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Human Resources

Welcome to Human Resources at the University of Denver!

What's New?

This section spotlights up-to-date information of events, developments, and updates of Human Resources and its support of the University community.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK

The purpose of Professional Development Week is:

  • To provide professional and personal development training for faculty and staff,
  • To highlight all the amazing professional development programs and resources on campus, and
  • To roll out our new campus-wide professional development program, The Colorado 14ers!

Click here for more details...

Wellness Tip of the Day!

February is American Heart Month. Days after detailing plans to develop personalized ways to prevent and treat disease, President Obama helped kick start the annual awareness campaign against the nation's No. 1 killer by declaring February as American Heart Month. Obama noted that while nearly half of all Americans have at least one major risk factor, many don't know it, and others are slow to act upon warning signs. "That is why it is important to understand the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as obesity, inactivity, and diabetes, and to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control," Obama wrote.
Check out this month's challenge on DU Wellmetrics Portal.

Today in History

On this day in 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Garry Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second. Man was ultimately victorious over machine, however, as Kasparov bested Deep Blue in the match with three wins and two ties and took home the $400,000 prize. An estimated 6 million people worldwide followed the action on the Internet. Kasparov had previously defeated Deep Thought, the prototype for Deep Blue developed by IBM researchers in 1989, but he and other chess grandmasters had, on occasion, lost to computers in games that lasted an hour or less. The February 1996 contest was significant in that it represented the first time a human and a computer had duked it out in a regulation, six-game match, in which each player had two hours to make 40 moves, two hours to finish the next 20 moves and then another 60 minutes to wrap up the game.

Colorado Trivia

A watchman lived in the tunnels under the ________________ building in Denver from the day it opened until his death 30 years later. He scrounged for food, wore the same overalls and never openly spent money. He took his pay to the bank each month and exchanged it for silver dollars. When he died, searchers combed the tunnel looking for his silver, but they never found it.

Performance review - Set your goals

We have begun goal setting for the 2015-2016 performance cycle. Visit the Performance Management site for goal setting instructions and log into Performance to complete the tasks listed in the To Do section of the homepage. Goal setting trainings will be listed in PioneerWeb as they are scheduled.

For questions related to Performance review, please visit the Performance Management site. 

If you have any questions, please email performancemanagement@du.edu

2015 Years of Service Booklet

On behalf of the entire University community, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of the University's faculty and staff members for their hard work, creativity, service, and dedication that together make DU a great institution! 

Please visit here to access the 2015 Years of Service Booklet. 

Important Update

As an employer, the University of Denver is in line with the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all states. The University has for many years provided same-sex partner benefits in keeping with our commitment to an inclusive and welcoming community for all. One change that might be in order for same-sex partners is to review tax withholding; here's more information.

2015-2016 BENEFIT RATES

Check out the new benefit rates for the upcoming year.

EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

We are in the process of implementing a new performance management system called... Performance!

This will take the place of our old PEDS system and is the same system that was previously known as WingSpan. 

This system is for benefited staff and faculty who manage benefited staff only. 

Log into Performance:

  • Username is your preferred email address from Banner.
  • Click "Reset your Password" the first time you log in to set a password. 
  • This is not connected to PioneerWeb's single sign in yet, so those credentials will not work. 

SOME HELPFUL EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

Crush an afternoon slump with this 30-second yoga move.  Stand and ground your feet by pressing into all four corners of each sole. Bend knees and fold forward from hips, keeping back straight. Hang for 10 to 30 deep breaths, then slowly rise back up. You'll improve blood flow to your brain and stretch your oh-so-tight spine.