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Oct. 18, 2022

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Check out UD IT’s new Security Awareness training

As new technologies have improved cybersecurity, attackers have pivoted to social engineering strategies to circumvent technical defenses. To help the UD community close the social engineering gap, UDIT is implementing a new security education platform–KnowBe4. This new service also offers fun and educational Security Awareness training through its video series Restricted Intelligence.

If you are required to take the Security Awareness education curriculum, you would have received an email on Oct. 10 stating you have been enrolled in the 2022 Secure UD Training, including instructions on how to access it. Once you finish the training, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Coming Soon: Flexible Spending Account enrollment

Open enrollment for 2023 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) will run Nov. 1-16. 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. Plan ahead by considering your eligible expenses. Learn more.


MetLife insurance perks

With basic life insurance coverage through MetLife, employees are eligible for grief counseling service, online will preparation, funeral discounts and planning services, as well as travel assistance. With optional life insurance coverage through MetLife, employees are also eligible for face-to-face or telephonic will preparation services and estate resolution through Hyatt Legal Plans. Learn more.

Monthly HR workshops

Monthly workshops are offered by HR’s Talent and Organizational Development for faculty and staff. All sessions are free, and registration is always available through our learning management system ConnectingU. You may also register by visiting the links below:

Upcoming Workshops

Certificate Programs

TIAA in-person and virtual counseling sessions

Access TIAA counseling by phone, any device or in person to learn about your retirement savings, managing debt and your investment strategy. Meetings are highly secure and private. Schedule a virtual or in-person counseling session today.

KnowBe4 UD IT’s new and improved phishing test

Have you been caught by one of UD IT’s phishing challenges? Phishing tests are a great way to make sure we are all staying vigilant, and UD’s phishing tests are becoming more sophisticated. Awareness is one of our community's best defenses against phishing attacks. It’s important for you to report the phishing challenge, as well as any suspect email messages that you receive to Learn more at Take a Bite out of Phish.

Tuition Exchange Program applications open

Faculty and staff applications for the Tuition Exchange Program’s (TEP) 2023-24 academic year scholarships are open. Those interested in applying should do so through the Educational Benefits webform by Oct. 26, 2022. Learn more.

Featured jobs

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

Take advantage of UD education benefits, discounts

A variety of educational opportunities is available to employees through UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS), including many for which fee waivers or employee discounts are applicable. There’s still time to register for upcoming UD PCS professional development programs covering Microsoft Excel, Fundamentals of Social Media Marketing, Test Prep Courses, and a variety of self-paced courses. Take advantage of free academic advisement and career counseling by emailing


This Week: Homecoming 2022!

Join Blue Hens, friends and family to celebrate our blue and gold spirit at Homecoming events, Oct. 19-22, including our signature Blue Hen Tailgate before the Morgan State University v. Delaware football game on Saturday, Oct. 22. As part of the festivities, the Blue Hens Homecoming 5k run/walk will be sponsored by Delaware State Parks on Oct. 20, and it’s a great way to be active and share your UD Homecoming spirit. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate in the 5k run/walk, which will be followed by post-race refreshments and awards. Learn more and register. See all Homecoming activities at

Tap into that Blue Hen feeling

You know that feeling, right? The one that comes from our uniquely UD experiences as faculty and staff that we also share with students, alumni and friends? Take a peek at the newest video released by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to tap into your Blue Hen feeling!

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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