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Payroll, W-4, Direct Deposit, Change of Address
Benefits, Retirement, Tuition Remission
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Visit our Change of Address section to view all the procedures.
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.
- 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only benefit eligible employees qualify for Tuition Remission. Forms, deadlines, and guidelines can be found on the HR website under Tuition Remission.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about SkillSoft and to log into your account visit: http://www.umbc.edu/skillsoft/.
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