Open enrollment closes tomorrow, May 15
(May 14, 2013) Benefited employees: if you plan to enroll or make changes to your current benefits, you must do so by 11:59 p.m. May 15. Remember, some plans require re-enrollment so please read your benefits overview carefully. Use this online how-to guide to navigate through open enrollment. Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offerings for everyone!
(May 14, 2013) While open enrollment applies only to benefited employees, several vendors who offer discounts to all DU employees had booths at last week's Benefits Fair. There was also a booth for the DU Zone Card, a DU Athletics program that gives you access to a growing list of vendor discounts for cardholders. DU Digest will be providing more information on the subject of DU employee and DU Zone Card discounts in the coming months, so stay tuned!
Who joined the DU community in March and April?
(May 14, 2013) Click here to see who got a new position at DU in March and April 2013.
(May 7, 2013) Kaiser Permanente's monthly health topic campaign provides information to the DU community each month about a different health issue. Whether you're a Kaiser member or not, your DU Digest will share health tips each month. May is Cancer Prevention Month. Follow these tips to protect yourself:
- The sun is strongest between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; stay in the shade and be sure to wear sunscreen whenever you're outdoors.
- Avoid toxins, like those found in paints and pesticides.
- Eat more vegetables and limit red meat to help reduce your chances of getting colon cancer.
- Quit smoking to lower your likelihood of developing cancer of the mouth, throat and esophagus.
- Drink alcohol in moderation – one drink a day for women and two for men.
- Get regular checkups and screenings!
Want to learn more about your teams' strengths and how to optimize them for performance and engagement? Use Strengths Finder 2.0 for your next professional development or team building workshop. Contact Ken Pinnock in Human Resources for details.
Strengths Finder 2.0
Each person has unique and valuable talents. If we can leverage these diverse individual strengths, we are more likely to experience success individually and as a team. Through the Strengths Finder assessment, participants will learn their top five signature strengths. Through the team building workshop, your group can learn how to leverage these strengths throughout the year for increased engagement and overall success. Included is a personalized strengths discovery guide, action planning guide, access to the strengths finder community and much more.
free online Professional and Career Development Resources
Online learning via SkillSoft is a great professional and career development tool. SkillSoft hosts Knowledge Centers for Leadership, Foundations and Microsoft 2010. These Knowledge Centers are designed to be user-friendly learning portals that allow you to have instant access to trusted, targeted content. Each Knowledge Center's content is refreshed monthly. Access is free for all staff, faculty and students. From the Knowledge Centers, you can access the following learning resources:
- Books 24x7
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