Frequently Asked Questions - APSCUF Tenure-Track Faculty
When can I get my university ID card?
Your ID card will be available in the Sykes Student Union once your information is entered in the PeopleSoft system - typically within one week prior to the start of the semester. It's advisable to call the Ram Card office (x0429) before going over to ensure that your information has been entered into their system and your ID can be created. You will also need to have a signed ID authorization form, which will be given to you during the Benefits Orientation.
What should I know about the difference between 20 & 26 pays?
If you are on a 20-pay cycle you receive 10 pays per semester. If you are on a 26-pay cycle you receive 13 pays per semester and are paid through the summer.
If you are on a 26-pay cycle and for some reason are on an unpaid leave of absence in the fall you will not start receiving pay again until early to mid-March, since the last 3 pays for fall are paid to you in the beginning of the spring semester (this is what allows you to receive pay over the summer).
Can I change my pay option once I begin employment?
When do my benefits take effect?
How long do I have to make decisions about my benefits choices?
When will I receive my benefit cards?
What about cards for my Dental, Vision, and Hearing plans?
Can I change my retirement plan once I begin employment?
What should I do if I have to see a doctor before receiving my medical and/or supplemental insurance cards?
Ideally all doctor appointments should be scheduled four to six weeks after your date of hire in order to allow time to receive your cards. If you must schedule an appointment prior to receiving your cards please contact Vicky Giunta in the Human Resources Office as far in advance of your appointment as possible. Vicky can be reachedby email
When can I sign up for my benefits?
Benefits orientations for tenure-track faculty will be held on campus throughout the year. Please contact Vicky Giunta in the HR office at 610-436-2346 orby email
for specific dates and to register.