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HR Fall 2014 - Employee Newsletter

November 25, 2014

Build your Career at St. John’s

There are success stories all around us – stories that tell of colleagues who began their St. John’s careers in one job and progressed into positions of increased responsibility and broader impact. Their backgrounds and interests may have been very different, but you can be certain they had this in common: the desire, determination and drive to advance their careers at St. John’s. Read more »

From the Senior Vice President

It is my pleasure to bring you the fall 2014 issue of EmployeeNews, the quarterly human resources newsletter of St. John’s staff and administrators. This issue’s lead story highlights internal career mobility and features the recent career moves achieved by two of our colleagues. Announcements about annual benefits open enrollment, your health and wellness, year-end tax documents, and PFP mid-cycle check in are also covered in this issue, as are new workshops and upcoming EAP programs. Please take a minute to cast your vote in the employee survey and to read the policy highlight.

You have my best wishes for an enjoyable fall season. I hope to see you around campus.

Mary Harper Hagan

Successful Job Fair Helps More Students Find Employment On Campus, Internships, and Opportunities with Local Businesses

The Office of Human Resources, Student Employment, in collaboration with the Offices of Career Services and Community Relations hosted the third annual On-Campus, Local Business, Student Employment, and Internship Fair on September 8, 2014, on the Great Lawn of the Queens campus. Read the full story »

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Period

October 27 through December 5, 2014 marks the Open Enrollment period during which employees can make changes to their benefits coverage, for a January 1, 2015 effective date. Information and materials for eligible employees will be sent via e-mail, “St. John’s University Employee Benefits Office.” 

Open Enrollment Seminar Highlights

Health and Welfare Plan Changes and Open Enrollment Review
These 90-minute sessions will feature exciting new options for 2015, including the addition of a lower cost medical plan, and an enhanced network dental plan. Sessions will highlight the new plans, important updates on existing plans for 2015, and important dates/deadlines for making changes to your benefits.

Various sessions are being offered on the Queens campus.
Sign up on UIS.

Retirement and Financial Planning Workshop with David K. Carboni, Ph.D., CFP
November 24 | Queens Campus

Health and Wellness

Flu season is approaching. Have you received your flu shot?  Download more information from Oxford about the benefits of being vaccinated, and where to go.

Wellness Fair - Queens Campus
November 18 | 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. | D’Angelo Center, 416 A and B

Partnership for Performance (PFP): Prepare for your Mid-Cycle Check-In

The PFP cycle is an annual performance management process that begins June 1 with setting objectives and concludes each year on May 31, when PFP evaluations are to be completed and submitted to the Office of Human Resources.

Between December and January, employees are asked to self-assess before meeting with their supervisors for a less formal, mid-cycle review session. Access comprehensive PFP instructions and more online.

Did you know that you may elect to receive your W-2 Year End Earnings Statement online?

In addition to the convenience of online access, the paperless W-2 Year End Earnings Statement eliminates the University’s need for printing and postage and allows employees to obtain important year-end tax documentation well before January 31, when paper statements are typically mailed. The paperless option also allows you to view your online W-2 and print it at any time. To elect paperless W-2 statements, simply log-on to St. John’s Central, select the UIS tab, and choose “Paperless W-2s” from the Employee/Faculty menu on the right-hand side.

For assistance with this and other payroll needs, please contact Rose Costales at 718-990-1471.

Explore, Learn and Grow with St. John’s

The Employee Career Portal is your gateway to information and resources related to career mobility at St. John’s. Access the portal on St. John’s Central or UIS to review open positions and job descriptions, find career tips, and view organizational charts, relevant policies, benefits, and more. The portal is only for current SJU employees.

Sign up for these upcoming new programs

Employee Assistance Program: Upcoming Topics

Unclutter to De-Stress: Simple Steps to Simplify Your Life
November 18 | Staten Island Campus

The Importance of Having a Will
November 20 | Manhattan Campus

Drug-Free Workplace Education
December 3 | Queens Campus

Employee Snapshot

Employee SpotlightFrank Jerome, technology analyst, Division of Student Affairs in Carnesecca Arena during the Presidential Investiture Ceremony


Employee SpotlightAt the Heart of the Call Center

Snap your own selfie on campus! Send your photo to [email protected], tell us who you are, where on campus you took the photo, and you may appear in an upcoming issue of employeEnews.



Policy Highlight

Policy #1035 - Intellectual Property
SJU is committed to the advancement of knowledge through research and innovative developments and recognizes that inventions and discoveries may benefit the public and be of commercial interest.

This policy describes the protection, ownership and commercialization of Intellectual Property (IP) developed by faculty, staff and students and by third parties that may collaborate and/or fund research leading to the creation of IP.