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Nov. 1 through Nov. 30
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A Message from the Washington State Arts Commission…
Washington's capital construction budget funds artwork acquisitions for new public buildings. Per RCW 43.17.200 one-half of 1% of the state's portion of construction costs must be set aside for the acquisition of artwork. The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) manages the Art in Public Places program (AIPP) and is responsible for the designation of projects, selection, contracting, purchase, commissioning, reviewing of design, execution and placement of works of art in public buildings.
Through an established process driven by local decisions, an AIPP project manager will work with you to acquire artwork that activates and enhances your building or campus, and is responsive to its site. If you have state capital construction funds for a new building, or are currently in design with anticipated capital construction funds in the upcoming biennium, please contact AIPP program manager Mike Sweney at ArtsWA (360) 586-2422 or firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning for artwork acquisition.
The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) annual healthcare open enrollment period for the 2020 plan year is Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. Check out the September PEBB newsletter for news on:
It is important to revisit your tax withholding occasionally. Major changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could affect the size of your refund. The IRS offers information on a Paycheck Checkup and a Tax Withholding Estimator to help you see if you are withholding the right amount of tax from your paycheck.
Use the results from the Tax Withholding Calculator to determine whether you need to give your employer a new Form W-4 (2019).
The Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has new Brochures. Also, a new process for ordering and distributing EAP printed materials is being developed. In the meantime, feel welcome to download and self-print the materials including brochures, handouts, supervisor guides, and posters.
If you have any questions, please contact EAP directly at (877) 313-4455.
Is it time to update your policies? Ask yourself these few questions:
If you need assistance with creating policies or your current policies need to be reviewed, please let DES SAFS know. We are here to help and have policy templates for your use.
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Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) healthcare benefits open enrollment is coming. Employees have the opportunity to make changes to their benefits for 2020 from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. Watch your mailbox for a copy of your open enrollment newsletter, which will be mailed mid-Oct.
To assist with open enrollment, DES Payroll will be hosting an open house. Date and times coming soon.
Stop by and learn about:
|Total Employees Paid||1,249|
|New Hires / Rehires||25|
|Transfer In / Transfer Outs||6|
|Invoices Received from Agency||1268||60.41%||$5,830,490.91|
|Invoices Paid on Delegated Authority||730||34.78%||$3,338,597.00|
|Travel Requests Paid through TEMS||98||4.67%||$34,778.27|
|Payments Reissued (SOL, Lost Warrant)||3||0.14%||$1,079.92|
|Total Payments Processed||2,099||100%||$9,204,946.10|
Travel per diem and lodging reimbursement rates are changing on October 1! Check out the new per diem map.
Our annual travel workshop, in conjunction with a One Washington update, will be Thursday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m. Watch for the invite and more information soon. Also, please let us if there is anything specific you would like to learn about that we didn't cover last year.
As always, if you have any questions regarding travel please call SAFS AP at (360) 407-8183 or email email@example.com.
If you would like to know what budget analyst, payroll analyst and HR business partner is assigned to your agency, see our Agency Assignments webpage.
If you would like to get contact information for DES SAFS and HR staff, see our Contacts webpage.
If you have suggestions or feedback about the Small Agency Services Bulletin, please send your comments to SmallAgencyBulletin@des.wa.gov.
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