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The goal of our Working at UD collaborative is to create a positive employee experience at the University of Delaware. In higher education, where the focus is primarily students, we want to focus on you! Our Working at UD collaborative: Athletics, Employee Health and Wellbeing, Equity and Inclusion, Development and Alumni Engagement and Human Resources, aim to streamline pertinent employee information from various campus departments into one convenient location for employees to access.

Be Informed

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COVID-19 Vaccination

All faculty and staff accessing UD facilities are required either to provide proof that they have been fully immunized against COVID-19 or they must continue to comply with regular testing protocols. Employees who are vaccinated should disclose results by Aug. 1, 2021. An online portal to submit this documentation is available here.

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Save the Date!

ReHENergize with Working at UD! Join Human Resources and Employee Health and Wellbeing for two in-person events to kick off the fall semester by providing a place for UD employees to connect and engage. 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., indoor event at the Tower at STAR. Light refreshments, giveaways and Future of Working at UD information from a variety of UD departments like facilities, parking and IT.
  • Friday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., outdoor event along The Green. Hang out, play yard games, listen to music and enjoy delicious food. Make sure to bring a folding chair, beach towel or picnic blanket. 

Events are open to all UD employees, and current Protect the Flock guidelines will be observed. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 11, and plan to complete your Daily Health Check prior to visiting campus.

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All-Access Membership Registration

Registration is open for employees, spouses and retirees to renew or purchase Employee Health and Wellbeing’s 2021-2022 All-Access Membership (AAM) to enroll in our programs throughout the fiscal year (July 1-June 30), including fitness classes, cooking classes, Walktober, discounted personal training services and other campus wide campaigns.  Learn more

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Office of Equity and Inclusion

We provide leadership and support in creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. 

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Employee Health and Wellbeing

We strive to build a culture where UD employees, spouses and retirees are healthy, fueled, and inspired to be their best selves.

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Athletics and
Recreation

Visit us for employee recreation information and UD sports schedules, tickets and special family events. Go Hens!

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Talent
Development

Find resources, classes and training on a variety of topics to support your professional growth at UD.

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Be Connected

UD Farm

Blue Hen Heroes

UD Farm Caroline, Nora, abbey and Hannah (L-R)

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and staffing changes in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the UD Farm is still thriving thanks to student workers. Dedicated interns and students, including student/temporary farm manager Caroline May, helped keep the farm where it needed to be, in order provide the community supported agriculture (CSA) “Fresh to You” program to employees. Though most of the work fell to Caroline, she along with a recent graduate Summer Thomas and (at the time) the temporary farm manager, was able to maneuver and learn the big farm equipment, which, Caroline said, was the hardest hurdle. But, from March to May, these women prepped the beds, laid plastic, planted and pulled all the things together that they needed to, in order to have the farm up and running and producing amazing fresh produce.

In May and June, new interns joined in, and Caroline said she “was in awe” of all seven of them. They all  jumped in eagerly with both feet, she noted.

Since Abbey Reeves, the new farm manager, has started, she said she’s had nothing but admiration for the students who took charge and stepped in. She is now helping create the farms’ vision, purpose and mission, as well as dealing with networking and business aspects. The students are the ones who do a lot of the labor and work.   

While they aren’t technically “UD employees,” these students work hard for UD and show their Blue Hen pride by getting everything ready for you: the employees. What’s even more amazing is that they are now able to deliver UD Farm produce for donations to the Food Bank of Delaware and recently resumed donations to cancer patients at Helen F. Graham Center.

Here’s a UD shout-out to all involved:

Farm Manager: Abbey Reeves,

Lead Grower: Caroline May, master of agriculture economics student

Interns: Nora West, Zoe Bera, Noah Matheny, Kendra Cutler, Natalie Lobello, Dave Griffin and Fresh2U CSA student manager Hanna LaFleur.

The farm is working from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and employees are encouraged to stop by and visit anytime to check out what the farm has to offer and to see the growing practices. Follow on  Facebook at UD Fresh to You, or visit the website.

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