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Top HR Inquiries

Get the answers to the top inquiries for Human Resources

 

Payroll, W-4, Direct Deposit, Change of Address

How to change my name/address

How to enroll in direct deposit

How to change my W4

How to sign up for the Payroll Online Service Center (POSC)


Benefits, Retirement, Tuition Remission

How to sign up for health benefits

How to add a dependent to my health benefits

How to enroll in a SRA, Supplemental Retirement Account (Fidelity/TIAA-CREF)

How to change the amount I put into an SRA

How to sign up for Long Term Care or Long-Term Disability insurance (i.e. Prudential, Unum)

How to get tuition remission

Other

What is the holiday schedule?

Training

Where do I sign up for training?

How do I receive a SkillSoft account?

Where is the link to the Preventing Sexual Harassment training?

Where is the link to the UMBC Emergency Prepardness training?


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How to change my name/address

Visit our Change of Address section to view all the procedures.

 


How to enroll in direct deposit

Complete the Payroll Direct Deposit Authorization form and submit it to the Central Payroll Bureau at the address listed on the bottom of the form.  More information is available on the Direct Deposit section of the website.

 


How to change my W4

  • The form is on our website, you can download it and submit it to your departmental Payroll Preparer
  • If you need assistance filling out your W-4, please see your financial advisor

 


How to sign up for the Payroll Online Service Center (POSC)

Visit our Paycheck section for a direct link and instruction for POSC.

  • You will need your most current check advice number and agency code: 360231
  • Your payroll preparer can give you your most recent check advice number

 


How to sign up for health benefits

The forms are available on the Human Resources website under Benefit Forms. To find the correct forms, please contact  a HR Benefits Staff Member.

If enrolling a Dependent Child, a copy of the Child’s Birth certificate will be required.

If enrolling a spouse, a copy of the Certified Marriage Certificate from the Court Clerk’s office will be required.

An overview of benefits including Health benefits is available here.

 


How to add a dependent to my health benefits

You must experience a qualifying event to make mid-year changes to your health benefits if it is not during the annual Open Enrollment period (typically in the Fall).

Employee would need to complete a new health benefits enrollment form, a spouse/dependent affidavit form, and supply required documentation, i.e. hospital discharge papers, birth cert, marriage cert, etc.

If the reason  for adding a dependent is due to loss of other coverage outside of Open Enrollment, the employee would need to supply a letter from the insurer/employer on letterhead showing proof of the loss.  Please contact a Benefits Staff member for more information.

 


How to enroll in a SRA, Supplemental Retirement Account (Fidelity/TIAA-CREF)

Visit the HR website for more information on SRA plans.  The SRA Comparison chart has more information about maximums and plan differences.

SRA forms are available under Benefit Forms and on the Supplemental Retirement page.  Once you complete the deduction forms to initiate a Supplemental Retirement  account, then the vendor will send information to your home address on how to manage your funds.  It can take up to two pay periods for the deduction to begin.

 


How to change the amount I put into an SRA

You will need to complete a Supplemental Retirement Account Change Form.  Interactive Forms can be found on the HR Website under Benefit Forms and under the Supplemental Retirement page.  You will need to know the vendor name, type of account and how much is currently going into it – this information is available on your pay stub, which you can access through the POSC.

It can take up to two pay periods for the new deduction to begin.  It is important to pay attention to plan maximums.  Over-contributions to a plan can have tax implications.

 


How to sign up for Long Term Care or Long-Term Disability insurance (i.e. Prudential, Unum)

Long-Term Care enrollment is done directly through the Prudential website.  More information can be found on the HR website under Benefits.

Long-Term disability enrollment can be done through HR by completing a UNUM LTD enrollment form.  Forms can be found on the HR website under Benefits Forms.

You can enroll at any time, not only during Open Enrollment.

 


How to get tuition remission

Only benefit eligible employees qualify for Tuition Remission.  Forms, deadlines, and guidelines can be found on the HR website under Tuition Remission.


Where do I sign up for training?

UMBC faculty and staff can sign up for all in-person workshops through the myUMBC training group. Faculty and staff also receive SkillSoft e-Learning accounts and may take SkillSoft classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any computer with internet access.

 

How do I receive a SkillSoft account?

New faculty and staff are automatically enrolled within two months of their hire date.  If you would like your account set up sooner, please email: hrtraining@umbc.edu.  For more information about SkillSoft and to log into your account visit: http://www.umbc.edu/skillsoft/.

Where is the link to the Preventing Sexual Harassment training?

The link is located on the Human Relations web page.  The direct link to the training is: http://training.newmedialearning.com/psh/umbc/

 

Where is the link to the UMBC Emergency Preparedness training?

The link is located on the UMBC Police web site.  The direct link to the training is: http://police.umbc.edu/files/2013/09/Online-Emergency-Preparedness-Training.pdf