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May 15, 2019

Human Resources News & Information

News you need

Benefits & Wellbeing Fair - today

Please join us today at the Benefits & Wellbeing Fair held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center. Learn more about benefits and services, and receive a free biometric health screening and other wellness assessments.

Benefits open enrollment underway

The 2019 flexible benefits open enrollment period is underway through May 24. Benefit-eligible employees may review or change their benefits online during this time. Learn more.

Georgetown and Lewes on-site visit

On May 21, HR staff will be at UD’s Georgetown campus (9-10:30 a.m.) and Lewes campus (1-4 p.m.) to discuss the 2019 benefits open enrollment. In addition, staff from Wellbeing will provide biometric screenings and present information on healthy living. Representatives from TIAA will also be available for individual counseling sessions. Learn more.


Employee Appreciation Week June 10-14

Join your fellow UD employees in a week of celebration for all our individual and collective achievements! Employee Appreciation Week will kick off with the UDid It Picnic on Monday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on The Green. The weeklong celebration will include new events such as an Employee Talent Show and UD Night at White Clay Creek, along with returning favorites like Self-Care Day and Spirit Day. Access the Employee Appreciation Week schedule and sign up to be part of the talent show.

Featured jobs for UD employees

HR’s Careers web page has a new “Current Opportunities for UD Employees” feature that allows UD employees to view all open positions, including those that are intended for internal applicants or employee referrals. View this month’s featured jobs:

Employee development

Certificate programs

Looking for training on UD-specific procedures and processes? The certificate programs may be for you. These hybrid programs combine in-person classes and online modules and may be done at your convenience within a six-month period. To learn more, click the “Certificate Programs” icon on the ConnectingU home page.


Mental Health Month

May is national Mental Health Month, and Employee Health & Wellbeing is spotlighting mental health with a series of weekly emails and web content on topics including stress, burnout, and work-life balance. Each area includes resources and tips for self care. Learn more.

Employee Assistance Program

Visit this month’s Health Advocate Member newsletter for helpful tips including ways to organize your workspace for better health; fitness pointers; and ways to control stress-induced overeating.

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