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Special Leave Options for Organ Donors

In recognition of April’s National Donate Life Month, DHRM would like to remind state employees about the special leave offered to donors of bone marrow or a human organ.

A state employee who serves as a bone marrow or human organ donor will receive:

  • 7 days of paid leave for donating bone marrow 
  • 30 days of paid leave for donating a human organ 

Please work with your supervisor and the Department of Human Resource Management to make the necessary arrangements prior to making plans to donate bone marrow or a human organ.

This notice is in compliance with HB 267(2017); Utah Code: 67-19-14.5(3); DHRM Rule: R477-7-12

2021-2022 Benefits Info

To help you navigate through the enrollment process, and to gain a better understanding of your health care benefits, PEHP provides you with the following documents:

2020-2021 Benefits Summary The Benefits Summary should be used in conjunction with the PEHP Master Medical and Master Dental Policies.

You may also log in to the PEHP Website to access these documents and more in the PEHP Benefit Information Library

Please AskHR or call the Employee Resource Information Center (ERIC) at (801) 957-9390 for assistance with your benefit questions.

2020-2021 Plan Rates

Check out the expanded medication lists for the STAR HSA plans.

New Financial Wellness Benefit!

Beginning January 13, 2021*, all benefited employees at the State of Utah are able to go to URS.org and schedule a confidential, FULL financial counseling session (not just retirement planning)

Free sessions with URS advisors are currently conducted via video conferencing or phone.

Key areas addressed:

  • Debt management planning
  • Building an emergency savings fund
  • Developing a workable spending plan
  • And more, customized for you!

Questions about the Financial Wellness Program should be directed to URS at 801.366.7700 or 1.800.365.8772.

*some agencies participated in the Financial Wellness pilot program in 2020

Abusive Conduct Intake Form

To file a complaint of Abusive Conduct, a completed copy of this form must be sent to: Department of Human Resource Management Administrative Office, 2120 State Office Building, PO Box 141531, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1531. FAX: 801-538-3081 Email: bkembley@utah.gov phone: 801-618-6720

From Vacation to Staycation…

Due to the current pandemic, it is likely your Hawaiian vacation, or fabulous trip to Europe was postponed or cancelled. While it may not be the trip of your dreams, there is still time to make the most of your well-deserved vacation time, be it one day or one week at a time. 

Here are a few additional websites to help you explore your adventures during these COVID times:

Safe Outdoor Activities During the Pandemic 

Things to Do at Home During Quarantine

 Fun Activities To Keep You Busy During COVID-19

 30 Creative Ways to Spend Your Free Time During

Online activities for kids, teens, families, and adults

Expanded Mental Wellness Benefit

If your job exposes you to traumatic events, you may qualify for expanded mental wellness resources. These resources are specially designed for those who work in some of the Public Safety and Fire Fighter jobs, as well as many DCFS jobs.

Learn more about how you and your family can receive the enhanced assistance you need at no cost to you.


Plan for Retirement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah Retirement Systems one-on-one Retirement Planning Sessions will only be available via telephone or Webex video conferencing. These sessions will be identical in format to the in-person sessions that have previously been offered at locations throughout the state. These Planning Sessions are designed for ALL career stages: beginning, middle, end.

To register for an appointment:

1.       Go to www.urs.org.

2.       Log into your myURS account.

3.       Click on the Education Tab.

4.       Click on “Individual Retirement Planning Sessions”.

5.       Find the date and time that works best for you.  

Although the URS offices are located in Salt Lake County, feel free to sign up for any telephone or Webex session wherever you live in the state.

6.        Complete the Investor Profile Questionnaire. (You will be directed to the online questionnaire as you register for your appointment.)

Please have the following with you for your appointment:

–  your current gross pay rate,

–  any retirement plan balances outside of URS,

–  your URS account log in information (user ID and password)

–  and your Social Security statement (get yours at www.ssa.gov).

We will call you at the phone number listed on your myURS profile at the time of your appointment. Be sure to check this number for accuracy in advance of your appointment.

Please note:  These sessions are NOT to apply for retirement.

To apply for retirement, contact the URS Retirement Benefits Department at (800) 695-4877.

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