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A Word From Human Resources

Change to Contributory Defined Benefit Pension Plan

In a recent announcement to the campus community, I expressed that the Rensselaer Board of Trustees has approved discontinuing future benefit accruals for active participants in the Rensselaer Contributory Defined Benefit Pension Plan effective June 30, 2014. Since 1993, the Pension Plan has been frozen to all new employees. Over 177 active participants in the… Read More

Human Resources Announces New Travel Benefit for Employees

Partnership with Assist America PartnerRe will ensure that employees receive medical care when traveling away from home

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Today, Rensselaer employs over 2,100 faculty and staff who hail from various parts of the United States and around the world. Rensselaer employees bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities and, at times, beyond. In an effort to consistently provide enhanced benefits and support to Rensselaer employees, the… Read More

VP Named for Strategic Communications and External Relations

David Brond

Experienced higher education administrator David Brond has been named vice president for strategic communications and external relations. He begins at Rensselaer on April 14. Brond joins Rensselaer from Georgia Regents University (GRU) and Georgia Regents Health System, where he served as vice president for communications and marketing. “I am pleased that David is joining our… Read More

A Word From Human Resources

Managing your career at Rensselaer

Curtis Powell

More often than not, most individuals are encouraged to seek opportunities to advance their career. Recently, a Rensselaer employee shared the approach taken to advance professionally at the Institute. I was extremely pleased to learn that, as part of the employee’s process, this individual had taken advantage of our Human Resources career development courses, while… Read More

A Word From Human Resources

Capital Employee Assistance Program

Despite the frigid temperatures and periods of snow, the spring semester is in full swing at Rensselaer. For many of our Rensselaer employees, work and personal life activities seem to pick up, and get a little more hectic. Whether an individual is looking forward to graduating in May, finalizing items needed for a grant renewal,… Read More

New Invoicing Procedures and Payment Options for Suppliers

“Procurement to Payment Process”

As part of the plan to improve the procurement and accounts payable functions and streamline the “Procurement to Payment” (P2P) process, Rensselaer has joined with SciQuest (OSCAR) to implement a digital mailroom for invoice receipt and capture, and American Express to provide additional payment options, resulting in faster payments to suppliers. Beginning March 3, suppliers… Read More

President Jackson Participates in 2014 World Economic Forum

Joins global leaders at WEF annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland

World Economic Forum

President Shirley Ann Jackson joined other global leaders in government, business, academe, media, and the arts at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2014 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s meeting, titled “The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business,” was held January 22-25. “There is no place in the world where… Read More

A Word From Human Resources

Winter break and holiday closing

Curtis Powell

Next week, Rensselaer will close its Troy and Hartford campuses for the annual Holiday and Winter Break beginning Saturday, Dec. 21. The campuses will re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. As the end of the year comes to a close, one usually takes time to reflect upon past achievements, failures, experiences—both good and bad—and so… Read More

A Look Back at the Annual Benefits Fair/Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day

Information, prizes, food, and fun!

Benefits Fair

According to recent national studies of employee benefits trends, employee benefits remain important in supporting an organization’s goals of strong employee attraction and retention. Last month, the Division of Human Resources hosted the annual Benefits Fair/Faculty & Staff Appreciation event. More than 1,100 Rensselaer faculty and staff attended the event that was held in a… Read More