Employee COVID-19 Safety Training update

All UIC employees are required to complete the online COVID-19 Safety Training. The training shares information that will help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on campus, including social and physical distancing, staying home if you are sick, proper hygiene measures, use of face covering, and cleaning and disinfection procedures.

Since the training became available three weeks ago, 6,007 employees have completed it. UIC HR is providing weekly reports to colleges to follow up with employees who have not completed the training.

You may access the COVID-19 Safety Training in Ability LMS, using your university NetID and password to login. All UIC employees who are currently working on campus or expect to return by the start of fall semester (Aug. 24) must complete the training by that date. All employees who are currently working remotely and will still be doing so at the beginning of the semester must complete the training by Sept. 30 (or on or before their return date if earlier).

Employees of the Hospital & Clinics will follow a separate process and will not be required to complete this version of the UIC COVID-19 Safety Training. Hospital Human Resources will provide additional information regarding the COVID-19 Safety Training that will be accessible in the Hospital’s LMS catalogue. 

Questions about the COVID-19 Safety Training should be directed to UIC HR via email at uichrwelcomecenter@uic.edu or 312-996-0840.

SURS Self-Managed Plan Changes

Employees who are in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Self-Managed Plan (SMP) should have received another reminder of the transition of the SMP to the newly redesigned Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) coming on Sept. 1, 2020. Information about this plan is available on the SURS website. Questions can be directed to the SURS Defined Contribution Contact Center at (800) 613-9543 or TDD (800) 579-5708.

These changes do not apply to the University’s 403(b) Plan with TIAA and Fidelity.

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