Spring is an exciting time of year, especially with graduation just around the corner. Whether you are planning to travel outside of Colorado Springs at the end of the academic year, or have family and friends coming to join in year-end celebrations, travel has an environmental cost. In fact, transportation generates some of the largest shares of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet and plays a pivotal role in climate change. Would you reduce your or your family and friends carbon footprint if you could?

The Office of Sustainability has created a travel calculator that collects voluntary contributions through a carbon offset fund. Basically, this money goes into a fund that invests in projects that remove carbon or prevent greenhouse gas emission from entering the atmosphere, such as various landfill gas destruction projects in Colorado, Utah, and Oklahoma.

Investing made easy – simply input your start and end points and our calculator does the rest! Do your part to combat climate change by offsetting friend, family, and personal travel here: www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/resources/travel-offset.html?com

Posted by b_swift@coloradocollege.edu for the May 18, 2019 digest.

The CC Employee Year-End Appreciation event is this coming Wednesday from 11:30-1:30 on Worner Quad (Bemis Hall in case of inclement weather). This is a CC staff and faculty apprecation event.

Enter the raffle by NOON on Tuesday, May 21: tiny.cc/m4jv6y

o Winners will be announced via text message to the cell phone number provided, so bring your cell phone!
o Winners will select the prize of their choice on a first-come, first-served basis and prizes must be claimed by 1:30 p.m. on the day of event.
o The prizes (more than 60) include:

Prize/Donated by:
o (2) $25 Jack Quinn’s gift cards/Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
o (2) free races at Overdrive Raceway/Overdrive Raceway
o (3) $10 Odyssey Gastropub gift cards/Odyssey Gastropub
o (5) $20 Wooglin’s gift cards/Wooglin’s Deli
o (10) large pizzas/Louie’s Pizza
o (2) $50 Concept Restaurants gift cards/CC Athletics Marketing
o (2) $25 Black Bear Diner gift cards/CC Athletics Marketing
o (2) $20 Barnes and Noble gift cards/Student Life
o (25) plants from Commencement/College Events and Grounds
o (20) themed beach bucket gift “baskets”/numerous CC departments
o 2 tickets to the Allman Betts Band/Pikes Peak Center
o 4 tickets to show of choice at the FAC/CSFAC@CC
o An autographed photo of Nikita Zadorov from the Colorado Avalanche with certificate of authenticity/Kroenke Sports and Entertainment

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the May 18, 2019 digest.

If you are leaving for summer break, Please take your bike with you. Your bike will be gone when you return!
On Friday, May 24th at 7 AM, Campus Safety will be cutting locks and removing ALL BIKES from campus bike racks. All bikes on bike racks this day will be considered abandoned property. If you use the bike racks on campus, please remove your bike the night prior and store your bike in another place such as your work space or living area for the day. If you accidentally leave your bike on the rack, you will have 30 days from May 24th to reclaim your bike before all bikes are donated and no longer in our possession. Campus Safety will not be liable for cut bike locks. Contact Campus Safety at (719) 389-6707 with any questions or concerns.
Not sure what to do with your bike for the summer? Don’t abandon it, donate it to the Bike & Ski Co-op at the Outdoor Education Center. Contact Rachael Abler rabler@coloradocollege.edu for more information).

Posted by kdoughty@coloradocollege.edu for the May 18, 2019 digest.

If you are leaving for summer break, Please take your bike with you. Your bike will be gone when you return!
On Friday, May 24th at 7 AM, Campus Safety will be cutting locks and removing ALL BIKES from campus bike racks. All bikes on bike racks this day will be considered abandoned property. If you use the bike racks on campus, please remove your bike the night prior and store your bike in another place such as your work space or living area for the day. If you accidentally leave your bike on the rack, you will have 30 days from May 24th to reclaim your bike before all bikes are donated and no longer in our possession. Campus Safety will not be liable for cut bike locks. Contact Campus Safety at (719) 389-6707 with any questions or concerns.
Not sure what to do with your bike for the summer? Don’t abandon it, donate it to the Bike & Ski Co-op at the Outdoor Education Center. Contact Rachael Abler rabler@coloradocollege.edu for more information).

Posted by kdoughty@coloradocollege.edu for the May 17, 2019 digest.

Spring is an exciting time of year, especially with graduation just around the corner. Whether you are planning to travel outside of Colorado Springs at the end of the academic year, or have family and friends coming to join in year-end celebrations, travel has an environmental cost. In fact, transportation generates some of the largest shares of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet and plays a pivotal role in climate change. Would you reduce your or your family and friends carbon footprint if you could?

The Office of Sustainability has created a travel calculator that collects voluntary contributions through a carbon offset fund. Basically, this money goes into a fund that invests in projects that remove carbon or prevent greenhouse gas emission from entering the atmosphere, such as various landfill gas destruction projects in Colorado, Utah, and Oklahoma.

Investing made easy – simply input your start and end points and our calculator does the rest! Do your part to combat climate change by offsetting friend, family, and personal travel here: www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/resources/travel-offset.html?com

Posted by b_swift@coloradocollege.edu for the May 16, 2019 digest.

Spring is an exciting time of year, especially with graduation just around the corner. Whether you are planning to travel outside of Colorado Springs at the end of the academic year, or have family and friends coming to join in year-end celebrations, travel has an environmental cost. In fact, transportation generates some of the largest shares of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet and plays a pivotal role in climate change. Would you reduce your or your family and friends carbon footprint if you could?

The Office of Sustainability has created a travel calculator that collects voluntary contributions through a carbon offset fund. Basically, this money goes into a fund that invests in projects that remove carbon or prevent greenhouse gas emission from entering the atmosphere, such as various landfill gas destruction projects in Colorado, Utah, and Oklahoma.

Investing made easy – simply input your start and end points and our calculator does the rest! Do your part to combat climate change by offsetting friend, family, and personal travel here: www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/sustainability/resources/travel-offset.html?com

Posted by b_swift@coloradocollege.edu for the May 15, 2019 digest.

This is just a reminder that we are nearing the end of benefits open enrollment. Be sure to turn in your forms (if applicable) not later than Friday, May 24th.

. Open Enrollment is your opportunity to enroll in a new benefit, drop a current benefit, and/or change a coverage level (by adding/dropping dependents). This is your only opportunity to make a change to your medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, prepaid legal plan and/or voluntary personal accident plan for the 2019-20 fiscal year unless you experience a qualified life event.

. Most benefit changes made during open enrollment will be effective July 1, 2019. However, you may enroll in pet insurance, identity theft insurance, life insurance and/or MetLife personal lines of insurance at any time during the year. You must complete and submit a health questionnaire and be accepted by The Standard before life insurance is added. See details on page 16 of the open enrollment booklet for details. You may also begin/change/stop voluntary contributions to the retirement and/or Emeriti plans throughout the year.

. If you make no changes at all during the open enrollment period, your benefits will remain the same (except the Flexible Spending Account [FSA]).

. If you are NOT making any changes to your medical, dental, and/or vision plan please do NOT return the Benefits Election Form. If you ARE making changes to your medical, dental, and/or vision plan please note those changes on the Benefits Election Form and return it by May 24, 2019.

. FSAs are an annual enrollment – unlike other benefits, FSA elections are not automatically retained from year to year. If you want to participate in the Flexible Spending Account Plan for 2019-2020, you must re-enroll during open enrollment.

. If you want to see your current benefit elections, they are available in Self-Service Banner (SSB) under the Employee tab, Benefits & Deductions link, Current Benefit Selection link. With ‘current’ in the drop-down box, choose select to see your current benefit elections.

. While you are in SSB, please go to the Personal tab and verify your address, phone, emergency contacts, ethnicity, race, and gender are correct. You can make changes yourself to your emergency contact as well as your ethnicity, race, and gender information. Changes to your address or phone number must be sent to HR@ColoradoCollege.edu.

We have one more ‘office hours’ for open enrollment on Friday, May 17 from 9:30 – 11:00 in the Tutt Library Event Space.

If you have any questions about your benefits, please contact Gina Lujan at 389-6104 (elujan@coloradocollege.edu) or Laurie Mozingo at 389-6422 (lmozingo@coloradocollege.edu).

Posted by elujan@coloradocollege.edu for the May 15, 2019 digest.