Your information source for BFSA - October 2019
Fall Break - October 10-11
Next BFSA Meeting - October 21 @ 3 pm, 118 Wells Hall, Special Guest: Shawn Touney of Branding, Marketing & Communication (1st 15 minutes of the meeting)
10-23-19 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Designing and Organizing Modules in Canvas
11-6-19 12:30PM - 01:30 PM Promotion and Tenure Session for Early-Career Faculty
11-8-19 12:30 PM - 01:30 PMPromotion and Tenure Session for Midway-to-Tenure Faculty
Shaun Touney to speak to BFSA on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 3PM
Remember OPEN ENROLLMENT
The open enrollment process will be online throughhttps://murraystate.hrintouch.com, which is supported by Benefitfocus. We are happy to offer assistance in the process through information and computer lab sessions. During computer lab sessions, Human Resources staff will be available for anyone needing assistance in the online enrollment process.
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for benefits, eligible faculty, and staff, to review their current benefits and make changes for the next calendar year. This year, Open Enrollment will be held from 8:00 a.m. October 18, 2019 – 11:59 p.m. November 1, 2019.
Please take this opportunity to review all of your benefit choices for 2020.Open Enrollment is REQUIRED. If you do not complete the enrollment process and enrolled in health insurance in 2019, you will default to the Premium Saver Medical Plan. Also, if you do not complete the enrollment process all health savings, flexible spending accounts and voluntary benefits will be waived for the 2020 plan year.
Human Resources has scheduled information sessions on campus that are open to everyone, but you can also always contact HR at 270.809.2146 or stop by the office, which is located at 412 Sparks Hall.
2020 Open Enrollment Quick Guide
2020 Benefits Guide
2020 Benefit Rates
2020 Information Session Presentation
Getting Involved with BFSA
In the 9/27/19 email, there were references to some of the many areas where help with BFSA was needed:
- BFSA Facilitator (formerly called President)
- Welcome Online Viewbook
- Welcoming Group for new job candidates to campus
- Black Student Book Scholarship Review Committee
- BFSA Website Manager
- BFSA Organization Treasurer
- BFSA Administrator (formerly called Secretary)
Participants both in the meeting and those unable to attend have expressed concern in some of the above content and wish to not have descriptors which appear to be similar to leadership roles. In an effort to move away from this perception, perhaps the following is a better list of ways to get involved with BFSA:
- BFSA Operational Review Group (Facilitation and Administration functions)
- Review and welcome group for online viewbook
- Welcome Group for new job candidates
- Review group for Black Student Book Scholarship
Newest Employees at MSU
Dedrick arrived at Murray State University in the Spring of 2019 from Henry County, Tennessee. Dedrick is working as a Data Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research in Wells Hall. As you see Dedrick on campus, please welcome him to the University.
For the past 8 months, Buffy has been enjoying her new role as Director of Upward Bound Director of Calloway, Charleston and Marshall County schools. Previous to her promotion, Buffy served the University as Academic Coordinator TRiO Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search in Blackburn Science. As you see Buffy about the campus, please be sure to welcome her and congratulate her on the promotion!
Tiffany Emerson is also a new face at Murray State University lending her talents to Talent Search as an Academic Coordinator in Blackburn Science. Tiffany Emerson has been an academic coordinator for the Murray State Educational Talent Search program since November 2018. She earned an M.A. in English from Murray State University and M.S. in Education from UT Martin. She has previously held a variety of educational positions, including being a former adjunct instructor in the Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Tennessee at Martin for a number of years.As you begin to enjoy the fall weather and see Tiffany on campus, please be sure to welcome her.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 5 - Election Day! Not sure where you are registered? No problem! Check where they are registered to vote, precinct location, etc.: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky