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The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides assistance for you and your family members. Through the EAP, you, your spouse or live-in partner, and eligible dependent children can access free, convenient, and confidential services. The EAP offers a variety of services including counseling sessions with a licensed mental health professional, legal and financial resources, and WorkLife referrals.
Through the EAP, a counselor will work with you to identify and provide assessment for any personal and/or work related problems you may be experiencing. The UTEAP network includes licensed mental health counselors, psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and chemical dependency professionals. This includes but is not limited to:
- Alcohol or drug problems - Anger management - Bankruptcy and credit advice - Caregiver issues - Consumer rights - Coping with change/anxiety - Credit advice - Debt consolidation - Divorce & family matters - Family and parenting issues
For more information, visit www.uteap.org. Portion of the website is password-protected. Contact Liza Benson, UTB Employee Help Center Coordinator, at 956-882-7172 to provide you with this information.
You may also be able to convert your Group Term Life Insurance and Long Term Disability plan from a group to an individual policy. Contact Human Resources prior to your last day of employment for more information. Conversion forms are due to the plan carrier within 31 days from your coverage expiration date.
Unused vacation hours will be paid upon separation of employment if applicable. Your vacation balance will be transferred if you are hired by another Texas State Agency without a break in service.
A portion or all unused vacation leave can be deferred into the UT Saver 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) up to the IRS contribution limit. You must notify the Human Resources Benefits Office and open a DCP account (1) month prior to your last day of employment to take advantage of this option. To learn more about saving with your DCP, go to www.utsystem.edu/benefits/retirement/UTSaver457b_defer.htm.
Upon separation, if you are in the ORP you can:
- Leave your funds with ORP - Request a refund or - Transfer your funds to another retirement account
UTB will request a refund of employer contributions from your ORP provider if you are not vested in the plan.
For more information, click here.
Upon separation, if you are in the TRS you can:
- Leave your funds with TRS - Request a refund or - Transfer your funds to another retirement account
Vested participants may be eligible to receive a retirement annuity.
For additional information, visit:
- TRS Steps to Retirement (video) - Checklist for Retiring Members (PDF) - Teacher Retirement System of Texas - TRS (website)
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