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  • In 2019, the State of Rhode Island began using an online performance development tool, NEOGOV Perform for all non-union employees and their supervisors.
  • The Department of Administration is pleased to announce the launch of the Rhode Island Learning and Development Office. The mission of this new office is to create a culture of continual learning and improvement to promote professional development opportunities for State employees that enhance capacity, maximize efficiency and to support organizational goals. For more information, click here.
  • October 2017 - Please take note of the revised policy regarding Personal Usage of State-Issued Cellular Phones and Other State-Provided Portable Communication Devices. To view the policy, click here.
  • The Office of Employee Benefits has announced the 2017-2018 Rewards for Wellness Program, where eligible employees can earn up to $500 in co-share incentive credits for participating in wellness programs and screenings.  For more information, go to their website or click here.
  • Need an explanation of the boxes on your W2 form? For a detailed explanation of what each box reports, click here.
  • The Department of Administration's Division of Human Resources is embarking on a system-wide classification and compensation redesign study for all Executive Branch Classified Service jobs. For more information, click here.
  • The Department of Administration is working on a new Time and Attendance, Scheduling, and Leave Management system which will replace the numerous manual paper, spreadsheets, and disparate databases which we currently use to manage this process. It is our goal that this new system will allow for collection of time and attendance data over the Internet and other devices, while also incorporating business logic to account for prompt allocation of available funding, proper application of federal and state statutes, personnel rules/regulations, and collective bargaining provisions and memorandums. This initiative is the result of extensive research that the Division of Human resources and the Office of Digital Excellence have been conducting in a number of state agencies since early April of this year. To view frequently asked questions about this project, click here.
  • IRS Form 1095-C Information - The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires large employers to annually provide information about employer-sponsored health insurance coverage to full-time employees and people receiving the coverage. During February 2017, IRS 1095-C forms will be distributed to all full-time State employees, any State employee receiving health insurance coverage under the State employee health plan, and any primary insured non-employee receiving health insurance under the State employee health plan (non-Medicare-eligible retirees and COBRA recipients). This important form will be needed when completing federal income taxes for calendar year 2016. For more information, click here.
  • The State is no longer printing paper direct deposit pay advices. Paystub RI is a web-based tool for State employees enrolled in direct deposit to securely access their payroll information on the Internet. Visit www.paystubri.ri.gov for more information. To register for access, you will need your unique employee ID number. If you need assistance, please contact your agency's payroll office or email doa.acctcontrol@doa.ri.gov. A detailed guide to using Paystub RI, as well as previously communicated notices are available by clicking here.
  • RI General Law 35-6-1 requires direct deposit for all employees. The law requires that all employees identify a financial institution that will serve as a personal depository agency for the employee and participate in direct deposit.
  • The current accrual year will end on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Under most current labor contracts and personnel policies, employees at the end of the accrual year may carry over to the next year up to two years of previously accrued vacation. Any vacation accruals over two years are deemed excess; employees must discharge all excess vacation accruals on or before Saturday, December 21, 2019. As of that date, any unused excess vacation accruals will be forfeited. No extension will be granted to discharge unused excess vacation accruals.

    Upfront vacation days will be credited to employees on January 1, 2020.

    For those retiring/resigning:  In order to qualify for payment for the "current" vacation leave accrual for calendar year 2019 ending Saturday, December 21, 2019, the retiring employee's effective date of retirement must be on or before Saturday, December 21, 2019.

    Personal Leave must be discharged on or before December 31, 2019 unless modified by union contract.

Based on your years of service, your allowable carryover is:

    Years of Service
    35/NS Hr. Work Week
    40 Hr. Work Week
    0-5 Years
    140 Hours
    160 Hours
    5-10 Years
    210 Hours
    240 Hours
    10-15 Years
    252 Hours
    288 Hours
    15-20 Years
    280 Hours
    320 Hours
    20-25 Years
    364 Hours
    416 Hours
    25+ Years
    392 Hours
    448 Hours
  • New Employees: Your State of Rhode Island 401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, also know as the Rhode to Retirement program, is managed by TIAA-CREF. Once hired, employees are automatically enrolled in a new TIAA-CREF account and will receive a Welcome Kit. Beginning with your first paycheck, a percentage of your compensation, along with your employer’s contribution, will be contributed to your TIAA-CREF investment account.
  • Active Employees: You should have received several important mailings from TIAA-CREF including a Transition Guide and Welcome Kit confirming the enrollment in your new Rhode to Retirement defined contribution plan. If you have not received these mailings, it may be because your address with the Retirement System is incorrect or out-of-date. Please contact TIAA-CREF immediately at 1-800-897-1026 to update your address and these important documents will be promptly mailed to your correct address.
  • The Department of Administration Division of Information Technology has a Policy on Social Networking. This policy establishes guidelines for State agencies, departments, vendors, employees and any individuals with access rights to the State's networks regarding the use of Web 2.0 Social Networking sites, including, but not limited to, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedln and Blogger.