UNIT 1 (GM) SHOP CHAIRPERSON
3/31/2020
9:00 am





The Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate (STARC) registration links are now live. The GM-UAW employees’ link will direct employees to the enrollment page, and the self-pay page will advise that enrollment begins on April 6, 2020.


The following is from Penn Foster:


“We're excited to share that the Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate (STARC) Program is now live. Employees can apply to enroll starting today, once they have their approved and signed TAP voucher. The first semester starts on Monday, April 6th which is the first day workers can access the curriculum and start the course. A new semester will begin on the first Monday of each month, and enrollments will be accepted on a rolling basis.


“Please have your eligible GM-UAW employees visit www.pennfoster.edu/partners/GMUAW to learn more about the program and get started today! If you know anyone that is interested in taking the courses but does not qualify for tuition assistance, please have them visit https://www.pennfoster.edu/partners/gm-uawselfpay.


“Self-pay enrollments will open April 6th. Any questions should be sent to:

apprentice.committee@gm.com


“It has come to my attention that many students are sending in vouchers for the STARC program and including incorrect start/end dates for the program. In order for their TAP vouchers to be approved, students MUST input the correct start and end dates that correspond with the semester they are applying for. Please see the table below for these dates, and remind students that the semester they should be applying for is the next available one. If they apply between now and April 6th, they should be entering a start date of April 6th and an end date of July 27th.”





TUITION ASSISTANCE (TAP)


To apply for Tuition Assistance (TAP) you will need a new logon and password to register for Bright Horizons (Tuition Assistance):


Select: Not signed up yet? Register Now

Website: https://uawgm.edassist.com

Employer User Name: UAWGM

Employer Password: Benefits4You

(the “B” and the “Y” must be in capital letters)


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03/25/2020
1:30 PM





UPDATED CLARIFICATION CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT FILING FOR RECENT TRANSFERS TO GM ARLINGTON. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE GUIDELINES GIVEN BY THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION:


IF YOU TRANSFERRED TO TEXAS ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2019 –


YOU MUST PHONE OR GO ONLINE TO OPEN AN UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM WITH THE STATE YOU TRANSFERRED FROM, THEN FOLLOW THE FILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT REQUESTS AS GIVEN BY THAT STATE. EVEN THOUGH YOUR NAME WAS SUBMITTED TO THE TWC BY GENERAL MOTORS, YOU SHOULD NOT WAIT TO RECEIVE A PACKET FROM TEXAS BUT SHOULD INITIATE YOUR CLAIM IMMEDIATELY WITH YOUR FORMER STATE.


IF YOU TRANSFERRED TO TEXAS PRIOR TO OCTOBER 1, 2019 –


WAIT TO RECEIVE YOUR PACKET FROM THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION AS WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN IT.


UAW Local 276 Benefits

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