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News and Events from Human Resources

March 11, 2013

Today is Last Day to Incur Expenses for 2012 Flex Spending Accounts

Employees who had health care and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) in 2012 and have unused funds, have until March 15 to incur expenses. Unused FSA funds are forfeited to the plan. All required receipts for expenses incurred by March 15 must be submitted to Conexis for reimbursement by April 15. Please check your Conexis account to ensure there are no unverified FSA card expenses for which Conexis requires additional documentation.

Fidelity Investments: Changes to Fund Menu, Upcoming Workshops on April 24

Important changes are coming to UC's Fund Menu in 2013. The Fund Menu is the list of investment options available to employees through the Fidelity Investments website. To learn how you may be affected by these changes, a workshop is scheduled at 2:15 p.m. April 24 in KL 397. Space is limited. To register, call 800-642-7131.

In addition to the Fund Menu changes, other one-hour workshops are scheduled April 24. All workshops will be held in KL 397:

  • Your UC Retirement System, 1:15 p.m.
  • Women and Investing, 3:15 p.m.
  • Help Desk (walk-in assistance for employees),  4:15 p.m.

To register for any of the workshops, contact Fidelity Investments at 800-642-7131.

March and April Training Schedule

  • March 21 – Building Skills for Leadership and Empowerment
  • April 3  –    Coaching to Improve Performance
  • April 10 –   Time Management
  • April 11 –   New Parents Workshop
  • April 16 –   Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Law
  • April 17 –   Generational Diversity
  • April 23 –   Building Skills for Leadership and Empowerment
  • April 24 – Emotional Intelligence

To register:

  1. Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UC Merced Net ID.
  2. Search for training by name in the search bar on the left of your screen.
  3. Select the course you are interested in, click Register to see offerings, schedule and location details.
  4. Check the box next to the class that fits your needs and click Submit to register.

For more information, contact hrtraining@ucmerced.edu or call 228-8247.

New Employee Orientation, Online Resources

New employee orientation is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5 in KL 232. The next orientation is May 3. For more information, visit the new employee orientation page.

The first few weeks in a new job can be challenging. To ease the stress of settling in, Human Resources has compiled a list of resources to assist new employees in becoming acclimated to the university. Whether you are new to UC Merced or in a position of supervising others, you will find value in this new tool.

Contact HR

Human Resources is only a click, phone call or email away.