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IRS changes to 2020 standard mileage rate

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the 2020 standard mileage rate used to calculate the costs of operating a personal vehicle for business.

The new rates took effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The updated standard mileage rate for the use of a car (including vans, pickups or panel trucks) is:

  • 57.5 cents per mile driven for business use, down one half of a cent from the rate (58 cents) for 2019
  • 17 cents per mile driven for moving purposes, down three cents from the rate (20 cents) for 2019

The standard mileage rate for business use is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for moving purposes is based on the variable costs.

The university forms have been updated to reflect the new rates.

Reminder: Submit time for Christmas break by tomorrow

Biweekly employees will be paid on Friday, Dec. 27 for pay period Dec. 7-20.

Due to the Christmas holiday schedule, the deadline for biweekly employees to enter their time for the Dec. 27 pay date is tomorrow by 11:59 p.m. Employees are also reminded to input their anticipated hours for Dec. 18-20, when inputting their time tomorrow, otherwise they will not be paid for these hours on Dec. 27.

The deadline for supervisors to review and approve time is Wednesday by noon. This will allow the Payroll Office to complete the last biweekly payroll for 2019 in a timely manner.

Monthly employees will be paid Friday. All payroll changes and adjustments for monthly employees for December pay must be entered by close of business today. Any changes made after that will not be processed in the December payroll.

Employee comings and goings – Dec. 16, 2019

The following employees recently joined the OLLU community:

  • Kenyatta Simmons – Houston Regional Senior Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
  • Jose Laird – Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Johnny Garcia – Assistant Director of Traditional Undergraduate Admissions
  • Maria Aleman – Custodian
  • Cynthia Medina – Custodian

Thank you to the following for their service to OLLU:

  • Krystal Waltz – Police Officer
  • Santos Vargas – Field Education Coordinator
  • Anthony Saldivar – Assistant Women’s Softball Coach
  • Geraldine Nichols – Administrative Assistant

Employees win HEB gift cards for personal health active plan

Employees Leticia Antu and April Tamayo are two of the four employees who won $25 HEB gift cards.

Congratulations to the four employees who earned 450 points on their personal health active plan through Interactive Health (OLLU Wellness Provider). Each employee has been awarded a $25 HEB gift card.

Employees who took control of their personal health active plan include Leticia Antu, April Tamayo, Maria Ortegon and Sharolyn Fredrickson. 

PO deadline from the Finance Office

The Finance Office is reminding all employees that any payments that need to be processed for December must be submitted by Dec. 10, 2019. Any purchase orders received after that date requesting payment by Dec. 20 must be approved by the Controller or Vice President for Finance.

University credit card holders must submit credit card POs by Dec. 10, 2019 to the Accounts Payable Office in order to avoid late charges. The credit card holder will be responsible for those charges.

Payroll reminders for Christmas break

Biweekly employees will be paid on Friday, Dec. 27 for pay period Dec. 7-20.

Due to Christmas holiday schedule, the deadline for biweekly employees to enter their time for the Dec. 27 pay date is Tuesday, Dec. 17 by 11:59 p.m. Employees are also reminded to input their anticipated hours for Dec. 18-20, when inputting their time on Dec. 17, otherwise they will not be paid for these hours on Dec. 27.

The deadline for supervisors to review and approve time is Wednesday, Dec. 18 by noon. This will allow the Payroll Office to complete the last biweekly payroll for 2019 in a timely manner.

Monthly employees will be paid Friday, Dec. 20. All payroll changes and adjustments for monthly employees for December pay must be entered by close of business today. Any changes made after that will not be processed in the December payroll.

Employees reminded to submit and approve time prior to Thanksgiving break

Due to Thanksgiving Holiday, bi-weekly employees will be paid on Wednesday, Nov. 27for pay period of Nov. 9-22.

All employees are reminded to submit and approve timecards prior to Thanksgiving break if not working on Nov. 23-24. Employees are also reminded to input their holiday hours for Nov. 27, 28 and 29.

The deadline for supervisors to review and approve time will be Monday, Nov. 25 by 10 a.m. This will allow the Payroll Office to complete processing on time.

Staff and faculty Thanksgiving Potluck Friday

The Staff Advisory Council is hosting the fifth annual Staff and Faculty Thanksgiving Potluck Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Chapel Auditorium. Staff and faculty are encouraged to bring their favorite side dish or dessert to share.

President’s Council has authorized offices to close from 12-1:30 p.m. to allow for staff members to attend the luncheon. Staff members from offices that close should attend the luncheon and not attend lunch off campus.

For more information, contact Staff Advisory Council at sac@ollusa.edu.

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