Service Awards Salute 2,785 Years of Service to UT Dallas

Service Awards Salute 2,785 Years of Service to UT Dallas
Dr. William Manton
UT Dallas recently recognized faculty and staff members who have reached employment milestones with the University at the 29th Annual Service Awards.

The ceremony on Nov. 20 honored 311 employees for their commitment and contributions to the mission. This year’s honorees have collectively accrued 2,785 years of service.

Dr. William Manton, a geosciences professor in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, topped the list with 50 years. The University honors employees each fall who have reached multiples of five years of service. Read more

Employees Urged to Specify Electronic W-2 Form Delivery

Employees Urged to Specify Electronic W-2 Form Delivery
As tax season nears, the Payroll Office is asking employees to make sure their address information and W-2 form preferences are up-to-date. Log in to Galaxy and navigate to Self Service / Staff Tools / Personal Information to verify that your address is current. If you have not already, consider electing to receive your W-2 electronically.

Benefits of the electronic W-2 include receiving your form earlier, the capability to print multiple copies and the ability to retrieve previous years’ W-2s. Sign up now at Galaxy Self Service / Staff Tools / Payroll and Compensation / W-2 Consent. If you have consented previously to receive your W-2 electronically, you don’t need to do so again. Contact the Payroll Office at 972-883-2611 or [email protected] if you have questions.

IRS Insurance Coverage Form 1095-C to be Distributed by Jan. 31

Effective this year, the Internal Revenue Service requires the University and many other employers to provide Form 1095-C to benefits-eligible employees, retirees and COBRA participants. Required by the Affordable Care Act, the form is an annual statement outlining the insurance coverage available to them. The UT Dallas Office of Human Resources is preparing these forms for distribution by Jan. 31. Forms will be made available online to employees who provide consent or mailed otherwise to each employee address on record. Details about the online consent process, which is separate from the W-2 process, will be provided soon.

TRS Reviewing Information After Wage Reporting Change

TRS Reviewing Information After Wage Reporting Change
Changes that took effect Sept. 1 require UT Dallas to report compensation to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) in the month it is paid rather than the month it is earned. TRS will review wage information for all retiring employees and make adjustments as needed so that TRS members who are affected by this rule change do not lose a month of compensation credit.

Affected employees include TRS members planning to retire in fiscal 2016 and those with highest total 2014-15 wages. Employees may call TRS directly at 800-223-8778 for further clarification. More information is available online under “Report When Paid Corrections.”

Facility Closings Announced for Winter Holidays

Dining Hours
All dining locations will be closed beginning Dec. 19 in preparation for winter break. Dining services will resume Jan. 4 with limited hours and locations. Spring semester hours will begin Monday, Jan. 11.

Parking Structures to Close Top Levels
At 5 p.m. Dec. 19, the top levels of Parking Structures 1 and 3 will close in preparation for the possibility of ice and snow over the winter break. During this time, vehicles with green permits will be allowed to park in gold spaces. The top levels of both parking structures will reopen the morning of Jan. 4, weather permitting.

Library Workshops to Introduce Video and Audio Resources

McDermott Library continues its employee workshops in the month of December. Workshops are held in MC2.524. Please register.

  • Streaming McDermott Online video resources, noon, Tuesday, Dec. 15 – This session will introduce online video resources available from the Eugene McDermott Library to enhance instruction.
  • Overdrive: eBooks and Audio on the Go, 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 – Learn about OverDrive, a phone and tablet-friendly service for fans of leisure reading, best-sellers and audiobooks. Bring your own audio device so you can set up the service for personal use.

Gift Annuities to UT Dallas Pay Off in More Ways Than One

Generosity doesn’t have to go unrewarded. Earn 4 to 9 percent on your money while supporting the University programs you love. If you’re 55 or older, learn how a charitable gift annuity can work for you. Contact Anna LeBlanc at 972-883-6023 or [email protected] if you have questions.


Inclement Weather, Emergency Closing Procedures at UT Dallas
With the winter season approaching, the campus community is asked to make note of the best ways to stay informed if inclement weather or other events require changes in campus schedules. Read more