News & Announcements
- EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARD NOMINATIONS NEW!
- NEW MEDICAL PLAN OFFERING
- DIRECT DEPOSIT CHANGES
- VALIC NEW DATES ADDED!
New Medical Plan Available
The State of R.I. has announced an exciting new alternative medical plan offering for State employees. As of January 1, 2016, the State is offering a voluntary alternative medical plan to all employees called the Choice Plus Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA). This plan, with a portable HSA account, affords employees an opportunity to save on health care expenses.
Click here for the Choice Plus Plan w/ HSA flyer
More details for the Choice Plus Plan w/ HSA - State of R.I. Employee Benefits Site
2016 Employee Recognition Award Nominations Sought
This year, the Employee Recognition Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 22nd at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate employees from the following four categories:
• Build a Better Mousetrap
• Going the Extra Mile
• Outstanding Mentor
• Rising Star
• Teaching Excellence
BUILD A BETTER MOUSETRAP
In order to acknowledge the importance of applying better solutions to the way work is accomplished at the college, a recognition award for Build a Better Mousetrap will be presented. If you are aware of an employee, faculty member or team who, through a new idea, a new technology, or a new approach, has developed and/or implemented an advancement that has significantly improved the way work is performed, please complete the nomination form.
GOING THE EXTRA MILE
The Recognition Award for Going the Extra Mile will be awarded to an individual who has been consistently acknowledged by the college community for going above and beyond in the delivery of quality service. This includes continually displaying exceptional courtesy, diplomacy and helpfulness to students, faculty, staff and visitors to the degree that it leaves a lasting impression. If there is a colleague that you know who always goes that extra mile, please consider nominating him or her for this award.
If you have someone to whom you owe a debt of gratitude for providing wisdom, guidance, support and advocacy please consider nominating him or her for the Outstanding Mentor award. This individual may be a wise and trusted faculty or staff member who has helped you grow personally and professionally here at CCRI.
If you find yourself wondering how you ever got along before the arrival of your new employee, please consider nominating him or her for this award. The Rising Star award will be presented to an individual who has been employed by the college for less than two years, but has exceeded performance expectations and established him or herself as an essential member of the team by quickly adding value to his or her department.
To recognize the central importance of teaching to the mission of the Community College of Rhode Island, the Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence will be presented to one full-time faculty member and one adjunct faculty member who:
• Challenges and inspires students to excel
• Consistently employs effective teaching methods and techniques
• Establishes a positive and collaborative learning environment
• Demonstrates extensive knowledge of and a passion for the subject matter
• Communicates the subject matter clearly
• Plans and organizes all course material in a way which significantly enhances the learning experience
• Encourages and supports feedback, respecting all points of view
• Is a valuable resource to students and colleagues
• Fosters collaboration, communication and cooperation among colleagues
• Is actively engaged with peers on the issues of teaching and learning
• Actively participates in both broad-based and discipline specific professional development activities
• Participates and provides leadership in activities outside the classroom representing the College and students, including committee work and community outreach.
Please submit the faculty nomination form to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs by Thursday, April 7, 2016. Please contact the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at x2142 for further information.
Each award recipient will receive a $150 check from the CCRI Alumni Association, a framed certificate, and his or her name engraved on the employee recognition plaque located in Human Resources.
Please forward the staff nomination form with your recommendation to Sheri Norton, Director of Human Resources, at the Knight Campus by Thursday, April 7, 2016. Only nominations received on the official form by the closing date will be considered.
Sit down with an AFLAC Associate and review policies available to you as a State of Rhode Island employee. If already enrolled, sit down and review your current policies (you may be eligible to upgrade).
These policies are offered through payroll deduction and most of the programs can be purchased on a pre-tax basis during Open Enrollment.
• Personal Disability Income Protector
• Accident Indemnity Advantage
• Cancer Care Indemnity
• Specified Health Event Protection
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with AFLAC Representative, Doreen Sylvia.
Please contact Doreen at 401-286-2871 to schedule an individual appointment.
Direct Deposit Changes for State Employees
State employees enrolled in direct deposit now can access their payroll information and view their direct deposit slip online through Paystub RI. Please refer to the attached document for directions on how to register.
Your September 26, 2014, paystub was the last paper direct deposit slip that you received. If you are not enrolled in direct deposit and would like to access this service, fill out the form online and return it and a voided check to Human Resources. All State employees will be required to participate in direct deposit no later than June 30, 2016.
TIAA-CREF Representative, Dan Samson, will be on campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and available for private consultation meetings on the following dates:
|Day & Date||Campus||Location|
|Thursday, April 7, 2016||Newport||Room 200|
|Tuesday, April 12, 2016||Warwick||Room 3116, HR Conference Room|
|Wednesday, April 13, 2016||Providence||Room 1134|
|Tuesday, April 19, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2138, President's Office|
|Tuesday, July 12, 2016||Warwick||Room 3116, HR Conference Room|
|Tuesday, July 19, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2138, President's Office|
|Tuesday, October 11, 2016||Warwick||Room 3116, HR Conference Room|
|Tuesday, October 18, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2138, President's Office|
|Wednesday, October 19, 2016||Providence||Room 1134|
Employees interested in scheduling an appointment for one-on-one counseling, please call 1-800-732-8353.
The one-on-one counseling sessions can help you sort things out and make informed decisions. Setting up a long-term financial plan can be a complicated task. It involves evaluating your potential income sources, and then factoring in the impact of taxes, inflation and the larger economic picture. Meeting with a TIAA-CREF Consultant can help. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with them.
Employees interested in scheduling an appointment with CCRI's MetLife Representative, Jake Darsch, for one-on-one counseling, please call 401-827-6266.
Are you ready for the inevitable changes that occur in everyone’s life? Life is a journey. It can be full of bumps and potholes; making it quite hectic. Taking the time to make financial decisions will make the journey much more rewarding now and down the road. While we all have good intentions to get our finances in order, we may not take the time or even know where to start.
CCRI's Valic representative, Garfield Davidson, can help you develop a plan for your financial goals, your dreams and your life’s journey.
Set up an appointment with Garfield by calling 401-413-2920 or via email at Garfield.Davidson1@valic.com.
He will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and available for private consultation meetings on the following dates:
|Day & Date||Campus||Location|
|Tuesday, April 5, 2016||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Wednesday, April 6, 2016||Providence||Room 2229|
|Thursday, April 7, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Thursday, April 14, 2016||Newport||Room 233|
|Monday, May 2, 2016||Providence||Room 2229|
|Tuesday, May 3, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Wednesday, May 4, 2016||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Thursday, May 26, 2016||Newport||Room 233|
|Wednesday, June 1, 2016||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Thursday, June 2, 2016||Providence||Room 2229|
|Monday, June 6, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Tuesday, June 7, 2016||Newport||Room233|
|Wednesday, July 6, 2016||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Thursday, July 7, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Friday, July 8, 2016||Newport||Room 233|
|Monday, July 11, 2016||Providence||Room 2229|
|Tuesday, August 2, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Wednesday, August 3, 2016||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Thursday, August 4, 2016||Providence||Room 2229|
|Friday, August 5, 2016||Newport||Room 233|
|Tuesday, September 13, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Wednesday, September 14, 2016||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Thursday, September 15, 2016||Providence||Room 2229|
|Friday, September 16, 2016||Newport||Room 233|
|Monday, October 3, 2016||Newport||Room 233|
|Tuesday, October 4, 2016||Providence||Room 2229|
|Wednesday, October 5, 2016||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Thursday, October 6, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Tuesday, November 1, 2016||Newport||Room 233|
|Wednesday, November 2, 2016||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Thursday, November 3, 2016||Providence||Room 2229|
|Friday, November 4, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Monday, December 5, 2016||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Tuesday, December 6, 2016||Newport||Room 233|
|Wednesday, December 7, 2016||Warwick||Room 2240|
|Thursday, December 8, 2016||Providence||Room 2229|