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 email@example.com.
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
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 EBS.
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.
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.