Happy New Year! Like many of us, you're probably thinking about new year resolutions - like working out more, losing weight, managing stress and so on. If so, please take advantage of a limited-time opportunity to enroll in the online, self-paced UK Healthtrac Rewards program. It offers customized guidance to help you reach your health goals, including optional one-on-one support from expert health coaches. Plus, it pays you just for completing some simple steps online: Act by January 31 to lock in program bonus of up to $105 on your April paycheck. Details here.
Finally, a note of appreciation to our facilities and physical plant team members, who we know are working hard this winter to keep our campus safe for our faculty, staff, students and visitors.
Chief Human Resources Officer
UK Human Resources
Act by Jan. 31 to get the most out of your UK Healthtrac Rewards!
You must act by Jan. 31 to earn the maximum
$105 quarterly reward* on your April paycheck. The first step is to sign up or log in and complete your Health Assessment. It only takes about 15 minutes, and you earn $30.
Take the first step and SIGN UP NOW to complete your Health Assessment. From there, just complete the next two steps to earn your full reward.
Is your spouse or sponsored dependent on your UK health plan? Forward this email to him or her, and you're on your way to earning DOUBLE the reward - up to $360 per year, if your spouse participates, too.
Have questions? We're happy to help. Call UK Health & Wellness at 859-257-9355.
*Each participant may earn up to $180 per fiscal year with Healthtrac. Rewards are paid quarterly on your paycheck. Healthtrac is exclusively for UK employees, retirees, and their spouses or sponsored dependents enrolled in a UK health plan (UK-HMO, UK-PPO, UK-EPO, etc.).
|Offer Expires: January 31! SIGN UP NOW!|
Weather-Related Delays and Closings: What You Need to Know
With the return of winter weather, All University employees should be aware of their responsibilities in the event of a weather-related delay or closure.
REMINDER! Annual Performance Evaluation Deadlines and Training
NEW! We strongly recommend the following Performance Evaluation training to help both supervisors and employees make the most of the evaluation process:
Participating in Your PE - for All Employees
To complete this web-based training for all employees: Simply click here. This 11-minute video offers tips for employees on their role in the performance evaluation process, including how to prepare for the PE conversation and more.
Leading the PE Conversation - for Supervisors
To complete this web-based training for supervisors: Visit UK Training & Development's Performance Evaluation site. This web-based course provides tips on preparing the Performance Evaluation and leading a discussion on the employee's performance, development and goals. Instructor-led version of this and other training also available.
Attention UK Hiring Officials, Supervisors and Search Committees!
Free training from UK expert employment consultants can help you select the right candidate for the job.
Please join the Hiring Enhancement Program team in several upcoming trainings and expand your hiring and selection knowledge! To learn more about these trainings, visit the website.
Thursday, January 31
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
220 Scovell Hall, Suite 2
UK's Hiring Process: Expert Insights to Help You Find Right Person for the Job
Thursday, February 21
To register please use the myUK Training Center available under Employee Self-Service. If you have any problems registering for the training or would like to offer this training on-site within your department, please contact Carla Braun at 257-8948.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
220 Scovell Hall, Suite 2
Heart Sole & Glove 5K
The annual Heart Sole & Glove 5K Run/Walk will be Sat., Feb. 9, at 10:00 a.m., at Coldstream Park (Newtown Pike and Aristides Blvd.). Entry fee is $20 pre-registration (by noon, Fri., Feb. 8) and $25 on race day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Safe Kids Fayette County.The event is open to the community. So, challenge your friends and family to join you! Register today.
NEW! All runners will receive a free pair of winter running gloves on race day at the registration table!
Free Health Screening
Wellness On Wheels (WOW) is a FREE mobile health screening. Your 20-minute appointment will include tests for: cholesterol (fasting optional), triglycerides and glucose, height, weight, blood pressure, body fat percentage, and waist circumference. Our expert staff will be on-hand for a review of your results. Check out the winter/spring schedule and make your WOW appointment today.
Parenting Tweens and Teens Support Group is Back on a New Day
Are you experiencing the roller coaster of raising a tween or teen? Attend this monthly support group for UK employees (and their partners) who are caregivers to this sometimes challenging age group! You will be able to share your experiences, gain insight from others and create a lively support network. The group meets at noon the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For more information, visit this page.
Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness - A Free Health Smart Conversation
Think prescription drug abuse is uncommon? It's not. In 2008, more deaths were caused by accidental poisoning - nine in 10 of those were caused by prescription drugs - than deaths caused by automobile accidents. Learn about prescription drug abuse, especially in the senior population. Join us for "Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness in All Stages of Life," presented by Dr. Ryan Stanton, Director of Emergency Medicine, UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Tues., Feb. 26, from 12:10 -12:50 p.m., W.T. Young Library Auditorium. FREE. Presented with UK ElderCare. Space is limited. Register now.
High-Tech Stress Relief: Free Lunch & Learn
Hectic workplaces, busy schedules, endless to-do lists at home. These are just a few of our common daily stressors. For some, advances in technology may be a source of stress as well. But what if we could use this very technology to counteract the stress we feel? Learn how to get stress relief by using smart phone and tablet apps and helpful websites. Learn techniques for reducing your stress through meditation, breathing exercises, music, better time management, and more! Join us for "High-Tech Stress Relief," Weds., Feb. 6, from 12:10-12:50 p.m., 102 Mining & Minerals. FREE. Register now.
Thrive is a monthly e-mail newsletter developed by UK Human Resources.
Melanie J. Sparks