Monday, May 12, 2008

Medical: Core





24 pay periods:


18 pay periods:

Single= $76.07


Single= $38.04


Single= $50.71

Family= $209.17


Family= $104.59


Family= $139.45






Medical: HSA






24 pay periods:


18 pay periods:

Single= $59.29


Single= $29.65


Single= $39.53

Family= $163.02


Family= $81.51


Family= $108.68













24 pay periods:


18 pay periods:

Single= $5.54   


Single= $2.77  


Single= $3.69

Family= $15.93 


Family= $7.97 


Family= $10.62













24 pay periods:


18 pay periods:

Single= $3.79


Single= $1.89


Single= $2.52

Family= $8.57


Family= $4.28


Family= $5.71

Healthcare premium error found in your favorThanks go to two instructors in the Math Department who have brought to HR’s attention a calculation error in the Healthcare premiums that were quoted last week at the open enrollment meetings and on the USI website.  This calculation error identified a miscommunication between the college and USI.  The error has resulted in more favorable premium rates, as listed below.   

If you have not already attended one of the open enrollment meetings, there will be three more meetings held on May 15, at 9 a.m., 11a.m. and 2 p.m. in WD 409.




Dates and deadlines for Fiscal Year 2008 year end and planning for FY 2009 announcedThe following dates are deadlines for processing purchases:




Last day to place orders for FY’08 capital equipment.


Last day to create and approve on-line requisitions.


Date by which goods and services must be received to be paid out of FY 2008 budget.


Date that all regular and blanket purchase orders expire.


Date that food purchase pre-approvals expire.


Date by which invoices must be received in Accounts Payable to be paid out of FY 2008 budget. Late invoices will be charged to FY 2009 budget.

It is recommended that new requisitions for blanket purchase orders be created soon after July 1.

The following are some related issues:

Grant Accounts:
Grant accounts follow the same deadlines as other college accounts. The only exception is if the grant does not end on June 30. Please contact your grant accounting representative if you have questions.

Please continue to process (approve for payment) invoices received from vendors and receive goods using PORC in Colleague.

Travel and tuition reimbursements:
Travel reimbursement requests must be submitted by College procedure within 30 days upon return from travel, or by July 31 if travel occurs in late June. Tuition reimbursement payments should be processed in accordance with Human Resources requirements, within 60 days after receiving an official grade.

If you have questions regarding the year end closing process please contact Brad Farmer at ext. 2641 in Purchasing or Ann Helfrich at ext.2420 in Accounting.

stampNews from Mail ServicesThe U.S. Postal Service is raising the cost of sending mail, starting Sunday, May 11.  First-class letters will go up one penny to 42 cents.  The cost for all other classes of mail and services will also go up.  Please contact Mail Services at ext. 2568 for more information.



Diabetic Support Group to offer healthy cooking demoDeane Cobler, faculty in the Hospitality Management Department, will offer a Health Cooking Demonstration on Wednesday, May 14 at noon in Eibling Hall room 07 for all those interested in learning how to prepare healthy and delicious meals that will help control diabetes.  If you are interested in joining the Diabetic Support Group for this session, please RSVP to Don Laubenthal at ext. 3627.

Szabo and Bundy
Jennifer Szabo and Jeff Bundy

Rad Tech students take top awards in essay contest

Jeff Bundy and Jennifer Szabo took first and second places at the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists annual meeting held April 24- 27.

The students competed against more than 100 other students from Ohio in the essay competition. The Columbus State Quiz Bowl team also performed very well, competing for five rounds and advancing past Bowling Green State University and Mercy Medical before losing to Kent State University by only two questions.

According to Jerry Tyree, clinical coordinator of Radiologic Technology, this is a remarkable accomplishment for the team made up of first-year students, competing against others in their second through fourth years of their programs.


X-ray art on sale by Rad Tech students

x-ray art

The Columbus State Radiography students are raising money to pay for their professional society events and for continuing education by selling artistic x-rays of sea shells. The framed art is offered $20-30, and unframed for $6-10. The students are also selling t-shirts for $10-15.  If you are interested in purchasing these, please contact one of these students by email:  or






ERC exhibition of student work in Main GalleryIn case you were unable to visit the Downtown Digital Arts Festival May 7-9, the Educational Resources Center (ERC) is pleased to present an exhibition of works by students in Digital Photography and Digital Design & Graphics in the Main Gallery on the main level of Columbus Hall.  The exhibition highlights some of the exceptional work done by Columbus State students. 

"As a co-sponsor of the DDAF, along with the Integrated Media and Technology Department, we are pleased to highlight the work of our students in these areas of the digital arts,” said ERC Director Bruce Massis.  “Through the DDAF, Columbus State is fast becoming a center of the digital arts and we are so pleased to promote the excellent work of our students in so visible a manner."