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|University Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
||January 21, 2013
IT'S A GIRL!
Congratulations to Sarah Baynard, Manager, Building & Maintenance Operations – Quality Assurance, Physical Plant. She is the proud parent of a little girl, Kate Hadley Baynard, born January 1, 2013 at 8:55 a.m. Kate weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 20" long. What a wonderful way to start out the New Year!
ELECT TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC FORM W-2 ONLINE
All active USF employees have the option to receive their annual federal W-2 form electronically via GEMS Self-Service. The speed and efficiency of the electronic W-2 allows those who opt for electronic delivery to securely receive their electronic W-2 earlier than they would receive the W-2 on paper.
By electing to receive an electronic copy, there are no concerns about the W-2 being lost or stolen as it will be accessible in GEMS Self-Service anytime, day or night. If you give consent to receive your W-2 electronically, you will receive an email notification when it is ready for viewing/printing via GEMS Self-Service.
The deadline for electing this option is Sunday, January 13th. To exercise this option, visit this website.
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) conducted fire extinguisher training during the spring semester "Week of Welcome" activities. The training was well-received by the students. In addition to the fire extinguisher training, EH&S provided students with campus and residence hall fire safety tips.
This important awareness campaign provides our students with information on how to stay safe on campus. For more photos from the training event, visit this website.
TEXT YOUR CRIME TIPS TO THE USF POLICE
Send your crime tips to the University Police by texting "USFTIP" and your message to "67283." Although the tip appears as plain text at the University Police dispatch console, the tipster's identity is encrypted and protected.
Eyewitness offers tipsters anonymity, allowing students, faculty and staff to discretely provide timely, critical information without letting those in his/her vicinity in on the communication. University Police can continue to communicate with the tipster via text messaging through the console software.
HOW THE NEW TAX LEGISLATION AFFECTS YOU
Last week Congress made some significant tax decisions that will have a direct impact on your paycheck. Due to these recent Congressional actions, the temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax (FICA) has expired and the result will be a 2% increase in Social Security payroll tax deductions. This increase will impact all USF employees, with the exception of student employees. They are not required to contribute to social security..
This expiration will raise the percentage of the Social Security payroll tax deducted from employees back up to 6.2%, effective immediately. Therefore, paychecks beginning Jan. 11, 2013 will reflect this 2% increase in the Social Security payroll tax, resulting in a lower net pay.
Separately, Congress voted to increase other tax rates, but these tax increases will not impact the net pay of the majority of employees. For more information regarding the new tax legislation, please visit this website.
Should you have any questions, please contact the USF Payroll Department at