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Dec. 18, 2019

Human Resources News & Information

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Holiday schedule

The University’s holiday break begins for faculty and staff on Dec. 24. University offices will generally be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, reopening on Jan. 2. Learn more about adjusted hours and special activities at campus facilities and offices during winter break.

TIAA contract transition seminars

Group seminars and information desks reviewing the TIAA contract changes will continue in January. Unable to attend a live session? View the recorded webinar or schedule a one-on-one advice session with an on-campus TIAA consultant to learn more about these important changes. Review the Transition Guide and Frequently Asked Questions for additional details.

Pay stub view changes for 2020

Payroll will be introducing changes to the online pay stub view beginning with paychecks issued after Jan. 1, 2020. These changes were introduced in an effort to simplify the breakdown of University benefit costs by showing the University and Employee Paid portions for each benefit (medical, dental, etc). Learn more. Also, coming in fall 2020, employees will be able to view leave balances within their pay stub as well.


Featured jobs for UD employees

View this month’s featured jobs on the “Current Opportunities for UD Employees” area of the HR Careers site:

Employee discounts for basketball games

This holiday break, head to The Bob to take in some Delaware Basketball. Employees can access discounted tickets up to $5 off for Men’s Basketball vs. UNCW on Dec. 28, Women’s Basketball vs. George Mason on Dec. 29 and Men’s Basketball vs. Charleston on Dec. 30. Access the discounts online. Keep an eye on and @UDBlueHens on social media for other special holiday ticket offers.


Diabetes Care and Prevention Open House

UD Health will host a Diabetes Care and Prevention Open House on Jan. 9 from 4-7 p.m. at the Tower at STAR Audion. Learn more about the collaborative services UD Health Clinics provide for diabetes prevention and management. Sign up to attend. The event will offer:

  • preventative screenings
  • consultations with health coaches
  • tours of the UD Health STAR Tower
  • opportunities to learn about the innovative diabetes research being conducted
  • a panel discussion about the many UD Health Clinics that work in collaboration to offer comprehensive care
  • information on how to get involved in the PreventT2 lifestyle change program, a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • a dessert demonstration by Chef Dana Herbert, owner of Desserts by Dana and “Cake Boss” winner.

HealthAdvocate guidance available 24/7

HealthAdvocate provides access to a wide range of EAP+Work/Life support services and is available 24/7. Members are encouraged to reach out to HealthAdvocate for guidance and resources to help balance the demands of home and work/life issues.

Visit this month’s Health Advocate Member newsletter for helpful tips including gifting others with small acts of kindness, letting go of perfection and avoiding holiday burnout.

State of Delaware sexual harassment notice

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act protects all individuals against gender-related discrimination in the workplace. The state offers direct resources for all employees in addition to those provided by the University of Delaware, and included as part of the UD Non-Discrimination Policy. Please take the time to review this information from the Department of Labor. Contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion with any questions.

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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 Wayne Guthrie, Vice President for Human Resources