Changes to the federal tax withholding tables are generally released in December, however, that was delayed this year due to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The IRS released the new 2018 tax withholding tables Jan. 11, 2018. Employers are required to begin using these new tables as soon as possible but no later than Feb. 15, 2018. Guthrie will be making the necessary system updates to the tax tables within the next week. This change will be reflected in the pay check dated Feb. 1, 2018 for the monthly provider payroll and the pay check dated Feb.
Beginning Jan. 22, IT will be doubling its efforts to replace outdated Windows XP personal work computers. Throughout the project, monitors will be upgraded to 24” widescreens as needed. IT asks that employees aid in the efforts to replace these outdated machines by doing the following:
The Dr. Robert E. Cohen Resident Professionalism Award will be given to a resident or fellow who exemplifies professionalism and excellence in all aspects of patient care and interactions with staff and colleagues. Dr. Cohen first joined the Guthrie Clinic on July 1, 1977 as an Associate in Orthopedic Surgery.
Guthrie has launched a new mandatory training on Workplace Harassment. This training has been assigned to every employee in Guthrie Learn to ensure we have a shared understanding of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. The training must be completed no later than March 12, 2018. Any employee failing to complete the training may be unscheduled for work after March 12.
The 2017-2018 HIPAA & Compliance Training, which is mandatory for all Guthrie employees, is available on Guthrie Learn. We ask that all employees complete this as soon as possible. The deadline to complete this regulatory training is Jan. 31, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Roger Lathrop at 570-887-5803.
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Clinical Coordinators have moved to the Communication Center at the hosptial. This department can be reached by calling 570-887-6729 or paging 339. Thank you for your support during the move.
The Sayre Public Library and Guthrie Wellness Committee will bring a wide variety of books to be “tasted” on Friday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Cafeteria. Books can be “tasted” by reading the descriptions provided and flipping through the selections. If you find a book you like, it may be checked out for two weeks with a library card. If you don’t have a library card you can register for one during the event.
The Guthrie Service Awards Dinner will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Cafeteria. At this event, Guthrie recognizes the employees that make our success possible each year.
Our Employee Assistance provider, eni, has changed the look and name of its monthly newsletter. Click here for this month's issue which introduces the new name as NexGen and the new look as well as provides information on the enhanced functionality and resources within the member web portal.