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April 16, 2018

Human Resources News & Information

News you need

Performance appraisal deadline extended

The Performance Appraisal deadline has been extended from March 31 to April 30. For more information, review the Performance Management Overview.

Benefits open enrollment, May 7 through 25

The 2018 flexible benefits open enrollment period will be May 7 through 25. 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. Learn more.

Save the date: Benefits & Wellness Fair, May 16

The annual Benefits & Wellness Fair will be held May 16 in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center. Benefits providers, health agencies and UD organizations will be available to answer questions regarding UD employee/retiree benefits and resources. Also, Employee Health & Wellbeing will be on site to provide free biometric health screenings. Please register for your screening at

Georgetown and Lewes enrollment sessions, May 23

On May 23, HR staff will be at UD’s Georgetown campus (9 a.m.-noon) and Lewes campus (1-4 p.m.) to discuss the 2018 benefits open enrollment and provide retirement information. Representatives from TIAA will also be available to conduct individual counseling sessions. Learn more.


Financial Literacy Month

April is national Financial Literacy Month, a great time to focus on managing your money. TIAA has produced the “Nick & Nina” series--short, fun videos to help you learn more about financial wellness. Visit the TIAA website to access the videos and a collection of other resources to help you create your financial success story.

Resources and discounts for UD employees

Did you know UD employees can receive discounts for various activities, utilities and services? Special offers include UD attractions like the ice arena and outdoor pool, and personal services such as banking, auto insurance and cellular telephone packages. Learn more.

Be a wise healthcare consumer

Making wise healthcare choices can help control and reduce insurance costs for you and your family. Visit the Delaware Department of Human Resources website for cost-saving options, including alternatives to emergency room visits, ways to find effective medications at the most reasonable price, convenient facilities for bloodwork, and more.


Take your children to work on April 26

Human Resources will host Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 26. A variety of group activities will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing children ages 8-17 to accompany parents/guardians during the workday. The program includes tours of the ISE Lab and STAR Campus, introductions to UD Athletics and the Police Department, photos with YoUDee, and more. Please register by today, April 16.

Employee Assistance Program

Visit this month’s Health Advocate Member newsletter for helpful articles including information on managing stress, avoiding costly medical bills and strengthening families.

Learning Opportunities


The Appendix of Training Learning and Systems (ATLAS) is your resource for many HR-related activities. To access the ATLAS, log into ConnectingU and click on the HR ATLAS tab. You can find documentation, job aids and training about activities ranging from onboarding to retirement. If you can’t find what you need or would like to request custom training for your unit, email

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In keeping with the University of Delaware's commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus, Human Resources works in close collaboration with the Vice Provost for Diversity and the Office of Equity and Inclusion to ensure our services meet the needs of our diverse community.

This message has been approved by Darcell Griffith, interim chief human resources officer