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.
  • 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 health care 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.
  • Circle of Love – Now through Dec. 4, CAFE Staff Council invites you to consider sponsoring a child this holiday season. Choose a school and shop gifts through their Amazon wish list. Click here for more information.
  • Work Anywhere Remote Working Tools
  • College COVID-19 Resource Hub
  • College Event Status website

Virtual Events


Dec. 1 – Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education in Germany. CIES will offer a webinar on the program opportunity, during which program staff and alumni will be present to talk about the program and answer questions. The application information and documents for the 2021 seminar are currently available on the on the CIES website. Please note that the deadline for submission through the CIES website is Feb. 1. Learn more here.

Dec. 9 – Lunch & Learn - Avoiding Bias in the Evaluation Process, 12 p.m. Supervisors join us for a Lunch & Learn on Avoiding Bias in the staff evaluation process. RSVP here.

Dec. 10-11 – Craft a Holiday Kissing Ball Virtual Class. Pick up a kit of materials from The Arboretum (outdoors and socially distanced, in front of the Visitor Center) and make your kissing ball in the comfort of your own home. We will give you a link to an instructional video on how to make a kissing ball using greenery. Preregistration is required. Contact us by email at arboretum@uky.edu or call 859-257-9339. The cost is $20 per kissing ball kit. We will collect payment when you pick up your kit. We will only accept exact change or a check. Learn more here.


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