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New Tax Form for 2015 Tax Year

Between now and March 31, you will receive a new tax form, 1095-C, that contains important information about your 2015 health care coverage.

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Be sure to register “Volunteers” in IRIS

The University of Tennessee recognizes the valuable contributions of those persons giving freely of their time and talents for the benefit of the University without compensation. These persons are “VOLUNTEERS” in every sense of the word. Thus, it is important that departments follow their campus/institute policies and guidelines to ensure that these individuals are properly registered.

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Background checks to include newly hired temporary employees and adjunct instructors effective July 1, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, pre-employment background checks will be required for new hires in all temporary positions (including adjunct instructors), as well as regular positions.

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Affordable Care Act Marketplace Notices

Starting January 1, 2014, if someone does not have a health plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage, he or she may have to pay a fee. This change also affects new term or student employees.

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E-Verify for all new hires

Effective January 1, 2012, Tennessee state law requires that the work authorization status of all newly hired employees must be verified through the federal E-Verify program. The E-Verify process must be completed within 3 days of an employee’s hire date.  Failure to comply with these regulations can result in substantial penalties to the University, with fines up to $2,500 per violation and $2,500 per person not properly verified. The

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