Feature Story: Introducing “The Hub”

Jill Robertson, Employee Experience Specialist

Since arriving at UCO a little over a year ago, I cannot begin to count how many times I’ve heard “the people at UCO are what make UCO.” Meaning, we succeed as an institution of higher learning because we have employees who are invested and passionate about the . . .  read more

Get-to-Know a Broncho

Victor Santos E Silva

What is your background?

As for my background, I am originally from Brazil and I was born in a very large city called São Paulo. I always saw myself working with computers. Since I was a little kid I had immense support from my grandmother on fulfilling this passion. Every week we would go to a newsstand together and she would buy me computer magazines. . . .  read more

Broncho Brags

Great Job, Deb Gallagher!  

Deb is the winner of the FY2020 2nd quarter Exceptional Performance Award! Deb was nominated by Dr. Brian Lamb, director of the School of Music, for her hard work and success in realigning the Oklahoma Center for Arts Education’s mission and outreach efforts to directly impact UCO art students and each of the College for Fine Arts . . .  read more

Shared Joy and Shared Pain, Shared Humanity

Saasha Reese, Training and Development Specialist 

In her book, Braving the Wilderness, Brené Brown discusses how shared joy and shared pain also reveal a shared humanity. There are moments in history that have such great capacity to bring the masses together. We may just be in one of those moments. While Covid-19 has very quickly changed the way we work and live, we also are in this . . .  read more

Benefits: Wondering what’s going on with your retirement account?

Katie Saylor, Benefits Specialist

Following the ever-changing news and wondering what’s going on with the markets? Wanting some peace of mind and guidance with your retirement account? With the uncertainty of coronavirus and its global impact, Voya Financial representative Rebecca McGee has opened extra appointments (by zoom meeting or phone call) for employees to ask questions . . .  read more

Virtual Resources and Benefits Seminar

Human Resources will host a ‘Using Your Benefits During Social Distancing’ virtual seminar at noon, Friday, April 10. The seminar will cover the various benefit offerings that employees can use at home while practicing social distancing, and includes information about:

  • UCO’s employee assistance program, 
  • benefit vendors offering virtual appointments;
  • LiveMD, a telemedicine app in contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma; and,
  • Primary Health Partners, UCO’s direct primary care vendor. 

RSVP and join the zoom meeting. 

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New location for University Policies

Mary Deter-Billings, Senior Employee Relations Specialist 

With the transition of the website to focus more on our external-facing audience, Human Resources has found an alternative location to share policies and procedures. Current policies are available to view through the new People and Culture Resource Hub. Employees can access The Hub at peoplehub.uco.edu. . .  read more