Office of Human Resources Presents 'For Your Benefit'

The Office of Human Resources announces the continuation of the learning series, 'For Your Benefit,' with information sessions geared toward resources, planning and guidance on topics.
Office of Human Resources Presents 'For Your Benefit'

The Office of Human Resources presents "For Your Benefit," a series of information sessions on benefits topics.

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce the continuation of the learning series, "For Your Benefit," with information sessions geared toward resources, planning and guidance on topics including our various employee benefit plans and life issues such as tuition remission benefit, retirement readiness, employee benefits package and stress management

Upcoming sessions include the following:

“Using your Tuition Benefit”


Session 1, back by popular demand, will take place Jan.31 from 2:30 - 4:00 The Denaples Center, 401 Moskovitz Theatre.    

The tuition benefit is one of the most significant benefits of working at the University, and we encourage employees to take advantage of it. Employees can pursue an undergraduate degree, learn for their own enrichment or pursue a graduate degree. This workshop is presented by a team to provide a full overview of all of the benefits associated with remission.

  • BethAnn McCartney, Benefits Manager, will provide an overview of the many ways eligible employees can take advantage of this benefit for themselves, and for their dependents.
  • Jonathan Kirby, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, will share information about the Tuition Exchange program and Financial Aid.
  • Melissa Afshari, Associate Director Graduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions & Recruitment, will provide information about the Admissions process for both undergraduate and graduate level coursework, as well as high school scholars.  


“Retirement Readiness”


Session 2, presented by CAPTRUST Financial Wellness and Advice, will take place Feb.13, from 2:30 -4:00 p.m.   

Designed for people within 10 years of retirement, this webinar will explain income diversification, why it’s important, and how to incorporate it into your retirement plan. It will also cover the basics of Social Security and Medicare benefits, plus investing strategies and tips for creating reliable retirement income.

CAPTRUST is an independent investment advisory firm that provides investment advice to University of Scranton employees who need help navigating their retirement benefits and other financial priorities (budgeting, debt, credit, and college savings). CAPTRUST will not sell any products — their services are made available as part of The University of Scranton retirement plan benefits package, at no cost.

Make an investment advice appointment with CAPTRUST online at  or call 1 800-967-9948.

“University of Scranton Benefits Overview”


Session 3 will take place March 14 from 2:30- 4:00 p.m. at BRN 228

The University of Scranton fosters a spirit of caring – grounded in Jesuit tradition of cura personalis by providing an outstanding benefits package to its employees. Our comprehensive benefits and resources are designed to promote and sustain the health and wellness of employees and their families, and to help employees invest wisely in their future. 

Our benefits package includes: 

  • Health care plan choices that include medical, dental and vision           
  • A University supported retirement savings plan 
  • Tuition remission and tuition exchange plans for employees and their families 
  • Short and long-term disability programs 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Generous paid time off 
  • An employee assistance program 
  • Mission and community service leave 
  • Alternative work schedule program 

Join BethAnn McCartney, Benefits Manager and Eileen Notarianni, Benefits Specialist, for an overview of the University’s benefit package and important steps to access the benefits. 


“Managing Stress: How to Make Stress Your Friend” 


Session 4, presented by ENI Total Wellbeing Solutions, will take place April 25 from 2:30- 4:00 p.m. at BRN 228.

Stress is an everyday occurrence, but each individual responds differently to the pressures of life. This stress management training is designed to help individuals become aware of the stressors in their lives, identify their own unique response to stress, and learn proven strategies to help manage stress. These strategies will help us to remain calm and effective in high pressure situations and help us to avoid the health problems associated with long term stress.

Topics discussed in this training include:

  • Defining stress and stressors
  • How stress affects physical health and emotional wellness
  • Identifying your individual stress response
  • Targeting stress: Strategies to reduce, prevent and cope with stress
  • Prioritizing the important vs. the unimportant and applying stress management strategies

ENI’s NexGen EAP is your confidential EAP, Work/Life, Wellness and Health Advocacy benefit provided by the University at no cost to you. As a full-time AND part-time employee of the University, you and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing from accessing counseling services to maximizing work/life balance to providing personalized wellness resources. All employees may feel free to contact NexGen EAP by calling 1-800-327-2255, or visiting online at . The University’s Company ID is 1549. NexGen EAP Mental Health Professionals provide no-cost confidential counseling in-person or over the phone for a variety of stressful issues and is available 24/7. 


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