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Human Resources

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.

Latest News

Beware of Fake IRS Tax Bill Notices


The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners are warning taxpayers and tax professionals of fake IRS tax bills related to the Affordable Care Act.

The IRS has received numerous reports of scammers sending a fraudulent version of a notice- labeled CP2000 - for tax year 2015. The issue has been reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration for investigation.

Learn more...

Banner Human Resources


The current Human Resources System (HRS) has been upgraded and replaced with a new web-based system, Banner Human Resources (Banner HR). As a part of Banner HR, Web Time Entry (WTE), a web-based pay period time entry system, must be utilized. Banner WTE is used by employees to collect time worked.

Beginning July 16, 2016, all employees are expected to use the Banner HR Web Time Entry System. To enter time, employees will need access to an updated web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Employees are still required to submit a paper leave form to their supervisor.

Health Plan Privacy Practices


This NOTICE describes how the OSU A&M (Institution’s) Employee Health Plan may use or disclose your health information and how you can get access to that information. It applies to the health information that is protected by HIPAA that is generated or maintained by the Institution’s Employee Health Plan.

View the notice here.

If you are unable to attend one of the Catapult Health checkups, you may visit your PCP


Please have your Primary Care Provider complete the information in this form.

2016 Annual Benefits Enrollment information includes:

  • Key Dates to Remember
  • Enrollment Key Points
  • Important Insurance changes and
  • Upcoming Events.

View all 2016 Annual Benefits Enrollment Info

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


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Collins, Dana
Title: Director of Human Resources
Office: SL 125G
Phone: 580.349.1574
Email: Email Web Form