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Our progress continues

Our progress continues

We know we can only reach our student success goals when our faculty and staff feel supported and engaged in their roles.

The results from our 2019 UK @ Work campus employee engagement survey show we continue to make progress. This was the third time we administered the survey, and we continue to survey campus every two years.

Last employee engagement survey

How we've responded to your feedback over time

Over the three times we've administered the UK @ Work campus employee engagement survey, your feedback has led to many university-wide changes.

More access to paid leave

Policy changes expanded how you can use your sick leave after the birth of a child.

Financial well-being

We have increased our support for your financial well-being.

Mental health and well-being

We have added therapists with more counseling availability.

Unconscious bias initiative

University-wide training and guidelines ensure we are a community where all feel secure and welcome. 

Physical fitness and well-being

We offer an employee-dedicated fitness facility and more support for your overall health.


Reliable and consistent pay increases in recent years.

Campus employee engagement scores over time

Our overall scores have improved or held steady from 2017 in all 13 of our survey areas.

This improvement affirms the accolades we continue to receive as a workplace. We have been named a Great College to Work for in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

An overwhelming majority of our employees believe strongly in our mission, are proud to be associated with UK and feel a greater sense of community here. Those are important measures as we work toward fostering a community where everyone feels they belong. 

View our 2019 survey results.

UK HealthCare employee engagement

UK HealthCare conducts a separate employee engagement survey each year. 

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UK@Work employee engagement survey

The most recent survey was administered in 2019 by an external group, Willis Towers Watson, to all regular campus employees.

Contact our office

Erika Chambers, Employee Engagement and Work-Life Director
(859) 257-1003
115 Scovell Hall