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Get Your Flu Shot on Campus

Don’t let the flu season get the best of you. Protect yourself and your family against the flu by obtaining your flu shot here on campus. For information about clinic times and locations, visit the UHS flu shot clinic page. Not on campus? If you’re a UT Select member you can obtain most flu vaccines at no-cost (zero co-pay and deductible) from any UT Select Express Scripts network pharmacy provider such as CVS, Walgreens, HEB, etc. Visit the UT Select Living Well page to learn more about preventative screenings and services covered at 100%.

TRS Reporting Change

Effective with the September 1, 2015 paycheck, the timing of reporting to TRS has changed. Per revised TRS Rule 25.28, salaries and deposits are now reported based on check date, rather than pay period. As a result, only 11 months of salaries are included in the 2014-2015 totals. Employees will notice this change on their TRS Statement that was recently mailed to them. If you are approaching retirement, TRS may be willing to work with you to adjust your salaries to reflect a full 12 months. Please contact TRS directly at 1-800-223-8778 or 512-542-6400 to begin this process. You may also find additional information in the “Guide to Reading Your 2015 TRS Annual Statement” on the TRS website.

TRS Active Member Contribution Rate Increase

Effective September 1, 2015, active Teacher Retirement System (TRS) members will experience an increased deduction from their paycheck from 6.7 to 7.2 percent. As reported previously in the August 2013 and July 2015 TRS News, increases to the active member contribution rate, approved by the 83rd Texas Legislature, is being phased in over time. The contribution rate will increase again to 7.7 percent in fiscal year 2017. For more information, contact TRS at 1-800-223-8778 or 512-542-6400, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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