Christopher Miller, Ed.D
Chief Human Resources Officer

Lisa A. Wade
Executive Director of Employee Services

Jennifer Wells
Coordinator For Employee Benefits
Dawn Vail
Employee Services Professional

Harold Dishaw
Employee Services Professional

Michael Merlino
Employee Services Professional
CONTACT INFO:
P:  (315) 435-4171
F:  (315) 435-4163

humanresources@scsd.us
Special Announcement
DON'T FORGET THE FSA DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING
The deadline to sign up for Flexible Spending Account is Friday, December 15, 2017.   Please see below for information and link.
 



IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEDICARE ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES & RETIREES
If you, or any member of your family, are eligible for Medicare, the Notice of Creditable Coverage (below) is important to you.  The school district's prescription drug plan exceeds the coverage of a standard Medicare Part D drug plan. Therefore if you are on the district's prescription drug plan, you do not need to enroll in Medicare Part D. In the future, should you loose your district prescription plan, through no fault of your own and wish to enroll in a Medicare Part D drug plan, you will need to show that the district plan meets Medicare guidelines for Creditable Coverage in order to avoid any potential premium penalties. If you or your dependent(s) are already enrolled on the District’s Express Scripts Medicare plan, you may disregard this Notice.


Important Notice from Syracuse City School District About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare
Each year, the Center for Medicare Services requires the Syracuse City School District to provide to all enrollees of the District’s prescription drug plan a Notice of Creditable Coverage. The school district's prescription drug plan exceeds the coverage provided by a standard Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Therefore you do not need to enroll in a separate Part D plan. This notice is only pertinent to members, or their dependents, that are eligible for Medicare and are not enrolled in Medicare Part D drug plan. *If no one is eligible for Medicare in your household, you may disregard this notice.*
 

Our Benefits team administers our benefit programs, which help to improve the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of our employees and their families.  We meet employee needs through an array of quality medical, insurance and voluntary benefit programs. 
 
As well, we understand that employees need to take extended periods of time off for medical or personal reasons. Our team is here to assist you during those times to help maintain a healthy work-life balance.  If there is a need to take more than five days off, eligible employees can apply for leave benefits for any of the following situations:
  • Birth or adoption of a child
  • Medical (personal or an immediate family member)
  • Personal
  • Educational
  • Military  

2017-2018 Employee Benefit Contribution Rates (by Bargaining Unit)

Units 1, 7, 8, and 10 (Syracuse Teacher's Association)
 STA Rate Chart 2017-2018

Unit 2
Unit 2 - 10 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 2 - 12 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018

Unit 3A & 3C
Unit 3A & 3C Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018

Unit 5
Unit 5 Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018

Unit 6
Unit 6 - 10 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 6 - 12 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018

Unit 9
Unit 9 - 10 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 9 - 12 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018

Unit 11
Unit 11 - 10 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
Unit 11 - 12 month Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018

Unit 12
Unit 12 Employee Benefit Rate Chart 2017-2018
 


2017-2018 Health Insurance Summary of Benefit Coverage

  Below are the Summary of Benefits Documents for the Syracuse City School District health care plans:

2017-2018 SBC High Deductible Healthcare Plan (HDHP) 1
2017-2018 SBC Point of Service (POS) Healthcare Plan


Health Savings Account 

In conjunction with POMCO, the District will be offering Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to SCSD employees enrolled in our High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).

An HSA enables you to save, invest, and spend funds for qualified medical expenses on a tax-advantaged basis. Unused funds roll over from year to year and continue to grow tax-free. Please review the following documents for more information:

Reasons to Open an HSA
POMCO HSA Presentation
HSA Account Creation Instructions
HSA Enrollment Form
HSA Qualified Expenses


Flexible Spending Account

FSA Enrollment Form

                                                                                                                                   

PLAN INFORMATION:

2018 FSA FAQ
FSA OVERVIEW
FSA MOBIL ACCESS
FSA SET UP INSTRUCTIONS
FSA BENEFITS DEBIT CARD INFO
FSA CLAIM FILING INSTRUCTION

Questions regarding the program or your specific FSA, please contact the POMCO Group by calling (800) 836-1878.


Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of a covered employer (SCSD) to take an unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.  

Employee Rights (Under the Family & Medical Leave Act)

Apply Here

Upon receipt, our team will respond to your Family & Medical Leave (FML) request and determine eligibility within five (5) business days.
Questions regarding the process or your request in general?  Contact the Office of Human Resources at (315) 435-4171 or email


Extended Leaves of Absence

An extended leave of absence is typically for a period of one (1) school year.  Please refer to your Union Contract for specific guidelines on requesting a leave. To be considered, complete the electronic application below.

Apply Here

Please note: Submission of the electronic application form does not guarantee approval. 
**You will be contacted by a member of the Benefits & Leaves team for any additional information necessary to process your request.**


 


Resource Links

Plan Info & Forms