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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Tech Corner: Employee Security Access Form (ESAF) Updates

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications Requesting access to tech systems can be confusing and complicated. Specific and sometimes unique access has to be requested for all new faculty and staff as well as any that may…

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Faculty Senate Update

Kristi Archuleta, Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, Adult Education and Safety Sciences The UCO Faculty Senate holds meetings the second Thursday of each month. This month’s meeting was Thursday, March 11. Provost Charlotte Simmons was the guest speaker, holding an open…

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Staff Senate Update

Zachary Hunter, Graduate Admissions Specialist II The UCO Staff Senate will hold a meeting Tuesday, April 6. The guest speaker is Provost Charlotte Simmons. 2021 staff senator elections occurred during the month of March to fill eightupcoming vacant senator seats….

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