Learning & Talent Development (LTD)
Human Resources is taking a strategic, proactive approach toward empowering, UH staff for success. From Leadership Development to Individual Development we cover a wide range of learning opportunities that can be customized for you and/or your department. Please visit our website to learn more.
Staff Tuition Scholarship
Please sign up for the Staff Tuition Scholarship listserv to get the latest updates, or bookmark the website here.
Healthy Coogs: Your Lifestyle, Your Health
Whether you're looking for healthy recipes, a new way to work out, or information to help you manage a chronic condition, Human Resources wants to be your partner in achieving your fitness goals. Please visit our Wellness website for details.
Great-West Financial® Now Empower Retirement
Great-West Financial, the third-party administrator for the Texa$aver 401(k)/457 Program, recently announced a name change to Empower Retirement(TM).
Lost Your Health Insurance Card?
If you lose your insurance card, please call your health insurance provider to get a replacement. ERS is unable to provide direct assistance in this matter.
LifeSuite Services are designed for employees of state agencies or higher education institutions who are insured under the group life insurance program administered by Minnesota Life Insurance Company. There is no added cost to access LifeSuite Services, which include legal, financial and grief counseling resources. To learn more, go to the LifeBenefits site.
Would you like to have your retirement savings at your fingertips? Visit www.texasaver.com on your smartphone and download their new app!
Usually, when a generic medicine is available, HealthSelectSM of Texas requires that participants take the generic or pay more for the brand-name medicine. At this time, however, the Employees Retirement of Texas (ERS) is asking HealthSelect participants to continue taking brand-name prescription Nexium.
Nexium is a brand-name medicine that treats certain stomach and esophagus problems. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires that generic medicine works exactly the same as brand-name medicine. Usually, when a generic medicine is available, HealthSelectSM of Texas requires that participants take the generic or pay more for the brand-name medicine. At this time, however, the Employees Retirement of Texas (ERS) is asking HealthSelect participants to continue taking brand-name prescription Nexium.
For the next few months, HealthSelect participants can continue to use brand-name prescription Nexium and pay the generic copay of $10 for a 30-day supply or $30 for a 90-day supply. This exception is temporary and applies only to prescription Nexium
If you have questions, call Caremark toll-free at (888) 886-8490, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) users can call toll-free at (800) 231-4403.
Free Nutrition Counseling
Did you know UH offers free nutrition counseling? Sarah Feye, MS, RDN, LD, of UH Dining Services offers free nutrition counseling to UH students, faculty and staff. She can also host culinary demos and nutrition workshops for your department. For more information, contact her at Feye-Sarah@aramark.com
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Time to Update Your PASS Account
Happy New Year! We want to get your tax information to you quickly and accurately this January, and you can help us by going into PASS through AccessUH or going to http://my.uh.edu and selecting Personal Information. Here you can review and update:
- Home Address
- Email Address
If you started your employment at UH under a new Social Security Number, please also review your Personal Information Summary. If we do not have your permanent SSN, bring your Social Security card and a photo ID to the HR Service Center at 325 McElhinney.
Did you know? You can save time and make 2015 a little greener by marking your January calendar to download your W-2 from PASS. Watch your email and the HR Home Page to find out when your tax forms are ready.eTermination
The eTermination Checklist is a new online feature that allows employees to electronically track tasks associated to departing the institution. The checklist will identify items specific to the employee that need to be returned prior to leaving, such as: Parking passes, keys, T-Card/P-Card, equipment, and more. For more details, please see our eTermination Training. Please note that eTermination is at present only available for benefits-eligible employees.
On October 20, the university system will separate the PeopleSoft Student database and the PeopleSoft HR database, which were previously housed on the same server. To facilitate the split, PeopleSoft will be down on October 18 and 19. Queries and web clocks will also be down, but TCDs will remain active. When the system comes back up on October 20, users will find that the blue HR&CS icon is gone and access to all HR functionality will be through PASS. Learn More>>
Skillport on AccessUH
Skillport offers a variety of online training materials, all free to UH staff and faculty. We have recently made it easier to use Skillport by adding it to the AccesUH page, so log in and give it a try!
Hiring a UH student is a great way to help our students gain valuable work experience, and it contributes to student retention and graduation. Create your student position in PeopleSoft using the ePRF process, then go to Career Services and post. It’s that easy!
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Project Management or Six Sigma Certification Preparation Through UH eLearning (Skillport)
UH has partnered with Skillport to offer free online training for a variety of topics including certification preparation for Project Management and Six Sigma. The Skillport library includes over 5000 modules that encompass training material for certifications, communication, leadership, finance and accounting, and more. For more information on Skillport, or to log in and start learning, please visit the POD Online Training site: http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/prof-org-dev/Online_Training/index.php.
Need a little help this semester? Want to be part of student success? Hiring a UH student is a great way to help our students gain valuable work experience, and it contributes to student retention and graduation. Create your student position in PeopleSoft using the ePRF process, then go to Career Services and post. It’s that easy!
HR SERVICE CENTER 325 McElhinney
The Human Resources Team is here to assist you with all your HR needs. In an effort to serve you better, please use the HR Service Center as your start point when coming to HR. All appointment check-ins, information inquiries and employment document finalizations should start at the HR Service Center in 325 McElhinney, located as you exit the elevator on the 3rd floor. Representatives will assist you directly or make sure you are directed to the right person.
Contact Information: Phone 713-743-3988 or EMAIL at HRSC@uh.edu
Philip G. Hoffman
UH President, 1961 - 1977
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