Human Resources

HR Announcements

Office of Human Resources to hold annual benefits fair

Mark your calendars for October 15th! This year’s benefits fair — Balance = The Key to Health, Wealth and Happiness — will include FREE flu shots and exhibits on employee benefits, nutrition, exercise, wealth management, wellness, technology and other related topics. Each year, Clemson University’s Benefits Fair is a fun-filled opportunity for faculty and staff to learn more about their benefits, discounts and incentives. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15th, at Fike Recreation Center.

Participating employees will receive a passport key, which will track all the exhibits they visit, and those who visit twenty or more exhibits will receive a prize before they leave. From insurance and retirement companies, university departments and organizations, to state vendors, cell phone providers, banks, local businesses, community organizations and wellness vendors, employees will have access to vendors who will help them better leverage their benefits. Exhibits will have interactive demonstrations, presentations and other fun activities related to wellness, financial management, and stress relief.

State Health plan subscribers can receive their flu shots free of charge through Clemson’s Sullivan Center during the benefits fair. Employees who cannot spend a long time at the fair can avoid long lines by completing this FORM and faxing it to the Sullivan’s Center’s fax number (864-656-1123) by October 9th. Others can bring a copy of their insurance card to the fair to receive their shots. Employees can also sign up on site for CU4Health, a personal health screening.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gather with colleagues, enjoy refreshments, sign up for door prizes and, most importantly, learn first-hand that being a Clemson employee has its benefits.

For questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at AskHR.

International Hiring Reminder

As departments embark on hiring for the coming school year, please be reminded of Clemson's procedure for hiring international employees.

Best Practices:

  • Review Clemson University's International Employment Web site, which contains information regarding hiring international employees.
  • Keep HR partners advised about prospective international hires.
  • HR partners submit an electronic PeopleSoft 'International Hire' request.
  • Review time-sensitive deadlines for the international hiring process.
  • Prospective employees with F1 and J1 visas should visit HERE and follow directions to have their SEVIS records activated.
  • Adhere to the rule that the hiring dates on the I-9 Form, employment record, and payroll remain consistent. (An individual cannot start working prior to the completion of the I-9 form, which has been completed with Mack Howard or Pablo Unda in the Office of Human Resources.)

If you have further inquiries, please direct them to AskHRor call 864-656-2000.

Special Note: If your employment requires you to be approved to work by August 19th (the first day of fall semester) please work ahead to secure your Social Security Administration receipt letter. Many other international students will be going through similar processes, so, to avoid wait times, you may wish to secure your own transportation to the Social Security Administration Office in Anderson. Keep in mind that Clemson Area Transit (the catbus) takes passengers from the Hendrix Center on Clemson University’s campus to Tri-County Technical College, where you can transfer to the “Anderson” bus.

The Social Security Administration Office’s hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Click HERE for directions. Click HERE to access the International Employees at Work site.

Employee Retirement Contributions Increasing

Per South Carolina State Statute, employee contribution rates for the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS), State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP) and Police Officers Retirement System (PORS) will increase effective July 1, 2015. SCRS and State ORP contribution rates will increase from 8.0 to 8.16 percent, and PORS contribution rates will increase from 8.41 to 8.74 percent.

The increase will be reflected on the first payday in July, which is the July 15 paycheck. Employees are not required to take any further action.

Please visit the South Carolina Retirement System website for additional information about state retirement benefits. If you have questions, contact the Office of Human Resources online at AskHR or by phone at 864-656-2000.