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2018 Federal Tax Rates and Changes to Your Paycheck

This just in from Bruce Berkey, director of Payroll for UMMS … The new tax law enacted in the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will be effective with your January 26th paycheck. We wanted to make you aware of changes you can expect in your upcoming paycheck as a result.

  • The new rates reflect an increase in the standard deduction, a repeal of personal exemptions and multiple changes in the tax rates/brackets, which were designed to work with existing W-4s that employees have on file.
  • No action is required on your part. We will implement the new tax tables automatically.
  • Employees will see the new calculations of their federal taxes starting with Pay Date of 1/26/2018.
  • Due to the changes in the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is expected to update Form W-4, the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. As of this date, no new W-4 Form has been released to employers by the IRS. We will notify you when a new W-4 form is available and will post it to HR Connections.

If you have questions about how the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact your income taxes, you should consult your tax advisor. Should you have any questions regarding your pay, please submit a case through HR Connections.


UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Denton

Construction is underway on the 50,000 square foot University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Denton!

Situated on 6 acres at the intersection of Route 404 and Deep Shore road, the medical pavilion will be the hub of Shore Regional Health’s outpatient services in Caroline County, containing family medicine, laboratory testing, diagnostic and imaging, rehabilitation services and a community education suite. In addition, is expected to house a mental health bridge program, home health care office, and a shared suite for rotating medical specialties.

Construction is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2018 with official opening in early 2019.

Team Members participate in Homeports Health & Wellness Expo


Sherry Hill

Several team members from UM Shore Regional Health and UM Community Medical Group were on hand for Homeports’ 2017 Health & Wellness Expo on October 19 at Kent County High School in Worton, Md. UM SRH was a major sponsor of this annual, free community event that is designed health, wellness and safety information and the many health resources can providers available to Kent County residents.

UM SRH exhibitors included team members from Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation, UM CMG Women’s Health, the Balance Center, Stroke Center, the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, Infection Control, the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, UM Chester River Home Care and UM Shore Home Care.

Gabriel Sardi, MD, Duane Cespedes, MD and Mary King, dietitian, were all featured speakers at the event, and members of the Cardio-Pulmonary Department provided free pulmonary function screenings.



Chrissy Nelson and Donna Saunders