Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources


January 2018 Human Resources Updates

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Welcome back! We hope your year is off to an excellent start. Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola community. Please review the information below about upcoming opportunities, including the MLK Celebration, Transamerica’s future retirement seminars, and our enhanced Wellness Program created to help you achieve your health and wellness goals for 2018.

MLK Celebration: Transformative Thinking

Don’t forget to attend one of the upcoming MLK Celebration events taking place during the week of January 22 on all three Chicagoland campuses. Human Resources encourages employees to sign-up to volunteer at one of the 11 Service Day locations.

New Kronos pay code “Sick Pay-Family”

In response to changes to the Paid Sick Leave Acts for both the State of Illinois (effective January 1, 2017) and the City of Chicago (effective July 1, 2017), a new pay code has been created in Kronos for employees who need to use sick time when caring for family members who are ill. The new pay code is called “Sick Pay-Family,” and it appears in the drop down menu with the additional pay codes. The revised Loyola Sick Leave Policy outlines the expanded definition of “family member” as well as provides direction as to the limits of sick time employees can use annually in order to care for family members.

Transamerica Retirement Reminder

A Transamerica representative will present the Get Ready to Retire seminar on each Chicagoland campus in January. The presentation is helpful to all ages of participants but especially for participants over the age of 55. The one-hour seminar provides faculty and staff with an opportunity to ask a retirement counselor questions following the presentation. To attend, please register beginning Monday, January 8, on the Transamerica website for one of the following seminars, which run from 3–5 p.m.:
  • January 23: Health Sciences Campus
  • January 24: Water Tower Campus
  • January 25: Lake Shore Campus
Form 1095-C
The IRS requires employers to provide employees with Form 1095-C, which may accompany W-2s for tax purposes. The 2017 statement will be distributed to employees no later than March 2. You may elect by January 15 to receive your Form 1095-C statement electronically. Visit our website for details on how to receive your statement online.

Sacred Heart Schools

Faculty and staff are invited to check out Sacred Heart, Chicago’s oldest Catholic and independent school. Serving students in grades K–8, Sacred Heart is conveniently located near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, at 6250 N. Sheridan Road. To learn more about Sacred Heart, we invite you to attend an Admissions Coffee at the school from 9:15–11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, or Wednesday, February 7. If you are interested in attending, please contact James Nuessen for Recruitment at Sacred Heart.

Register for EMERGE 2018

The EMERGE winter/spring 2018 schedule is now available. The program offers personal, professional, and wellness seminars. Whether you are in a leadership role or a member of a team, you will find a program that increases your knowledge and strengthens your skills. In preparation for participating in the Wellness program, consider signing up and participating in the Biometric course taking place this month. Visit LUC.edu/emerge for course details.

Wellness Program

The 2018 Wellness Program features numerous financial, health, and wellness opportunities on campus. In 2018, benefits-eligible faculty and staff who earn 125 points per quarter will receive $75 on their paychecks following each quarter. New this year: you do not have to be enrolled in the Loyola medical plan to earn the $75.

Go Move Challenge

We are excited to announce that Loyola will participate with 19 other institutions from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the sixth annual Go Move Challenge, February 1–28. The friendly fitness competition is designed to inspire participants to incorporate valuable health and wellness activities into their routines, while simultaneously determining which university can accumulate the most minutes of movement in one month. In the spirit of friendly competition, we have prizes! The first 30 participants to reach and track 500 minutes will win a special prize. In addition, the Loyola department averaging the most minutes of activity will win a healthy treat. Need inspiration? Check out the Go Move Challenge video to learn more and get inspired.

For additional details on all of these updates, visit LUC.edu/hr.

Winifred L. Williams, PhD
Vice President for Human Resources
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer