LIB & RES Hot Water Shut Down- Friday, Oct. 23- 6- 8 AM

 

The hot water in RES and LIB will be shut down Friday, October 23rd from 6 am till 8 am. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions please call ext. 2181

Relay For Life of Fort Worth 2016- Time to sign up your team!!

 

Great news, the 2016 Relay For Life of Fort Worth will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Mark your calendars now!!

We are still in negotiations on the location, but it looks like it will be at TCU again this year. Watch the daily news for updates.

It is time to sign up your team or join a team! Will you be part of the 2016 Relay? The web page is up and you can set up your team, join a team or make a donation.

The ?UNTHSC Crusaders? team is now registered and anyone who would like to join our team is welcome to do so. Our team web page is http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16PL?team_id=1939200&pg=team&fr_id=72288

If you would like to register your team you can go to http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16PL?pg=entry&fr_id=72288

In the past we have as many as nine teams and as few as only one team from UNT Health Science Center.

How many teams can we form from UNTHSC? Which class will have the largest team? We could make this a competition. The team with the most team members or the team who collects the largest amount in donations winning bragging rights for a year!! Let me know what you think??

If you would like more information on team captains meetings and being part of the Relay For Life of Fort Worth planning committee, contact Jacklyn Crisp (the UNTHSC Team Mentor Chair) Jacklyn.Crisp@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2131.

The Relay For Life of Fort Worth web page is www.relayforlife.org/fortworthtx

All funds raised support the American Cancer Society for Research, Education, Advocacy and Patient Services within our community.

If you have questions about the American Cancer Society or cancer go to www.cancer.org or call the 24/7 help line at 1-800-ACS-2345.

Accepting Donations for Student Development Rummage Sale

 

The office of student development is hosting a rummage sale!

The sale is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm in the EAD Atrium.

We are accepting donations of items to sell, through October 23, 2015 at 5 pm. All items must be unused and clean. Clothing items must be unworn. You are welcome to donate items such as t-shirts, water bottles, past event supplies and much more!

All proceeds will benefit student scholarships.

If you are interested in donating, please fill out the OrgSync form: https://orgsync.com/12048/forms/163403

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP on OrgSync: https://orgsync.com/12048/events/1211525/occurrences/2713864

Explorle employee savings options during Save for Retirement Week

 

Your retirement may be near or it may be years away; in either case, saving for retirement is important. So take a moment during National Save for Retirement Week, Oct. 19-23, to review available options for eligible faculty, staff and student employees.*

The Texa$aver 457 plan is available to higher education employees and can be set up at any time. There is no State of Texas matching contribution and contribution limits are regulated by federal law. Texas$aver 457 does not replace the Teacher Retirement System.

?Learn about Texa$aver: https://texasaver.gwrs.com/preLoginContentLink.do?accu=TexasWR&specificBundle=preLogin&contentUrl=prelogin.457.landing
?Find online or download a guide to retirement planning from the Employee Benefits Security Administration: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/nearretirement.Html
?Learn more about retirement and separation from UNTHSC: https://hr.untsystem.edu/employees/retirement-and-separation

Other Retirement Information
?The Teacher Retirement System (TRS) is the retirement system for higher education employees. Texa$aver accounts do not replace TRS participation.
?An Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) in lieu of TRS is available to certain higher education employees.
?TRS ? administers retirement contributions, matching state funds and retirement distribution.
?ORP ? administers retirement contributions and matching state funds; employee-selected vendors manage retirement distribution.
?ERS ? offers a retirement savings plan (Texa$aver 457) for eligible employees. The participating employee manages investments and distribution. (ERS also manages a retirement program for certain state agency employees – not higher education faculty or staff.)

Some employees are eligible for ORP, a defined contribution plan and a 403(b). Enrolled employees choose an approved vendor (ING/Voya, Fidelity, TIAA-CREF or Valic) and work with the vendor to manage investments. The State of Texas determines the percentage of employee contributions and the percentage of matching contributions. Contribution percentages are determined by legislative action.

*Employees eligible for retirement plan participation are:
Part time employees who work 20-29 hours per week (50 to 74 percent of FTE)
Full time employees who work 30 or more hours per week (75 percent of FTE)

Pumpkin Decorating Contest – Win Awesome Prizes!

 

To help us all get in the Fall spirit the EBAC is hosting its third annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest.

All departments are eligible to enter. Contestants must submit a photo. Please include a sign in the photo with the name of the department/person, EBAC and the date of the entry. Photos submitted without the sign will not be valid. Pictures may be submitted to EBAC@unthsc.edu

Submissions must be received by October 26th, 2015 by 5 PM. Pictures will be posted online for voting October 27-28. Finalists will be announced with their winning pictures on October 29th and prizes will be awarded on October 30, 2015.

The following prizes will be awarded to the winning pumpkins: 1st Place ? Pizza Party (for up to 4 people) 2nd Place ? Donuts (for up to 4 people) 3rd Place ? Candy bags (for up to 4 people)

For questions, please email EBAC@unthsc.edu

King and Queen Halloween Costume Contest ? Win Prizes!!

 

The EBAC is hosting its annual Halloween Costume Contest. A King and Queen of Halloween will be selected by a UNTHSC employee vote and each will be awarded a $25 gift card for best costume, $20 for second place and $15 for third place.

Please obtain approval from your supervisor and wear work appropriate costumes. You must submit a picture of your costume, including a sign with your name, department, EBAC and date to EBAC@unthsc.edu no later than 5 PM on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Voting will be available online from November 6-10th and winners will be announced November 12th.

For questions, please email EBAC@unthsc.edu