Archives for August 17, 2016

Graduate Stipend changes effective 08/01/2016 for Graduate Titles

Students with Graduate Student Job Titles on Graduate Stipends

On summer appointment/stipend for grad students, need to change to new stipend rate effective 8/01/2016

  1. Do Job Change ePAF
  2. Appointment end date is date summer stipend ends
  3. Change Comp Rate on ePAF
  4. Action Reason- Pay/NBN- non benefit eligible
  5. Put hours enrolled for summer in comments
  6. No FICA checklist needed
  7. Submit to HR

IF Student with Graduate Student Job Title continuing into fall at a different FTE/Rate, process another ePAF for job change effective 08/14/2016

  1. Need to change to Fall Appointment new stipend rate effective 8/14/2016
  2. Do Job Change ePAF
  3. Enter appointment end date
  4. Change Comp Rate on ePAF
  5. Action Reason- Pay/RPT
  6. Put hours enrolled for fall in comments
  7. FICA checklist needed
  8. Submit to HR

 

FICA Exempt/Subject changes for fall semester- Graduate Titles and Student Assistant Titles

 Students with Graduate Student Job Titles

When reappointing all monthly graduate student employees for the fall semester make sure that FICA status is set with “E” (exempt).  Also make sure that the hours have been reduced appropriately for the fall semester. Please process ePAFs using Job Change, to change hours, FTE and/or FICA.  The FICA checklist needs to be completed and signed by the department and student employee and attached to the ePAF.

Please indicate in comments on the ePAF enrollment hours for the fall semester.

For grad students who are not returning to work at Missouri S&T, please process ePAFs using Status Change for termination. They will continue to be paid, UNLESS you process an
ePAF.

Please use “Review Paycheck” or “View Gross Pay” to verify your graduate students August monthly scheduled payment.

Students with Student Assistant Job Titles

Student Assistant employees that were subject to FICA and/or working more than 20 hours for the summer semester need standard hours changed to 20 hours or less and FICA status “N” (subject) changed to “E” (exempt). Please process ePAFs using Job Change, to change hours, FTE and/or FICA effective 08/21/2016.  The FICA checklist needs to be completed and signed by the department and student employee and attached to the ePAF.

Please indicate in comments on the ePAF enrollment hours for the fall semester.

Energy Security and the Department of Defense

recorded event “From Blue Skies to Black Starts”

EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology

see notice 

S&T is looking to the startup community to bring wearable technologies to first responders. Building on the success of itsEMERGE Accelerator Pilot last year, S&T continues to mobilize innovators to help first responders whose difficult and grueling job requires them to carry outdated and heavy equipment.

With EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology, we want to enable today’s firefighters, police and emergency medical technicians to communicate seamlessly with fellow responders, to survey a scene in advance, and to track their health status as they put themselves in harm’s way.

Estimating the Value of Truck Travel Time Reliability

see notice $300,000

The objective of this research is to develop an improved framework for truck freight reliability valuation. The framework should include the methodology, modeling assumptions, analytical techniques, and tools developed in NCHRP Report 824 in order to assist transportation professionals and decision makers in the evaluation of proposed roadway infrastructure and operations investments.
The research should address a wide range of issues related to the truck freight reliability valuation framework

MoDOT: Public Satisfaction Survey of High Friction Surface Treatment

Dear Research Colleagues:

On behalf of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), I would like to invite you to consider submitting a proposal for a recently posted Request for Proposal “Public Satisfaction Survey of High Friction Surface Treatment”, Project TR201620”.  MoDOT has partnered with the Federal Highway Administration on the project and FHWA funds are being utilized for the project.  The Background for the project is the following:

In Federal Fiscal Year 2015, MoDOT received a federal grant to apply high friction surface treatments (HFSTs) in each district.  As part of the grant, a public satisfaction survey must be completed to determine customer perceptions of the project.  The survey questions are to assess drivers’ attitudes and awareness of the high friction surface treatment as well as information regarding public communication of construction projects.  Reporting of the survey results should be summarized into a report and compiled by demographics.

 

Link to RFP – https://library.modot.mo.gov/RDT/RFP/TR201620_HFSTPublicSurveyRFP.pdf

 

The RFP has a proposal submission date of September 21, 2016

Please feel free to submit any questions you may have regarding the RFP details or process for submissions to MoDOT Research Engineer, Jen Harper (573-526-3636) at Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov

Best regards,

 

Bill Stone, PE
Research Administrator
Construction and Materials
Missouri Department of Transportation
1617 Missouri Blvd, PO Box 270
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0270

e-mail:  william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Phone: 573•526•4328