January 16, 2009
  Need to Know


HRS: Release of Employee Information
The Texas Public Information Act requires that all state employers, including the UNT Health Science Center, release certain types of an employee’s personal information, including home address and home phone number, if a request for that information is presented in writing. Personnel Policy 5.04 on Employee Information details the information that can be requested under the Texas Public Information Act. As the policy notes, an employee may choose to restrict the release of his or her home address, home phone number and family information if he or she indicates this choice in writing. To restrict the release of your information or check to see if you already have, contact Human Resource Services at ext. 2690.

HRS: Health Insurance Reminder
Your HealthSelect benefits are determined on a calendar-year basis (January 1 - December 31), and no deductible or coinsurance amounts are carried over from the previous calendar year. Please note that the deductible for the Prescription Drug Plan (administered through CareMark) is determined on a plan-year basis (September 1 - August 31).

HRS: New Training Resource site
Human Resource Services has launched a new Training Resource Center on the UNTHSC Intranet. The site includes information about the HRS Training and Development team; training opportunities available to faculty, staff and students; and more. Click here for the HRS Training Resource Center site.

Travel: New Mileage Rate for 2009
Beginning on Jan. 1, the State of Texas mileage reimbursement rate was reduced from 58.5 cents ($0.585) to the new federal level of 55 cents ($0.55) per mile. Contact the Travel Office at ext. 2546 for more information.


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