Benefits Enrollment for 2018Starting this October, benefits eligible employees can enroll, review, or update their insurance benefits for 2018.
Click an icon above to find more information for your benefits program.
New Electronic Freeze Form (Norman Programs) As of July 1, Norman departments can use the electronic freeze form to submit a hiring freeze exemption form.
Paper forms will be accepted until January 2018, but the electronic version is the preferred form.
Deadline on Hold for Overtime Eligibility Rule The updated federal overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016, has been delayed because a federal judge put a hold on the deadline while the regulation is further reviewed. Thanksgiving Break 2017: November 23, 24, 2017 Winter Break 2017: December 22, 25, 26, 27, 28*, 29*, 2017 and January 1, 2018 *Thursday, December 28, 2017, and Friday, December 29, 2017, are not paid holidays.A few of the biggies are: If you have private student loans, you can still "consolidate," but you're really just refinancing those loans.Do some extra homework if you have Perkins loans, or if you’re still in school.However, you can pick the lower payment today if you want, and then make larger than required payments if your income increases. The lender simply repackages your loans so they have the characteristics mentioned above (fixed rate, etc). You might have several loans – one for each enrollment period, so be sure to get them all.If you’ve only used one lending source, you may have limited options on who to consolidate with. government are always more borrower-friendly than private student loans. Finally, you can get information on loans and view current rates at this Direct Loan page.