Human Resources

Retirement Contributions

For employees who may be interested in changing the contributions to their retirement plan, please complete the Salary Reduction Agreement and send it to the Human Resources Office for processing.    

For the 2020 calendar year, maximum contributions to a 403(b) plan per IRS regulations are:  $19,500 and (if over age 50) and additional $6,500 catch up contribution.  If any employee is interested in reaching these maximum figure(s) for the 2020 calendar year, please contact HR to discuss this calculation for your personal circumstances.

Employee Self-Service

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to introduce Employee Self Service (ESS).  Employee Self Service is a web-based portal that provides employees with their pay and benefit information at their fingertips.  This online tool will enable employees to view real-time information to ensure the data is accurate and up to date.  In addition, ESS will replace WebAdvisor as the time entry system of record.  In addition, as a module within the Ellucian Colleague platform, ESS integrates with other modules within Colleague to increase efficiencies and streamline processes.  

Employees can access the Employee Self Service training manual here.  Please note that several tiles in Self Service have not yet been activated.  Therefore, at this initial point, the training manual may look somewhat different than what you see on our current site. 

Reasonable Accommodations

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual may qualify for a reasonable accommodation if they have “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities”. To discuss potential accommodations, please reach out to Jennifer Mangus, Director of Human Resources, at After the initial discussion, employees will be asked to complete the reasonable accommodation form to move forward with the request process.

2020 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment

The 2020 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment is now open for employees to make adjustments to their benefits, as well as submit required annual elections. This includes adding, changing, and/or canceling coverages.

This year the College will once again use the online portal called Employee Navigator through which employees will participate in open enrollment.


  1. If you want to enroll in the Flexible Spending Account (for health or dependent care expenses) for the 2020–2021 year, log in to the Employee Navigator Site. If interested in this plan, this election MUST BE DONE — whether you were enrolled last year or not.
  2. If you want to change your HSA deduction for the 2020–2021 year, log in to the Employee Navigator site to make your change.
  3. If you want to make a change to any other benefit program for 2020–2021, log in to the Employee Navigator site to make your changes.


You have until Friday, June 5, 2020, to complete your open enrollment elections. Your elections are effective July 1, 2020.


After much consideration, the College has decided to change third party administrators for our FSA accounts. We will no longer be using WageWorks. Beginning July 1, our FSA will be administered by P&A Group. For those employees participating in FSA in the past year, you can continue to submit reimbursements to WageWorks through the runout date (9/30/2020) and grace period date (9/15/2020) if you need to. Please note that any debit cards you may have with WageWorks will be deactivated as of June 30. Any new FSA elections will be handled by P&A Group effective July 1, 2020. We hope this change will be beneficial to employees and give them better service when managing their elections. Additional information on this change will follow on myAllegheny in the coming weeks.


Forgot your Username and/or Password? No problem — follow the below instructions:

  • Click “Reset a forgotten password”
  • Click “Click Here” under Employees
  • Enter your Username – a link will be sent to you via the email you have in the system
  • Company Identifier, if you need it, is ACollege


Please contact or phone 332-2312 with any questions.


Please click here for information regarding the FFCRA Act and what it means to employee rights as it pertains to paid sick leave and expanded Family Medical Leave for COVID-19 related reasons.


For those employees who participate in the College’s Defined Contribution Plan:  please click here for information and options available to you as a result of the CARES Act.

Paid Time Off Update 2019 – 2020

Updates have been made to the paid time off programs for administrators and staff effective July 1, 2019. A summary of these updates has been posted here and will be included in the refreshed version of the Employee Handbook. Please contact HR at (814) 332-2312 or or stop by Murray Hall with any questions.

Highmark/UPMC Agreement

In an announcement made by the Pennsylvania Attorney General on June 24th, a relationship between Highmark and UPMC has been accepted.  Beginning on July 1, 2019, the organizations have agreed upon a 10-year contract which extends in-network access to Highmark members enrolled in certain Highmark products to UPMC providers and facilities.  Please take some time to review this short video to understand what this means to you.