Faculty and Staff Life 

  • Holiday Reminder – As you are aware, from Dr. Capilouto’s message, eligible staff who worked on Labor Day (Sept. 7) can utilize the leave, as a floating holiday, through Dec. 31. When employees submit the leave request, regardless of which day they plan to utilize the leave, the leave type should be recorded as Holiday-Labor Day. For a full list of FY’21 holidays including the load dates and message from Dr. Capilouto, click here.
  • CONCUR Go LiveSAP Concur will be used as the university’s expense management system for travel expense reports and non-travel procurement card expenses, replacing SAP TRIP and the procard reconciliation process. The travel booking system in Concur will remain the same but will include added features for requesting and expensing travel. Procurement policies and procedures were refined through a partnership between Purchasing and University Financial Services in order to simplify financial accounting for users.
  • Flu Season and Free Vaccines – As a reminder, UK Health Plan members can now get these three vaccines directly from pharmacies at no cost: Flu, Hepatitis A and Shingrix. Employees will need to present their benefit card. If there are questions, please contact the UK Pharmacy Benefits office at 859-218-5979.
  • No telehealth or necessary COVID test co-pays through Dec. 31. To help with your healthcare needs, you can continue to see any telehealth provider for no co-pay through the end of the year if you are on a UK health insurance plan. You can also receive a COVID-19 test for no co-pay on UK health insurance through Dec. 31 if the test is medically necessary.
  • Presidental Election Day Holiday. UK will observe the Presidential Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3) as a holiday. For additional information, click here.
  • Retirement Consults – Both TIAA and Fidelity offer phone/virtual consults. TIAA also offers virtual visits.
  • Fidelity Finance - Web Workshops

Click here to reserve your spot today for any of the following work shops:

11/4 2 p.m. EST Ask Fidelity Group Q&A

11/5 12 p.m. ET Quarterly Market Update

  • Motor Pool – The Motor Pool provides the University of Kentucky faculty and staff with cost effective business transportation and now has two Lexington locations: Campus location: 1505 College Way, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Maine Chance Research Farm: 2349 Turner Place, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Reservations can be made by emailing ukmotorpool@lsv.uky.edu or calling 257-3119.
  • There's An App For That

The Employee Toolkit includes information on a variety of helpful apps including: 
Daily Wellness Screening
MyUK - Quick Access
LiveSafe - Incident Response
LiveHealth - Mobile Health
Duo Factor - Two-Factor Log-In
Rideamigos - Commute Tool
Savi - Help with student loan forgiveness

Virtual Events


Oct. 26 – MANRRS Fundraiser, through Nov. 5. Just in time for holiday wish lists, UK MANRRS is running a short-term college storefront to benefit their organization and student professional development. The store includes a variety of quality apparel including brands like Nike and Under Armour. Orders must be made by Nov. 5. Please note university funds cannot be used to purchase fundraiser items. Support the fundraiser here.


Nov. 5 – Cultivating Inclusion Series: “Stamped From the Beginning” Book Discussion, 12-1:30 p.m. The Cultivating Inclusion Series provides an informal, safe environment for faculty, staff and students to engage in conversations related to diversity and inclusion while fostering an appreciation of inclusivity within CAFE. Register here.

Nov. 16 – Fostering Community & Belonging, 12-1 p.m.. Studies across the disciplines indicate a positive correlation between a shared sense of community and student success. In this workshop, we will consider what it means to be in community with others in an academic setting, and we will explore the benefits of fostering a sense of belonging through classroom community building and intentional pedagogical choices. Attendees will gain insights and develop practical tools for establishing a welcoming classroom environment for all students. Register here.

Nov. 18 – Faculty Council Roundtable on Retirement Planning, 2-3 p.m. Join CAFE Faculty Council, Chip Hill from TIAA-CREF, and representatives from UK HR for a discussion about retirement planning for faculty members. Register here for this virtual event.


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