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Human Resources News & Information

UD faculty and staff,

Human Resources is commencing a monthly email that will come to your mailbox on or around the 15th of each month, providing important news and reminders. I hope you find the updates below beneficial. Please don’t hesitate to contact HR if you have any questions.


Darcell Griffith
Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

News you need

Coming soon: 2018 flexible spending enrollment

Open enrollment for 2018 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) will run Nov. 1 through Nov. 15. Eligible employees will be able to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover out-of-pocket health care and day care expenses. Prior participants must re-enroll. Learn more and view eligible expenses.

UD retirement program transition

Updates to the UD Retirement Program continue with the launch of the new investment menu. Through Jan. 5, you can choose from a variety of investments, arranged in a multi-tier structure, and annuity options for future contributions, before the changes go live on Jan. 8, 2018. Learn more.

Additional TIAA educational sessions have been scheduled for the Newark, Lewes and Georgetown campuses. Learn about the 403b transition, including new features and options. No registration is required to attend. View the TIAA information session schedule.

Tuition exchange program

The application period for the UD Tuition Exchange Program scholarships will close on Oct. 25. Those interested in applying should do so through the Educational Benefits web form. (Select “BEN Education Benefits” in the menu).

Mid-year appraisals

Remember to revisit your performance goals and discuss progress with your manager. Use the calibration feature available to add or modify goals set during the annual appraisal process. Learn more.


Employee assistance program

UD offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide work-life services to employees and their dependents enrolled in a non-Medicare state of Delaware health insurance plan. Human Management Services (HMS) A Health Advocate Company is the selected provider, offering numerous resources, ranging from financial, emotional, wellness and legal assistance. HMS is available for confidential help any time, at no cost. Learn more about the EAP and HMS. (Enter “State of Delaware” on the HMS home page to log in.)

Learning Opportunities

The Employee Development monthly email of course offerings will now be incorporated into this new monthly “Human Resources News & Information” email communication.




Operational Excellence


To learn more about the online resources available, go to the ConnectingU home page and look for Online Resources A–Z.

In addition to instructor-led classes, HR offers the following services:

  • Consults with individuals and departments to create learning plans
  • Customizes workshops for teams and departments
  • Assists units and departments with developing their own online courses

Check out the HR Appendix of Training, Learning and Systems (HR ATLAS) in ConnectingU.

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In keeping with the University of Delaware's commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus, Human Resources works in close collaboration with the Vice Provost for Diversity and the Office of Equity and Inclusion to ensure our services meet the needs of our diverse community.

This message has been approved by Darcell Griffith, interim chief human resources officer

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