May 2017: HR Updates
Get your benefits plan all settled with the upcoming open enrollment period, running from May 11–25.
The annual benefits open enrollment period is scheduled from May 11, 2017–May 25, 2017.
This is your annual opportunity to review your current benefit elections, make changes to your medical, dental, and life insurance coverage, as well as enroll (or re-enroll) in a health care or dependent child care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for the new plan year.
As was true last year, Open Enrollment for plan year 2017–2018 will be completed online via an electronic open enrollment form. The form allows you to login, enroll, and change your benefits online—at work, home, or from any computer with internet access—anytime during the Open Enrollment period. Note: VPN access is NOT required.
For more information, to access the open enrollment system, and to see updated benefit packages, visit the Human Resources website.
Spring 2017 TIAA Retirement Planning Dates
TIAA counselors will be on campus to meet with employees individually to discuss retirement planning during May.
Spring Wellness Activities
Wellness is back in style! Human Resources are leading walks in Valhalla and on the New York City Campus! The walks are 30–45 minutes in duration, and begin at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays (Valhalla) and Thursdays (NYC). The Valhalla walks meet inside, in the lobby level, and the NYC walks begin in front of One Pace Plaza.
Social distancing and keeping pace with your exercise routine can be tough. Join Pace's Health and Wellness Committee for virtual workout classes every week that include kickboxing, yoga, and even a weekly step challenge with prizes.
Pace Yourself to Wellness: Online Edition
To help ease some of the high stress and uncertainty amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the Counseling Center is checking in with a handy mental health guide, plus we share information about resources available to Pace employees through Cigna.
Coping Emotionally with COVID-19
Worry. Anxiety. Grief. The brain-body response to stress is powerful. Dyson Professor of Psychology Sally Dickerson, PhD, discusses human stress responses and ways to best mitigate potential external stressors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Professor Is In: Sally Dickerson