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Free Flu Shot Clinics Near You

During the month of October, UPEA has partnered with CNS to administer flu shot clinics at a location near you. Click here for details.

If you are unable to attend the pre-arranged clinics, flu shots are also provided free of charge to PEHP members at your local drug store, doctor’s office and other approved facilities.

Celebrate the Juneteenth Holiday

State employees have Monday, June 20, 2022 off in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday.

For over 150 years, Juneteenth has been celebrated across the country to commemorate the day enslaved Black Americans in Texas first learned of their emancipation by the proclamation made by Abraham Lincoln. Proclamation 95, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued on January 1, 1863, during the Civil War. The Proclamation changed the legal status of more than 3.5 million enslaved African Americans in the secessionist Confederate states from enslaved to free.

Since then, Juneteenth has become a time to celebrate the experience and pursuit of freedom and unity. In 2022, Governor Spencer J. Cox signed a law to make Juneteenth National Freedom Day a state holiday, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

Statewide Employee Action Processing and Time Entry Freeze Information

To facilitate the department code changes associated with agency consolidations the following information is critical to be aware of:

  •  ESS time entry freeze for ALL state employees for pay period 13 (6/24/22 – 7/1/22)
  •  HRIS freeze for ALL employee actions including hiring, transferring, terminating, ASIs, incentives, etc. (6/24/22 – 7/1/22)

ESS Time Entry Freeze

Blomquist Hale workshops

Blomquist Hale is offering workshops at no cost. You do not need to be a client of Blomquist Hale to access these workshops. Space is limited in each online class. Please scroll down to view and register for our upcoming workshops. Or visit Blomquist Hale for more information about their programs.

Upcoming Workshops:

Parenting – The Bullying Epidemic
Date: Oct 11, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT
Location: Online
Have you, your child, or family been affected by bullying? Are you a teacher or caregiver that deals with bullying directly? Bullying and aggression have become a common household topic and demanding problem in recent years. In this workshop, we will discuss three types of bullying (cyber, school and home). Participants will learn about root issues and prevention – from parenting attachment to understanding peer orientation. Come together to discuss ways to improve bullying in our schools and homes. This Workshop is available at no cost. To register, click HERE

Falling Back in Love while Juggling Life
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT
Location: Online
No matter the stage of life you are in, love is a funny thing and it doesn’t just happen. Join in to this workshop to gain tips and ideas on how to keep the fire burning while juggling what life throws at us. You will learn about Love Sense by Sue Johnson, and the meaning of love through researched science. Furthermore, we will discuss how to prevent unhealthy patterns that lead to disconnect and mistrust, and return to emotional risks that lead’s to a healthy balance.
This group is available at no cost. To register, click HERE

Understanding HB 104

During the 2022 legislative session, HB 104 “State Employment Amendments” was passed. The bill contains five substantial components including redefining the career service grievance process, compensation policy updates, the creation of Schedule AX classification, and modernizing performance management for state employees. Below is a series of resources for those affected by the passing of HB 104.

HB104 FAQ’s

Town Hall Meeting (Video)

Town Hall Meeting Presentation

Timeline for Roll Out

HR Directors

Please review the above resources and the FAQ document for common questions and answers. If you do not see an answer in our HB104 FAQ’s, then please click the button below to submit a question to our team.

Open Enrollment is April 13-June 10

Open Enrollment

Enroll in, change or remove benefits for FY23. The next open enrollment period will not be until spring of 2023.

Choose CASH in lieu of medical or dental coverage

→ Pay little to no premium and enroll in the STAR or Consumer Plus Plans and receive a large employer HSA Contribution

→ Change medical, dental and vision plans 

→ Enroll or remove Short Term Disability and Pre-Paid Legal MetLaw

→ Enroll in an FSA plan for medical and/or dependent care

→ Review your 401K match and other savings plans at URS

Find your benefit vendors and helpful information by attending the Virtual Benefit Fair.

Secret Tip! Make sure you sign up for PRIZES!

What questions do you have about your great choices? We know you have them!

AskHR or call the Employee Resource Information Center (ERIC) at (801) 957-9390 

The dedicated open enrollment email for PEHP is openenrollment@pehporg or call 801-366-7555

Webinar: Balancing Mental and Emotional Wellness

Everyone is invited to join us for a special Lunch and Learn, “Ask the Experts: Tips for Balancing Mental and Emotional Wellbeing,” on Thursday, 1/13/22 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. And we want your questions!

Mark your calendar and submit your questions now to join your fellow State of Utah colleagues for this live Q & A session. Here is a sample of a few of the topics being discussed:

  • When does stress change from “typical life” to something more?
  • Caring for yourself in short snippets because you are so busy!
  • When to seek more in depth expertise for your longer term goals
  • Overall prevention and awareness of your mental health needs

Hosted by: The Division of Human Resource Management, facilitated by JJ Acker

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85863065037

Submit your questions anonymously HERE by January 7.

We are very fortunate to have two very seasoned mental health professionals to answer your pre-submitted questions

  • Kim Myers, Assistant Director, Department of Human Services 
  • Curtis Wilcox, LCSW at Blomquist Hale

We hope you will set aside this hour to learn some new skills you can use as a catalyst for taking care of yourself and those you care about.

Reminder: Governor Cox issued this Executive Order effective 1/1/22 allowing benefited Executive Branch employees 4 hours of Administrative Leave each fiscal year to address mental well-being.

Diabetes Cost Savings!

Living with Diabetes – PEHP Resources

Most of us know someone with diabetes and are aware of the sky-rocketing costs associated with staying healthy. 
 
How does $10 insulin and test strips sound? As a state employee, it could be a reality for you. 
 
If you are enrolled with PEHP, here are three simple ways to save money, earn money and manage your diabetes! 

1 in 3 people have pre-diabetes and do not know it! Find your risk level here
 
More information about Type 1, Type 2 and pre-diabetes can be found here.

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