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Sponsor Group:  Kappa Rho Chapter of Belta Alpha Psi
Contact Name:  Jayne Maas

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Kappa Rho Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi will once again offer the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) program for the 2014 income tax filing season. From Feb. 6-March 27 with the exception of Spring Break, volunteers will be available in the lobby of the DiGiorgio Campus Center 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information on what to bring and what documents volunteers can prepare, e-mail bap@winthrop.edu.

Sponsor Group:  Dining Services

Faculty/Staff Meal Plan Offer

Dining Services is offering a new meal plan just for faculty and staff. For $125, they can buy 20 meals and receive $20 in Cafe Cash. For questions, stop by 112 Thomson Hall or call 803/323-2119.

Sponsor Group:  Winthrop University International Center
Contact Name:  Lindsey Hill

International Center 'Volunteers' for Students

Winthrop has 194 international students on campus this semester. Many faculty and staff members have asked the International Center how they can help welcome these students to campus, be it inviting them to their home for a meal or driving them to the airport. If you are interested in being a "volunteer," please e-mail Lindsey Hill at hilll@winthrop.edu or call her at 803/323-2133.

Sponsor Group:  Campus Police
Price:  $25

2014-15 Parking Stickers Available

Faculty and staff can now purchase the 2014-15 parking stickers. The cost of the permit is $25 with a limit of two per person.

Permits can be purchased online and mailed to your home or picked up at Campus Police. All disabled permits must be purchased at Campus Police. Parking office hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For questions, e-mail Donna Snyder at snyderd@winthrop.edu or call her at 803/323-2553.

Sponsor Group:  Human Resources
Date:  07/01/2014

Payroll Update for Fiscal Year 2014-15

The final phase of the retirement contribution rate increase will occur in the 2014-15 fiscal year. Employees who are currently participating in one of the retirement system programs will see the rate increase in their first pay that occurs on or after July 1. Please see below for the rate increase amount for each retirement system program.
•Retirement contribution rate
-South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) – Increase from 7.5% to 8.0%
-Optional Retirement Program (ORP) – Increase from 7.5% to 8.0%
-Police Officers Retirement System (PORS) – Increase from 7.84% to 8.41%

Also, all regular faculty and staff will receive a 2% general increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The details of this pay change are available in Wingspan in the Job Summary/Detail section of the Employee tab.

The Winthrop University Retirement Webpage includes links to current information regarding retirement, or you can visit www.retirement.sc.gov for more information.

If you have questions, please email hrhelp@winthrop.edu.