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Volume 33 Issue 11

Former employee files suit against Pitt charging harassment based on disability >

February 8th, 2001

A former employee is suing the University, charging harassment and discrimination based on his disability. The University denies the allegations, a Pitt spokesperson said. Eugene Heinack, who worked in the Graphics, Marketing and Printing department's printshop and bindery from June 1983 until he resigned his position in May 1999, alleges that co-workers harassed and humiliated […]

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UPMC Health Plan now breaking even, officials say >

February 8th, 2001

The UPMC Health Plan, which covers about 12,000 Pitt employees, has turned a financial corner, health plan officials said. The plan is now breaking even and has received a high financial rating by a top insurance rating company. A.M. Best Company Inc. recently gave the UPMC Health Plan's financial rating a B++ rating, that is, […]

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CGS gets largest gift ever >

February 8th, 2001

A local businessperson who is a graduate of the College of General Studies (CGS) has given Pitt's school for nontraditional students a gift of $650,000 to fund a new student center. It is the largest financial gift ever made to CGS. James McCarl, president and CEO of McCarl's Inc., a Sewickley plumbing and heating company, […]

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Tax hotline set up >

February 8th, 2001

Payroll has set up a tax hotline for questions concerning the W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline number, 624-1860, will be in effect through April 17, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Questions regarding Form 1099 should be directed to 624-6020. Questions regarding Form 1098T (tuition payment statement) should be directed to 1-877/467-3821. Information regarding Form […]

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Pitt signs deal with Stargate as ISP >

February 8th, 2001

Pitt computer network users soon will have the option of paying a monthly fee to subscribe to an Internet service provider (ISP) for improved remote network access. Provost James V. Maher told Senate Council Monday that a preferred partnership contract had been signed this week with Stargate, a local ISP company. For a monthly fee […]

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Book proceeds donated to genetics program >

February 8th, 2001

A gift of $10,000 – representing proceeds from the sale of a book on the history of UPMC Montefiore — has been donated to Pitt's genetic education and counseling program by the book's co-author and publisher, Samuel Granowitz. Granowitz, an orthopaedic surgeon who spent his career practicing medicine at Monte-fiore and other Pittsburgh hospitals, and […]

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