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Title: New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation Contingent II
Employees Presented by The Office of Human
Resources December 2012
OHR Benefits Information
  • Clare Murray Total Rewards Specialist
  • Morvena Bourne Total Rewards Associate
  • _______________________________________
  • Email Address -
  • Office of Human Resources, Administration
    Building, 2nd floor, 3501 University Blvd., East,
    Adelphi, MD 20783
  • Phone 301-985-7990
  • Fax 301-985-7951
  • Website

Transcript Request
  • When applicable
  • Official transcript must be submitted within 30
    days of your employment date
  • Have your sealed transcript mailed directly to
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Attention Talent Acquisition
  • Administration Building, 2nd floor
  • 3501 University Blvd., East
  • Adelphi, MD 20783
  • (301) 985-7968

Direct Deposit
  • Mandatory for all state employees
  • May directly deposit funds into any regular
    checking account at one banking institution
  • Eligible for membership with the State Employees
    Credit Union (SECU) -
  • (May set up a payroll deduction to have funds
    transferred to SECU account. Only instance where
    you can have funds going to more than one banking
  • If you have any questions regarding Direct
    Deposit contact or call
  • (Please allow approximately 2 pay periods for

Leave Accruals Based on full time status of 40
hours per week (Prorated for less than 40 hours
per week)
  • You can only carry over up to 50 days (400 hours
    maximum) of unused annual leave to the next
    calendar year.
  • There is no limit to the amount of sick leave
    that may be accrued.
  • Non-Exempt regular status employees cannot use
    annual leave during their six month probationary
  • Exempt regular status employees have a one year
    probation period, but it does not affect the
    ability to use leave.
  • 15 Holidays during an election year.

Tuition Remission
  • Contingent II Employees receive up to eight
    credits per semester _at_ UMUC or UMCP prorated
    based on FTE (full time employee)
  • Semesters include Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Spouses/ Dependents of Contingent II employees
    are not eligible for Tuition Remission
  • Tuition is not subject to taxation for employees
    enrolled in graduate-level coursework, with the
    exception of any amounts exceeding 5,250 per
    calendar year.   For spouses and dependents
    taking graduate-level coursework, the employee
    is subject to taxation for the entire amount.  If
    you exceed the IRS taxable limit, or your spouse
    or dependent takes graduate courses, you will be
    responsible for any applicable taxes.

Spouse/Dependent Scholarship
  • UMUC is offering limited scholarships to help
    cover the cost of one undergraduate or
    graduate-level coursework per semester for
    spouses and dependent children of eligible
    employees based on fund availability
  • Non-exempt and Exempt
  • No waiting period
  • Visit the following link to obtain the necessary
    forms and additional information

  • Supplemental Retirement Annuity (SRA)
  • All employees eligible to enroll at any time
  • Employee contribute specified dollar amount per
    pay period
  • Variety of Pre-tax and Post-tax savings programs
  • Employee selects a vendor and manages how funds
    are invested
  • Vendors are
  • TIAA-Cref
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Maryland Supplemental Retirement
  • Plans include 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) Pretax and
    a selection of post-tax Roth plans
  • Visit the following link to obtain additional
    information http//

Health Benefits Enrollment
  • Benefits Enrollment Time Limit (Health, Dental,
    Prescription, Life, ADD)
  • You have 60 days from your hire date to enroll in
  • Eligible as of your hire date
  • Effective dates either the 1st or 16th of the
  • Forms can be sent via inter-office mail to the
    Total Rewards Unit at the Administration
    Building, 2nd floor.

Health Benefits Payment
  • Contingent II employees receive a stipend in your
    bi-weekly pay
  • May select state offered group benefits
  • Pay the full cost of the selected benefit(s)
  • Receive a coupon booklet from the state agency
    and mail your payments monthly, no payroll

Health Benefits
Health Benefits
  • All medical plans include vision benefits
  • Mental health and substance abuse coverage
  • PPO and POS plan members managed by APS
    Healthcare Inc.
  • EPO plan members managed by health plan vendor.

Prescription Benefits
  • Express Scripts (
  • Separate from Medical Insurance
  • Covers cost of approved prescription drugs
    subject to nominal co-pays
  • Pharmacy Co-Pays (up to 45-day supply)
  • 10.00 Generic Drugs
  • 25.00 Preferred Brand Name Drugs
  • 40.00 Non-Preferred Brand Name Drugs
  • Home Delivery Co-Pays (46- to 90-day supply)
  • 20.00 Generic Drugs
  • 50.00 Preferred Brand Name Drugs
  • 80.00 Non-Preferred Brand Name Drugs

Dental Benefits
Life Insurance
  • MetLife
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Minimum Policy available 10,000
  • Coverage in increments of 10,000
  • 50,000 coverage no medical review required
  • Maximum coverage 300,000
  • Enroll as new hire or during open enrollment
  • Dependent Life 5,000 increments, up to 50 of
    employees coverage, max. 150,000
  • Portable
  • Accelerated benefit 50 of the face value
  • Must complete a designation of beneficiary form
  • Unum
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Minimum Policy available 10,000
  • Coverage in increments of 10,000
  • 50,000 coverage no medical review required
  • Maximum of 6x your salary or 750,000
  • Enroll anytime with medical review
  • Dependent Life - 10,000 increments, up to 100
    employee amount or 150,000, up to 20,000
    without medical review
  • Portable
  • Accelerated benefit 50 to 750,000
  • Survivor support financial counseling services
  • Must complete a designation of beneficiary form

Accidental Death/Dismemberment Long Term
  • Accidental Death/Dismemberment
  • AD D Administered through MetLife
  • Provides a benefit in the event of accidental
    death or dismemberment for employee and/or family
  • Available in increments of 100,000, 200,000 or
  • Must complete a designation of beneficiary form
  • Long Term Disability
  • Administered through Unum
  • An Income Protection Program
  • Maximum Income Benefit equal to 60 of employees
    salary up to 8,000 per month
  • Must choose 90 or 365 day elimination period

Long Term Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Administered through Prudential
  • Insurance that covers expenses of care received
    either at home or in a facility when assistance
    with activities of daily living is needed
  • Available to the employee and spouse, parents,
    siblings, adult, children, in-laws and
  • To enroll visit their website at
  • (Group Name maryland, Password marylandltc)

Weather and Emergency Updates
  • To get weather and emergency updates for all UMUC
    locations, please visit the UMUC Weather page
  • or call 301-985-SNOW.
  • Sign up for MyAlerts (https//
  • UMUC MyAlerts will send notifications of
    emergency and weather-related closings to your
    cell phone, e-mail and more.
  • )

Contact Information