Feature Story: Self-care, there’s an app for that

Justine Kendall, Director of Benefits

Lots of people think of self-care as spending too much money at the mall, indulging in Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel bites (dipped in ranch of course), or staying at home on a Friday night instead of going out with friends. But instead of using self-care as a term to justify our vices, what if we started using self-care to push ourselves to be better? . . .  read more

Setting Goals in Paycom

Mary Deter-Billings, Senior Employee Relations Specialist 

Employee Relations is excited to launch a new tool to help supervisors and employees set and keep track of their goals and projects, all in one place. The Paycom goal-setting tool allows employees to set goals, centralize project notes, and track progress in a user-friendly system. Supervisors are able to review and approve goals, make notes, and . . .  read more

Get-to-Know a Broncho

Kandace Taylor, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Office of Advancement

What is your background? 

I spent more than 10 years at OSU-OKC in the marketing & communications department. In that role, I served as a project manager, managed social media and web content, and developed and monitored marketing campaigns. Prior to OSU-OKC, I was at The Dallas Morning News for a few years writing and editing for their former . . .  read more

Broncho Brags

Congrats Eric!

Assistant Director of Sustainability Eric Hemphill has been named to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Ed Advisory Council. He will serve a two-year term.  

Broncho Brags are kudos or congratulatory announcements to employees who are celebrating personal and professional accomplishments. If you or someone . . .  read more

Useful tools for screening committees

Paige Buchanan, Recruitment Specialist

Did you know that Paycom offers tools to help screening committees communicate their notes on candidates? You can now rate candidates as well as make notes in a candidate’s application for other screening committee members to review. 

To rate a candidate, all you need to do is go to their application in Paycom. Once in the application, you . . .  read more

Tech Corner: New innovations in technology resources and support

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy & IT Communications

The Office of Information Technology is bringing on several new services in early 2020. The alignment of these new services, including an updated printing solution providing print-from-anywhere on campus capabilities, is designed to better meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff. In order to align and make room for these new innovations . . .  read more

Free hearing screenings for employees

Rachel Baugh, Coordinator of Communications & Public Relations for College of Education and Professional Studies 

Do you have trouble hearing people in background noise? Do you have questions or concerns about your hearing? 

The UCO Speech-Language Pathology Program is pleased to offer FREE Hearing Screenings for all faculty, staff and students! Screenings will take place in the Speech-Language Pathology Clinic located on the first floor of the Max Chambers . . .  read more

Staff Senate Update

Dawn Kaiser, Manager of Inventory and Receiving

The UCO Staff Senate met Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Christian Coleman, vice president of UCOSA, was the guest speaker. Mr. Coleman briefed the Senate on pending UCOSA legislation as well as future works and goals of UCOSA. 

No legislation was brought before the Senate at this meeting. 

The Staff Senate will meet again Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. . . .  read more