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March 19, 2019

Human Resources News & Information

News you need

UD Talent Link launching April 1

Human Resources will be launching UD Talent Link on April 1, 2019. The new talent acquisition system will streamline and simplify the entire recruitment cycle for both internal and external users, while helping UD better attract talent. Training for department administrators (HR liaisons) is in progress, and additional resources will be available this week for the rest of the campus. As a reminder, there is an email address,, where you can direct any questions you have. Learn more about Talent Link.

Performance appraisals

Completed performance appraisals are due March 31. For more information and to get started, review the Performance Management Overview. Employee development resources are available in ConnectingU on the HR ATLAS tab under Employee Relations & Performance.

TIAA counseling sessions

Did you know that TIAA financial consultants are on site regularly to offer one-on-one advice? In addition to regular counseling sessions held at the Perkins and STAR buildings, TIAA will begin offering sessions at the Trabant University Center beginning Monday, April 22, 2019. Register for the session and location most convenient for you.


Faculty retirement information sessions

Human Resources will be holding retirement information sessions for faculty to discuss retirement planning and the rule of 80 retirement criteria. No registration is required.
Thurs., March 28, 10-11 a.m., Morris Library, 1941 Room
Thurs., March 28, 1-2 p.m., Morris Library, 1941 Room
Friday, March 29, 1-2 p.m., Townsend Hall, room 233

State Employee Pension Plan pre-retirement workshops

The State of Delaware will be offering pre-retirement workshops this spring at various locations throughout the state. Learn more.

Employee development

Writing your professional development goals

Here’s a tip for writing your professional development goals: align your goals with the needs or goals of your team and your unit or department. With these three needs aligned, it is more likely that your development goals will be supported and your efforts will have a positive impact on many levels.


Interest meetings for Couch to 5K scheduled

The UD Employees’ Couch to 5K, a nine-week training program for beginner runners, returns this spring. Interest meetings will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Tower at STAR, room 213, and Thursday, March 28 in the Carpenter Sports Building conference room. Learn more.

Employee Assistance Program

Visit this month’s Health Advocate Member newsletter for helpful articles, including how to maintain your exercise momentum, being resilient and getting your plate in shape.

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