Welcome to Human Resources
Syracuse University is a great place to teach, conduct research, and work. Whether you are part-time staff or tenured faculty, the Office of Human Resources is dedicated to providing you with the services, information, and support you need to succeed at SU. For more information about HR and what we do, contact the HR Service Center at (315) 443-4042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Human Resources is reaching out to staff eligible for the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP) in a variety of ways: through direct emails, home mailings, On-Campus Office Hours, seminars, and campus media.
We are currently calling eligible staff we have not heard from. These calls are informational; they should not be interpreted as an attempt to encourage or discourage participation in the VSIP. We only want to be sure all those who qualify for the VSIP know about the Program and have the information they need to make the decision that is right for them. Participation in the VSIP is strictly voluntary.
Syracuse University has introduced a new, comprehensive program designed to remove common barriers that prevent people from taking the next step in life while realigning the University’s workforce in a proactive, positive way. For the first time in many years, the University is offering a Voluntary Separation Incentive Program to qualifying non-faculty, benefits-eligible staff. Beginning July 1, staff members whose age plus years of service equals 65 or more will be eligible to receive enhanced benefits designed to help them pursue new opportunities.
For more detailed information, please visit vsip.syr.edu.
Syracuse University’s Performance Partnership process is an annual touch point for an ongoing process of communication between staff members and their supervisors. The webpages that detail the process, explain 2015 enhancements and contain links to the streamlined forms are available for staff members and supervisors.
Visit us at performance.syr.edu.
The Offices of Human Resources and Payroll have made several enhancements to iJAN and Online Request for Additional Pay (RAP) that will be effective the week of May 25. These enhancements will allow us to streamline our data gathering processes and to maintain historical appointment information for a variety of compliance and contractual purposes. For more information, including training materials with instructional steps that will walk users through these changes, please visit the iJAN and Online RAP Training website.
If you experience a qualifying life event change during 2015, you may be eligible to make changes outside of the annual enrollment period, within 31 days of the event. Under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, there are certain qualified events related to family or employment status that permit you to make changes to your benefits. Examples of qualifying life events include marriage, divorce, death, the birth or adoption of a child, loss of benefit coverage, or loss of student status. In addition, the IRS allows an employee to drop coverage mid-year if his or her spouse’s Open Enrollment includes new coverage options not previously available.
If you experience such a life event and wish to make changes to your benefits, you must notify the Human Resources Service Center within 31 days of the event in order to make the change. Supporting documentation will be required, and if approved, the change will be effective as of the date of the qualifying change in status. If you do not report this change in status within 31 days of the event, you will not be able to change your coverage until the next annual Open Enrollment.
If you have any questions, please contact the HR Service Center at 315-443-4042.