PESG Announcements and News

Posted 12/16/2013 Happy Holidays

May this Christmas season bless you with love, peace, and happiness.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

PESG, ESS, ESR, CoachEZ, & StaffEZ Offices will be closed
Monday December 23, 2013 – January 1, 2014.
We will resume regular business hours on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Our pay dates will remain on the normal schedule.

Posted 12/16/2013 Reasonable Assurance Notice Winter Break 2013

As an employee of PESG, ESS or ESR you have reasonable assurance that your employment will continue after the Winter Break period of 2013 in the same or similar capacity when in January of 2014, even though there may be a break in the normal day-to-day scheduling process. Please contact PESG at (866)782-7277 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.

Posted 1-3-2013 Employee Social Security Tax Rate Returns to 6.2%

The reduced 4.2% rate for employee Social Security taxes that was in effect for 2011 and 2012 has now expired. The employee Social Security tax rate returned to 6.2% beginning January 1, 2013, for income up to the taxable wage limit of $113,700. Consequently, an employee’s net pay under the taxable wage limit will decrease accordingly. The maximum Social Security tax that an employee will pay in 2013 will be $7,049.40.

We are aware of these changes and are prepared to administer accordingly.

Please seek the advice of a qualified attorney or tax professional to assist you in determining how this may affect you in your particular circumstances.

Posted 12-18-2012 Happy Holidays. Winter Holiday 2012 Schedule

Please note our offices will be closed Monday, December 24, 2012 – Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in observance of the holidays. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013. Our pay dates will remain the same, during this time period. More information can be found in the PESG Employee Policy Manual, page 21, section C.2. Please note that the PESG Employee Policy Manual can be found on our website, http://www.subpass.com, in the Announcements & Resources section under Employee Forms and Manuals. Please contact PESG at (866)782-7277 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.

Posted 12-18-2012 Reasonable Assurance Notice Winter Break 2012

As an employee of PESG, ESS or ESR you have reasonable assurance that your employment will continue after the Winter Break period of 2012 in the same or similar capacity when in January of 2013, even though there may be a break in the normal day-to-day scheduling process. Please contact PESG at (866)782-7277 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.

Posted 6-25-2012 Please note our offices will be closed on Monday, July 2nd thru Friday, July 6th 2012 in observance of the 4th of July holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, July 9th, 2012.

Due to the 4th of July falling on the Wednesday pay date, checks will be dated Thursday, July 5th, 2012 per the PESG holiday policy. This information can be found in the PESG Employee Policy Manual, page 21, section C.2. Please note that the PESG Employee Policy Manual can be found on our website, http://www.subpass.com, in the Announcements & Resources section under Employee Forms and Manuals. Please contact PESG at (866)782-7277 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions in regards to the process above.

Posted 6-18-12 PESG Reasonable Assurance of Work Available in School Year 2012-13

As an employee of PESG, you have reasonable assurance for the 2012-2013 school year that your employment will continue in the same or similar capacity when the break between school years is completed, even though there may be a break in the normal day-to-day scheduling process.

Posted 12-6-2011Simplified Account Setup Process for your Personal HROnline Account

Paychex has simplified the HROnline Account Setup Process! HROnline is a free service available to all PESG employees. It allows you to view or print any of your historical paystub information via the internet. An HROnline account is created for you the first time you are paid by PESG. We then send HROnline account credentials to you by email. However, you must register your account to activate it and view or print your payment information. If you are a paper check recipient, registering your HROnline account will not stop receipt of your paper check.
If you have not registered your HROnline account, PESG will send you a reminder notice by email during early December. Your personal account credentials will be included in that email. You will need these to register your account. You can then go to http://www.mypaychex.com to register your HROnline account. Please note you cannot create an HROnline account until you’ve been paid at least once. If you need assistance setting up or accessing HROnline, the Paychex Service Center staff is available 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You can reach them by calling (877) 281-6624 and selecting Option #2, then Option #1.

Posted 12-2-11 Christmas Holiday Hours

Please note our offices will be closed on Monday, December 26 thru Friday, December 30, 2011 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, January 2, 2012. Payroll will be processed on the normal schedule for that week.

Posted 11-22-11 Please Note Our Holiday Hours

Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 2011 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, November 28 2011.

Posted 11-11-11 The PESG 2010 401(k) Summary Annual Report is available

The PESG 2010 401(k) Summary Annual Report is now available to all active PESG employees. Please follow thePESG 2010 401k Summary Annual Report link to view or download a personal copy. If you have any questions, please email the plan administrator, Preferred Resource Solutions, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted 11-03-11 Reminder: PESG has Transitioned to Wednesday Employee Pay Dates as of July 2011

PESG Educational Staff pay dates are on a Wednesday as of July 2011. For more information, or to confirm the scheduled pay dates for your region, please see Section III of the PESG Employee Policy Manual.

Posted 11-03-11 Minor Change to the Paychex Service Center Telephone Greeting Options

The Paychex Service Center has made a minor change to its telephone greeting options. Effective immediately, when you call the Paychex Service Center (877) 281-6624, select Option #2, then select Option #1 to reach a Service Center Representative. The Paychex Service Center staff are available from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday. As a reminder, Paychex HROnline service is a free service to active PESG Educational Staff members! If you accepted work a assignment with PESG in 2011 you are able to register and activate your own personal HROnline account to view and print your paystub at your discretion. If you receive a paper check, you can still create an account – creating an HROnline account will not discontinue your paper check. As a Direct Deposit recipient, the only way to view your paystub is by registering and activating your HROnline account. New employees of PESG can register and activate their HROnline account after they have been paid at least once.

Posted 11-03-11 Reminder: Personal Email & Contact Information Updates

Please remember to update your personal contact information with PESG anytime you have changes. In particular, please make sure we have an updated email address from you. Email is our primary means of communication with you. As of July 1, 2011 you are required to provide us with a valid email address or your eligibility to accept assignment(s) may be restricted. Please take a moment and share updates to your email address, name, postal mailing address or phone number by emailing us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted 09-15-11 Michigan Substitute Teacher Permits and Court Documents

If you are a new or returning permit substitute teacher there has been a change for school year 2011-12. Before approving a Michigan Substitute Teacher Permit, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) now requires disclosure and copies of court documents for most misdemeanor and all felony convictions. As a service to our employees and clients, PESG works cooperatively with the MDE to process substitute teacher permit applications to the MDE. If you require a Michigan Substitute Teacher Permit you must answer the (4) basic questions outlined in the attached form Permit_Subs_MDE_Question_07.14_.11_.pdf and return that form to PESG at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) along with your court documents, if applicable. When your 2011-12 school year Michigan Substitute Teacher Permit is approved by the MDE, you will be notified by email from the MDE. PESG encourages you to make payment to the MDE within (48) hours of this email notification. If you do not make payment to the MDE within (30) days, the MDE will rescind your permit and you cannot work for PESG as a permit substitute teacher. For more information about Michigan Substitute Teacher Permits, please visit the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) website at michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_57223—-,00.html.

Posted 09-15-11 Forgot your Aesop Login ID or PIN?

Whether you are a new or a returning PESG employee your Aesop Login ID and PIN did not change over the summer! If you cannot remember your Aesop Login ID or PIN, simply go to http://www.subpass.com and look for the “Aesop Login” box in the lower right corner of the page. Your Login ID is usually the primary phone number we have on file. If you forgot your PIN, click the “Forgot your PIN?” link below the PIN box and the folks at Aesop will send it to you by email. Please try this service feature before contacting PESG. If you need our assistance, please email your question to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Posted 09-15-11 Reminder: Personal Email & Contact Information Updates

Please remember to update your personal contact information with PESG as changes occur. As of July 1, 2011 you are required to provide us with a valid email address or your eligibility to accept assignment(s) may be restricted. Email is our primary means for communication with you. Please take a moment and share the appropriate updates to your email address, name, postal mailing address or phone number by emailing us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Posted 09-15-11 Reminder: PESG to Transition to Wednesday Employee Pay Date in July 2011

PESG made the transition of all Educational Staff pay dates from a Monday or Friday to a Wednesday during July 2011. All pay dates now occur on a Wednesday. For more information, or to confirm your payroll region, please see Section III of the PESG Employee Policy Manual.

Posted 09-15-11 Creating a Personal HROnline Account to View Your Payment Information

If worked for PESG in 2011 and have received at least one paycheck you are able to create your own personal HROnline account to view your paystub! This is a free service to you and allows you to view or print your pay information at your discretion. If you are paid by Direct Deposit, the only way to view your paystub is by creating a HROnline account – Direct Deposit recipients will not receive a paper paystub. If you receive a paper check, you can still create an account (creating a HROnline account will not stop or affect your paper check). After the first time you are paid by PESG, we email HROnline account credentials to you. You can then go to https://eservices.paychex.com/secure/ to setup HROnline account. Please note you cannot create a HROnline account until you’ve been paid at least once. If you need assistance setting up or accessing your Paychex HROnline account, the Paychex Service Center staff is available 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday by calling (877) 281-6624 and selecting Option #2, then Option #1.

Posted 08-24-11 Reminder: OPEN ENROLLMENT for Voluntary GROUP HEALTH BENEFITS PLANS


As an active PESG employee, ENROLLMENT for voluntary GROUP-BASED HEALTH BENEFITS plans remains OPEN to you! Administered by MCAI, a Michigan-based company, voluntary benefits options are available to all active employees of PESG and their family members. A wide range of coverage options are available to our Educational Staff employees.

· To view the GROUP MEDICAL BENEFITS PLAN summary, click here PESG Medical Summaries.
· To view the GROUP MEDICAL BENEFITS PLAN application, click here PESG Medical Application
· To view the GROUP DENTAL BENEFITS PLAN summary, click here PESG Dental Benefits Summary
· To view the GROUP VISION BENEFITS PLAN summary, click here PESG Vision Benefits Summary
· To view the GROUP DENTAL-VISION BENEFITS PLAN application, click here PESG Dental-Vision Benefits Application
· To view the HEALTHY DISCOUNT application, click herePESG Healthy Discount Application
· To view the GROUP BENEFIT PLAN FAQ’s, and learn more, click here Group Benefit Plan FAQ

Posted 08-15-11 Reminder: Michigan Substitute Permit Renewals for School Year 2011-12

If you require a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Substitute Teaching Permit and actively worked for PESG as a Permit-Substitute after 9/1/2010, your MDE permit will expire on 8/31/2011. As a Permit-Substitute, the MDE requires you to pay the annual fee for renewal of your permit within (30) days of your first day worked in school year 2011-12. As a convenience to you, PESG will process the renewal of your Permit through the MDE. Please note the MDE now requires disclosure and copies of any court records that appear when a Criminal History Background Check is performed. To process your MDE Substitute Permit we will also need you to answer the (4) basic questions outlined in the attached form Permit Subs MDE Questions.pdfand return that form to PESG with your court records, if any. For more information, please visit the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) website at michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_57223—-,00.html. You can also email your permit renewal process questions to PESG at, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Posted 08-9-11 Forgot your Aesop Login ID or PIN?

Whether you are a new or a returning PESG employee, your Aesop Login ID and PIN did not change over the summer! If you cannot remember your Aesop Login ID or PIN, simply go to http://www.subpass.com and look for the “Aesop Login” box in the lower right corner of the page. Your Login ID is usually the primary phone number we have on file. If you forgot your PIN, click the “Forgot your PIN?” link below the PIN box and the folks at Aesop will send it to you by email. Please try this service feature before contacting PESG. If you need our assistance, please email your question to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Posted 08-9-11 Summer Updates for Persons Who Worked Between 1/1/11 and 6/30/11

If you worked (i.e. were ‘active’) for a PESG client district between January 1 and June 30, 2011 your contact information is likely up to date and no action is required on your part. PESG anticipates you intend to work during the next school year and your District selections have not changed. If you need to make any changes, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Posted 08-9-11 Reminder: Personal Email & Contact Information Updates

Ahead of school year 2011-12, please update your personal contact information with PESG. Email is our primary means of communication with you. As of July 1, 2011 you are required to provide us with a valid email address or your eligibility to accept assignment(s) may be restricted. Please take a moment and share the appropriate updates to your email address, name, postal mailing address or phone number by emailing us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Posted 07-27-11 Michigan Substitute Permit Renewals for School Year 2011-12

If you require a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Substitute Teaching Permit and actively worked for PESG as a Permit-Substitute after 9/1/2010, your MDE permit will expire on 8/31/2011. As a Permit-Substitute, the MDE requires you to pay the annual fee for renewal of your permit within (30) days of your first day worked in school year 2011-12. As a convenience to you, PESG will process the renewal of your Permit through the MDE. Please note the MDE now requires disclosure and copies of any court records that appear when a Criminal History Background Check is performed. To process your MDE Substitute Permit we will also need you to answer the (4) basic questions outlined in the attached form Permit Subs MDE Questions.pdfand return that form to PESG with your court records, if any. For more information, please visit the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) website at michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_57223—-,00.html. You can also email your permit renewal process questions to PESG at, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Posted 07-27-11 Summer Updates for Persons Who Worked Between 1/1/11 and 6/30/11

If you worked (i.e. were ‘active’) for a PESG client district between January 1 and June 30, 2011 your contact information is likely up to date and no action is required on your part. PESG anticipates you intend to work during the next school year and your District selections have not changed. If you need to make any changes, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted 07-22-11 Voluntary GROUP HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN options are now available!

In an effort to enhance the quality of your employment with PESG we are pleased to make a voluntary GROUP-BASED MEDICAL benefit plan available to you! Administered by MCAI, a Michigan-based company, it is available to all active employees of PESG and their family members. A wide range of coverage options are available to suit the broad needs of our Educational Staff employees. To view summaries of the available options, see below:
· To view the GROUP MEDICAL BENEFITS PLAN summary, click here PESG Medical Summaries
· To view the GROUP DENTAL BENEFITS PLAN summary, click here PESG Dental Benefits Summary
· To view the GROUP VISION BENEFITS PLAN summary, click here PESG Vision Benefits Summary
· To view the GROUP VISION BENEFITS PLAN summary, click here PESG Medical Application
To learn more about generally asked questions pertaining to Group Benefit Plans, click here Group Benefit Plan FAQ. For assistance with specific questions, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (877) 514 – 8782, select Option 2 and a benefits representative will be happy to help you!

Posted 07-19-11 Reminder: PESG to Transition to Wednesday Employee Pay Date in July 2011

PESG will begin the transition of all Educational Staff pay dates from a Monday or Friday to a Wednesday during July 2011. For persons who work in Michigan payroll region 1 & 4, July 20 will be the first actual Wednesday pay date (July 1 and 4 will be the last Friday/Monday pay dates). For persons who work in Michigan payroll region 2 & 3, or in Indiana, July 27 will be the first actual Wednesday pay date (July 8 and 11 will be the last Friday/Monday pay dates). For more information, or to confirm your payroll region, please see Section III of the PESG Employee Policy Manual.

Posted 07-19-11 Creating a Personal HROnline Account to View Your Payment Information

If you accepted work a assignment with PESG after 9/1/2010 and have received at least one paycheck from PESG, you are able to create your own personal HROnline account to view your paystub! Printing this information is at your discretion. If you receive a paper check, you can still create an account (creating a HROnline account will not stop or affect your paper check). If you are paid by Direct Deposit, the only way to view your paystub is by creating a HROnline account – Direct Deposit recipients will not receive a paper paystub. As a new employee of PESG, you will not be able to create your HROnline account until you are paid at least once. If you need assistance setting up or accessing your Paychex HROnline account, the Paychex Service Center staff is available 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday by calling (877) 281-6624 and selecting Option #1.

To access HROnline account setup, log into https://eservices.paychex.com/secure/

Posted 07-19-11 Reminder: Personal Email & Contact Information Updates

Ahead of school year 2011-12, please update your personal contact information with PESG. Email is our primary means of communication with you. As of July 1, 2011 you are required to provide us with a valid email address or your eligibility to accept assignment(s) may be restricted. Please take a moment and share the appropriate updates to your email address, name, postal mailing address or phone number by emailing us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted 07-13-11 Summer Updates for Persons Who Worked Between 1/1/11 and 6/30/11


If you worked (i.e. were ‘active’) for a PESG client district between January 1 and June 30, 2011 your contact information is likely up to date and no action is required on your part. PESG anticipates you intend to work during the next school year and your District selections have not changed. If you need to make any changes, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted 07-13-11 Michigan Substitute Permit Renewals for School Year 2011-12

If you require a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Substitute Teaching Permit and actively worked for PESG as a Permit-Substitute after 9/1/2010, your MDE permit will expire on 8/31/2011. As a Permit-Substitute, the MDE requires you to pay the annual fee for renewal of your permit within (30) days of your first day worked in school year 2011-12. As a convenience to you, PESG will process the renewal of your Permit through the MDE. Please note the MDE now requires disclosure and copies of any court records that appear when a Criminal History Background Check is performed. To process your MDE Substitute Permit we will also need you to answer the (4) basic questions outlined in the attached form Permit Subs MDE_Questionsand return that form to PESG with your court records, if any. For more information, please visit the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) website at http://michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_57223—-,00.html. You can also email your permit renewal process questions to PESG at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted 07-13-11 Summer Updates for Persons Who Worked After 10/1/10 but Not Since 12/31/10

If you worked between October 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 but did not work between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011, your district selections will be removed. You are not eligible for assignment in school year 2011-12 until you update your district selections and personal information with PESG. By the end of July, we will email you a reminder that action on your part is required. You will need to update your personal contact information and your district selections to be eligible to view and accept assignments in school year 2011-12. Please email your updates to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by August 15, 2011 to allow us time to process your request before the start of school year 2011-12.

Posted 6-22-11 PESG to Transition to Wednesday Employee Pay Date in July 2011


To better align our payroll processing cycle with the needs of our Customers, as of July 20, 2011, PESG will begin the transition of all Educational Staff pay dates from a Monday or Friday to a Wednesday. Our plan is to complete this transition in advance of school year 2011-12. For persons who work in Michigan payroll region 1 & 4, July 20 will be the first actual Wednesday pay date (July 1 and 4 will be the last Friday/Monday pay dates). For persons who work in Michigan payroll region 2 & 3, or in Indiana, July 27 will be the first actual Wednesday pay date (July 8 and 11 will be the last Friday/Monday pay dates). For more information, please see Section III of the PESG Employee Policy Manual.

Posted 6-22-11 PESG Reasonable Assurance of Work Available in School Year 2011-12


As an employee of PESG, you have reasonable assurance that your employment as a substitute, in the same or similar capacity, for school year 2011-2012 will continue when the break between school years is completed even though there may be a break in the normal day-to-day scheduling process. For more information, please see Section II of the PESG Employee Policy Manual.

Posted 6-22-11 PESG Annual District Selections Update Process


Ahead of school year 2011-12 you may receive notices and reminders from PESG describing action necessary on your part for making changes to your existing district choices for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. If you actively worked for PESG as a substitute between October 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 you will not need to re-apply for assignment eligibility with PESG or attend another enrollment meeting. To update your personal information or district selections, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For more information about the Annual District Selections Update Process, please see Section II of the PESG Employee Policy Manual.

Posted 6-17-11 Update PESG Policy Manual is Available


With School Year 2010-11 coming to a close, the PESG Policy Manual has been updated and is available on www.subpass.com under the Employee Forms and Manuals section of the website. Additional information will be shared with PESG employees via email, in ‘PESG Announcements and News’ in the coming weeks to highlight particular process changes to PESG Educational Staff ahead of School Year 2011-12.

Posted 6-17-11 Reminder: Personal Email & Contact Information Updates


The clos of School Year is a good time to update your personal contact information with PESG. A valid, current email address is our primary means of communication with you. Ahead of Summer activities, please take a moment and share the appropriate updates with us, or simply email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to confirm your Contact information.

Posted 5-19-11 PESG goes “Paperless” with Paychex HROnline Implementation


PESG, LLC began the implementation of Paychex HROnline during March 2011. If you accepted work assignment during school year 2010-11 by now you should have received two separate email communications from us. Included with that email were instructions on how to setup your HROnline account. If you need assistance setting up or accessing your Paychex HROnline account, the Paychex Service Center staff is available 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday by calling (877) 281-6624 and selecting Option #1.

To access HROnline, log into https://eservices.paychex.com/secure/

Posted 5-19-11 Reminder: Update your Personal Contact Information


As an Educational Staff member, PESG, LLC reminds you to update your Personal Contact information anytime you have a change. This can include changes to your email address, phone number, mail address, permits or certifications. Your being prompt to provide us updated information will help us better communicate with you. For our mutual record, all change requests must be in writing. You can send your changes to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by fax to (616) 891-9009.<a href=”