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The Human Resources (HR) staff is both friendly and knowledgeable in their field. OPSU offers a variety of benefit packages for its employees. Please take the time out to review benefit options including: vision, dental, and health. Also, the goal of Payroll Services is to provide friendly, helpful service to all departments within the OPSU system, enabling them to produce timely and accurate payroll processing.
News and Updates
2015 Annual Benefits Enrollment information includes:
- Key Dates to Remember
- Enrollment Key Points
- Important Insurance changes and
- Upcoming Events.
OPSU BCBS members: Catapult Health Checkups
Catapult will be offering FREE health checkups here at our workplace on October 30th and 31st .
There’s limited appointments available so please take a moment to sign up now.
Don’t miss out on this timely opportunity; if you have questions about what to expect in your health checkup, view the list of Patient FAQs here.
New Purchasing Rule - Effective January 1, 2014
***Reissuing lost or stolen checks***
Students and vendors are responsible for checks received from OPSU. A $15 fee will be charged for reissuance of any lost or stolen checks.
- Purchasing Department
Student/Hourly Exit date
Beginning July 1, 2014 (FY15), it will be the Department Supervisor’s responsibility to submit a Student Worker Exit Date form (attached) to the Human Resources (HR) Department when a student/hourly employee is no longer working for the department.
In order to maintain up-to-date employment statuses and keep accurate records, the HR department must have an ending date for OPSU employees. Therefore, every supervisor must inform us when a student/hourly employee is no longer working at OPSU.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate contacting the Payroll Dept.Student worker exit date
Blue Access Power Point
There are many tools available to BCBS members with a Blue Access for Members (BAM) account. Learn how to use BAM by viewing the Blue Access power point.Blue Access Power Point
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Federal Healthcare Reform, is a federal statute that has grabbed headlines since its passing in 2010. ACA aims to extend health insurance to approximately 32 million uninsured Americans through healthcare reform.More info on What Changes the ACA will bring in 2014.
Absence Request/Report Form (Paid Leave Forms) Update
There is a new look to the Personnel Leave form to adhere to OTRS policies for sick leave used (OPSU’s Sick Hours). (Attached is the Revised form)
The top of the form you still put your name, office, and CWID.
An employee requesting time off would select if the time off is for the employee being sick (#1), vacation/personal leave (#2), or Administrative Leave (#3).
Next the employee would put the date(s) absent and total hours. The employee can add a remark but it’s not required.
The employee and supervisor must sign the Absence Request/Report Form. After the employee and supervisor have signed the form, it needs to go to the President’s Office.
2% Payroll Tax Expires
The payroll tax cut that reduced the employee share of social security payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2% has been allowed to expire. Starting in January, workers will once again have 6.2% of their wages up to $113,700 withheld to pay for Social Security, up from the 4.2% rate that’s been in effect for the past two years.
OPSU Payroll Dept.
Employee Notification of Outstanding Wages Beneficiary Designation Option
The employee now has the option of designating a beneficiary to receive their final check in the event of the employee’s death while an employee with Oklahoma Panhandle State University... Read More