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 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the that employees can contribute up to $17,500 in employee contributions to the TSP in 2014. The limit applies to the combined total of tax-deferred traditional and Roth contributions. (This limit has not changed from 2013). Any participant who will be age 50 or over in 2014 can also contribute up to $5,500 in additional catch-up contributions, as long as regular contributions for the year are expected to reach the $17,500 limit. (This limit has not changed from 2013).
* The results for the Employee Workshop Survey are in. Thank you to everyone who voted. The top two Wellness topics are "Living Well on the Fast Track: Eating Healthy on the Run" and "Relaxation Techniques at the Workplace." The top two Legal/Financial topics are "Effective Budgeting" and "Estate Planning: Five Essential Documents." The top two Caregiving topics are "Technology and Keeping Your Kids Safe" and "Effective Discipline Strategies: Factors Influencing Children's Behavior." The top two Personal/Professional topics are "Maximizing your Day: Effective Time Management" and "Making a Life While Making a Living: Work-Life Balance." Lastly, the top two Federal Benefits topics are the "Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)" and "Thrift Savings Plan Overview (TSP)."
Kramer Wealth Managers will be providing a workshop titled "Financial Planning Basics" on February 5 from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Both workshops will be held in JSAC, Room 1011. Lee Kramer and David Frank will explain how to meet financial goals and improve overall financial security now and in the future. Employees will also learn how to construct a budget and understand the importance of establishing an emergency fund. The presenters will also provide information on basic investment and estate planning concepts. Voice interpreters will be available. All attendees will receive a free workbook. If you wish to attend one of the presentations, please send an email to email@example.com.