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End-of-year benefits reminders

The rates for New York state health plans have been announced. Contract college employees have until Jan. 5 to change their health plans. All employees have only until Dec. 31 to enroll in Select Benefits. (Dec. 11, 2008)

The e-mails, they are a-changin'

Starting in the spring, Cornell will move student e-mail service to outside vendors and convert faculty and staff e-mail to the Microsoft Exchange system. (Dec. 10, 2008)

Malware strikes campus computers

More than 100 Windows computers on campus were infected with a dangerous computer worm because people were taken in by deceptive e-mails.

Cornell lauded by DiversityInc magazine

DiversityInc magazine has named Cornell one of five schools for its new 'Top Colleges and Universities' ranking for commitments to diversity. (Dec. 9, 2008)

More hand dryers, less pizza: New ideas for cost savings

The last in a series of cost-cutting forums generated a flurry of ideas on how Cornell can streamline its operations. (Dec. 8, 2008)

Response to Nov. 14 article on internal hiring

A local resident writes in a letter to the editor about how Cornell's external hiring pause is affecting her employment opportunities. (Dec. 5, 2008)

Guidelines for holiday decorations

Faculty and staff are encouraged to review the holiday guidelines posted by the university regarding holiday decorations in the workplace. (Dec. 5, 2008)

TIAA-CREF top analyst advises employees on investing savings during volatile times

Brett Hammond, TIAA-CREF's top analyst, advised 240 Cornell faculty and staff members on investing savings during volatile times at a Nov. 18 retirement investments seminar. (Dec. 5, 2008)

Reminder: Pet insurance always available

Cornell offers pet insurance at group-discounted rates through the Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. Staff and faculty can enroll in pet insurance at any time and use payroll deduction to pay the premiums.