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 copays for telehealth or necessary COVID tests through December 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.

Virtual Events


Dec. 8 – Working Parents Network Meeting: "Family Time All Day Long", 12-1 p.m. This workshop focuses on acknowledging that we are all spending a lot of time with family, yet we have to manage our moods, attitudes, self-care and relationships. Guest Speaker: Amy Rodquist-Kodet, UK Health & Wellness, Health Coach. 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.

Dec. 15 – Real Talk w/ Work-Life Therapists, TOPIC: Sleep Difficulty, 3-4 p.m. You are invited to join the Work+Life therapists in our monthly series, Real Talk. This is a roundtable-style discussion where real therapists answer real questions about real life. We will cover a different topic each month that will include parenting, anxiety, stress, depression and sleep. Learn more here.

Dec. 16 – Parent Coffee Talk: “Self-Care with Others Around,” 8:30-9:30 a.m. Join UK HR for informal talks among parents as we work through the daily ups and down, joys and pains, memorable moments and all that comes with being a working parent. Learn more here.



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