Reminders from Benefits & Leave Administration

December 8, 2017

Starting with today’s bi-weekly payroll, it’s important to review your paycheck and benefit plan deductions to ensure accuracy.

Bi-Weekly Employees

  • Dec. 8: paycheck reflects new 2018 Medical Plan Rates
  • Jan. 5: paycheck reflects new NCFlex & UNC Benefit Plan Rates 

Monthly Employees

  • Dec. 22 paycheck reflects new 2018 Medical Plan Rates
  • Jan, 31 paycheck reflects new 2018 NCFlex & UNC Benefit Plan Rates

For questions regarding benefit plan deductions please contact 919-962-3071 or

Congratulations 2017 ULEAD Graduates

December 5, 2017

On Thursday, Nov, 30, the University recognized its newest class of ULEAD (University Leadership Education and Development) graduates. The class of 19 came from UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. Central University and UNC General Administration. ULEAD, sponsored by the Division of Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement, is a semester-long program that focuses on teaching skills and techniques for leadership effectiveness.

ulead graduates 2017The graduation ceremony featured special guest speaker Robert Blouin, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University. Blouin spoke to attendees about the importance of making and maintaining professional connections. Other speakers included in the lunchtime program were University Managers Association President Melissa Cobb; Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement, Felicia Washington; Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Linc Butler; and the ULEAD Class of 2017 Speaker, Beth Walden.

“In contrast with generic programs, ULEAD participants learn leadership skills unique to success in the special environment of public higher education,” said William Frey, Professional Development Consultant and coordinator of the ULEAD program. “Skills such as communication, team work, negotiation for resources, and innovative thinking. They also learn about their own strengths and how to collaborate under pressure with other leaders.”

The 2017 class of graduates from the University Leadership Education and Development Program (ULEAD) is comprised of two employees from N.C. Central University, two from UNC General Administration, and 15 from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Graduates included:

Laura Bageant
Brian Boyd
Anne Cabell
Jeffrey Campbell
Erika Elaine Glander
Erika Hanami
Harvey Hinton III
Nick Jeffreys
Jeffrey Jones
Lakhesh Khullar
Kathleen O’Brien
Sara Reese
William Robertson
Arielle Rose
Jamillah Scott-Branch
Beth Walden
John W. Williams
Shawn Womack
Amanda Zettervall

ULEAD participants were grouped into four teams, all of whom completed a project during the semester.

Click on each project title to view project report:

Learn more about ULEAD

Saluting our UNC Veterans: Tar Heel Tribute 2017

November 14, 2017

On Friday, Nov. 10, almost 100 employees and students gathered at the Carolina Club for the fourth annual Tar Heel Tribute to honor faculty, students, and staff at UNC-Chapel Hill who have served in the United States armed forces. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Division of Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement.

The program began with the Posting of the Colors by UNC ROTC and the National Anthem performed by Cadet Luke Boehm. Then, retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant and UNC employee Dan Atkins led a presentation to honor POW/MIA veterans. Chancellor Carol L. Folt began her remarks by thanking veterans for their service and reiterating Carolina’s commitment to veterans. Felicia Washington, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement, added her welcome and thanks, and introduced student veteran Frankie Burgos.

Burgos’ remarks were followed by those from the keynote speaker, Derek B. Kemp, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Safety and Risk Management and 26-year veteran of the U.S. Navy.

View Event Photos

2018 Annual Enrollment Now Complete

November 2, 2017

The annual benefits enrollment period ended Oct. 31, and a large majority of UNC-Chapel Hill employees took action, with 89% of employees enrolling in their benefits before the deadline. This high level of engagement can largely be attributed to the Benefits and Leave Administration team’s on-campus involvement and in-person instruction. Before and during the month-long enrollment period, the Office of Human Resources Benefits and Leave Administration team:

  • Conducted over 30 enrollment presentations to departments across campus
  • Taught “Train the Trainer” sessions to those assisting employees in enrollment
  • Hosted 13 “Rock Enroll” in-person assistance labs at the Administrative Office Building, including sessions for employees who work second and third shifts.

For 2018, one major difference from last year’s enrollment was the elimination of the Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP). Employees this year could choose between either the 70/30 plan and the 80/20 plan.

During last year’s 2017 enrollment:

  • 1,370 employees enrolled in the Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP)
  • 3,497 employees enrolled in the 70/30 plan
  • 7,2,79 employees enrolled in the 80/20 plan

During this year’s 2018 enrollment:

  • 3,697 employees enrolled in the 70/30 plan
  • 8,561 employees enrolled in the 80/20 plan

2017 & 2018 Holiday Calendars

October 27, 2017

As we approach the holiday season, this is a reminder of the 2017 holiday calendar published last year. We are also publishing at this time the 2018 holiday calendar. The calendars can be accessed on the Leave & Holidays page of this website.

Some departments have essential work that must be done (related to research, healthcare, safety, etc.) and designated employees report to work regardless of state, federal, or University holidays. SHRA employees who work on designated holidays will be paid holiday premium pay, in addition to hour for hour compensatory time up to 8 hours daily. Employees can use annual leave, bonus leave, or accrued compensatory time to cover University Closed Days, as State guidelines do not permit the University to pay premium holiday pay for University Closed Day(s) during Winter Break. Special arrangements will be made for employees hired just before a Winter Break who have not accrued sufficient leave.

If you have any questions about the holiday schedule, please contact the Benefits and Leave Administration unit in the Office of Human Resources at 919-962-3071 or

This message is sponsored by: Office of Human Resources | Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement Division

July Learning Opportunities At OHR

June 23, 2017

All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to register for and attend the various courses offered by the Office of Human Resources Organization and Professional Development team. New to our course catalog this month is “Extreme Makeover: UNC Policy Edition,” which will guide attendees on using the new university-wide policy template.

View all July courses & registration instructions

April 2017 Learning Opportunities

March 13, 2017

All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff are invited to attend classes hosted by the Office of Human Resources Organizational and Professional Development. Featured in the course catalog this month is “Managing SHRA Positions & Pay,” recommended for Human Resources officers and representatives.

See the full list of April 2017 courses & registration instructions (PDF)
Search the entire Spring 2017 Course Catalogue
Visit ConnectCarolina to register for courses

Guidance on leave use for presidential visit

October 31, 2016

President Barack Obama is scheduled to hold a rally on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 2, on Hooker Fields.

Because this is a campaign event, employees are required to use leave if they wish to attend. Employees can use vacation or bonus leave or compensatory time for this event. In addition, employees must receive advance approval from their supervisors to attend.

The UNC website has additional information about the President’s visit.

If you have questions about leave use for this event, please contact your E&MR consultant in the Office of Human Resources.