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Working at UD News and Information

June 21, 2021

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Town Hall, Thursday, June 24

The demands of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic brought many changes to our community. Now, as the cases of COVID-19 are declining nationally and we are able to move to the next stage, the Future of Working at UD is in our hands. We must take care to incorporate the lessons we learned in a thoughtful and productive way so that we can strategically enhance our operations, recognize what people find valuable and need right now, and redefine the way we work individually and in teams. Your input as we shape that path forward is invaluable, and I invite you to take part in a virtual town hall on “The Future of Working at UD” at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021. Learn more.

Delaware Tech (DTCC) Tuition Waiver Exchange

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


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.


Are you living your purpose? Purpose is what matters most and drives us to do and be our best. Utilizing Purposeful, a beautifully designed, customizable, mobile app, will help you reflect on what matters most, form new habits, track your progress and explore fresh ideas from leading experts in the purposeful community. Begin your Purposeful journey today, text “UDEL” to 734-436-3939. Provide your work email address when prompted to activate your account for mobile and desktop.

Fitness Information Session, June 29

Join Employee Health and Wellbeing and Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 29, for a Fitness Information Virtual Session. Guests may ask questions during this live session. Your health and wellbeing are vital right now–let us help you achieve it.

In-Person, Virtual and On-Demand Fitness Classes Begin July 12

Whether you are working on campus or remotely, Employee Health and Wellbeing has a variety of group exercise offerings to assist you in reaching your health and fitness goals while also boosting your creativity, energy and productivity throughout the day. Incorporate daily movement by participating in one of our three fitness class options: in-person, virtual or on-demand, starting on Monday, July 12. An All-Access Membership is required in order to participate in in-person and virtual fitness classes. For more information regarding fitness class registration or All-Access Membership renewal, please visit Employee Health and Wellbeing’s website.

Your Year-End Support for UD

As the fiscal year comes to a close, show your support for the campus programs you care about most by making a one-time gift or setting up a recurring gift through payroll deduction at If you currently give through payroll deduction, your gift automatically renews annually on the date your initial gift went into effect. If you need to make adjustments or if you have questions, please email the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at As always, thank you for your continued support of our students, programs and campus.

Save the Date: Virtual Info Sessions July 19-22

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. Learn more about fall programs at the July 19-22 free virtual info sessions or take advantage of free academic advisement and career counseling by emailing

Football Ticket Discounts for Faculty and Staff

Delaware Football will be back in action this fall to defend its Spring 2021 CAA Championship. Show your Blue Hen spirit Saturdays this fall at the six home games. Season tickets start at $72 each when you buy four or more with the Friends and Family Pack, or UD faculty and staff members can receive a 20% discount on bleacher seats by clicking here or entering the promo code UDSTAFF21 on the general ticket page. Single game tickets and partial plans will go on sale July 1, and UD Faculty and Staff can receive discounts on tickets to the Blue Hens’ home opener against St. Francis at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, by clicking here beginning July 1 or using promo code UDSTAFFSG on the general ticket page. Go Hens!

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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