For the answers to all your benefits questions at one time and in one place, the Benefits Fair's the place to be.
Representatives from the following organizations and Jefferson departments will be on hand to answer your questions:
Banks: First Union, Commerce, PNC, Jefferson and the Freedom Credit Union
Insurance Companies: Blue Cross, JeffPLUS Aetna US Healthcare (HMO PA/NJ), JeffPLUS Keystone Health Plan, Delta Dental, Prudential DMO, NPA, MetLife and Unum
Tax-sheltered Annuity Experts: TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Investments, the Vanguard Group and the Copeland Companies
Other representatives: GlobalFit, U.S. Treasury, duPont Hospital for Children and United HealthCare
University Departments: Environmental Health, Safety/Security, Commuter Services Office, Activities Office, Blood Bank, Computer Prescriptions, Great Impressions, Health Awareness, College of Health Professions and ITS Training Center. Also participating are representatives from FirstCALL, our expanded employee assistance program, and from Carebridge, a family care service organization.
You can call the benefits office at 3-7858 with your questions between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or the HRDES office (Human Resources Satellite Office) at 2170 Gibbon at 5-1566 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., just leave your message on voicemail at 3-1186 so a benefits staff member can return your call the following workday.
The benefits staff has a special message for all employees this year:
"Make a special point to come to the Benefits Fair this year. We have a special surprise in store for you. Along with selecting literature and information regarding your benefits, come and fill up your 'Bag of Treats.' See you for the festivities on the 17th."
Commuter Services Office (CSO),
Security Administration Now at New Locations
In early September, CSO moved from its offices on 10th Street to occupy the former Security Administration offices around the corner at 924 Walnut St.
In turn, Security Administration had relocated to 2 Mezzanine in the Edison Building in late August.
Coinciding with these moves, William Cella has been promoted to the new position of Manager, Security Access and Commuter Services Office. Mr. Cella has served 25 years in Security, where he was in charge of Officer training, building access control, and the Photo Identification Center.
The moves join CSO with the campus Photo Identification Center, which remains at 924 Walnut St., managed by Mr. Cella.
Employees will benefit from the double relocation, says Kevin J. Donahue, Director, Accounting and Systems for Human and Physical Resources and CSO.
"The facilities at 924 Walnut St. are more accessible and offer more efficient space for the increasing number of employees using CSO services," Mr. Donahue says.
"We expect the office to be even busier in the months ahead with the advent of our new programs enabling employees to purchase parking and transportation items on a pre-tax salary reduction basis."
The moves also allow the Security Administration team to be centralized in a new location for Howard Haynes, Wayne Bazemore and Weldon Bazemore, Managers, and Joseph Gariffo, Investigator.
The Security Department's Command Center will remain in the basement of the Curtis Building.