Support and Service Staff and Temporary (Hourly) with Retirement employees hired on or after July 1, 2013, will be enrolled in the Retirement & Savings Plan. This is a defined contribution plan where a participant's retirement account balance increases with the University's contributions and investment earnings. The plan provides the following benefits:
- An IU contribution up to 8% of the participant's base pay:
- The first 4% contribution is automatic.
- The next 4%, a matching contribution, is based on a participant's contribution to the IU Tax Deferred Account ( TDA) Plan.
- New hires are automatically enrolled in the IU TDA with a 5% contribution.
- Three-year vesting.
- Participants may select from a wide-range of professionally managed investment options available from TIAA-CREF or Fidelity.
For more information, visit hr.iu.edu/benefits/retirement_savings.html. To schedule an individual counseling session or to speak with a University Human Resources team member, email .
Financial Management Services will deliver a new timekeeping system in the fall of 2013 called Kuali Time. All users and locations will switch to the new system at that time. As implementation nears, more information will be forthcoming.
In addition to a user-friendly interface, Kuali Time features the following:
- Missed punch correction process: Employees who use the online time clock can correct some of their mistakes, rather than having their supervisors make all corrections.
- Current/prior timesheets available: Employees, approvers, and payroll processors have easy access to historical timesheets.
- Calendar format: Timeblocks are displayed in a calendar format with color coding and contemporary functionality.
- Approver/payroll processor tabs: A powerful interface combines all pertinent information in one place including warnings, missed punches, notes, up-to-the-minute totals, and more.
- Combined work areas: All employee types (Hourly and Exception Hourly) can reside in one work area. There is no need for duplicate work areas for approvers of multiple employee types.
- Mobile app for clock actions: Clock in and out functionality will be added to the IU Mobile app and web page.
- New reports: Datagroups are being revised and a new, enhanced set of reports will be available.
Electronic versions of The Informed Employee are always available at hr.iu.edu/benefits/bulletin/bulletinmain.html. Issues published before March 2003 are available in PDF format.
The IU Employee Assistance Program (IUEAP) provides professional help when day-to-day activities are interrupted by stress. IUEAP services are confidential and voluntary. Some common reasons to use IUEAP services include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Conflict in the workplace
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Family and marital problems
- Grief and loss
Full-time Academic and Staff employees and their household members are eligible for:
- A telephone helpline (365/24/7) to discuss problems and schedule an appointment to see a counselor.
- In an emergency, a counselor can be available within minutes, or if required, a face-to-face appointment will be arranged with a qualified counselor.
- With an EAP referral, participants are eligible for face-to-face visits with a professional counselor, up to six visits per year.
- Supervisors may use IUEAP services as a resource for guidance in dealing with a troubled employee. In the event of a traumatic situation in the workplace, counselors can make onsite visits to provide critical incident debriefing.
- Obtaining IUEAP services starts with a phone call: 888-234-8327 or 317-962-2622.
- A qualified and caring EAP professional will make an initial assessment and help to determine how IUEAP may help.
- A referral may be made to either an EAP network-licensed clinician for face-to-face problem-solving visits or to a local agency or resource.
- If a problem requires long-term care or clinical services beyond the scope of IUEAP, a counselor will help identify appropriate resources, including referral to a mental health or substance abuse professional.
Provider and Plan Contributions
IUEAP benefits are provided through IU Health (Methodist Assistance Program). All fees are paid by the University. There is no cost to employees for IUEAP services.
Summer is here and so are the health risks that come with outdoor activity—bug bites, dehydration, sunburns, poison ivy—to name a few. To obtain medical guidance on non-emergency health questions this summer and all year long, employees will want to add the 24-hour Nurse Line number to their mobile phone contact list: 866-895-5835.
Specially trained registered nurses assess situations and provide information and recommendations. Participation is voluntary and costs are paid by the university.
- Information shared is confidential and covered by the same state and federal HIPAA privacy guidelines that physicians follow.
The 24-Hour Nurse Line does not replace a doctor's care and is not designed to address emergency situations. In an emergency, call 911.
Employees may find it useful to access Employee Services through the IU Mobile app, a gateway to Indiana University information and services. IU Mobile is available at no charge to employees. iPhone and iPad users can download the app through iTunes at itunes.apple.com/us/app/iu-mobile/id383456985; Android users can download the app from AppBrain at www.appbrain.com.
Examples of services include:
- Make direct calls to receive services such as 24-Hour Nurse Line
- Call Medco for prescription benefit information
- Contact Anthem (medical) and Cigna (dental) representatives
- Contact TIAA-CREF and Fidelity representatives
- Email or call for travel assistance before and during travel domestically and overseas