Total Rewards
SESSION 1
10/21/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 2
10/21/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 3
10/21/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SESSION 4
10/22/2019
11:00 a.m. – Noon
SESSION 5
10/22/2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SESSION 6
10/22/2019
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Sponsored by:  

Description:Employee financial well-being is a growing focus for employers across all sectors of the economy, including higher education. Retirement income security is integral to financial wellness, but other components matter as well. This session will examine financial well-being across full-time faculty, staff and administration at public and private non-profit colleges and universities, with a focus on retirement readiness. The discussion will leverage findings from the recently released Higher Education Financial Wellness Survey, a new joint initiative of CUPA-HR and the TIAA Institute. The survey provides HR leadership and staff with sector-specific workforce insights along the dimensions of retirement saving, planning, priorities and expectations, as well as broader financial standing and financial practices, including debt and debt management, non-retirement saving and use of financial advice.
SPEAKERS:Paul Yakoboski, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute, and Rob Shomaker, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CUPA-HR,
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 6
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards; Data and Metrics
Description:A small but growing number of institutions have adopted living wage policies and/or practices to ensure that their employees –– and often contractors –– are treated with dignity and paid adequate wages. How do they afford it? Learn how institutions –– large and small, public and private –– have met their financial goals while becoming known as employers of choice as we explore the costs and benefits of just employment practices.
SPEAKERS:Ken Weidner, Assistant Professor of Management, Saint Joseph University
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 8
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:With whom do we compete for talent? How does our compensation compare? Are we paying equitably? From peer groups, to market data, to competitive pay structures and the policies to manage them, bring sound and defensible principles to your compensation program design with the tools shared in this session. Join a lively discussion where we will share data-driven approaches to program design and present examples and insights from recent studies that you can implement at your institution.
SPEAKERS:Lydia Hatcher, Career Practice, and Amy Heinze, Director of Career Practice, both of Buck Global, LLC
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 2/3
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
Description:Employees of 501(c)(3) organizations can materially decrease their student loan payments and qualify for loan forgiveness if they meet the exacting requirements of the federal government programs. Learn about a new digital service that can help your employees avoid the pitfalls of these programs and successfully free up financial resources to save for emergencies, buy a home and/or retirement. You'll also learn how the PSLF program can work harmoniously with private loan refinancing and employer benefit programs.
SPEAKERS:Ellen Pedersen, Managing Director for Digital Advice Experiences, TIAA
DATE:Monday, October 21 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 8
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards
SESSION_TITLE:Well-Rounded Wellness
Description:When we think of wellness, most of us automatically think of exercise and nutrition programs that focus on physical health. This session will explore a variety of benefits and other initiatives that broaden the definition of wellness to include a variety of areas of an employee’s life including flexible benefits, financial wellness, programs geared toward ongoing learning, and other programs that help the institution build a more employee-centric workplace.
SPEAKERS:Josh Brumley, Program Director for Organizational Development for the Office of Advancement; Ashley Eschler, Assistant Director of Human Resources, System Office; Tracy Hooker, Senior Director of Human Resources, System Office; Erin Tilbury, Assistant Vice President, Health Plan Compliance, University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust; all of University of Colorado, and Brian Boring, Actuary and Client Engagement and National Advocacy, TIAA
DATE:Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ROOM:Summit 10/11
FRAMEWORK:Core
TRACK:Total Rewards