The Broncho Beat – November 2022 Issue

Feature Story: Building Better Futures Through Talent Development Get-To-Know a Broncho: Timothy Dwyer, funeral instructor and medicolegal death investigator Participants for Holiday Helping Hands Wanted Equal Opportunity November Events Payroll: Year-End Information Review Paycom Requisition Submission Process Changes Indigenous Peoples…

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Feature Story: Building Better Futures Through Talent Development

Casandra Robinson, manager of Talent Acquisition and Development In 1985, a catastrophic event would uproot the life of my mother and her 3 kids. My 5 year old sister sustained 3rd degree burns over more than 60% of her body…

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Get-To-Know a Broncho

Timothy Dwyer, funeral instructor and medicolegal death investigator What is your background?  I was born in Michigan, but really grew up in Wisconsin. I moved to Oklahoma in the mid 90’s and have been here ever since. I worked for…

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Participants for Holiday Helping Hands Wanted

Mary Deter-Billings, director of Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development UCO Employee Relations is seeking sponsors and nominations for participants for the Holiday Helping Hands program. Holiday Helping Hands anonymously matches sponsoring departments/individuals from the UCO community with faculty…

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Equal Opportunity November Events

David Ball, Title IX program specialist The UCO Equal Opportunity office has several events planned during the month of November for the Central community. These events include: Title IX Table in NUC: Visit members of the Equal Opportunity office to…

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Payroll: Year-End Information Review

Sarah Marcus, director of Payroll and Compensation As we near the end of the year, please take a few minutes to verify your information in Paycom. Log in at employee.uco.edu to review your address, year-end form delivery elections and tax…

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Paycom Requisition Submission Process Changes

Bailey Cheatham, Talent Acquisition specialist UCO Human Resources is working alongside Paycom to sunset the “Job Template” functionality that hiring managers were instructed to utilize prior to this transition. This change is system-wide for all Paycom clients.   “Job Templates” were…

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Indigenous Peoples Garden Dedication Ceremony

Natalie Panther, assistant professor of History The UCO Office of Inclusive Community and Office of the President invites the Central community to the dedication ceremony of the UCO Land Acknowledgement plaque and Indigenous Peoples Garden. The ceremony will be held…

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TechCorner: Staying Successful While On-the-Go

Amanda Keesee, manager of Academic Technology & Training The holidays are fast approaching, meaning more of the university will be taking vacation time, working remotely or traveling. With so many people going in so many different directions, it can feel…

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Food safety, a responsibility to share

Brandy Kemp, safety officer, Risk Management and Safety Operations There is generally no shortage of excellent food while celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, and the cuisine is often the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the celebration…

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Policy Updates

Mary Deter-Billings, director of Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development Employee Relations conducts a review of current UCO policies and updates as necessary in partnership with those who manage the policy. In October 2022, the following policy changes have…

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Faculty Senate Update

Alyssa L. Provencio, assistant professor, department of Political Science Faculty Senate met on Sept. 8and Oct. 11. Two resolutions have been passed, including FSR-2022/2023-001 Priorities of the 2022-2023 University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Senate and FSR-2022/2023-002 Reaffirmation of Opposition to Weapons on Campus….

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