Why Did Research Computing Cross the Road?
Research Computing is bringing its antivirus seminar "across
the road" on Monday, October 6 at noon in CarrB/CIMBio Room
107. The seminar "Antivirus and YouThe First Line of
Defense" will help you become more familiar with the McAfee
Antivirus software, and teach you how to check for the latest
virus definition files, download new definition files, and
maintain safe computing habits.
All TSRI employees can download McAfee VirusScan from the
web site. TSRI employees are authorized to install and
use McAfee VirusScan on any campus computer AND on any home
computer they own while employed at TSRI.
Good News about Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
If you participate in the Health Care Spending Account or
if you are thinking about enrolling during Open Enrollment
in November, Benefits Administration has good news to share!
The IRS has recently ruled that over-the-counter drugs can
be paid for with pre-tax dollars through a health care flexible
spending account. The ruling applies to medicines and drugs
purchased by an employee without a physician's prescription
when used for medical care. These include allergy and cold
medications, pain relievers, and antacids. Vitamins and other
dietary supplements, including weight loss medication, that
are simply beneficial to general health are not reimbursable.
Other non-reimbursable items include band-aids, gauze and
toothpaste. The ruling is retroactive to January 1, 2003,
so receipts for any over-the-counter medications purchased
in 2003 can be submitted to Barney and Barney for reimbursement
with a completed request for reimbursement form. For more
information, contact Barney and Barney at (858) 587-7437 or
Benefits Administration at x4-8487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilot Project: Point-of-Information Screen
If you have been
in the Beckman Building lately, you may have noticed a new
feature on the ground floor between the elevators. A point-of-information
screen has been installed on a trial basis as an additional
source of information about campus events, primarily scientific
lectures and seminars. For more information, contact the Office
of Communications, x4-8133.