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Josh Reinhart
Public Information Coordinator

Phone: 217-581-7400
Fax: 217-581-8444

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Mar 30, 2013


Human Resources

USCIS announced the newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form, Form I-9, with the revision date of "(Rev. 03/08/13)N" is required beginning March 8, 2013. Prior versions can no longer be used. The new form can be found on the USCIS website here.

A few of the changes include improved instructions, additional data fields and expansion of the layout from one to two pages.

Please keep in mind that newly hired employees must still complete and sign Section 1 of Form I-9 no later than the first day of employment. If you have any questions about the new Form I-9 and how to correctly complete it, please contact Carol Galey at 581-7655 or Cindy Maples at 581-2613.

CAROL A. GALEY, HR Employment Office
Posted: Mar 11, 2013

Pursuant to Public Act 97-895, the administration of the State Employee Workers' Compensation Program is being transitioned to a third party administrator. Effective March 16, 2013, Tristar Risk Enterprise Management Inc. will be the new processor for workers' compensation claims. Tristar is an experienced third party administrator that provides claims administration services to corporate and governmental entities across the United States.

Also effective March 16, 2013, there is a new phone number for reporting all new reports of injury that may result in a workers' compensation claim. It is 1-855-495-1554.

Tristar will have offices located in Chicago and Springfield. Existing claims will be transitioned to Tristar in the coming months. Each employee who has a claim currently active will receive an individual letter in the next few months with information regarding their new claim contact. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the workers' compensation coordinator at your location -- Paula Embry, WCC, Human Resources, 2010 Old Main; 217-581-7835.

Richard Enyard, Director, Human Resources
Posted: Mar 14, 2013

Each year, the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act requires certain employees to complete and file a Statement of Economic Interests with the Secretary of State. If you:
1. Are, or function as, the head of a department;
2. Have direct supervisory authority or responsibility over contracts of $5,000 or more;
3. Have supervisory responsibility for 20 or more employees; or
4. Have responsibility with respect to the procurement of goods or services. (have a P-card or Office Max authority for example.),
then you fall under this requirement.

In the next few days you can expect to receive, at your home address, a letter and form to complete from the Secretary of State. It is important that you complete this form and forward it to me, either through campus mail, in person, or via USPS at: Sandy Bowman, Ethics Officer, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920.

DO NOT RETURN THE FORM DIRECTLY TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE. Go here for more information or call 581-5399.

SANDRA E. BOWMAN, Ethics Officer
Posted: Mar 15, 2013

The State University Retirement System (SURS) continues to hold Retirement Education Seminars for members enrolled in the Traditional and Portable plans. If you are interested in these informational meetings, there are still seats remaining for the following dates: March 19, April 30 and May 15. These seminars are being held in the Champaign office, located at 1901 Fox Drive. Participants wishing to attend should contact Karen Maggio at 217-378-8813 or for seminar information and reservations.

LINDA C. HOLLOWAY, Human Resources
Posted: Mar 15, 2013

TIAA-CREF representative Chris Stephens will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24, in the Shelbyville Room, MLK Jr. Union. TIAA-CREF is an EIU-approved tax sheltered annuity provider who can assist employees with financial and retirement planning. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-842-2005, ext. 25-5667, or email

AMANDA K. ZUCCO, Benefits Officer
Posted: Mar 27, 2013


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