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April 19, 2021

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Blue Hen Re-Coop Day Focuses on Community and Connection

The University of Delaware’s second Spring 2021 Blue Hen Re-Coop Day is being observed today with a focus on UD community and connection building. In addition to self-paced virtual opportunities, we will be on the North Green! Join us for an interactive and in-person event between the hours of 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn more.

We understand that not all employees may be able to participate in Re-Coop Day due to business needs, and we appreciate your commitment to keeping UD running for our students. We encourage you to find an alternate time to dedicate to yourself during this week.

New Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is now being provided through ComPsych® GuidanceResources®. This is a free program available exclusively for State of Delaware Group Health Plan non-Medicare members and their dependents. Those not eligible to enroll in the Group Health Plan will have access until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. EAP can help with a wide variety of work and life issues.

Benefits Open Enrollment: May 3-19

The 2021 flexible benefits open enrollment period begins May 3 and runs through May 19. During this time, benefit-eligible employees may review or change their benefits online, including adding or removing dependents, changing coverage for health, dental or vision insurance, or changing to a different level of disability and/or life insurance. This year we will be hosting Zoom information sessions and a virtual Benefits and Wellbeing Fair. Learn more.


TIAA Virtual Counseling Sessions

Access virtual TIAA counseling by phone or on any device and learn about your retirement savings, managing debt and your investment strategy. Meetings are highly secure and private. Schedule a virtual counseling session.

Featured jobs

The University is seeking applicants for the following positions. Please share these position descriptions to spread the word.

Payroll Zoom Open Office Hours

The Payroll Department will be hosting several Zoom open office hours meetings to provide assistance with questions individuals may have related to recent payroll related activities. Employees may join at any time during the Zoom session, and members of the Payroll team will be available to answer questions. Additional details regarding these sessions can be found on the Payroll Website.

Discover the HR Atlas in ConnectingU

The HR ATLAS is a repository in ConnectingU providing an extensive amount of practical help related to departmental personnel activities, such as training, job aids, templates and websites that support campus activity. Categories start with recruiting and hiring and move through the life cycle of UD employment, including onboarding, performance, compensation, payroll, time away from work and separation.


Blue Hen Heroes

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it felt like the world had come to a stop, but these employees persevered to keep the UD community up and running. This monthly segment on Working at UD highlights our Blue Hen Heroes who are working diligently each day to create and maintain safe spaces for us all, while continuing to meet challenges of protecting the flock.

Employee Health and Wellbeing

Join our growing community of Health and Wellbeing and be the first to receive details on programs, workshops, tools and resources by subscribing to our Wellbeing Weekly. This is how you can stay most up to date with all of our community events, programs, resources and tools.

Online Social Justice Education

The Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion encourages all employees to review their online social justice education opportunity. Employees received a personalized email invitation from our online education partner, Everfi, on Tuesday, Feb. 23. This optional module provides an excellent foundation for future social justice conversations within your units and departments. Employees can find additional educational opportunities on the EDI education site.

Aligning Nutrition, Education and Wellbeing: Family Edition

Looking to create more healthy habits for your family in 2021? The Family ANEW Program will help your family get there. Led by a dedicated, trained health coach, this program can help you and your family collectively create improved habits around nutrition, exercise, time management and setting up a healthier home environment. Learn more about the program.

Fighting for All of Us: Film with Conversation

Join us for conversations about cross-racial unity and legacies, and exchange views about ways to create a truly inclusive community at UD. With support from many departments at UD, we invite you to attend these films, followed by conversations with panelists.

I Heart UD Giving Day: May 5, 2021

Get ready to show (and spread!) your love for UD during I Heart UD Giving Day, May 5. With 100+ projects representing a range of academic, athletic and student life areas, I Heart UD Giving Day showcases the innovative and collaborative passions of our students and faculty. Together, our UD community can make a lasting impact for current and future generations of Blue Hens! Learn more.

Intro to HTML, CSS and Elements of Good Design Workshop

Want to learn how to create a web page with HTML and CSS code? Join UD Women in Technology for this two-part workshop, Intro to HTML, CSS and the Elements of Good Design. No experience required. Learn more and register.

Take UD Classes Using Your UD Fee Waiver

Registration for upcoming UD credit classes is open now for summer courses and begins in May for the fall semester. All UD employees are invited to take advantage of free academic advisement and career counseling to discuss their educational goals or learn more about UD education options. For details, visit the UD Professional and Continuing Studies webpage for UD employees, or email

Cultural Awareness and Diversity in the Workplace–May 8

Join us Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m. for a free webinar on embracing differences in the workplace to promote a collaborative and progressive work environment. Sponsored by UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS), the workshop is led by CareerMinds career consultant Andrea Abernethy with guest speaker Eunice B. Gwanmesia. For details or to RSVP, visit the UD PCS Power Up Your Career Seminar webpage.

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