RCUH Benefits Staff

 

 

Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have updated the Guidance for Completing Form I-9 Handbook for Employers.  Principal Investigators and Project Administrators should use this handbook as a detailed reference guide when completing Form I-9.

Please click on the links below to access the handbook and additional information regarding Form I-9:

M-274, Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9

I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

I-9 Central

Please contact RCUH Human Resources at rcuh_employment@rcuh.com or (808) 956-7307 if you have any questions or need further assistance in completing Form I-9.

TRAINING: Employee/Independent Contractor (EIC) Review (UH Manoa) – March 22

RCUH Training: Employee/Independent Contractor Review

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
UH Manoa – East West Center, Burns Hall, Room 4012
9:00am – 10:30am

This training session will be held to provide Principal Investigators and Project Administrators with a set of guidelines on EIC Determinations. It is the policy of the RCUH to properly classify individuals providing services as an “Employee,” “Independent Contractor,” or “Non-Employee.” Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a serious issue and could result in being held liable for employment taxes (income tax withholdings, Social Security and Medicare, unemployment) for that worker in addition to penalties and interest. Organizations are being scrutinized as never before, as federal and state agencies are ramping up enforcement efforts.

Please sign up for a training through Employee Self Service (ESS) and search “Oahu” (case-sensitive) under “Select Training Island”. If you have any trouble signing up, please feel free contact Tana Staub at tstaub@rcuh.com or 956-7055.

Objectives:

  • Understand the RCUH Employee/Independent Contractor (EIC) Determination process
  • Pertinent sections of the OMB 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
  • IRS, DOL, Chapter 84, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes
  • What is an Independent Contractor, Employee and Non-Employee?
  • Updated RCUH EIC Memo Templates
  • “How To Do It” Hints/Help -What works & What does not work
  • Master EIC Determinations

RCUH Policy:

3.225 RCUH Employee-Independent Contractor Review

Please contact Tana Staub at tstaub@rcuh.com or 956-7055 at least five business days in advance if you require special arrangements or accommodations.

RCUH Timesheet for March 1-15, 2017 pay period (Payroll Deadline: 12pm – March 16, 2017)

In order to minimize searching for the RCUH timesheets each pay period, we will have the current RCUH timesheet available in the Current News section of the RCUH website on the first working day of each pay period.

Click here for the March 1-15, 2017 Timesheet
Payroll Deadline is March 16, 2017 noon
Payday for this timesheet is March 22, 2017

Next Announcement: March 16, 2017 (March 16-31, 2017)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at rcuh_payroll@rcuh.com or 956-3100.

TRAINING: Workplace Violence Prevention Training Session (Hilo) – March 28, 2017

RCUH will be conducting a Workplace Violence Prevention Training session at UH Hilo, `Imiloa Classroom on Tuesday, March 28th. It is strongly recommended that all RCUH staff and supervisors attend this training. These will be 3-hour sessions facilitated by Jerry Trinidad of Action Strategies. Everyone (including Principal Investigators, non-RCUH employees, and supervisors who employ individuals through the RCUH) is welcome to attend. Priority for seating will be given to RCUH employees and supervisors of RCUH employees.

It is the RCUH’s policy to provide a safe work environment for all employees and individuals in the workplace. We maintain a zero tolerance for violence in the workplace. Violators of this policy may be subject to immediate disciplinary action, including possible termination of employment.

The first hour (all employees + supervisors) will focus on creating and maintaining a violence-free workplace and will cover:

  • Definition and types of workplace violence
  • Where and reasons why violence occurs
  • Profiles of the victims and perpetrators
  • Warning signs of potential violence and steps to mitigate it

After the first hour, the session will break and non-supervisory employees may be excused. The second two hours (supervisors) will focus on communication skills and conflict resolution.

Please sign up for a training through Employee Self Service (ESS) and search “Hawaii” (case-sensitive) under “Select Training Island”. If you have any trouble signing up, please feel free to contact Tana Staub at tstaub@rcuh.com or 956-7055.  If there is enough interest, we can open up an additional afternoon session the same day. We will definitely be scheduling future sessions on Oahu, Maui, and Kauai in the next several months.

Tuesday, March 28
UH Hilo, `Imiloa Classroom

  • 9:00am – 10:00am All Employees + Supervisors
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm Supervisors

Relevant RCUH Policies:
Policy 3.930A Workplace Violence Prevention (Addendum to Policy 3.930 RCUH Safety and Accident Prevention Program)

Please contact Tana Staub at tstaub@rcuh.com or 956-7055 if you require special arrangements or accommodations.