HR News

Human Resources Announcements

Open Enrollment for the State Employees' Health Insurance Plan
Open Enrollment for the State Employees' Health Insurance Plan isOctober 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016.  If you, or your eligible dependents, are not currently covered under the State Employees’ Health Insurance Plan, you may apply for coverage during this month only.  The effective date of coverage will be January 1, 2017, with the first premium being deducted in the month of December, 2016.

If you apply for coverage for yourself, or your eligible dependents, an enrollment form must be completed and returned to the Department of Human Resources.  Enrollment forms may be obtained from the links provided below, the HR News webpage as well as the Human Resources forms/documents webpage.  All forms must be returned no later than October 31, 2016.  Enrollment forms received after this date will not be accepted


Open Enrollment Memo from the HR Executive Director: 2016 Open Enrollment Health Insurance

Health Insurace Form Link:


2016 Annual Employee Benefits/Cafeteria Plan Enrollment Fair – September 22 – 23, 2016
Please add the attached information to the HR News under an ANNOUNCEMENT Heading and to be emailed to all employees..  Robin has approved the document.  Please feel free to write a narrative similar to:
2016-cafeteria-plan-enrollment-letter  (Posted September 2016)
Representatives from the Office of the Sate Treasurer will attend the upcoming Employee Benefits/Cafeteria Plan Enrollment Fair to offer the Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Program through payroll deduction.
The MACS Program is a 529 plan that helps families plan for college expenses for their child or loved ones.  Please see link below for more information.
MACS Program Flyer:  2016-jsu-macs-flyer  (Posted September 2016)
MACS Program website:  (Posted September 2016)


HR Benefits


The new health care law called the Affordable Care Act requires employers to send a new tax form, 1095-C, to certain employees.  Click the link below for the New Tax Form Memorandum.

New Tax Form – 1095-C  (Posted March 2016)


SABC is Introducing a New Resource to Flexible Spending Accounts

(Unreimbursed Medical) Participants
Southern Administrators and Benefits Consultants (SABC) is continuing to work to help employees maximize their FSA funds.  They have partnered with FSA Store, the only e-commerce site exclusively stocked with FSA eligible products and services reimbursable by a Flexible Spending Account.  In addition to thousands of eligible products, FSA Store offers tools and resources to help participants better under their FSA.
Please click on the link below to find over-the-counter items that are eligible under your Unreimbursed Medical spending account.
If you have questions, please call Southern Administrators at 601-856-9933, the Office of Human Resources at 601-979-2015.

Training & Development 


Student Employment Center Training (Federal Work Study & College Work Aid)

Click the 2016 SEC Training Schedule link below to acces the listing of upcoming training sessions for STUDENT EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS OF STUDENT EMPLOYEES.

NOTE:  Training is MANDATORY for all new student employees and new supervisors of student employees

Registration Link:  SEC Training 2016 Schedule


University Operations Training Calendar


Annual Mandatory Training for All Employees – Unlawfull Harassment Prevention

Jackson State University is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment and discrimination.  We must consciously strive to create a campus culture that recognizes and honors the dignity and rights of all students, employees and visitors, as well as models the timeless JSU values for the community. 

To begin the training process, each faculty, staff, and institutional manager should access the customized JSU training portal via the link below and provide the information requested.  In the event you don’t complete the process in one session, the system is designed to send out reminder emails from “Workplace Answers eLearning” containing information about your account registration and instructions for completing the online training course.

This mandatory training promotes a safe and productive work environment by clarifying what constitutes sexual harassment, including words or actions that some may not recognize as disrespectful of others, and ways of preventing sexual harassment from occurring.  The program offers a convenient and practical means of educating employees and supervisors about state and federal laws, University policies, and procedures for reporting inappropriate conduct. 

Unlawful Harassment Prevention Training Portal




Jackson State University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public.  Therefore, the University has leveraged both State and Federal Homeland Security resources to provide online active shooter training for non law enforcement personnel.  The course is designed to reach a broad range of individuals so they can be prepared to respond in the event of an active shooter incident.

All employees are expected to review and be familiar with the course material as well as test their knowledge via the online examination option provided.

Memo from President Meyers concerning Active Shooter Awareness

Click here to access the JSU Active Shooter Training Website


Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAF) Support

EPAF Security Application – Once you've completed EPAF training, submit your EPAF Security Application via email at using the email title: EPAF Security Application.

Comprehensive Performance Management Process (CPMP)

Training Presentation: