May Years of Service

35 Years Stephanie Driver 30 Years Linda Winn 26 Years Craig Beuchaw 21 Years Carla Supon 20 Years Cindy BolingLisa Harper 17 Years Mark Zimmerman 16 Years Robert HeltonKathy ConstienFlynn King 14 Years Wiley SimpsonPatti Neuhold-Ravikumar 11 Years Tracey Romano…

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Feature Story: Recruit for a Cultural “Add” Rather Than Fit

Paige Buchanan, recruitment specialist When it comes to hiring great talent, the phrase “it’s easier said than done” can be applied because we all know just how difficult it can be to find the right person for a role. We…

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Get to Know a Broncho

Christy Vincent, Ph.D., Professor of Mass Communications What is your background?   As an organizational communication specialist, I help organizations enhance their effectiveness, productivity and employee satisfaction. I encourage people to bring the best of who they are to what they…

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Broncho Brags

Congratulations, Laura!  Laura Butler and her husband Lane Claussen welcomed their first baby, Alexandra Vaughn Claussen, into the world Dec. 18, 2020. At birth, Alexandra was 7.89 pounds and 21 inches long. Way to go, sustainability warriors Mark and Ed!   The Oklahoma…

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Human Resources Reorganization

Diane Feinberg, vice president for People and Culture To better align operations that serve our faculty and staff, most units within Human Resources (HR) are now bundled into two categories. The first category represents “total rewards” by bringing together Benefits,…

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The Benefits of Teladoc

Katie Saylor, senior benefits specialist  We’ve talked about the perks of telemedicine before, but with allergy season and a pandemic, it’s always worth repeating. Teladoc, Aetna’s telemedicine provider, is an accessible, cost efficient, easy way to get medical help without…

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i-DiSC Style Highlight

Fran Petties, director of Talent Development  The Talent Development department will spotlight one Wiley Everything DiSC communication style in the coming issues of the Broncho Beat to increase awareness of the different communication styles, work tendencies and preferences that exist within the workplace. Additionally, we hope to promote utilization of DiSC assessments as a tool to support a positive University culture and increase team…

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Student Employee Appreciation Week

Mary Deter-Billings, senior employee relations specialist  Supervisors of student employees are encouraged to recognize the important role student employees have at UCO during Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 12-16. Supervisors are invited to visit Employee Relations to select a token…

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Summer is Here: Grill and Food Safety

Jeff Mlekush,  Coordinator of Safety Operations The weather is warming up. Spring has sprung. And what do our thoughts turn to? Barbeque! Party Time! It’s excellent!  It’s a great time of year to begin enjoying the outdoors, but try not to let the euphoria overwhelm…

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Discontinuation of Quarterly EPA

Jill Robertson, employee experience specialist  With careful consideration, due to low participation and our efforts to be good stewards of our budget, Employee Relations has made the decision to discontinue the quarterly Exceptional Performance Award for staff. We will continue to award the annual Exceptional Performance Award at…

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March New Faculty and Staff

Joshua SarasAsst Director of ProgramingLX Studio Matthew DenmanMusic AdjunctSchool of Music Anuruddha BandaranaykeLab TechINBRE Claudia Paisley IT security AnalystIT Alexis WashingtonCoordinator Project SpeakCenter for Counseling & Well-Being Emily ToddAsst. Volleyball CoachAthletics Jessie SlawsonAdmin Asst IIIDepartment for Psychology Terrance JonesMental Health…

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April Years of Service

37 Years Jacqueline Jemison 36 Years Evelyn Roman Nose 27 Years Vicki Addison 23 Years Fred Fieth 22 Years Glenda Todd 21 Years Deborah Alestick 20 Years Julius AdkinsMary Ann CleekRicardo Vega 16 Years Brian Kerchee 15 Years Guy HardakerKevin…

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