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Working at UD News and Information

March 15, 2022

News you need

The Future of Working at UD

Many of our faculty and staff are back on campus, while other offices are making decisions about what a return looks like now and in the future. These decisions require careful planning, and Human Resources has resources available to assist with this process. The Future of Working at UD webpage contains a variety of tools to assist employees and supervisors continue to evolve their working arrangements in accordance with UD Policy. Resources include a decision tree, prompting questions, checklists, a supervisor discussion guide, frequently asked questions and more. Human Resources is available to assist areas with their plans, and as always, employees with questions about their specific work arrangement should consult with their supervisor.

COVID Protocol Modifications

Face masks are no longer required on campus in most non-classroom settings. Employees are encouraged to vaccinate, boost and upload their information to the UD Health portal. Read more details on our evolving guidelines for visitors, travel and more in this March 3 message to the University of Delaware community.

Performance Appraisal System Now Open

The performance appraisal system is now open for employees to begin the first step in the process, their self-appraisal. Completed appraisals are due back to HR by April 15, 2022. To help you set goals, we encourage you to view the online course, Setting Effective Goals, offered by Talent Development or LinkedIn Learning videos about Tips for Goal Setting.


Featured Jobs

The University is seeking applicants for the following positions. Please share these position descriptions to help spread the word.

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.


Employee Health and Wellbeing

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This virtual course is open monthly in partnership with NAMI DE at no cost. Please visit NAMI DE for information and to register.

UnDeniably Well Podcast

The UnDeniably Well podcast, presented by Employee Health and Wellbeing, features conversations with experts from the UD community designed to help spark curiosity, invest in yourself and others, explore connections and help you feel your absolute best! Listen to upcoming and past episodes.

Let’s Cook! Meal Prep

Join the Employee Health & Wellbeing Team for Let’s Cook this April and May where employees will each learn how to make a meal prep recipe in the Tower at STAR Demo Kitchen to take home. Learn more and register.

Clovergrams are back!

Sharing appreciation for one another can strengthen relationships and generate positive feelings for both the giver and the recipient. Share your appreciation for a colleague this St. Patrick’s Day by sending them a custom message Clovergram by March 18.

New Employee Fitness Offerings 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 with one of our certified personal trainers or check out the Employee Health & Wellbeing in-person and live-virtual group exercise class schedule. Please visit Employee Health and Wellbeing’s website for more information.

I Heart UD Giving Day Project Applications Due Friday!

This is the final week to submit an I Heart UD Giving Day application to raise funds for your college, department, program or unit. You can submit your fundraising project application by March 18 at Contact Julie Donohue with any questions.

You’re Invited: Dedication of the Wellbeing Center at Warner Hall

Vice President of Student Life José-Louis Riera and the entire Student Life Division are hosting the dedication of the Wellbeing Center at Warner Hall on Friday, April 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. Join them, other UD leadership, donors, students and your fellow faculty and staff members to celebrate the newly renovated hub for student health and wellbeing. There will be ice cream, giveaways and tours of the new space.

Queer Parents, Future Parents and Members of LGBTQ+ Families

The UD Pride Caucus invites you to join us for an informal LGBTQ+ family group interest meeting on Wednesday, March 23, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. UD employees belonging to families of color, trans families, poly families, future families, single parent families or any other groups looking for community space to discuss queer parenting issues are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP via Google Form or email with any questions. We hope to see you there.

Go Hens!

The Delaware Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams both won their conference tournaments to secure spots in March Madness. Men’s Basketball takes on Villanova in Pittsburgh on Friday at 2:45 p.m., and Women’s Basketball takes on Maryland in College Park, Maryland, on Friday at 5 p.m. While our allotment of tickets for the Men’s Basketball game is sold out, tickets are available for the Women’s Basketball game. Stay tuned to and @UDBlueHens on social media for local watch party information if you can’t make it to the game!

Men’s Lacrosse Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night

Delaware Men’s Lacrosse hosts lacrosse powerhouse Johns Hopkins University on Sunday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Delaware Stadium. Discounted tickets are just $7 ($5 off) and are available for all faculty and staff, and when you purchase your tickets through this link you will get complimentary Stadium Club access at the game, including premium food options, a full service bar and more. The first 200 fans will also receive a Blue Hens pub glass giveaway. We hope to see you there. Get your tickets today!

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.

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