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March 17, 2021

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Performance appraisals

Staff Performance appraisals are now live! The system is open through April 16, 2021. The goal of the appraisal is to improve job understanding, encourage effective performance and establish goals that support unit and career development. We offer training workshops to assist you with the process.

Training workshops include:

Team training workshops are available upon request to

Secure UD Training

UD Information Technologies is partnering with Human Resources to offer 2021 Secure UD Training. The training equips employees with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and the University from cyber risks at home, in the office or abroad. Look for an enrollment notification from the Learning System Administrator ( with instructions. Learn more.


Women’s Leadership Online Certificate

What's the next step in your professional journey? As an investment in the campus community, UD's Women's Leadership Initiative, in partnership with the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, has reserved seats and will waive the registration fee for 10 UD employees, selected by lottery, to participate in the next section of the new Women's Leadership Online Certificate. Course starts April 30 and is offered 100% online. Deadline to submit your participation request is 8 a.m., April 1, 2021. Learn more or submit an online request now.

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.

W-2 Tax Forms

The University mailed 2020 W-2s to individuals who had not consented to receive them electronically on Jan. 28, 2021. W-2 forms are also available online via Web Views. To request a reprint, please refer to the W-2 Reprint Request Form for more information.

1095-C Tax Forms

The University mailed 2020 1095-C Tax Forms to individual’s current address on file in the HR System on Feb. 25, 2021. For additional information regarding these forms, please refer to Payroll Tax Form 1095.


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. The monthly segment on Working at UD will highlight our Blue Hen Heroes who are working diligently each day to create and maintain safe spaces for us all and continuing to meet challenges of protecting the flock.

Employee Health and Wellbeing

One year in, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work and play. Social injustice has brought to light how far we still need to come as a country, and a presidential election caused strain on everyone. At the same time, with resilience, perseverance, innovation and collaboration, UD faculty and staff proved that when we band together as a community, we can weather any storm.

Please share your stories. By providing connection, support and inspiration through the lens of our community, we want to show how wellbeing has helped YOU through this past year.

Blue Hen Re-Coop Day

The University will hold its third annual Blue Hen Re-Coop Day on Tuesday, March 30 coinciding with the break in classes for students–to focus on mental health awareness and provide an opportunity for our UD community to pause and reflect on wellbeing. Whether you can set aside a minute, an hour or the day, we encourage you to make the most of #BlueHenReCoop by participating in activities for students, faculty and staff that support your wellbeing before, during and after March 30.

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.

Please visit the UD Calendar of Events in the coming weeks for opportunities to connect, engage and participate in wellbeing activities.

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.

UD Women’s Caucus Offers Survey Opportunity

The Women's Caucus is interested in documenting how COVID-19 has affected work life experiences, including caregiving experiences, among faculty and staff across the University. By caregiving, we mean persons for whom you provide care in or out of your home part-time or full-time across all age groups and needs (e.g., children, parents, those with medical needs). This anonymous survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. The survey results will be used to understand the effects of COVID-19 and the resources that faculty and staff may need. The survey closes on April 1, 2021.

“Journey from UD,” a new series featuring alumni

UD is lucky to have faculty and staff donors like many of you whose generosity continues to make an incredible difference for our people and programs. Thank you! Please join us for two upcoming events spotlighting alumni—many whom have benefitted from donor-supported resources, programs, facilities and more while at UD. “Journey from UD” highlights alumni by industry discussing their professional journeys from UD to their current careers. These events are free and open to all.

  • Publishing Today, Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m.–Emily Barrosse, AS82, founder and CEO of Bold Story Press, a publishing company for women, will discuss how to share your story with the world. Learn more and register.
  • Blue Hen Bylines, Wednesday, March 24, at 7 p.m.–Alumni will discuss their journeys from The Review, STN49 (student television network) or the WVUD campus radio station to their careers in journalism. Learn more and register.

Imposter Syndrome

Join a virtual career expert panel from noon-1 p.m., Friday, March 26, for a discussion of “Overcoming Imposter Syndrome,” including how to recognize it, ways to overcome it and how to advocate for others. Learn more or register.

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 through March 2021. EAP can help with a wide variety of work and life issues.

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