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Jan. 18, 2022

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Get your booster shot

Get boosted! All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccination and get boosted. It is critical that everyone take steps to ensure not only their own health but also the health and safety of the greater community. If you have not yet been vaccinated, there are many opportunities throughout the state, and several booster clinics are being offered at the Pencader Dining Hall this month. If you have been vaccinated but have not submitted your documentation yet, you must upload your immunization record to the UD Health Portal. If you have gotten your booster, that information also should be updated in the portal. More information is available at the Working at UD site.

The Executive Order from the federal government requiring COVID-19 vaccine for all UD employees has halted as decisions play out in the federal court. All coronavirus health and safety protocols, including weekly testing for those who are not vaccinated, remain in place.

Check out LinkedIn Learning

Don’t forget to take advantage of your unlimited, free access to the rich resources of LinkedIn Learning, an online library with scores of instructional videos on a wide range of topics, all designed to help you thrive at work and in life, such as

This learning resource complements the offerings of ConnectingU. Learn more about what’s available and register. Instructor-led Talent Development courses continue to be offered on a rotating schedule. Check out this month’s schedule of courses.

2021 W-2 forms

The University of Delaware will be issuing 2021 W-2 Forms by 01/31/2022. If you have elected to receive your form electronically, you will receive an email once they are released and available to you via the online W-2 Web View.

As a final reminder, if you wish to receive your 2021 W-2 electronically, please go here to learn more or review your W-2 Electronic Consent Form. If you have already submitted your consent for Tax Year 2020, you do not need to take further action.

Student Loan Forgiveness Program (through TIAA and SAVI)

The path to reducing your monthly student loan payment and working toward loan forgiveness could be getting much easier. Access this robust solution that will help you find the best federal repayment and forgiveness programs for your financial situation. Brought to you through TIAA and Savi, this tool not only helps strengthen your financial footing in the short term, it also positions you for student loan forgiveness. Visit the Voluntary Benefits webpage to sign up for webinars and find out more about the TIAA and SAVI program.

CVS Caremark Prescription Plan

CVS Caremark Prescription Plan is in effect as of July 1, 2021 (for active and pre-Medicare retirees). As a reminder, please use your new  prescription card when you visit the pharmacy so that your prescription benefits are updated. Learn more.


Featured Jobs

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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. Learn more and register.

Professional development virtual info sessions Jan. 18-20

A variety of educational opportunities is available to UD employees through UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS), including many for which UD fee waivers or employee discounts are applicable. Learn more about spring professional development programs at the Jan. 18-20 free virtual info sessions or by viewing the new UD PCS spring 2022 program guide, or take advantage of free academic advisement and career counseling by emailing


Celebrating National Mentoring Month

Not only is January the start of a new year, but it is also the start of National Mentoring Month. Did you know that the Lerner Executive Mentoring Program matches Lerner students with executives with at least 10 years of experience whose professional backgrounds are complementary to the students’ career objectives? Throughout the month, stories from both mentors and mentees will be shared on the Lerner College's social media accounts. UD employees with 10+ years of experience are encouraged to consider becoming or referring a mentor.

Office of Institutional Equity spring workshops

The Spring 2022 LEAD Ally Workshop schedule is now available via ConnectingU for all UD employees and on the student registration page. Questions may be directed to Adam Foley at

Spring Equity and Inclusion Book Club

The Office of Institutional Equity’s spring book club will engage participants in a discussion of Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. The club will meet three times throughout the semester, and the event is open to the entire UD community. For more information and to register, learn more here.

Nominate an outstanding senior

Applications are now being accepted to nominate a standout student for the UD Alumni Association’s Emalea Pusey Warner and Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Awards for Outstanding Seniors. Learn more about the student and application requirements; the application is due on March 18.

To learn more about other scholarships and awards for students and alumni, visit the Scholarships and Awards page on the Alumni and Friends website.

Suicide prevention training for faculty and staff

UD’s Center for Counseling and Student Development is hosting virtual suicide prevention training for University of Delaware faculty, staff and graduate students on Thursday, Jan. 27, and Friday, Jan. 28. Learn More Here

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 until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. EAP can help with a wide variety of work and life issues.

Employee Health and Wellbeing

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Personal training openings available

Ready to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine but unsure where to begin? Complete the Employee Health & Wellbeing Personal Training Interest Form for a free consultation to meet one-on-one with one of the department’s nationally certified personal trainers to help you reach your fitness goals. After completing the form, please wait two to three business days for further instructions. Please visit Employee Health and Wellbeing’s website for more information.

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