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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 2:14pm

Great question! Receiving your W-2 electronically is quick & convenient, secure, environmentally friendly, reliable & simple!

Log on to Web4U Click on the “Employee” tab Click on “Tax Forms” Click on “Electronic W2 Consent” Review the consent information provided Check the box “Consent to receive W-2 electronically” (…

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:04am

Suspended Operations Policy – applies when the University is CLOSED. Please access the following links for guidance:

Policy U5400.04 

2015-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreements:
•    WFSE (Bargaining Units A, B, E) – Article 17
•    PSE (Bargaining Units D, PTE) – Article 16.1

 

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 1:09pm

Please be sure to have them update their W-2 address via Web4U if they are not receiving their W-2 electronically.  W-2s will be mailed no later than January 31st.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:00am

Giving season is upon us! Although the time to be compassionate and generous should be a year-long intent, the smells of turkey dinners and the sounds of jingling bells seem to give us all the subtle reminder we need.  In the spirit of giving, I wanted to share an occurrence of kindness that truly impacted my life.

The act of kindness came to me…

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:05am

Just a reminder to submit a new Form W-4 for 2017 if your marital status or withholding allowances have changed or will change for the New Year.  You can update your Form W-4 on Web4U by following these instructions:

• Click on the “Employee” tab
• Click on “Tax Forms”
• Click on “W-4 Tax Exemptions/…

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:04am

The University is open on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Although classes are not in session that day, the University remains open. Staff should follow normal leave reporting procedures if they will not be working on that day.

Please contact Human Resources at x4065 if you have any questions.

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:00am

While Bellingham in the summer is a glorious thing, Bellingham in the fall is spectacular. Those craggy peaks of the Canadian mountains – usually hazy on the horizon – now appear in laser-sharp focus on clear days. I can look outside my window getting ready for work, and without any extra early-rising effort at all, delight in watching the deep indigo of the sky gradually lighten into a…

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 9:38am

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the 2017 social security wage base will be $127,200, which is an increase of $8,700 from $118,500 in 2016.  What this means is that wages paid to an employee in excess of $127,200 in 2017 won’t be taxed for social security.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 1:29pm

Phase one of the PageUp Talent Management implementation is well underway and is expected to go live in winter quarter 2017. Phase one includes the Applicant Tracking System (recruiting) and the onboarding modules, and will replace our current Novus/EASE system.

We invite you to visit the Talent Management Project Website to learn more about the software and to follow our…

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 11:21am

Ready for winter?

The Winter Break Day will be available Sunday, December 11th to Tuesday, January 3rd and is available for permanent Classified & Professional staff employees.  Please refer to your Collective Bargaining Agreement or Professional Staff Handbook for additional information regarding eligibility.