2015 SPECIAL ENROLLMENT FOR SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE
In connection with the University’s new, reduced premium rates for employee and spouse supplemental life insurance, The Hartford has agreed to offer university employees in benefit-eligible positions a special enrollment opportunity.
Sept. 21 through Oct. 30, university employees in benefit-eligible positions may enroll in up to $350,000 in supplemental term life insurance on their own lives and/or $30,000 in supplemental term life insurance on their spouse’s or domestic partner’s life, without providing proof of good health.
To be eligible for this special enrollment opportunity, you must be actively at work on the effective date of coverage or your first regularly scheduled work day following the date coverage takes effect. In addition, you are not eligible for this special enrollment if your previous application for life insurance coverage through the Hartford was denied.
See the Benefits Department’s webpage at hr.utah.edu/benefits/life-special.php for an enrollment form and additional information.
Representatives from The Hartford will be at Employee Appreciation Day on Sept. 24 to answer any questions and provide enrollment forms. Stop by their table to meet Danelle Umstead from the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Ski Team.
Human Resources offers a variety of free workshops to enhance the professional skills of staff and faculty. Workshops cover a variety of topics including management, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, goal setting and job search strategies. In addition to workshops, the HR Training and Development team is also available to facilitate retreats and create custom training.
For more information about our upcoming schedule and other training services, check out our website, hr.utah.edu/training/.
ADMINISTRATION TO CELEBRATE EXCEPTIONAL STAFF CONTRIBUTIONS
Monday, Oct. 5 | 12 p.m.
University Guest House, Douglas Ballroom
The 2015 University of Utah Staff Excellence Award luncheon, hosted by President David Pershing and Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Herring, will be held on Monday, Oct. 5, in the Douglas Ballroom at the University Guest House at noon. The six recipients of the award have been selected from the 23 winners of the District Staff Awards and will be announced at the lunch. Each winner will receive $5,000, a personalized plaque and their name will be added to the perpetual plaque that resides in the Human Resources Building at 420 Wakara Way, Research Park. Everyone is welcome to attend. To purchase a ticket ($17 per person), contact Terri Crow at email@example.com or call 801-581-3117 by Monday, Sept. 28.
2015 District Staff Award Recipients
Ellesse Balli, Communications Specialist Hinckley Institute of Politics
Alayna Harris, Administrative Program Coordinator Urban Institute for Teacher Education
Jolyn Schleiffarth, Fellowships & Benefits Coordinator Graduate School
Liz Taylor, Executive Assistant Undergraduate Studies
ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES
Christopher Harris, Administrative Program Coordinator Dean’s Office, SOM
Stacey Kirkland, Fellowship Program Manager Division of Gastroenterology
Jennifer Lawson, Lab Specialist Human Genetics
Randy Madsen, Senior Technical Lead School of Medicine, BMIC CCTS
Michael Yei, Outreach Manager Ophthalmology
Lisa Bouillon, Executive Assistant Office of the President
John Edward Dawson, Information Technology Manager Red Butte Garden
Clifton Grindstaff, Assoc. Director Administration Support Services
Kristin Phillips, Risk Management Analyst Risk & Insurance Management
HOSPITAL AND CLINICS
Renn Butterfield, Administrative Services Coordinator Graduate Medical Education
Steve Christensen, Patient Services Coordinator Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology
Dev Dhungel, Custodian Environmental Services
Joshua Ducourant, Lead Systems Maintenance Mechanic South Jordan Health Center
Debbi Green, Clinic Nurse Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Derek Larsen, Multimedia Project Administrator Project Development
Todd Selmer, Case Manager University Hospital
Maiko Taguchi, Project Administrator Project Development
Rachel Wright, Senior Pharmacy Buyer Pharmacy
Duane Padilla, Assoc. Director, Budget & Finance Housing & Residential Education