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Nothing Could be Finer: Summer fun at Carolina

July 13, 2017 | In Uncategorized

Summer is upon us, and the majority of our students are on vacation, exploring the world, and learning new things on internships. Don’t get left out! From “lunch time climb” rock climbing to Fridays on the Front Porch, we have plenty of ways for you to have summer fun right here in Chapel Hill. Share additional ideas with us on Twitter (@unc_hr), Facebook (facebook.com/unc.ohr) or Instagram (@unc_hr).

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Organizational Change: Navigating a Complex System

July 13, 2017 | In Uncategorized

John F. Kennedy said, “Change is the law of life.” William Frey from the Office of Human Resources Organization & Professional Development team offers some tactics that will help you make the most of your change opportunities.

Organizational change is notoriously challenging. According to research, over 70% of change efforts fail. Because organizational change involves many factors and systems and is therefore inherently complex, we need to plan for both the human responses and the tasks to be done. The more systems (such as environment, culture, and leadership) are accounted for, the greater the chance of success. Continue reading

Alexander Named Chief Diversity Officer

July 13, 2017 | In Uncategorized

Vice Chancellor of Workforce Strategy, Equity & Engagement Felicia A. Washington, announced that effective Aug. 1, Dr. G. Rumay Alexander will be filling the vacant position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion following a University-wide search.

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Payroll Website Offering New Features for Employees

June 7, 2017 | In Uncategorized

Payroll Services recently announce an update to the Payroll Schedules website. Employees can now access the biweekly or monthly pay calendar information by choosing the applicable employee type.

Additionally, administrators and HR representatives can access more information, including deadlines, on the pay calendar page either by clicking Lockout and Confirm Schedule for a specific pay period or by downloading the PDF version. This webpage attempts to combine the previous Payroll Schedule webpage and Human Resources processing calendar into a central webpage.

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May 2017 Learning Opportunities

May 1, 2017 | In Uncategorized

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 “Being Accountable in Work & Life,” a workshop that defines what it means to be accountable, and offers some tips to help you build accountability into your own life.

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

New SHRA Performance Management Timeline

March 21, 2017 | In Uncategorized

The current performance management cycle (year) for SHRA permanent employees started April 1, 2016, and ends March 31, 2017. Between April 1 and April 30, supervisors must complete annual appraisals and competency assessment forms, discuss them with employees, and enter ratings into ConnectCarolina. Employees should receive performance evaluations for 2016-17 between April 3 and April 29, and should receive 2017-18 performance plans during the first two weeks of April. Employees will then be able to view ratings in ConnectCarolina on May 1.

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Revised Background Check Policy Will Expedite Hiring

March 14, 2017 | In Uncategorized

To become an employer of choice, it’s important that the University be as competitive as possible. Recently, the Office of Human Resources convened an advisory committee to look specifically at Carolina’s background check policy – and in particular, to coordinate changes to the University policies that dictate background check practices across campus. Based on the group’s recommendations, OHR changed the Background Checks for Faculty, Non-Faculty Employees, Student Employees and Affiliates Policy, effective April 3. Continue reading