Welcome to the Gallaudet University's Benefits website. Gallaudet University offers a comprehensive benefits package to its regular status staff, faculty, and teachers. This website will enable you to view detailed information regarding each benefit offered by the University. Please refer to the links on the left side. The Benefits Office is also available to assist you in understanding and maximizing your benefits. You can reach the Benefits Office through email or by phone 202-250-2419 (V/VP). You can also stop by the Benefits Office in College Hall, Room 114A.
* The PER 490 Capstone students will be hosting the Biggest Loser competition. This competition is sponsored by the Department of Physical Education and Recreation and Human Resources Services. The competition will run for 7 weeks, from September 29 to November 12. Please visit this link for more information.
* All new employees hired on or after January 1, 2014 will be subject to FERS-FRAE, a new retirement system. Under FERS-FRAE, employees are required to contribute 4.4% of their basic pay. FERS, FERS-RAE, and FERS-FRAE follow the same guidelines set up by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). However, the employee and employer contributions are different for each retirement system. For more information on FERS, please visit this link.
* The 2014 Open Season will run from Monday, November 10th through Monday, December 8th. During this period, employees enroll in, change, or cancel their health, dental, and/or vision insurance plans. Furthermore, employees may enroll or re-enroll into the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS) plan. This is also an opportunity to cancel long-term disability (LTD) plans if employees do not wish to continue in 2015. The Open Season Benefits fair is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, November 12th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in JSAC, Multipurpose Room. The 2015 premiums will be released sometimes in October.
October 1, 2014
Kevin Laird, a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) expert, will be providing a workshop on Wednesday, October 1, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in JSAC, Room 1011. In addition, Mr. Laird will present again at MSSD from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM in the MSSD Orientation Room. Mr. Laird will discuss the contribution rules, investment options, death benefits, and the loan program. He will explain the new TSP Roth option and provide a comparison between the traditional and Roth options. If you wish to attend the TSP workshop, please send an email to email@example.com.
October 8, 2014 (FULL)
Do you want to learn more about Gallaudet's educational assistance, tuition waiver, and tuition assistance programs? Jeffrey Leach and Victoria Sealock will be providing a workshop on these topics on Wednesday, October 8 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM. Attendees will learn details about the programs and there will be a Q&A session. The workshop will be held in College Hall, Room 406. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited; if interested make your reservation soon.
November 12, 2014
The Open Season Benefits Fair will be held from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in JSAC, Multipurpose Room. Various providers, including BCBS, Delta Dental, and Kaiser, will be available to answer questions and provide new 2015 benefits information. Interpreters will be available.