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  • Updates about Returning to Work on Campus

    Dear Faculty and Staff, A few weeks back, we communicated that we’re planning for an all-employee return to campus on July 19, 2021, in accordance with health and safety guidelines. That message was to provide a full 90 days of … Continued

  • Congratulations to our UNC Chapel Hill 2021 Governor’s Awards for Excellence Nominees

    The Governor’s Awards for Excellence, established in 1982, is the absolute highest honor a state employee is eligible to receive.  To be nominated for the award is a tremendous achievement. In 2021, Carolina had four employees nominated.  We thank you … Continued

  • Mental Health and WellBeing Resources to Reduce Stress and Promote Positivity

    Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing. During the past year, there has been an unprecedented increase in the numbers of people experiencing mental health issues. In November 2020, the CDC reported that 44 percent of Americans … Continued

  • Watch for 2020 Total Rewards in April 

    The 2020 Total Rewards summary will be available in ConnectCarolina at the end of April. The summary is a snapshot of your total compensation between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. It includes your salary and taxes, the value of UNC-paid benefits, your accrued sick … Continued

  • UNC Wellness Week Begins March 8!

    Dear Tar Heels, Carolina’s Virtual Wellness Week is less than two weeks away. Join us March 8–12 for a wellness event designed to help you RESET, REFOCUS, RENEW, RESTART, AND REPAIR. Please take time to enjoy the various opportunities to … Continued

  • COVID-19 Update: Updated work and leave provisions and vaccine information

    Dear Faculty and Staff, I’m writing to share the updated work and leave provisions we recently received from the UNC System Office and the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). These provisions are effective Jan. 1, 2021 through June 30, … Continued

  • Protect Your Heart: Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

    Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer in the United States and the No. 1 killer of women. One in three women will lose their life to heart disease. That’s one woman every 80 seconds. African-American women ages 20 … Continued

  • UNC System Section 403(b) Plan Universal Availability Notice for 2021

    The University of North Carolina System (“UNC System”) offers a choice of voluntary supplemental retirement programs so employees can save additional amounts for retirement. Under the UNC System Section 403(b) Plan (“the 403(b) Plan”), eligible employees may elect to defer … Continued

  • COVID-19 Update: Carolina Together Testing Program

    Dear Carolina Community, We are wrapping up our second week of the Carolina Together Testing Program and we would like to provide some updates. As of this morning, we have completed more than 13,500 tests in our three testing centers … Continued

  • Happy Spring Semester

    Dear Faculty and Staff, Welcome back and Happy New Year. While the 2021 spring semester is well underway, and I know you’re all back into the full swing of things, I wanted to join with others in welcoming in the … Continued

  • We Want to Hear from You: Carolina’s Total WellBeing Interest Survey is Now Open

    The Total WellBeing Interest Survey allows employees the opportunity to share their wellness interests with the Office of Human Resources (OHR). The information collected in this survey is used to assist Wellness Champions and the Department of Work/Life & Wellness … Continued

  • Congratulations to our UNC-Chapel Hill 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence Nominees

    As we begin a new year, it is important to reflect on the year past and express gratitude for the incredible work accomplished by everyone at Carolina. We would like to recognize the UNC-Chapel Hill employees who were nominated for the … Continued

  • 2020 W2 Available in ConnectCarolina

    To: University Employees From: Walter Miller, Director of Payroll Services Dear University or UNC System Office Employee, Your tax year 2020 Form W-2 is now available in the ConnectCarolina Self Service menu. Remember that 2-Step Verification is required to access … Continued

  • Benefit-eligible employees: Important reminders for 2021

    This message is intended for UNC-Chapel Hill benefit-eligible employees. With the new year here, it’s important to review some timely benefit news and information. STATE HEALTH PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT Any benefit election you made during Open Enrollment for the State … Continued

  • Updated Work & Leave Provisions: Jan. 14, 2021

    Dear Faculty and Staff, I write with the update I promised at the close of 2020 about leave and benefit provisions for the new year. While several leave options remain in place, some, like the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response … Continued

  • Wellness Champions Kudos: Susan Chen and Tina Craven

    Susan Chen and Tina Craven from the School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Education were some of the first to join the Wellness Champions initiative in August 2019. Since becoming Wellness Champions, Susan and Tina have formed a wellness committee … Continued

  • Carolina Together Testing Program

    As Chancellor Guskiewicz announced in November, we are implementing a robust testing program for the Spring 2021 semester that will help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. Testing is one important part of a comprehensive approach to … Continued

  • Wellness Resources for a Healthy New Year

    Each new year, we may prioritize our health needs differently. As we begin 2021, let’s place a greater focus on mindfulness and overall mental health. Whatever your health goals for this year may be, please remember to prioritize your needs, … Continued

  • 2020 Annual Security Report Available

    Colleges and universities are required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to publish and distribute an annual security and fire safety report that accurately discloses campus crime statistics and other information. The … Continued

  • Building Resilience in the New Year

    Stress takes a physical toll on the body. It causes fatigue, tension, nervousness and loss of appetite. The key to avoiding these tolls and keeping stress in check is resilience, which can be strengthened by improving self-esteem, developing a strong … Continued

  • HR Planning for Spring Semester

    Dear Faculty and Staff, As another year comes to a close, I write to provide a series of updates related to employee benefits and spring semester planning. Admittedly, some of these updates are still in the making or are awaiting … Continued

  • Wellness Champions Kudos: Jennifer Jean-Baptiste and Nadia Clifton, University Libraries

    In February 2020, the University Libraries joined the Wellness Champions program in the Department of Work/ Life & Wellness within the Office of Human Resources. The timing nearly coincided with the onset of the pandemic, which presented an immediate set … Continued

  • COVID-19 testing for employees

    Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Employee Occupational Health (UEOHC) recommend that employees (except Healthcare and COVID-19 researchers) utilize their primary care physician (PCP) to request SARS-CoV-2 testing or utilize the daily COVID-19 testing site at the R7 parking lot. EHS/UEOHC can … Continued

  • Miles for Wellness 22: Results are in!

    This fall, the 22nd Miles for Wellness physical activity challenge, “Walking the Lakeside Trails,” attracted the most UNC-Chapel Hill participation to date. The University had 38 teams successfully complete the challenge, which ran from Sept. 21—Nov. 15. Over the eight-week … Continued

  • UNC-Chapel Hill Veterans Week 2020

    While we may not all be able to gather together on campus this year to honor the Carolina students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have served our country in the military, we are excited to announce that the Veterans Resource … Continued

  • November is National Diabetes Month

    Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. Over thirty-million Americans have diabetes, including 3.7 million North Carolinians with either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. If uncontrolled, it can cause blindness, nerve damage, … Continued

  • 50 Years of Service: Kuo-Hsiung Lee

    The Office of Human Resources is honored to recognize our UNC-Chapel Hill employees who have reached milestones in their years of state service – from five years to 55 years. We are especially proud to have three employees who have … Continued

  • 50 Years of Service: Myra Daniel

    The Office of Human Resources is honored to recognize our UNC-Chapel Hill employees who have reached milestones in their years of state service – from five years to 55 years. We are especially proud to have three employees who have … Continued

  • 2020 State Service Recognition

    Congratulations to the following UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff who have reached milestones in their years of state service!

  • November Wellness Opportunities

    This month there will be three wellness opportunities to engage with GuidanceResources experts in 45-60 minute workshops prepared by psychologists and top adult learning professionals to learn important skills to help you manage stress, stay motivated and improve your mood. … Continued

  • Community Service Leave (CSL) Expansion 2020

    *All leave referenced in updated provisions is pro-rated for part-time employees.  

  • Additional “Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less” classes freely available to all State Health Plan Members

    By popular demand, Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less (ESMMWL) will hold an additional fall series of 15-week online weight management classes. ESMMWL participants receive weekly support from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in live, online classes and through a secure … Continued

  • New Discounted Identity Theft & Legal Plans Available

    With all that’s going on in the world today having access to real identity theft protection and huge law firms across the U.S. is essential for most people today. As a UNC employee, you can save up to 33% on … Continued

  • Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares – Volunteers Needed!

    On Oct. 1, Carolina will kick-off a two-month charitable campaign to raise funds for charities across North Carolina. Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares (CCCS) is UNC-Chapel Hill’s campaign in support of the North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). In 2019, … Continued

  • HR eForms Save Time and Simplify Processes

    Be on the lookout later this month for two new tiles on your Connect Carolina Self Service home page. The HR eForms tile will appear for all active employees and the HR Approvals tile will appear for all active employees … Continued

  • Employee Flu Shot Clinics

    Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, which can cause mild to severe illness. The best way to prevent the flu is by being vaccinated each year. Starting Sept. 8, 2020, there are several opportunities … Continued

  • COVID-19 Shared Leave Program

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  • Update on MetLife’s Voluntary Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Plan

    The University of North Carolina (UNC) System is committed to periodically reviewing its benefit programs to make sure the UNC System offers best-in-class benefit options that provide financial security for employees and their dependents. As a result of a recent … Continued

  • Volunteers needed for 2020 Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares campaign

    On Oct. 1, 2020, Carolina will kick-off a two-month charitable campaign to raise funds for charities across North Carolina. Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares (CCCS) is UNC-Chapel Hill’s campaign in support of the North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). In … Continued

  • Aug. 27, 2020: Faculty and staff employment matters

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  • University Managers’ Association now accepting new members

    The University Managers Association is currently accepting applications for new members. Membership is open to all University employees who hold managerial positions; however, supervisory duties are not required for membership. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization will not be … Continued

  • Welcome Back to Campus

    Dear Faculty and Staff, As we prepare to welcome more students back next week for the new academic year, we also want to welcome those faculty and staff who are returning to campus, either now, or in the coming weeks … Continued

  • Updated Work and Leave Provisions effective Aug. 1, 2020 

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  • Carolina Talent now available for professional development

    Carolina Talent is now available for you to track your professional development.  Do you wonder if you’re missing out on professional development opportunities at the University because you don’t hear about them? Carolina Talent is now available to help. The newly launched My Learning module is here to help you find the professional development opportunities offered by … Continued

  • UNC Retirement Fund Change

    The University of North Carolina (UNC) System is committed to periodically reviewing its retirement programs to make sure they continue to help you meet your retirement and financial goals. Among the things considered are the range of investment options available … Continued

  • Become a Wellness Champion this Fall

    The Department of Work/Life & Wellness will be recruiting Wellness Champions (Champions) for the 2020-2021 academic year. The mission of the program is to foster a greater culture of health throughout Carolina by engaging and empowering Champions in every school … Continued

  • July is Park and Recreation Month

    July is Park and Recreation Month, and with the open outdoor space that our local parks and recreation areas have to offer visitors, now is a great time to get outside (while socially distancing, of course!). Since 1985, Americans have … Continued

  • Updated Work and Leave Provisions effective July 1, 2020

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  • Supplemental retirement plans: Save more for your future

    Employees at UNC-Chapel Hill are always encouraged to save more for retirement. A great way to do that is with our supplemental retirement plans that are separate from the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) or the Optional Retirement … Continued

  • Update to NC Flex Benefits

    In May of this year, IRS regulations were updated to allow changes to the Healthcare and Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Accounts (HCFSA & DDCFSA) due to COVID-19. With this special COVID-19 relief benefits change, employees can now enroll for … Continued