Events

Monday, December 16

2020 Retirement Plan Limits

2020 Retirement Plan Limits

The contribution limits for employees who participate in the voluntary 403(b) and 457(b) plans has increased from $19,000 to $19,500 in 2020; and the catch-up contribution limit for employees age 50 and over who participate in these plans also increased from $6,000 to $6,500. 

This means if you are under age 50 in 2020, the maximum amount you may contribute into your  voluntary retirement plan is $19,500.  If you are age 50 or above, the maximum amount you may contribute is $26,000 ($19,500 plus $6,500 catch-up).  Employees interested in changing their retirement contribution amount should contact the Human Resources Department at x2470 or e-mail Ms. Kristen Bjorne at kportale@nmu.edu and request a Salary Reduction Agreement.

Personnel Changes

Personnel Changes

Promotions

Lila Isleib (effective 10/10/2019)

To: Coordinator-Study Abroad Student Services (P3) in International Education Services

 

Diana Vreeland (effective 10/10/2019)

To: Director-International Programs (SA) in Extended Learning & Community Engagement

 

Transfers

Kate Hooper (effective 1/13/2020)

To: Assistant Director-Admissions (P5) in admissions

 

Felicia Hokenstad (effective 11/5/19)

To: Senior Secretary (4C) in Financial Aid

 

New Hires

Tammy Green (effective 12/16/19)

To: Senior Secretary (4C) in Financial Aid

 

Douglas Miller (effective 1/14/2020)

To: Director-UP Cybersecurity Institute (SA) in Continuing Education/Workforce Development

Robocall Scams

Robocall Scams

Blue Cross Blue Shield was recently made aware of its members being called and the caller stating that they are from either the Pharmacy Network or Pharmaceutical Direct.  The calls are fraudulent in an attempt to get personal or insurance information.  In this fraud scheme, a caller claims to provide vitamins or ointments that could be mailed to the member’s home and covered fully by Blue Cross.  Members are also receiving robocalls that falsely claim to be made by Blue Cross.  These calls seek to market insurance products or collect personal information.  If you receive calls of this nature, DO NOT respond to any phone prompts or provide personal information.  Employees should hang up and then block the number of the robocalls if received on your cell phone.

To report malicious or suspicious robocalls and telemarketers, contact one or all of the following federal agencies:  Federal Trade CommissionFederal Communications Commission, or the FBI.

Monday, December 16