Announcements

Marissa Cussins Appointment to Assistant Residential Manager

posted Jul 17, 2017, 1:41 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark

We pleased to announce the appointment of Marissa Cussins to the position of assistant residential manager for the Park Ave. Community Residence program. Since August 2015 Marissa  has served as an intern and a rehabilitation counselor at the Park Ave. residence. Marissa earned a Bachelors of Science in Social Work and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from State University of New York at Fredonia in May 2016.

Congratulations Marissa !

NYS Paid Family Medical Leave Payroll Deduction

posted Jul 6, 2017, 12:57 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 12:57 PM ]

We just want to inform everyone effective July 1, 2017 New York State authorized employers to begin payroll deductions from employees' paychecks for the new New York State Paid Family Leave benefits which is effective January 1, 2018. The deductions made now will pay for the mandated insurance premiums to be paid in the near future.

The amount of the employee deduction varies by how much you're paid in a given pay period. The deduction rate is .126% (or .001263) of your earnings. The maximum amount taken from your pay check will be $85.80/year. This rate is set by the New York State Division of Insurance and may increase over time.

As New York State finalizes the Paid Family Leave regulations over the next several weeks we will establish our policy about this leave benefit. We expect to have our policy in place by December 1st.

For additional information, please see https://www.ny.gov/programs/new-york-state-paid-family-leave

If you should have any questions about this matter, please contact me 716-366-7792 x 212.

Mark Wasiewicz
Human Resources Director

Retirement Plan Meetings Spring 2017

posted May 1, 2017, 3:05 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated May 1, 2017, 3:08 PM ]

Sign up today to schedule an appointment to meet with a representative from Courier Capital Group.

Our retirement representatives can assist you with the following services:
  1. Determine "How Much Do I Need to Save for Retirement"
  2. Evaluate Investment Risk Tolerance
  3. Choosing Investment Funds (Asset Allocation)
  4. Profit Sharing and 403 b(7) Plan Enrollment
  5. "Do I Qualify for the Savers Tax Credit?"
  6. Create or Change Beneficiary Elections
  7. Answers ALL of Your Retirement Questions
Materials to Bring to the Meeting
Please bring Social Security Statements, 403 b (7) and profit sharing statements and other important retirement plan materials to the meeting.

Can't Make a Meeting....
Call or email Mark Wasiewicz at 716-366-7792 x212 or wasiewiczm@stel.org to make alternative arrangements.

Meeting Schedule & Sign Ups - Please contact Vivian Swan at 716-366-7792 x 210 or swanv@stel.org to make an appointment.

Retirement Plan Individual Meetings w/ Courier Capital - Jamestown, NY
When: Tue, May 16, 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Where: 97 Forest Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701


Retirement Plan Individual Meetings w/ Courier Capital Gowanda, NY
WhenTue, May 16, 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Where: 14190 Taylor Hollow Rd, Gowanda, NY 14070 Perkins Hall - Training Room (Basement)


Retirement Plan Individual Meetings w/ Courier Capital - Dunkirk, NY
When: Fri, May 19, 1pm – 4pm
Where: 715 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048, Administrative Office


Retirement Plan Individual Meetings w/ Courier Capital - Olean, NY
When: Wed, May 24, 9:30am – 11:30am
Where: 144 S Union St, Olean, NY 14760, Olean Community Residence


Retirement Plan Individual Meetings w/ Courier Capital - Wellsville, NY
When: Wed, May 24, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: 99 Madison St, Wellsville, NY 14895, Wellsville Community Residence


Retirement Plan Individual Meetings w/ Courier Capital - Jametown, NY
When: Thu, May 25, 12:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: 878 N Main St, Jamestown, NY 14701, North Main St. Community Residence


More Information...
For more information see important information below.

Heartsaver First Aid Course Thursday, May 18th

posted Apr 28, 2017, 2:23 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 2:34 PM ]

Attention All Direct Service Staff:

If you first aid is certificate expired or expires before August 31st please register for this class.

We will be holding a First Aid Course as follows:

Thursday, May 18th
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Perkins Hall Community Residence
Training Center (basement)
14190 Taylor Hollow Rd.
Gowanda, NY 14070

To register for this class, please sign up below. If you should have any questions, please contact Mark Wasiewicz at 716-366-7792 x212 or email.

First Aid Training Class May 18, 2017


Katie Oakes Appointed to Assistant Residential Manager

posted Apr 11, 2017, 6:04 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 6:04 AM ]

We pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Oakes to the position of assistant residential manager for the Prendergast  Community Residence program. Since July 2015 Katie has served as a rehabilitation counselor at the residence.

Congratulations Katie!

Mental Health First Aid Training 2017 Registration

posted Mar 31, 2017, 9:10 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 9:42 AM ]

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) class registration is now open. Currently four classes are being offered. A fifth class may be added at a later time.

MHFA is required for all direct care staff members and is encouraged for all support staff members. 

All classes are 8 hours in length and will start promptly at 8:30 AM and end approximately at 4:30 PM. There will a 45 minute lunch break at mid day. Lunch is own your own. Feel free to "brown bag it".

Each participant will receive a MHFA workbook, we encourage participants to bring a pen and notepad for note taking. 

To learn more about what you will learn at this training please see this link  https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/take-a-course/what-you-learn/ .

Mental Health First Aid Training 2017 Registration


Important Update - Direct Deposit February 16th

posted Feb 9, 2017, 2:00 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 2:00 PM ]

Today, Main Street Payroll informed us direct deposit will occur on our next payroll date Thursday, February 16th. The payroll processor completed a test run earlier today and stated direct deposit will occur with our first payroll. Please disregard our previous announcements about this matter.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. 

If you should have any questions, please contact Amber Hubbard x220 or Mark Wasiewicz x212.

ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYEES W/ DIRECT DEPOSIT

posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:12 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 1:41 PM ]

The Thursday, February 16th payroll will be the first payroll run with Main Street Payroll. Main Street Payroll is STEL's new payroll processor . As a result of this change EVERYONE will receive a paper check on this payroll date. Please do not discard your payroll envelope upon receipt, as your pay check will be within the envelope.  

All employees who submitted a "new" direct deposit form last month will have future payroll checks direct deposited beginning March 2nd. If you want direct deposit it's not too late to enroll. Please submit a direct deposit form  and send or FAX (716-366-7840) to Vivian Swan no later than Friday, February 10th.

If you should have any questions, please contact Amber Hubbard x220 or Mark Wasiewicz x212.

Clock In/Out Change

posted Jan 27, 2017, 11:29 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 5:35 AM ]

Effective Monday, January 30th the Agency will begin using Easy Time Clock for time and attendance tracking. Therefore, staff members  whose shifts start late Sunday, January 29th or later will punch in on Easy Time Clock.
For additional Information click here: http://office.stel.org/time-clock

Emily Garey Appointed to Residential Manager

posted Jan 9, 2017, 1:41 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 1:41 PM ]

We pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Garey to the position of residential manager for the Aldrich St.Community Residence & Gowanda Apartment programs effective January 2, 2017. Since April 2013 Emily served as the assistant residential manager for the Gowanda Community Residence and Apartment programs. From July 2009 to July 2012 she worked as a rehabilitation counselor.

Congratulations Emily!

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