blog postsMinimum Wage Increase Effective July 1, 2008Jul 2, 2008 12:15 pm33 views The Illinois minimum wage will be increased to $7.75 per hour effective July 1, 2008.New Required Minimum Wage PostingsAug 1, 2008 12:15 pm54 views All Illinois employers are required to display information on the State of Illinois wage and hour laws as well as information on the Federal Minimum Wage.Furlough FAQs UpdatedAug 27, 2009 1:15 pm15 views The Furlough FAQs have been updated based on information received through the online question/comment form.Savings Bond Enrollment OpportunitySep 17, 2009 8:30 am6 views A representative from National Bond and Trust will be available on the Urbana campus to answer questions and assist with enrollments.University Furlough Program AnnouncedJan 5, 2010 12:30 pm27 views On January 5, 2010, President Ikenberry announced the implementation of a furlough program.Voluntary Pay Reduction Program offers an Alternative to FurloughsJan 22, 2010 12:15 pm43 views The University is offering employees a choice between taking furlough days or voluntarily electing to take a temporary pay reduction.Voluntary Pay Reduction Authorization Form Now AvailableJan 26, 2010 12:15 pm25 views Individuals who wish to take a temporary pay reduction in lieu of furloughs, have until February 8, 2010 to elect this option through completion of the Online Voluntary Pay Reduction Authorization Form.Furlough Timesheet for Academic ProfessionalsFeb 24, 2010 12:15 pm15 views An academic professional employee is required to track all hours worked and furlough hours during the weeks of the furlough only through completion of the Academic Professional Furlough Timesheet.FINALIZED - SURS Process for Making Up Contributions for Furlough DaysApr 29, 2010 1:00 pm32 views The process for making up SURS contributions for furlough days has been finalized.Pre-Tax vs. Post-Tax Make Up Contributions for Furlough DaysApr 29, 2010 1:00 pm25 views Employees have asked how to make up contributions for furlough days on a pre-tax basis to SURS. ELECT NOW to Make Up SURS Contributions for Furlough DaysJun 1, 2010 12:30 pm23 views If you wish to make up SURS contributions for furlough days, a SURS special leave election form is available on the SURS website now through June 30, 2010.University Administration (UA) Employee Recognition ProgramOct 6, 2010 1:15 pm22 views Would you like to show your appreciation to a colleague or recognize a team who has accomplished exemplary work over the last academic year? Submit a DELTA nomination now. Impact of Recent Federal Tax LegislationDec 21, 2010 12:30 pm21 views New federal tax legislation may impact employees, if applicable, you may notice a change in your tax deductions beginning with your first pay in 2011. Notice to Employees Regarding the Increase in Illinois Income Tax WithholdingJan 19, 2011 12:30 pm141 views The Illinois legislature approved an increase in the state individual income tax rate from 3% to 5%. 2010 W-2 Available Online NowFeb 1, 2011 12:30 pm27 views If you have consented to receive your 2010 W-2 electronically, it is now available online.University Payroll and Benefits (UPB) Customer Service Hours ChangeNov 14, 2012 10:45 am1028 views Effective November 19, 2012, the UPB offices on all campuses will change their customer service hours.