Electrical Power Outage, 12/27

To DeSales Community,

An electrical power outage is scheduled on campus for preventative maintenance on Tuesday, December 27 (rain date Wednesday, December 28) during Christmas week. The power outage will approximately last from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please make sure all electronic equipment is turned off.

Questions? Contact Jim Molchany, Director of Facilities, at ext. 1644 or at jim.molchany@desales.edu.

 

 

Colleague UI (Datatel) 4.6

Colleague Users –

Anyone who uses Colleague UI (Datatel) should be using the new link to UI via MyDSU. Due to performance problems with Colleague UI 5.0 that Ellucian, our vendor, was unable to solve in a timely fashion, we have downgraded to UI 4.6. You will find the proper link in MyDSU, in the Applications section. UI 4.6 is only usable with Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11). It also utilizes a Silverlight plugin, like the previous version.

For clarity, the new link is: https://cvcreport01.desales.edu:8087/UI46Prod/sl/index

Questions? Patricia.Clay@desales.edu

Important Information on Medical Insurance Cards

To all employees who enrolled in one of the Highmark Blue Shield Plans effective January 1, 2017:

Important Information on Medical Insurance Cards!

If you have enrolled in one of the Highmark Blue Shield plans for 2017, please be sure that you read the email that was sent to you directly by Margie Grandinetti, Human Resources, on December 20, 2016. All employees enrolled in a medical plan will be receiving new medical cards for 2017. We have received notice from Highmark that medical card processing is delayed. Your coverage will be effective January 1, 2017 even if you do not have your new card in hand. Please refer to the email sent to you for instructions on what to do if you must seek medical, emergency, or pharmacy services and you have yet to receive your new cards.

Questions? Margie.grandinetti@desales.edu or Amy.bower@desales.edu

 

 

DeSales University Retirement Plan Notice of Universal Availability

Employer and Plan Sponsor: DeSales University

Plan Administrator: Robert Snyder, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034, 610-282-1100 ext. 1265 

The DeSales University Retirement Plan (“Plan”) is a defined contribution plan designed to meet the requirements of IRS Code § 403(b). The Plan was established to provide retirement benefits and savings opportunities to eligible Employees and to provide benefits to their Beneficiaries in the event of their death.

Elective Deferral Eligibility

Eligible Employees can defer a portion of their compensation (elective deferrals) to the Plan. All employees are eligible to participate in the Plan except for a student enrolled and attending classes offered by DeSales University.

Participation

Whether you want to enroll in the plan, or you are already enrolled but wish to change the amount of your deferral, you can obtain a copy of the salary reduction agreement and information on the plan by contacting the Business Office. Review the plan information before enrolling. Once you have enrolled you can change the amount of your contributions and your investment allocations at any time.

In 2016 the elective deferral limit is $18,000. If you are age 50 or older, you can contribute an additional $6,000. If you have 15 years of service or more you may also be eligible for a special catch up contribution. Please contact the Administrator for more information.

If you participate in more than one 403(b) plan, you are responsible for tracking and reporting the amount of all your contributions to all plans so that the total amount does not exceed the limit.  To avoid adverse tax consequences, you must inform the Administrator of any amounts that are contributed on your behalf to another employer’s retirement plan. Employer and your elective deferrals cannot exceed $53,000.

 More Information

Enrollment forms and information, a salary reduction agreement, a copy of the Summary Plan Description (SPD), and a list of investment options are available from the Human Resource Office.

Questions? Margie.Grandinetti@desales.edu or Robert.Snyder@desales.edu

 

Electrical Power Outage, 12/27

To DeSales Community,

An electrical power outage is scheduled on campus for preventative maintenance on Tuesday, December 27 (rain date Wednesday, December 28) during Christmas week. The power outage will approximately last from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please make sure all electronic equipment is turned off.

Questions? Contact Jim Molchany, Director of Facilities, at ext. 1644 or at jim.molchany@desales.edu.

 

 

Faculty: Blackboard Scheduled Downtime 12/21-12/22

The university is installing a major update to the Blackboard Learn system that will require the system to be offline to faculty and students during the following window of time: Blackboard unavailable:

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 beginning 5 p.m. until Thursday, December 22, 2016 – 9:30 a.m.

The update is designed to resolve a number of recurring issues (bugs) and to perform a necessary update to the system database.

Please mark your calendars to avoid being caught off guard. The downtime period was selected to minimize the impact, but we know there is no way to entirely avoid impacting someone. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by this necessary update.

Questions? Contact the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department at deit@desales.edu or 610.282.1100 – Ext 2290.