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Stewardship of Benefits Information Forum

MEMO TO:     Faculty and Staff Community

FROM:          Benefits Office

SUBJECT:      Stewardship of Benefits Information Forum, Dec. 1

Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

An information forum on the University’s benefits strategy will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Dec.1 in the Great Lakes Room at Palmer Commons. The event also will be simulcast live on the Web.

Associate Vice President for Human Resources Laurita Thomas will discuss:

  • The current challenge of rising benefit costs
  • The University’s strategy for maintaining market-competitive benefit programs
  • Ongoing planning for adjustments in health care cost sharing to take effect starting in 2010
  • The charges to the Committee on Sustainable Health Benefits and the Committee to Study Retirement Savings Plan Vesting Options for future employees

Questions for Thomas to address at the forum may be submitted in advance by sending email to

For more information and to register for attendance at the meeting or participation in the Web simulcast, please visit