Working at UD News and Information

Nov. 15, 2021

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LinkedIn Learning now at UD

All UD students, faculty and staff now have unlimited access to the rich resources of LinkedIn Learning, an online library featuring scores of instructional videos on topics covering the latest developments in software, creative and business skills. And the number of learning opportunities is always growing. This learning resource complements the offerings of ConnectingU.

At LinkedIn Learning, you’ll find the tools to help you thrive at work, at school and in life. Industry experts will guide you on your learning journey whenever you’re ready to learn and however you wish to learn–on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, tablet or other mobile device. You can develop your skills in Microsoft Office, leadership, project management, social media, video production and a wide range of other topics.  Learn more and register.

COVID-19 vaccine mandate

As has been communicated previously, all University faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption for medical or religious reasons. The deadline for UD employees to comply with this mandate has now been extended to Jan. 18, 2022. 

For the many members of our community who have already complied with this requirement, thank you. If you have not yet been vaccinated, there are many opportunities throughout the state, including an event on campus on Nov. 19. If you have been vaccinated but have not submitted your documentation yet, You must upload your immunization record using the  Human Resources site for vaccine documentation by Jan. 18, 2022. More details are available at the Working at UD site

Flexible Spending Account enrollment ends today

Open enrollment for 2022 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) will end today, Nov. 15. Eligible employees will be able to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. Prior participants must re-enroll. Learn more and enroll.

Electronic W-2 forms

Employees may elect to receive their 2021 W-2 forms electronically. Employers must comply with specific IRS regulations to use electronic W-2's, and employees must provide their consent to receive an electronic W-2 instead of a paper copy. If you have already submitted your consent for Tax Year 2020, you do not need to take further action. Learn more or review your W-2 Electronic Consent Form.

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.

Save the Date — 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, 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 take advantage of free academic advisement and career counseling by emailing


Blue Hen Heroes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, employees persevered to keep the UD community up and running. This monthly segment on Working at UD highlights some of our Blue Hen Heroes who are working diligently each day to create and maintain safe spaces for us all, while continuing to meet challenges of protecting the flock.

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.

Philanthropy Week and #GivingTuesday

During Philanthropy Week, Nov. 14-19, keep your eyes peeled for signs around campus showing where philanthropy has made a difference, and enter to win UD swag by scanning the QR code and taking a short quiz. Plus, you can join in #GivingTuesday early by giving now to the UD causes you care about. Check out the featured fundraising projects led by students, alumni and faculty to make a difference for the Blue Hen community.

Philanthropy Week and #GivingTuesday are part of Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware.

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