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July 15, 2020

News you need

Vacation leave accrual limits

Effective July 1, 2020, the vacation accrual limits outlined in the Vacation Accrual and Use Policy have been temporarily suspended through Dec. 31, 2021. Eligible employees will be permitted to carry over vacation leave in excess of the limits outlined in the policy. Any excess vacation will not be forfeited until Jan. 1, 2022.

Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) tuition waiver exchange

Human Resources is now accepting applications for the DTCC waiver exchange lottery. For those selected, the program waives the fall and spring tuition for one dependent that is enrolled on a full-time basis in a degree-granting program at DTCC. The application deadline is Aug. 5.

Coming soon: new time and attendance system

An enhanced time and attendance program called UD WorkForce will roll out in August, replacing UDTime. One key new feature is the introduction of a simplified process for Time-Off Requests (TORs). TORs will replace the existing Request for Leave form and provide the ability for approval via email. Learn more.


TIAA 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.

Professional development and continuing education

A variety of educational opportunities are available to UD employees through UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS), including many for which the UD fee waiver or employee discount are applicable. Learn more via the following resources:

UD Talent Share

The UD Talent Share Program is still going strong. The program reassigns employees who have the capacity to assist in areas where there are staffing gaps while exemplifying UD’s collaborative spirit. Please continue to share details of any staffing needs or employees who can help out with Lori Koval, interim director of Talent Solutions, at

Talent Solutions

The University is seeking applicants for the position of Educational Technology Consultant (Instructional Designer) in an effort to enhance its online education model. Multiple positions are available in two different units, IT Academic Technology Services and Professional & Continuing Studies. Please share the position description with qualified candidates.


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion education opportunities

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is continuing to offer virtual educational opportunities throughout the summer months. Learn more and register.

Healing and wellness resources

The State of Delaware places the highest priority on the health, safety and well-being of State of Delaware employees and members of the State of Delaware Group Health Plan. Many healing and wellness resources are available to help families during these unprecedented times.

Payroll gift deduction renewal

Thank you to all employees who have chosen to support the University’s people and programs through payroll deduction this past year. Your generous commitment of support automatically renews annually on the date your payroll pledge went into effect. If you need to make adjustments or have questions, please email the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at

Employee Assistance Program

Visit this month’s Health Advocate Member newsletter for helpful tips including keeping kids safe online, working out safely outdoors and overcoming burnout.

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This email is approved by Jared Aupperle, Interim Vice President for Human Resources