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Nov. 14, 2023

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2024 Flexible Spending Account enrollment ends tomorrow, Nov. 15

Open enrollment for calendar year 2024 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) will close on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. Eligible employees can set aside pre-tax dollars to cover out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. To participate in the calendar year 2024 FSA, you must enroll; FSAs do not automatically continue from year to year (including 2023 new hires). Learn more and enroll.

Reminder: Employee Sexual Misconduct Training

Thank you to those who have already completed the sexual misconduct refresher training through our contract partner, Vector Solutions. If you have not already done so, please login with your UD credentials and complete the Building Supportive Communities online module. Please email with any questions or concerns.


Staff Excellence Awards

The University of Delaware Staff Excellence Awards recognize and award monetary prizes to individuals and teams who make exemplary contributions to the UD community and demonstrate commitment to UD values. Nominations for the Fall awards are due December 8. Learn more and submit a nomination.

National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes prevention and management is an essential area of focus for many. Learn about the services through your Aetna or Highmark benefits, and take advantage of all the resources designed to help keep you healthy.

Consider a Blood Donation – In the Spirit of Giving

The Blood Bank of Delmarva announced a blood emergency. The sustained loss of youth and first-time donors, fewer organizations hosting blood drives, and remote work schedules all devastate our local blood supply. Consider scheduling an appointment to donate blood today and ask a friend or coworker to do the same. Other than a short time commitment, there is no cost to you. To schedule an appointment, visit the Blood Bank of Delmarva website or call 1-888-825-6638.

Philanthropy is everywhere at UD!

During Philanthropy Week (Nov. 12-17), the campus community is invited to learn how donor support makes a difference at UD and make an early gift for GivingTuesday. Philanthropy touches every corner of campus and every student's experience. Look for yard signs around campus showing where donor support has enhanced UD. If you see a “Phil Was Here” or heart magnet, take one!

Professional development info session Jan. 11

Join us on Jan. 11 for a free virtual info session to learn about spring programs offered through UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS) in topics like cybersecurity, instructional design, drones, beer and brewing science and more, including many for which fee waivers or discounts are applicable. RSVP or learn more.

Intro to Project Management for employees starts Feb. 6

UD’s popular project management class is back, offered through UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS) and designed just for UD employees. Save the date for this 11-week online course, Feb. 6-April 16, 2024, Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. For details, visit Introduction to Project Management for UD Employees.

TIAA Live Webinars

TIAA is offering Live Webinars to help boost your financial know-how; reserve your spot today. If you can’t attend the live session, you can watch them on demand. TIAA will be on campus this fall offering one-on-one, private financial counseling sessions in the Perkins Student Center, the Morris Library and STAR Campus. Sign-up today or register for a virtual session.

Featured jobs

The University is seeking applicants for the following positions. Please help spread the word.


Resilient Roots: Displaced Students Tell Their Stories

Join the Office of the Provost for a panel discussion on forced migration and women’s rights with displaced students at UD. Listen to the personal stories of Afghan students, the Cox Family’s legacy of support for them, and how UD is taking steps forward to address the challenges of displaced students. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Tower at STAR Audion. Registration is required by Nov. 29.

Future Hens Club

Give the gift of Delaware Athletics to your kids or family members this holiday season! For just $20, kids 12 and under can be a part of the official kids club of Delaware Athletics. This season, the biggest perk is free tickets to all home Men’s & Women’s Basketball games! Visit for more info or to sign up today!

Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided through ComPsych® GuidanceResources®. This is a free program available exclusively for State of Delaware Group Health Plan non-Medicare members and their dependents. EAP can help with a wide variety of work and life issues.

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