Important 2021 year-end payroll information

2021 W-2 Availability

  • Electronic W-2’s will be made available to employees who have given consent by January 14, 2022.
  • Paper W-2’s will be mailed to employees who have not given consent to receive them electronically on January 31, 2022. Paper W-2’s will not be available for pick up in Human Resources.

Verify Your Personal Information

  • Verify and update your personal information through the Online Center by following the instructions found at For assistance with personal information changes, please email Human Resources at no later than January 7, 2022 to have the changes on your W-2.

Update your Tax Withholding Forms

  • NEW 2022 tax forms will be available in January on the payroll web page at New tax forms should be completed if:
    • You moved in or out of the cities of Grand Rapids or Walker.
    • Your filing status has changed.
    • You are currently claiming exempt, to not have any withholding for Federal or State taxes, you are required to complete a new 2022 W-4 no later than February 5, 2022.

1095-C Tax Form

  • All benefited employees will have a tax form 1095-C mailed to them on January 31 from PlanSource. You do not need this form to file your tax return, but you should keep this form with your tax records. 

For Informational Purposes Only

  • The 2022 Social Security tax rate is schedule to remain 6.2%, and the Medicare tax rate remains 1.45%.
  • The 2022 social security wage base will increase to $147,000.00.
  • The 2022 limitation for elective deferrals under a 403(b) or 457(b) will increase to $20,500.00 and the additional catch up provision for individuals age 50 and over remains unchanged at $6,500.00, for a total of $27,000.00

Course Packs due Friday, December 10

All course pack files, planners, orders, and SKUs are due on Friday, December 10 to make sure they are in the bookstore in a timely manner for the students to purchase prior to the start of classes.

If you are planning to do a course pack and it is a reprint, please notify the bookstore.

If you are doing a new or updated course pack, please send your file and planner sheet (if needed) to and notify the bookstore that you are needing a new course pack for your class.

If you have any questions, we can be reached at (616) 234-3960 or

Thank you,

Get COVID-19 vaccination, booster shot at Dec. 8 clinic

Student getting a Covid-19 vaccine.

GRCC’s next COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students, employees and community members is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Raider Grill in the GRCC Student Center.

The clinic will offer COVID-19 vaccinations as well as booster shots.

The Dec. 8 clinic is GRCC’s third vaccination clinic in the last three months, with the last two serving about 190 people. But demand for vaccines and boosters is rising, and the college might not be able to offer another clinic for some time.

Save time and create an account and fill out the required vaccine form in advance:

Tech Tip: Tell me what you want to do menu

Have you ever searched for a menu in your Office application and were unable to find it? Well, good news! Most newer versions of Word include a handy “Tell me what you want to do” field at the top of the toolbar. Insert a word or phrase pertaining to any instruction and the program can quickly identify the command you’re looking for.

For more information and helpful tips, please visit the IT Customer Support Portal or contact the IT Customer Support Desk at x4357.

If you have a suggestion or a Technology Tip you think can be useful, you can submit them by emailing 

Wellness Champions: There are many benefits to exercising with friends

Monica Bliss, Klaas Kwant, Shelly Richter, Bill Faber, Dan Groh, and Sean Mackey smiling.

Be a champion! GRCC is helping students and employees focus on all areas of health and wellness as we emerge together from the pandemic.

Wellness is a full integration of physical, mental and spiritual health. That includes physical health, but so much more. During the next year we’re also looking at emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental and occupational health, and how we all can work to help ourselves and each other.

There are many resources at GRCC to help all of these types of wellness. Each week, we’ll introduce you to people and places here on campus ready to support you on your wellness journey.

Kudos to Monica Bliss, Klaas Kwant, Shelly Richter, Bill Faber, Dan Groh, and Sean Mackey for representing GRCC in this year’s Turkey Trot.

The team supported our partners at the Grand Rapids Public Schools by participating, and also experienced the benefits of having exercise buddies.

In an article for Everyday Health, Laura Stampler wrote about benefits to having a friend or friends to exercise with.

Stampler noted people who work out with a friend are more committed to their goals, they are less likely to skip a yoga class or a long walk if they have plans to participate with a friend.

Friends can serve as emotional support and reduce stress and improve moods, and even push to work a little harder.

The author notes it’s usually safer to have a workout buddy nearby, whether lifting weights or being out for a long stroll.

“Call it encouragement or shared misery, it’s nice to be going through it together – even though we each run at vastly different paces,” Klaas said.

If you missed this year’s Turkey Trot, it’s actually possible to sign up for next year’s event. Mark Nov. 24, 2022 on the calendar and get the early bird discount on registration fees at:

‘Do You’ December wellness challenge starts today

The GRCC Wellness Champions wants to help you work on your individual wellness goals – and has prizes to share along the way.

The Do You December Challenge kicks off today. This challenge was created to encourage people in all departments to set personal goals based on the seven dimensions of wellness. The challenge will encourage you to stay focused on your wellness and the different things you can do to stay mindful of healthy habits during the holiday festivities.

All participants will receive a prize. Employees are encouraged to set goals in multiple dimensions. You will earn a raffle ticket for each goal met. Earned raffle tickets can be entered into drawings for a chance to win one of three monthly prizes.

Seven Dimensions of Wellness

Visit the seven dimensions of wellness webpage for optimal physical wellness tips. A good exercise is to think of the personal goal(s) that you would like to work on. It’s important to write them down and ensure that they are measurable goals – tracking your progress — and storing it in a place that is easily accessible, readable, and where you can expand upon them when necessary.

As you evaluate your own wellness and work toward greater balance in your life, remember that the seven dimensions are a tool to guide you. Set realistic, attainable goals, and begin making space for your wellness goals in your life. Each tiny step in the right direction will make a big difference, for you and those around you.

How to Participate:

Complete the online form — — and set your wellness goals.

Encourage others in your department to participate.

Step 4:  Work on your wellness goals during the month of December and encourage and support others in your department. You keep track of your own goals and progress.

During the week of Jan. 3, participants will complete a final form to close out “Do You” December Challenge. For each goal you complete, you will earn a raffle ticket for one of three prizes.

Contact the Wellness Champions if you have a question:

GRCC In the News 12/01/2021

New scholarship available to attend GRCC for frontline workers ineligible for federal financial aid

11/30/21; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is participating in a new statewide scholarship program that offers free college tuition to essential pandemic workers who don’t qualify for other federal financial aid programs.

CDC: College Students Should Get a COVID Booster Shot


For vaccinated college students undecided about getting a booster shot, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made the decision a lot easier. The CDC says the students and all other vaccinated adults should get a booster shot.

… Boston UniversityTemple UniversityGrand Rapids Community College, the University of MarylandPrinceton UniversitySeattle Pacific University, and Duke University also provide booster shots through on-campus facilities.

Language Arts Online Tutorial Lab: Additional APA workshop today

The Language Arts Lab will be hosting one more APA workshop on Wednesday, December 1 at 3 p.m.

The workshop will last approximately 45 minutes and will cover APA in-text citations, References formatting, and any specific questions you might have about citing. This workshop will be recorded and posted to Blackboard for your access. 

APA Citations 
Wednesday, December 1 at 3 p.m. 

The link can be found in Blackboard

Questions? Contact or (616) 234-4244