HR Bulletin Board

2022

Oct 12, 2022
Open Enrollment 2023 Information and Virtual Open Enrollment Sessions
The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that this year’s Open Enrollment for State of Maryland (SOM) health benefits will be online using State Personnel System (SPS) Workday beginning October 11 through November 4, 2022 at 5 pm. During this time, eligible faculty and staff can enroll in and/or make changes to their Health Benefits for an effective date of January 1, 2023. Employees will receive alerts about Open Enrollment from the SOM via the SPS Workday system. Faculty and staff currently enrolled in SOM health benefits, and others eligible for Open Enrollment for the 2023 Plan Year, will conduct Open Enrollment through SPS Workday. This system allows faculty and staff to access, enroll in, and manage benefits through one online portal. Employees are encouraged to review the attached document “Complete Open Enrollment Elections”, before the start of Open Enrollment. This reference guide provides step by step instructions regarding Open Enrollment.

Oct 10, 2022
Search for the Executive Director - The University System of Maryland, Hagerstown -  Hagerstown, MD 
The University System of Maryland (USM) invites applications for the position of Executive Director (“Executive Director” or “ED”) of The University System of Maryland, Hagerstown (USMH). USMH is one of three Regional Higher Education Centers (RHEC’s) of USM and is located in a renovated historic building in downtown Hagerstown. USMH seeks a visionary and collaborative leader who will strengthen programmatic relationships across Western Maryland and the region as well as contribute to the cultural and socioeconomic vitality of the region. The Executive Director will work closely with USM, with the partner institutions of the System, and with major public and private partners in the region, to sustain and expand this critical educational and economic resource. 

Sep 30, 2022
Keep Your Financial Goals on Track with TIAA’s Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Webinars!
TIAA Webinars and Retirement Information

Jun 17, 2022
FY 2023 FSU Salary Guidelines
Salary Guidelines for FY 2023 for various FSU employee classifications | The University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced pay increases as part of budget plans announced by Governor Hogan. The following salary guidelines apply to FSU faculty and staff employees in Regular status or Contingent positions, regardless of the source of funding for the employee’s position at Frostburg State University (FSU).

Mar 2, 2022
March 2022 Wellness Newsletter
March Wellness Newsletter and Events | March 2022 Wellness Newsletter - March is "Spring Clean Your Mind and Body" Month! Spring is (almost) here, and it's time to shake off the Winter cobwebs - and not only in your home!

Mar 2, 2022
Fidelity Sessions for March
Demystifying Your Credit Score Lenders use credit scores to decide whether to offer credit, and under what terms. Discover what goes into your credit score and how it’s calculated, to understand the impact it has on your borrowing.

Mar 2, 2022
2022 USM-sponsored MetLife Benefits Annual Enrollment
Open Enrollment for MetLife Benefits - Optional Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability | Welcome to the annual enrollment for the USM-sponsored MetLife benefits. If you work 20 or more hours per week and are either a Regular or CII – Contingent II employee, this is your once-a-year opportunity to newly enroll or make changes to your MetLife benefits.

Feb 23, 2022
Frostburg State Announces New Salary Guidelines
The University System of Maryland (USM) announced pay increases as part of budget plans announced by Governor Hogan. The following salary guidelines were provided and may apply to faculty and staff employees in Regular status or Contingent positions, regardless of the source of funding for the employee's position at Frostburg State University (FSU).

2021

Dec 15, 2021
$15 Minimum Wage Approval for All Regular Nonexempt Status Employees
On Friday, December 10, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents approved an adjustment to the nonexempt pay structure system-wide for current regular status nonexempt employees to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Nov 12, 2021
FSU Voluntary Separation Plan Approved for Eligible Staff
The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has approved the four (4) Voluntary Separation Plans (VSP) for FSU exempt and nonexempt regular status staff – non-union and union positions.

Oct 28, 2021
IMPORTANT: Virtual Open Enrollment
IMPORTANT: Virtual Open Enrollment - Schedule and Links to sessions where employee's can get questions answered about 2022 Benefits.

Oct 14, 2021
OPEN ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
Plan Year 2022 Open Enrollment Notice Open Enrollment begins October 18, 2021 and ends at 5 pm on November 12, 2021

Oct 11, 2021
MSRP's 2nd Annual Virtual Saving$ Symposium and Fidelity Investments Educational Events
MSRP's 2nd Annual Virtual Saving$ Symposium and Fidelity Investments Educational Events

Oct 7, 2021
Telework Policy Agreement with AFSCME Council 3/Local 239
FSU would like to announce that an agreement has been made between Frostburg State University (FSU) and AFSCME Council 3/Local 239 on the new telework policy. This policy is effective October 4, 2021 for all AFSCME collective bargaining unit members and is in alignment with the state of Maryland Teleworking Program.

Sep 27, 2021
Return to Work on Campus
While we have been able to telework over these past months due to the COVID-19 outbreak, FSU began returning all employees back to work on campus as of August 30, 2021 for the fall semester. Effective October 11, 2021, all employees will return to work on campus.

Sep 13, 2021
Non-Union Represented Employee - Telework Policy
Frostburg State University (FSU), in alignment with the state of Maryland Teleworking Program, would like to announce the new policy for teleworking. This policy is strictly for non-union represented employees. Please find the attached Telework Policy, Regular Telework Agreement, Hybrid Telework Agreement, and Safety Checklist form for you to review.

Aug 18, 2021
Update Your Directory Information
All employees are reminded to update their directory information through HR/PROD Self-Service.

Aug 1, 2021
FSU Vaccination Requirement: Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or (COVID-19)
In accordance with the mandate from USM Chancellor Jay Perman (April 23, 2021), Frostburg State University, along with all USM member institutions, shall require all employees to be vaccinated against the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus. Implementation, exemptions and failure to comply policies found here.

Jul 19, 2021
FSU Salary Guidelines - Fiscal Year 2022
The following salary guidelines for FY 2022 were provided and apply to all faculty and staff employees in Regular or Contingent status, regardless of the source of funding for the employee's position.

Jun 1, 2021
Voluntary Separation Plan for Staff - Update
FSU has been unable to reach an agreement with AFSCME regarding the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP) for staff during the program's application window. Therefore, we are canceling the VSP for all staff at this time. The program for faculty remains in place.

May 24, 2021
Position Information Form (PIF) Collection - FY 2022
It is time to collect updated job descriptions - Position Information Forms (PIFs). Occurring every 3 years, it is very important that the PIFs accurately reflect the key day-to-day job duties and responsibilities of your position.

May 11, 2021
Four-Day Summer Schedule Guidelines
Effective May 19, 2021 through August 10, 2021 Frostburg State University (FSU) will offer employees who are working on campus the opportunity to apply for permission to work a compressed workweek schedule, this excludes employees who are teleworking.

May 3, 2021
May Wellness Newsletter
Wellness 360⁰ off to a great start! This week's newsletter is jam-packed with lots of opportunities to continue to engage in activities and learning opportunities in May. Read on and join in!

Apr 16, 2021
Voluntary Separation Plans
The USM Board of Regents approved two (one for faculty, one for staff) Voluntary Separation Plans earlier today for Frostburg State University.

Apr 12, 2021
April Wellness Newsletter
Spring is here, and it's time to Spring Into Wellness! Check out our newest Spring Wellness Promotion called Wellness 360⁰. With various times and topics, find something that works for you!

Feb 23, 2021
Performance Management Process
PMP time is once again upon us and it is time to complete your Employee Evaluations for the period April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.

Feb 17, 2021
Fraudulent Unemployment Claims
The Office of Human Resources wants to provide information about the ongoing rise of fraudulent unemployment claims that are impacting our employees and thousands of people across the state.

Jan 15, 2021
ATTENTION Members of the Maryland State Retirement & Pension System
The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that this year’s Open Enrollment for State of Maryland Health Benefits will be online in SPS Workday beginning October 19, 2020 at 8:00 am through November 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm. During this time, employees can enroll in and/or make changes to their Health Benefits for an effective date of January 1, 2021. Employees will receive alerts about Open Enrollment from the State of Maryland via the SPS Workday system.

2020

Dec 8, 2020
2020 MSRP Virtual Benefit Fair
Attend our MSRP 3D interactive event to help take advantage of the benefits of enrolling and planning for the financial future you want. NOW - Through December 24, 2020!

Dec 2, 2020
December 2020 Wellness Newsletter - Healthy Holidays Edition!
We all know that this holiday season is going to be different than winter holidays of the past because of the pandemic. Knowing this doesn't make it easier, though. The good news is that there are ways to celebrate our traditions and stay safe at the same time.

Nov 4, 2020
State of Maryland Wellness Newsletter 11/04/2020
In this newsletter, you will find a quiz to determine if you are at risk for prediabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you will find webinars to support your health and help you manage the disease. And during the rest of November, we will present opportunities to learn more about Diabetes prevention and management.

Oct 19, 2020
Health Benefits Open Enrollment in SPS Workday
The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that this year’s Open Enrollment for State of Maryland Health Benefits will be online in SPS Workday beginning October 19, 2020 at 8:00 am through November 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm. During this time, employees can enroll in and/or make changes to their Health Benefits for an effective date of January 1, 2021. Employees will receive alerts about Open Enrollment from the State of Maryland via the SPS Workday system.

Oct 18, 2020
University System of Maryland for National Health Education Week
The University System of Maryland is coming together to participate in National Health Education Week (NHEW) by providing opportunities for employees to attend webinars, meet-ups, and other online events focused on providing health and wellness education.

Oct 8, 2020
State of Maryland Wellness Newsletter 10/08/2020
Healthy habits are the best way for all of us to avoid disease, prolong life, and live more happily. But in the chaos of a woman’s daily life, healthy living may take a back seat to chores, work, busy schedules, and more. During the month of October, we will present resources and tips for Women's Journey to Wellness.

Oct 6, 2020
FREE WEBINAR: Navigating Child Care During a Pandemic (hosted by the University of Maryland)
UMD's Learning and Talent Development Team has partnered with representatives from University Human Resources, the Maryland Family Network, and Prince George's County Public Schools to bring you the latest information regarding child care resources and distance learning support for working parents.

Oct 1, 2020
State of Maryland Wellness Newsletter 10/01/2020
Healthy habits are the best way for all of us to avoid disease, prolong life, and live more happily. But in the chaos of a woman’s daily life, healthy living may take a back seat to chores, work, busy schedules, and more. During the month of October, we will present resources and tips for a Woman's Path to Wellness.

Sep 30, 2020
USM Temporary Exception to Annual Leave "Carryover" Limit
In recognition of the unique circumstances and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents approved a temporary exception to the 400 hours of accrued annual leave that regular nonexempt and exempt employees are ordinarily able to carry into a new calendar year.

Sep 23, 2020
State of Maryland Wellness Newsletter 9/23/2020
This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever! A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. September and October are good times to get a flu vaccine.