The Broncho Beat – March 2022 Issue

Featured Story: New EAP Benefit Provider–Deer Oaks Get to Know a Broncho!: M’Lissa Freeman We celebrate you faculty, staff, and student employees! Fire Safety Start the 2022 Tax Year Off Right by Checking Your Withholding Ethics and Ethical Behavior Policy…

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Featured Story: New EAP Benefit Provider–Deer Oaks

Mary Deter-Billings, Director of Employee Relations and Communications After much consideration and reflection on feedback from the campus, and in an effort for greater response time and customer service, we have decided to partner with Deer Oaks as the primary…

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Get-To-Know a Broncho

M’Lissa Freeman, Employee Experience Specialist What is your background? I am fourth generation born and raised right here in Edmond, Oklahoma. My grandmother attended 4th and 5th grade in Old North, back when it was a schoolhouse. My grandfather was…

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We celebrate you faculty, staff and student employees!

Mary Deter-Billings, Director of Employee Relations and Communications Friday, March 4th was Employee Appreciation Day, and we got to celebrate you all week long! Thank you to everyone who came out to the pop ups, who participated in trivia, who…

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Fire Safety

Jeff Mlekush, Coordinator Safety Operations  Prevention is key, but preparedness for a fire event is just as important. Become familiar with your building’s emergency plan and your role in it. Learn how to operate a fire extinguisher. Familiarize yourself with…

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Start the 2022 Tax Year Off Right By Checking Your Withholding 

Sarah Marcus, Director of Payroll and Compensation  Prevent any unexpected tax liabilities by checking your federal income tax withholding early this year. You can view and edit your current tax setup through Paycom at employee.uco.edu. Also, the IRS provides a…

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Ethics and Ethical Behavior

Jill Lynch Silva, Talent Development Specialist “Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching – even when doing the wrong thing is legal.” – Aldo Leopold | American Author  We like to think of ourselves…

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Policy Changes

Mary Deter-Billings, Director of Employee Relations and Communications Employee Relations conducts a review of current UCO policies and updates as necessary in partnership with those who manage the policy. In March 2022, the following policy change was made: Tuition Waiver…

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Tech Corner: Microsoft Out-of-Office Replies 

Stephanie Edwards, Web Strategies and OIT Communications With spring break on the way, here is a quick refresher on managing your email and setting out-of-office replies.  When you are out of the office, it’s good to let those who contact…

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Staff Senate Update  

Ellen Schmidt, Master Electrician, Mitchell Hall Theatre  The Staff Senate was created in the spring of 2014, so we’re still a relatively new organization. As with any new endeavor, we had a lot to learn, and we’ve been consistently working…

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Faculty Senate Update

Kristi Archuleta, Professor, Adult Education & Safety Sciences The UCO Faculty Senate holds meetings the second Thursday of each month. The regularly scheduled February meeting was held on Thursday, February 10th. Guest speakers began with an open session with Provost…

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February New Employees

Andrew AldridgeDirector Peer Med ProgramCEPS Jason HuttonAdmin Spec IIITeacher Education Services David PezantAssistant Registrar-RecordsEnrollment Management Malethea WilsonService Desk TechInformation Technology Yana SonInt UG Admissions ReviewOffice of Global Affairs Cynthia AdamsAdmin Assistant Human Environmental Sciences Katy RoybalAsst Dir Campus ToursEnrollment Management…

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