KU is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and most benefits are standard across the 14 universities that make up the system.
Employee benefits and eligibility are determined based upon employment status (full time/ part-time, etc.) and the employee group that represents your job. Employee groups and detailed information are described on the PASSHE HR website. If you are unsure of your employee group please Ask HR
Fidelity Investments: Appointments can be scheduled online at www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or by calling 800-642-7131 Empower: Appointments can be scheduled by contacting Justen Yatko at 1-570-290-9576 or Justen.email@example.com TIAA: Virtual appointments can be scheduled online at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call Philadelphia Office at 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8am - 8pm SERS: Stephen Heitzer is available anytime via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- SERS INFORMATION (STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM)
SEAP (STATE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)
SEAP SUMMARY OF BENEFITS
Information about the State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP)
The Affordable Care Act requires that group health plans provide a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) to employees. Because SEAP is considered to be a group health plan, SEAP is required to provide a SBC.
The federal government has defined very strictly what information must be included in an SBC and how it must be formatted. That’s why you’ll notice that most of the categories of information do not apply to SEAP, and that many of the listed services are identified as “not covered.”
You can view the SBC here. You can also receive a paper copy at no charge by contacting SEAP at 800.692.7459.
STATE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SEAP)
SEAP is free and available to you and your family 24/7 to help you deal with emotional or family concerns, alcohol or drug abuse, depression and other behavioral health matters, or financial and legal issues. Call 1-800-692-7459 (TDD 1-800-824-4306).
SEAP MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - Healthy matters to keep in mind.
THE WORK NUMBER
The Work Number is an automated service that securely provides instant employment and income verifications. It can be used when applying for a loan, buying a car, leasing an apartment, qualifying for public assistance, or similar instances where proof of employment or income is needed.
More information for employees about this automated service from PASSHE and how it works are listed below:
New Employees: As a new employee you will have decisions to make regarding benefits and payroll information. This focuses on providing you with the information you need as you join the KU community.
Current Employees: As an important member of the KU family additional information regarding all of your benefits, including wellness initiatives and tuition waivers can be found under Benefits.
Information to get you started quickly and effectively!
Welcome to Kutztown University! You have joined an exciting, dynamic, and ever-changing organization.
You should work with your supervisor to complete the following tasks in your first few days of employment at KU:
New Hire Checklist:
- On your first day, you should visit the KU Business Services on the first floor of the Academic Forum building with your vehicle registration and driver's license to obtain a parking sticker
- You will be getting network access and password information within your first few days of employment
- Go to "My First Days" to complete payroll and benefit elections after reviewing the orientation that pertains to you on the right
In your first week, visit the KU Card Office in the Academic Forum, room 107 to get your photo taken for your KU identification card - please call ahead (x34825) to make sure that all your information has been received from IT
Important information for new hires:
- Amorous Relationships Policy
- Labor Laws - Federal and Pennsylvania Know Your Rights in the Workplace
- Protection-Supervision of Minors Policy (GEN-004)
- Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse (GEN-005)
- Benefit Summary
- Employee Travel Expense Reimbursement
- Paydate Schedule
- Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report
- Tuition Waiver
- SEAP (State Employees Assistance Program)
- SEAP Privacy Notice
- Universal Availability Notice
- TSA (403b) vs. Deferred Compensation (457) plan comparison
- Disability Services Information
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Technology Transfer and Commercialization
- President's Roundtable on Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures
- Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures
- Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures
- Whistleblower Law
- Campus Map
- Faculty Leave Guidelines
- PASSHE Privacy Practices
- PASSHE Notice of Creditable Coverage - Medicare Part D
- Worker's Compensation Panel
Kutztown University offers a comprehensive program of benefits in support of its goal of attracting and retaining highly-qualified, motivated and talented faculty and staff.
Your medical/dental/vision and other benefits coverage and eligibility are determined based on your job group. The following link take you to the PASSHE website where detailed information on your employee benefits can be found.
VOLUNTARY SAVINGS PLAN
- Deferred Compensation (457 plan) deductions are a way for employees to reduce their current federally-taxable income. The State System has a deferred compensation program through Empower.
- Tax-Sheltered Annuities (403b plan) are another way for employees to reduce their current federally-taxable income. The State System contracts with TIAA and Fidelity.
- PROSPECTIVE RETIREES AND RETIREES