Monthly Archives: November 2017

Everyone welcome to LCC Finance Briefing

Please join the Financial Services team for a presentation of the LCC Finance Briefing. The session includes an overview of the college’s finances and the budget development process. It is open to all employees who would like to better understand these topics. Sessions will be offered:

  • 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Administration Building Boardroom
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at West Campus W157
  • 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Administration Building Boardroom

For more information or to sign up for the session of your choice, email Lisa Pearce at pearcel@lcc.edu, by Monday, Nov. 27, to have an accurate count for refreshments. We hope to see you soon!

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In the news this week:

Timesheet instructions – recording holiday hours on timesheet

Holiday hours for Nov. 23 and 24 will automatically load on timesheets for the following employee groups:

  • Salaried Administrators: Holiday time will not appear on the timesheet but will automatically load during the pay cycle. Please do not enter hours for the holiday.
  • FT Support: 16 hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the -16 populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.
  • FT Physical Plant: 16 hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the -16 populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.

Employees groups not listed above may record leave time (i.e. Holiday Pay, PTO) if available (see union contract) and if pay for the holiday is desired. Regular hours should be recorded on timesheet as “Holiday Worked” only if work was performed on the actual holiday.

For more information, click Help, located in employee self-service on your timesheet in the top right corner.

Questions can be directed to our Payroll Department at FS-Payroll@lcc.edu or x1799.

Year-end reminder: Update your address or opt in to receive W-2 and 1095-C electronically

As the Payroll and Human Resource departments begin preparing for year-end, we ask employees to review their address in Banner and update it if necessary to ensure tax documents are sent to the correct location.

To verify your address:

  • Log on to Banner Web for Employee Dashboard.
  • Select My Profile.
  • Click the to make necessary changes to address and/or phone numbers. Follow instructions as directed on Employee Dashboard site.
  • Click the Submit button to complete.

Employees have the option to receive their W-2 statement online on Banner through the Employee Dashboard system.

The benefits of receiving form W-2 and 1095-C electronically include:

  • Online delivery provides access to the W-2 and 1095-C statement earlier than the traditional mail process.
  • Online delivery eliminates the chance the W-2 and 1095-C statement will get lost, misdirected or delayed during delivery or misplaced after receipt by the employee.
  • Access is available at the same secure website where you can access wage and direct deposit information. You can receive W-2 and 1095-C statements while traveling or on assignment away from your home address.
  • You can retrieve your W-2 and 1095-C statements 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
  • You can print multiple copies at your convenience.
  • You are helping the college save on forms, printing and postage expenses.

Federal regulations require employees consent to receive their W-2 and 1095-C in an electronic format. Once consent is given, it carries forward each year and does not need to be repeated.

The process for requesting the electronic version is quick and easy. Just follow these steps:

  • Log on to Banner Web for Employee Dashboard.
  • Select Taxes.
  • Select the Electronic Regulatory Consent option.
  • Check the Consent to Receive W-2 Electronically box.
  • Check the Consent to Receive 1095-C Electronically box.
  • Click on the Submit button.
  • You will not receive a confirmation that your selection has been received. To confirm your selection, go back into the Electronic W-2 Consent option and make sure there is a checkmark in the boxes.

If you agree to receive your 2017 W-2 and 1095-C online, you must give your consent no later than Jan. 15, 2018. Once the tax documents are processed, employees who consented will be able to view and print the earning statements.

Disclosure notices
An employee who consents to receive the 2017 tax documents electronically will not be mailed a paper copy. Although the website storing your data is secure, it is never a good idea to email confidential data. If an employee does not consent, Payroll will continue to mail the W-2 to the address on record no later than Jan. 31.

An employee who chooses to revoke consent may do so by following the same process noted above for electing electronic delivery. To revoke consent, remove the checkmark from the box authorizing the action on the Banner Employee Dashboard. Withdrawn consent does not apply to previously issued W-2 and 1095-C statements.

Payroll will mail W-2 statements to the address on record of those employees who separated service from the college. Human Resources will mail 1095-C statements to the address on record of those employees who separated service from the college.

Direct questions regarding W-2 statements to our Payroll Department at FS-Payroll@lcc.edu or x1799.

Direct questions regarding 1095-C statements to Human Resources at HR-Support@lcc.edu or x1870.

Board of Trustees approves 2017-2020 strategic plan

During its Nov. 20 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a three-year strategic plan that highlights broad college goals and metrics designed to move the school forward.

The plan was developed earlier this year with the help of hundreds of employees who participated in lunch forums to discuss the college’s strengths and areas for improvement. The approved plan includes five focus areas:

  • Engaged learning and student success
  • Leadership, culture and communication
  • Community engagement
  • Competitiveness and innovation
  • Resource management and fiscal responsibility

Each focus area includes goals, intended outcomes and key performance indicators to help measure progress. Specific projects are yet to be determined. Workgroups will be formed to develop project plans and create action, and those with an interest in serving will have an opportunity to get involved.

The Board also approved a $209,160 blanket purchase order for Adobe Software Licenses. The contract runs Dec. 1 through Nov. 30, 2020, with two one-year options to extend.

The Board next meets 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the Administration Building Boardroom. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Everyone welcome to dedication of new painting depicting Native American pow wow dancers

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and LCC is proud to dedicate the newest addition to its art collection in celebration.

Join the Native American community to formally dedicate and bless the painting, which shows a mother and daughter dancing in a traditional pow wow. It is the work of Canadian artist Patricia Bellerose.

The painting is on display now on the third floor of the Arts & Sciences Building. The dedication will take place 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Arts & Sciences Room 401. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by Nov. 27 at lcc.edu/studentlife/nahm.

Mergent Intellect has a new look

Updated in 2017 with a new, easy-to-use interface, Mergent Intellect provides access to private and public U.S. and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, contact information, and industry profiles, including brands and history.

Search for demographic data including latest census data by ZIP code, MSA or Industry. Content includes income per household, average house value and population breakdowns. Search in their Jobs Database, which has more than 20 million employers in the U.S., more than 400,000 employers in Canada, and more than 1 million employers in Mexico.

Three things to know about LCC’s ombudsperson

1. LCC’s ombudsperson serves as an advocate for students, helping them navigate non-academic processes and assisting them in identifying appropriate departments or programs to address their academic issues or concerns.

2. Additionally, the ombudsperson serves as an “agent for change,” recommending improvements to rules, policies and procedures that are unclear or inequitable.

3. The ombudsperson is a function of Student Life. The current ombudsperson is Student Life coordinator Patti Ayers.

Medical helicopter to land in Adado Riverfront Park during EMS job fair

A SurivalFlight medical helicopter from the University of Michigan health system will land near the Downtown Campus during the EMS Job Fair to interest students in flight medicine. The health system staffs two helicopters with a pilot and two nurses or paramedics at all times. One helicopter is based at the main hospital in Ann Arbor and the other at the Howell Airport.

The job fair will be held noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in HHS 024 and 025. The medical helicopter is scheduled land in Adado Riverfront Park between 11:30 a.m. and noon, but the arrival is dependent on weather, flight conditions and call volume that day. Come check it out!