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Working at UD News and Information

August 16, 2021

News you need

Flexible Work Arrangements

As various units and colleges across the University finalize their operation plans for the fall semester, this toolkit is designed to help managers and employees navigate their specific arrangements in compliance with UD policy. Employees with questions on their work arrangements should consult with their supervisors. Learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Campus Health Protocols

Learn the latest about UD’s health protocols and requirements for those who will be on campus. Read more.

Benefits Update

Effective July 1, 2021, if you are enrolled in the Highmark Comprehensive PPO Plan, Highmark added Quest Diagnostics as a preferred lab in addition to LabCorp for your lab services.

Parking for Fall 2021

UD Parking Services Department is resuming fees for campus parking for fall 2021. The rates will be the same as the 2018-19 academic year. Parking permits have been complimentary since March 13, 2020, and they will expire Aug. 27, 2021. Learn more.

Tuition Exchange Program Applications Open

Faculty and staff applications for the Tuition Exchange Program’s (TEP) 2022-23 academic year scholarships are open. Those interested in applying should do so through the Educational Benefits webform by Oct. 27, 2021. 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. Learn more and register.

Featured jobs

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

Take Advantage of UD Education Benefits for Fall 2021

A variety of educational opportunities are available to UD employees through UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, including many for which UD fee waivers or employee discounts are applicable. There’s still time to learn more about fall professional development programs such as predictive analytics, R programming, project management, social media marketing, paralegal, telehealth and clinical trials management or take advantage of free academic advisement and career counseling by emailing


ReHENergize with Working at UD

ReHENergize with Working at UD! Human Resources and Employee Health and Wellbeing will be hosting three in-person events on Aug. 18, 19 and 20 to kick off the fall semester by providing a place for UD employees to connect and engage. Learn more.

Blue Hen Heroes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, employees persevered to keep the UD community up and running. This monthly segment on Working at UD highlights some of 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.

Development and Alumni Relations Resources

As the new year gets off to a great start, remember that the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) offers a multitude of resources including links, lists of donors, up-to-date alumni contact information for email sends and more. Check out the DAR Campus Resource Guide for details.

You can also start the academic year off by helping UD people and programs with a recurring gift though payroll deduction at If you’re already enrolled, contact DAR with any questions or changes at

Cheer on Our Blue Hens!

Delaware Football returns to Delaware Stadium this fall! Enjoy fall Saturdays of tailgating, football and UD spirit in Newark. Join us for our home opener at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, with discounted tickets for faculty and staff starting at just $11 by clicking here. Want to support our Hens all season long? Discounts are also available on season tickets by clicking here.

Tickets are also available for Delaware Volleyball by clicking here, and Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Field Hockey, and Cross Country are free to attend. Find all schedules at

Future Hens Club

Kids 12 and under are invited to join the Future Hens Club. Members receive a welcome pack, including a Future Hens Club T-shirt and other exclusive giveaways, complimentary admission to all home athletics events except Football, a monthly e-newsletter, a birthday greeting from YoUDee, and invitations to exclusive events and Future Hens Club games. Memberships are a discounted $15 for children of UD faculty, staff and alumni. Visit to learn more and sign up today.

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.

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This email is approved by Melissa L. Bard, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer