The Broncho Beat: April 2020 Issue

Check out the latest issue of the Broncho Beat! Published April 2020 Feature story: Introducing “The Hub” Get-to-Know a Broncho: Victor Santos E Silva Broncho Brags  Exceptional Performance Award  Shared Joy and Shared Pain, Shared Humanity  Benefits: Wondering what’s going…

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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 outcomes of students and the impact we have on our community….

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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…

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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…

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Exceptional Performance Award

Jill Robertson, Employee Experience Specialist  Exceptional Performance Award nomination forms for the FY2020 3rd quarter award are now being accepted! Nominations must be turned in by 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020, to Human Resources by emailing the nominations directly to jrobertson13@uco.edu. Recipients receive a $500 stipend….

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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Tech Corner: But really, how do I telework?

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications  So you got your Emergency Telework Agreement processed to keep working through the COVID-19 pandemic and now you’re ready to get to work. Where to start?   You’re set up to telework, now what?  The…

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Staff Senate Update

Dawn Kaiser, Manager of Inventory and Receiving The UCO Staff Senate met Tuesday, March 3. Laura Butler, director of Public Affairs/Leadership Central, and Dr. Bucky Dodd, chief learning innovations officer, were guest speakers. Ms. Butler provided information regarding UCO’s economic…

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March New Employees

Meet the new faces you’ll be seeing around UCO.