Administration and Finance Focus


April 2009
June 2011
Employee Spotlight �
Hiromi Takiguchi

Student Spotlight �
Sarah Chesley

Events Calendar


Auxiliary Services

Hiring Students Benefits All

Dining Year in Review

Faculty/Staff Special: $5 Friday Every Week During Summer

Icon at Oberholtzer Hall Retires

Taco Bell to get New Energy Efficient Equipment

Coffee not the Only Fair Trade Option on Campus

New Food Service Director Begins Tenure at Residential Dining Hals

HUB Cougar-Connect Event on June 23

Green UH
Roses at Garden Show Support for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Green Solutions: New Project Teaches Students to Fix Recycling Challenge

Urban Harvest: Tomatoes in the Kitchen and in the Fall Garden

Board of Regents Approves New Residence Halls and West Dining Hall

Don Yackley Accepts Executive Directorship for RLH

RLH in for a Busy Summer

Human Resources
HR News

Information Technology
UIT Shows Support for Green Initiatives

Parking and Transportation
Cougar Line Summer Schedule

Parking Lot Construction

Summer Maintenance

METRO Long Range Plan Public Workshops

METRO seeks Public Input on Station Names for New Light Rail Lines

Plant Operations
Classroom and Business Building Sidewalk Closure

Policies and Procedures
As the UH Policies and Procedures World Turns�

Public Safety
Hazardous Waste News

Lazy Cakes � Warning

Emergency Management Table Top Exercise


Quick Tip: For enrollment services questions, students can call 713/743-1010.

If you have comments or would like to submit an article to future newsletters, contact Lindsay Marshall at lmmarshall@uh.ed by the 20th of each month.



HR News

ERS Open Enrollment 2011

Annual Enrollment for Plan Year 2012 is July 11 through August 5. During this time, you can change your benefits and enroll eligible dependents in coverage, effective September 1. You will receive more information in the mail from ERS.

Have you moved or changed your phone number or email address?
Update your new contact information in your ERS account by June 3, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. so you can receive benefits information from ERS this summer:

� Log in to your account from the ERS website. Click the Sign In button at the top. You may need to register your account.
� Click the appropriate link under My Personal Information to make your changes.

UH Benefits Fair

The UH Benefits Fair is scheduled July 13, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Houston Room in the University Center. Our theme for this year is ��Navigating Through the World of Benefits.� Come by to visit with benefit representatives, UH department representatives, register for prizes, and get lots of freebies including the 2011 Benefits Fair T-Shirt.

New Optional Benefits

UHS is proud to partner with Aflac and MetLife Resources to offer optional benefits to benefits-eligible employees effective September 1, 2011. Sign up for the new benefits between now and August 5, 2011.
Aflac is offering these pre-tax benefits:
   Cancer Policy
   Specified Health Event Policy  
   Accident Policy
   Hospital Policy

MetLife Resources is sponsoring a Trustmark product, a life insurance product that offers two benefits in one policy:
   Permanent life insurance and living benefits for long-term care

Contact Terrence Cornell to set up an appointment to visit with an Aflac representative at 832-390-2536 or visit the site online

Call 1/866-998-2915 to set up an appointment to visit with a MetLife representative or visit the site online

Changes for Plan Year 2012

On May 24, the ERS Board of Trustees approved health insurance carriers and preliminary premium rates and optional insurance rates for Plan Year 2012. Premium rate increases, effective September 1, were needed to address the insurance funding gap. ERS will send more information on Plan Year 2012 benefits prior to this summer�s Annual Enrollment, July 11 - August 5. During the meeting, the Board:

� Increased the premium rates for HealthSelectSM of Texas and the Community First and Scott & White Health Plan HMOs by an average of 8%;
� Kept the Dental DHMO premiums at the same rate as last year;
� Increased premiums slightly for the State of Texas Dental Choice PlanSM; and
� Kept premiums for optional insurance�Optional Term Life, Dependent Term Life, Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance, and Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment�at the same rate as last year.

Updating Your Personal Information in P.A.S.S.

With Benefits open enrollment fast approaching, update your home phone number, add cell phone numbers, emergency contacts and update home address information in P.A.S.S. It�s fast and simple. Log into, enter your employee ID and password:
   Click on Personal Information,
   Click on Personal Information Summary

Use the scroll bar on the right side of the screen to scroll through your personal information, click on the yellow change button to update your information.

Update your work address, update the building code, room number and your office (main) phone number, click on the yellow change button to update your office information.

Can�t remember your employee ID or password? Click on the link on the page to request your employee ID or request a new password.