GRCC In the News, 11-30-18

Carlos Sánchez fue certificado por error como ganador de las elecciones al Consejo Administrativo del GRCC
11/29/18 El Vocero
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) .- El Condado de Kent certificó erróneamente a Carlos Sánchez como ganador para uno de los puestos en el Consejo Administrativo del Grand Rapids Community College.
(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) .- Kent County erroneously certified Carlos Sanchez as the winner for one of the positions on the board of trustees of Grand Rapids Community College.)

Zachary Richard Limanen
11/29/18 Mesabi Daily News (Virginia, Minn.)
Zachary Richard Limanen was born to his loving parents, Rodney and Dorothy (Savela) Limanen on July 23, 1984 at Virginia Regional Medical Center in Virginia, MN.
… Following his graduation, Zac attended Grand Rapids Community College. He worked alongside his brother, Bryan, and brothers-in-law, Isaac and Brenden, learning carpentry, masonry, and electrical skills. Most recently Zac was employed by Cram Concrete out of Waterville, MN and previously employed through Redfield Masonry out of Glenwood, MN.

Mental health foundation hires executive director
11/29/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local mental health providers foundation has named its new executive director.
… Previously, he’s (Donald MacKenzie) worked in a number of positions: associate vice president of advancement for Grand Rapids Community College; senior principal at the Chicago-based fundraising consulting firm Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners; executive director of Junior Achievement of Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties; director of planned and estate giving for the Western Michigan University Foundation; as well as owner of a fundraising consulting firm.

College Park Plaza water service leak leads to lane closure on Lyon

A photo of the sidewalk and lane closure on the south side of Lyon St. NW, starting at the east corner of the College Park Plaza building.

Due to repairs, the south lane of Lyon St. NW and its sidewalk are currently closed at the entrance to College Park Plaza (CPP).  The entrance to the upper CPP parking level is closed as well.

Anyone needing to access the building must enter from the Cook skywalk.

Unknown ETA for completion at this time.

Recap: nursing students educate and engage during Community Health Fair

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GRCC Practical Nursing Students participated in a Community Health Fair at Sunset Community Retirement Village on Wednesday, November 28.

Students presented information about medical diagnoses, such as osteoarthritis, pneumonia, eye disorders, hypertension, and diabetes. Residents were able to get their blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked, as well as engage with students by participating in the various activities.


2018 Year End Payroll Information for GRCC Employees

2018 W-2 Availability

  • Electronic W-2’s will be made available to employees who have given consent by January 15, 2019.
  • Paper W-2’s will be mailed to employees who have not given consent to receive them electronically on January 31, 2019. Paper W-2’s will not be available for pick up in Human Resources.

Verify Your Personal Information

  • Verify your personal information through GRCC self-service by following the instructions found on the Human Resources Year End page. Any personal information changes should be emailed to Human Resources at no later than January 4, 2019 to be reflected on your 2018 W-2.

Update your Tax Withholding Forms

  • Complete new city tax form(s) if you moved in or out of the cities of Grand Rapids or Walker.
  • New 2019 tax forms should be completed if your filing status or exemption allowances have changed.
  • If you are currently claiming exempt, to not have any withholding for Federal or State taxes, you are required to complete a new 2019 W-4 no later than February 1, 2019.
  • 2019 tax forms will be available in January on the Payroll web page.

1095-C Tax Form

  • All benefited employees will receive a tax form 1095-C from Next Generation Enrollment (NGE) in the mail. The form contains information regarding Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage that you may need to report as part of your 2018 tax return.

For Informational Purposes Only

  • The 2019 Social Security tax rate is schedule to remain 6.2%, and the Medicare tax rate remains 1.45%.
  • The 2019 social security wage base will increase to $132,900.00.
  • The 2019 limitation for elective deferrals under a 403(b) or 457(b) will increase to $19,000 and the additional catch up provision for individuals age 50 and over will remain $6,000.00.