January 24th, 2014 | Faculty News, Staff News, University Announcement
The Internal Revenue Service has announced its 403(b) retirement plan limits for 2014. The University is providing this information online, in place of distributing packets, to aid sustainability efforts. You may click to review the limits and obtain information on viewing and changing your personal contribution.
Individual contribution limits may apply based on age, salary and past contributions. If you have questions about your contribution limit, please contact Human Resources at 336-758-4700 or AskHR@wfu.edu.
December 23rd, 2013 | Staff News
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December 13th, 2013 | University Announcement
Resulting from the North Carolina Tax Reform Law passed earlier this year, the state’s Department of Revenue recently notified employers that all employees must complete a new “Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.” You may choose to complete the Form NC-4 EZ or the Form NC-4.
Please complete and sign the appropriate form and submit to Payroll or Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on December 20, 2013, either by scanned copy through email to email@example.com or by mail. If your form is not received by December 20th, Payroll is required to withhold North Carolina taxes at the single status with zero allowances.
A Frequently Asked Questions document is available from the Department of Revenue, and additional information is included below. They also have an NC-4 Form call-number to answer your questions on how to complete the form; that number is (877) 252-4487.
As provided by the North Carolina Department of Revenue:
The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted House Bill 998, which becomes effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Under this new law, all taxpayers will pay a lower rate and be granted a higher standard deduction. Taxpayers may no longer claim a personal exemption for themselves, their spouse, children, or any other qualifying dependents. Additionally, many deductions and tax credits that impact North Carolina withholding tax are no longer available for tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1.
North Carolina allowances are no longer available for spouses, dependents over age 17, or for all income levels; therefore, your determination of allowances for tax year 2014 will differ from previous years. Most taxpayers will not be entitled to as many allowances and, as a result, more taxpayers will claim zero allowances. Although the state income tax is decreasing to a uniform rate of 5.8% and the allowance method is changing, employees may see an increase or decrease in tax withholding next year.
If you have questions, please contact Payroll at 336-758-2960 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 1st, 2013 | Staff News
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October 4th, 2013 | University Announcement
Each year, Wake Forest presents two Staff Employee of the Year awards to employees who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the Wake Forest University community. As a faculty or staff member, we ask you to nominate deserving staff colleagues for this award. All regular staff employees (working at least 1,000 hours annually) with five or more years of continuous service with the University are eligible for nomination and consideration.
Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the Staff Advisory Council, who will select two award recipients. Please click to submit your nominations by Thursday, Oct. 10.
Award recipients will be recognized at the Staff Rewards & Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 12, with a plaque and cash award of $1,000. In addition to the luncheon, these recipients also will be honored at a campus-wide dessert reception. You are invited to attend this reception on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.
Please call Human Resources at 336.758.4700 or e-mail AskHR@wfu.edu, if you have questions.
October 2nd, 2013 | Events
New this year, Reynolda Campus faculty and staff medical plan participants are eligible to earn a well-being incentive through BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina’s (BCBSNC) Healthy Outcomes program.
Human Resources is holding the last of four information sessions this Thursday, Oct. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in Reynolda Hall 301.
Personalized health and disease management resources are available to help participants maintain healthy lifestyles and manage chronic conditions. Participants have until March 31, 2014, to earn at least 120 credits from Healthy Outcomes program activities to receive a $200 medical premium reimbursement in the second quarter of 2014.
Take these steps to participate:
- Log in at www.mybcbsnc.com and click on the “Wellness” tab.
- Take the required Health Assessment.
- Explore the recommended program, tools and resources on your personalized homepage.
- Keep track of completed activities and celebrate what you’ve achieved.
- Complete the activities before March 31, 2014.
October 1st, 2013 | University Announcement
Wake Forest’s United Way campaign in underway, and each employee should have received an email with a personalized link to the online pledge process. If you have questions or need information, please visit the campaign website.
Carmen Canales, chief human resources officer, is a longtime supporter of the United Way. She also has been personally impacted by the United Way’s support of community agencies.
“My family has had an opportunity to benefit from the services of the United Way,” Canales said. “My younger daughter attended a school for special-needs children for many years, and this gave her the opportunity to learn and grow, to go on field trips, and to make friends just like any other typical child.”
See Canales speak about how to “Live United” in this video »
September 20th, 2013 | Staff News
The third annual Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award honors CHROs and senior HR executives whose leadership elevates their people, partners and business. This year’s theme is Influencing the Future of Work – Talent, Strategy, Leadership.
Carmen Canales, the chief human resources officer at Wake Forest, was selected by a panel of judges to be among the 18 finalists. See all the candidates’ profiles here, then vote online here.
The winners will be recognized among their peers on Oct. 22 during the Global HR Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Awards Gala at the 2013 Global HR Leadership Summit in Denver, Colo.
September 20th, 2013 | Staff News
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August 30th, 2013 | Staff News
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