CIMBio Hosts Open House
All TSRI employees (and scientific neighbors) are invited to the Center
for Integrative Molecular Biosciences (CIMBio) open house on Wednesday,
April 10, 11 AM to 3 PM. CIMBio is located in the CarrAmerica B Building,
3215 Merryfield Row, on the East campus. The open house will provide the
opportunity for self-guided tours of the facility and discussions with
scientific staff. Refreshments will be provided.
Save for Retirement
TSRI's Tax Sheltered Annuity Program enables eligible employees to save
pre-tax dollars for retirement, reduce their taxable income, and avoid
some of the fees normally associated with after-tax investing. The value
the account compounds over time and can have a significant impact on life-style
in the retirement years. The plan can be rolled over into an Individual
Retirement Account (IRA) or another qualified employer plan. To find out
more about TSRI's Tax Sheltered Annuity Program, contact Benefits Administration
at x4-8487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put Money Away for College
Funding a college education may seem overwhelming, but with some careful
planning and commitment it is a goal that can be achieved. The Golden
State ScholarShare College Savings Trust (529 plan), administered by TIAA-CREF,
enables eligible employees to deduct contributions automatically from
their paychecks. While contributions are made on an after-tax basis, earnings
grow tax-deferred. Withdrawals for qualified expenses are federally tax-free
and California income taxes, taxed at the student beneficiary's rate,
are deferred until funds are distributed. To enroll or obtain more information
on this program, contact Benefits Administration at x4-8487 or email email@example.com.
Last Chance to Submit 2001 FSA Claims
If you participated in the Healthcare Spending Account (HCSA) during the
2001 plan year, Benefits Administration would like to remind you that
March 31, 2002, is the deadline for submitting reimbursement claims to
All claims for services rendered during 2001 should be sent to EBS for
reimbursement. Do not send claims for 2001 to Barney & Barney, as this
will delay your reimbursement. EBS claim forms are available in the Human
Resources Department. You can pick up forms between 8 AM and 5 PM or request
them by contacting Benefits Administration at x4-8487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective January 1, 2002, Barney & Barney is processing claims for
services rendered in the 2002 plan year. Reimbursement forms for the 2002
Health Care Spending Account and Dependent Care Spending Account administered
by Barney & Barney are also available in the Human Resources Department.
In addition, you can download the forms from the Benefits Administration
web page. Remember, Barney & Barney is only processing claims for services
rendered in the 2002 plan year.
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Security Services "Command Central"
Moves to 3366 Torrey Pines Court
Security Officer Chuck Smallwood believes employees
acquiring parking permits are more comfortable in Suite 270, 3366 Torrey
Pines Court, as the new office provides a waiting area.
Photo by Kevin Fung.