The Broncho Beat – October 2021 Issue

Feature Story: Open Enrollment Get-to-Know a Broncho: Dr. Jason Eliot Save the Date: Annual Years of Service Celebration Space Heaters and Extension Cords Mediator Now Available Homecoming Activities for Faculty and Staff Paycom Performance Dashboard Update ComPsych Learning Session Tech…

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Feature Story: Open Enrollment

Katie Saylor, Manager of Benefits Open enrollment is here! For 2022, UCO faculty and staff members can enroll from Monday, Oct. 4 to Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in medical, dental, vision and all other ancillary benefits for themselves and their…

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Get-to-Know a Broncho

Dr. Jason Eliot, Assistant Professor, Department of Management What is your background? I am a born and bred Oklahoman. My family moved to Edmond over 40 years ago, and I am a product of Edmond public schools where I graduated…

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Space Heaters and Extension Cords

Jeff Mlekush, Coordinator Safety Operations Looks like colder weather is on the horizon. If your office is chilly and you feel the need to warm up by bringing in a space heater, please review the Space Heater Guidelines on the…

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Mediator Now Available

Erika Cerda, Assistant Vice President, Talent Management Disagreements are bound to occur in the workplace, whether they be as simple as what to eat for lunch or as complex as navigating an important project where multiple stakeholders have varying priorities. It…

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Homecoming Activities for Faculty and Staff

Kay Robinson, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs Faculty and staff are invited to join in the festivities of homecoming during the week of Oct. 18 through Oct. 23. The following events are open for faculty and staff to enjoy: Thursday,…

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Paycom Performance Dashboard Update

Allison Penn-Franklin, HRIS & Ops Specialist The performance dashboard on Paycom has a new look! If you wish to look at past performance appraisals, you can do so by going to the “Performance” tab on the Employee Self Service side…

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ComPsych Learning Session

Mary Deter-Billings, Manager of Employee Relations Earlier this year, we announced our partnership with ComPsych as UCO’s new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. ComPsych provides all the great benefits you want in an EAP – completely confidential mental health guidance…

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Tech Corner: October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of IT Communications and Web Strategy Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month—previously known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month—continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the…

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Faculty Senate Update

Dr. Kristi Archuleta, Professor, Organizational Leadership, Adult Education, and Safety Sciences The UCO Faculty Senate holds meetings the second Thursday of each month. The regularly scheduled September meeting was on Sept. 9, 2021, and a special emergency meeting was held…

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Staff Senate Update

Ellen Schmidt, Master Electrician What has Staff Senate done for you? UCO Staff Senate was created in the spring of 2014 to represent all UCO staff. In that time, we have passed thirty-two resolutions and thirteen proposals, all with the…

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September New Faculty and Staff

Andrew HillAssistant Regional Director—Asia PacificOffice of Global Affairs Jaein LeeTutor Central Community Music School Kylee SmithAdmissions CounselorEnrollment Management Kaity SharpAdmissions CounselorEnrollment Management Nikki GilliamCustomer Support SpecialistCenter for eLearning and Connected Environments Hannah HoranCommunity Engagement SpecialistAdvancement Jordan DixonAssistant Softball CoachAthletics Michelle…

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