Feature Story: Introducing ComPsych, UCO’s new EAP provider

Jill Robertson, Employee Experience Specialist  An employee assistance program (EAP) is one of the greatest benefits an employer can offer its people, yet it’s often underplayed in organizations. Not at UCO. We have among the highest utilization rates for an EAP,…

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Get to Know a Broncho

Dr. Pamela Rollins, Professor of Nursing What is your background? I currently serve as professor, assistant chair and Sarkeys Endowed Chair for the Department of Nursing. Areas of interest include public health, leadership, complex adaptive systems, community engagement, social/emotional intelligence…

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Broncho Brags

You are exceptional, Kimberly Slagle! Kimberly Slagle, business manager at ACM@UCO, has been awarded the 2021 second quarter Exceptional Performance Award. Kimberly was nominated for rocking it in the year of 2020, keeping faculty, staff and students safe during the…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Information for 2021

Katie Saylor, Senior Benefits Specialist  New year, same virus—one that continues to upend our faculty and staff members’ daily lives. With that in mind, campus leadership has decided to extend the expanded Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Emergency Paid…

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Community: The Heart of the Matter

Saasha Reese, Talent Development Specialist According to a recent report by Qualtrics (Herbert, 2020), “Belonging has emerged as the top employee experience driver linked to engagement and well-being.”Is anyone really shocked that people are longing for belonging and community?   We are all essential contributors when it…

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Dos and Don’ts of Job Advertisements

Paige Buchanan, Recruitment Specialist UCO’s job advertisements, job descriptions and even the application process have an impact on the number of candidates we attract to apply. It also impacts the quality of the applicants. ERE, a recruiting intelligence blog, recommends…

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Positive Reinforcement Guidelines Policy Discontinued

Mary Deter-Billings, Senior Employee Relations Specialist  The Positive Reinforcement Guidelines policy has been discontinued as of January 11, 2021. The purpose of this policy was to provide guidelines for positive reinforcement in the workplace and highlight Human Resources recognition programs….

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Upcoming New Employee Orientation Dates

As a reminder, here are upcoming start dates for hires. These dates apply to all hire types, from new hires to transfers and promotions. If you need an alternative hire date that isn’t listed below, you will need to provide…

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Tech Corner: Locking Your Devices

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications  If you’re stepping away from your device for a few minutes, it’s a good idea to lock it so that others can’t see what’s on your screen or access anything on it….

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January New Faculty and Staff

Emily AyersStudent Success AdvisorCollege of Business Justin ComeauStudent Success AdvisorStudent Success (COB) Abigail LowrieOne Stop Service RepresentativeOne Stop Andrew RiceAssistant Football CoachAthletics Yaniv CohenLecturer Biology

February Birthdays

1 James BidlackJeremy CorleyJennifer SchmitzClaire PainterMelissa GriffinCathi White 2 Anais McclardWenkai ZhouErin WilliamsPamela LumenDwight AdamsChristopher Hacker 3 Carla SuponLilian ChoobackLiliya MccoyLindsey RodgersRobyn EllisonClint RohrKaci Newton 4 James MockAlicia TafoyaStephanie JonesCynthia A SapperEarnest SeedsDawna Terrell 5 Xiao Li 6 Blake FettyAssal…

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February Years of Service

33 Years Carole Sites-Walker 27 Years Nicole Willard 21 Years Benjamin HardwickMark Scott 17 Years Rosario Riley 14 Years Patricia HoggHoward Durham 12 Years Bucky Dodd 10 Years Katherine Brashears 9 Years Renteria MendozaEdgar MirakuSarah WardEric RogersNiccole Miller 8 Years…

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