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Category Archives: Other Departments

New Postdoc Orientation

January 11, 2013 | In Other Departments

New Postoc Orientation (NPO) for Spring 2013 will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Bioinformatics 1131. Orientation (NPO) is an opportunity for new postdocs to be introduced to the staff of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and gather information about health insurance, benefits, and other campus services available to them during their appointment at UNC. Continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is required for this event for catering purposes. Registration deadline is Feb. 1. Click here for more information on registration.

2013 Tax rules for BW14 and MO07

January 8, 2013 | In Other Departments

Attached is a notice concerning the new tax rules for 2013 that have been implemented beginning with Biweekly Payroll 14 (BW14) checks to be paid on Jan. 11 and for the Monthly Payroll (MO07) checks to be paid on Jan. 31.

Save–the–Date: Postdoc Orientation

August 21, 2012 | In Other Departments


Save–the–Date: Postdoc Orientation

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will sponsor an orientation all UNC Postdoctoral Scholars on Wed., Sept. 5 in MBRB (Medical Biomolecular Research Building).

New and current postdocs are welcome to attend this program. Topics to be covered include an overview of the postdoc experience at UNC, career services and programs, postdoc health insurance, volunteer opportunities within the UNC Postdoc Association, and much more. There will be a fair at the start with free lunch and various departments on campus that offer services to postdocs. The guest speaker for the fall orientation will be Wayne Blair from University Ombuds. He will be speaking on "Managing Communication and Conflict."

*If you have hired a new postdoctoral scholar since our last orientation, Feb. 8, 2012, please send the name and email address of the postdoc to opa@unc.edu.
UNC New Postdoc Orientation (and Welcome Back Returnees)
Date: Wed., Sept. 5
Time: Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Location: MBRB 2204
Lunch will be provided. Registration is required for catering purposes. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Please share the attached flyer with all faculty, staff, and postdocs in your department. This flyer includes information on how to register for the orientation program.
Click hereto view the Fall Orientation registration:

Contact opa@unc.edu if you have any questions or concerns

GSHIP Open for 2012-2013 Enrollment

July 24, 2012 | In Other Departments


GSHIP Open for 2012-2013 Enrollment

The Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP) has been updated and is open effective July 23, for 2012-2013 enrollment. Please refer to the GSHIP policy and procedures (Policy 1112) located in the Finance Division Policies and Procedures Manual, as well as the July 18th, memo located in the Finance News Archives, and the training manual available on the Finance Training website under the Insurance section for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Tin Lay Nwe at 843-8965, nwes@email.unc.edu or me at 962-1601, emily_coble@unc.edu.

Required COI Training for Researchers Now Available On-line

July 10, 2012 | In Other Departments


Required COI Training for Researchers Now Available On-line

I am pleased to announce that the on-line conflict of interest (COI) training is now available at the website: https://apps.research.unc.edu/coi-training/. As part of the preparation for achieving compliance with the new federal regulations effective August 24th, we are making this training available now. A formal notice email is being distributed to the campus within the next day.

Upon consultation with the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Chancellor has determined the COI training should be completed by all individuals who are involved in research. Individuals can include faculty, staff, students or trainees. Generally, completion of this training will be valid for four years and will be reflected, no later than August 24th, in the RAMSeS and IRBIS systems.

In particular, those individuals who receive funding from the Public Health Service (PHS) through the NIH, CDC, AHRQ, FDA, HRSA or others will receive additional email training reminders to complete their training no later than August 24th.
For further information, please visit the Research Compliance Program website which has a page discussing the new federal regulations and anticipated changes at UNC-Chapel Hill. The page is accessible at http://research.unc.edu/offices/research-compliance-program/index.htm. A summary of some major changes with the anticipated policy modifications are outlined along with a comparison of current regulations. It is anticipated that the new UNC-Chapel Hill policy will be distributed in mid-August. Please continue to check the website as it will be updated with information and frequently asked questions (FAQs) that are received from members of the campus community.
I’d like to thank our faculty/administrator beta testers and those individuals on the RCP and ORIS teams who worked to make this site available now.
This email is sponsored by:

Joy Bryde, Conflict of Interest Officer
Assistant Director of Research Compliance