Hank Mullins, a faculty member for nearly 30 years in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), passed away in July at age 69. Mullins grew up in the Hudson Valley village…
Retirement Readiness Seminars Offered to Educate Campus Community
The University offered two Financial Education and Retirement Planning Seminars for members of the campus community on July 9 and 13 in the Goldstein Auditorium. The events featured representatives from Human Resources, TIAA-CREF, Social Security and Medicare who provided information about planning for a successful retirement, as well as the benefits of the Syracuse University Voluntary Separation Incentive Program. More than 400 people attended the seminars.
“The session was extremely informative, answering many questions, giving us deadlines, providing resources both online and in person,” says Laurie L. Deyo, graduate admissions coordinator/adjunct faculty in the School of Education. “I walked away with a sense of relief, not that every question was yet answered, but knowing there are professionals who understand our concerns, have the information we need and are so incredibly willing to help guide us during this time of decision making.”
In an ongoing effort, Human Resources, with support from TIAA-CREF and others, continues to offer campus office hours to ensure that eligible staff have access to the information necessary to make their decision about electing the VSIP benefits before the Wednesday, Aug. 5, deadline.
The office hours are not mandatory but are designed to give staff eligible for the VSIP an opportunity to discuss their individual circumstances and personal financial situations, one on one, with representatives from HR and TIAA-CREF. The three-hour blocks of open time are also staffed by human resource professionals who can provide complimentary career coaching, résumé and cover letter advice, help with creating and managing your online presence via LinkedIn and other social media networks, as well as interviewing tips and other tools for individuals exploring new professional opportunities. Private consultations can also be arranged.
Human Resources encourages anyone nearing retirement and those eligible for the VSIP to take advantage of the variety of resources available on campus throughout the month of July.