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Aug. 15, 2019

Human Resources News & Information

News you need

Tuition exchange

Faculty and staff applications for Tuition Exchange Program (TEP) 2020-21 academic year scholarships are now open. Those interested in applying should do so through the educational benefits web form by Oct. 23. TEP is a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for dependents of eligible faculty and staff to enroll at member schools nationwide. Learn more.

Talent development

HR will be reinstating the monthly email digest of classes offered by Talent Development, IT and featured campus learning partners. Look for these emails starting in September. In addition to classes, they will include an employee spotlight, a learning trend or recent news from UD learning partners. An updated list of current course offerings is also available on the Talent Development website.


Changes happen

Employees are permitted to change coverage elections outside of annual open enrollment if they experience a change in family status, as defined by federal law. Examples are birth, adoption or marriage, or changes in employment. Employees have 30 days from the date of the event to make changes. Contact the Human Resources Benefits office with questions and review the Family Status Change form for more information. Learn more.

Blue Hen Friday

Show your Delaware spirit by wearing blue and gold every Friday! Follow UD Athletics’ social media channels and to see where pop-up events will take place and enjoy games and giveaways. Blue Hen Fridays are designed to increase spirit throughout campus, and colleges and departments are invited to host their own Blue Hen Fridays events to spread spirit and promote upcoming events, programs and more.

Save the date

A representative from the Social Security Administration will be on campus Sept. 24 to provide information about social security regulations and answer questions about retirement. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. in the Center for Composite Materials (CCM), Room 106 and 2:30 p.m. in Townsend Hall, Room 233. Registration is not required.

Featured jobs for UD employees

View this month’s featured jobs on the “Current Opportunities for UD Employees” area of the HR Careers site:

Leadership and service award

Human Resources is seeking nominations for the annual John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award, which recognizes outstanding supervisors who have achieved significant accomplishments in leadership and service. Employees are encouraged to nominate supervisory staff in any department or unit at the University. Award winners will receive a plaque of appreciation and a $1,000 monetary gift. Learn more about the award and nomination process.


Conquering Your Workday

In this three-part lifestyle improvement series, discover what it takes to conquer your workday by learning how to set yourself up for success each day; work with purpose to stay motivated and inspired; and overcome workplace challenges - all without compromising your personal well-being. Multiple sessions begin Sept. 10. Learn more.

Employee Assistance Program

Visit this month’s Health Advocate member newsletter for helpful tips including how to stay productive at work, keeping up on preventive care and preparing kids emotionally for school.

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 Wayne Guthrie, Vice President for Human Resources