May 31, 2022

President's Sack Lunch

Join us for the President's Staff Sack Lunch event this Tuesday, June 1, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in the Union Emerald Ballroom (314). UNT Staff are encouraged to bring a lunch and stop by for refreshments and dessert. Outstanding Departments, Star Performers, and Soaring Eagles will be recognized!

Spanish Language Registry

The Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) need you! IDEA is looking for UNT employees who are willing to serve as interpreters and/or translators for various departments at UNT. Your efforts will be compensated depending on the time commitment and service. Fill out the Qualtrics survey if you are interested:

Get to Know Your HealthSelect Benefits: Blue Access for Members

Everyone’s health and wellness journey is different, and a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work for everyone. Whether you need advice about diet and exercise or one-on-one counseling for a chronic illness, HealthSelectSM medical plans provide a variety of support. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas holds monthly webinars about the resources available to you through your HealthSelect plan. The 15- to 20-minute webinars are held the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. CT. Register through this link.

Spanish for Staff

The President's EDGE would like to announce Spanish for Staff - La Familia. Over six classes, you will learn how to introduce your family members and pets. You will also learn useful vocabulary to describe all your favorite family members and their characteristics. We are looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to your new Familia at The President’s EDGE. Instruction will be virtual via MS Teams and a link will be sent on enrollment. Please sign up via Bridge. ( Space is limited for instructional purposes. The class is presented via MS Teams and will be limited to 10 people for participation purposes.

Dates are Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14
Time is 12 pm to 1pm
Register via UNT Bridge

PCard Holder & Approver Training

New PCard Holder & Approver Training is for new and current PCard Holders and Approvers and will cover the most important guidelines (state and university statutes) related to the purchasing card, card usage, allocating and reconciling in Concur, and additional best practices. This training also currently qualifies as an annual refresher. Date: June 14, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register for this PCard Training Zoom session via Bridge.

Travel Training

This training will cover the most important policies, guidelines, and best practices to plan and conduct travel as well as explain Concur for travel authorizations and expense reports, as well as non-overnight travel, such as mileage reimbursements, and non-travel related reimbursements. Staff, faculty, and supervisors who travel frequently, deal with travel related matters, or seek non-overnight stay expense reimbursements (business meals, local mileage, etc.) should attend this training. Date: June 21, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register for this Travel Training Zoom session via Bridge.

d/Deaf Connect Faculty/Staff Training

ODA has partnered with the Multicultural Center to host trainings focused specifically on working with our Blind and Visually impaired students and our d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, including accessibility tips and tips for inclusion in the classroom. To register for the training, please click the time next to the date that works best for you. All trainings will be held via Zoom.

Faculty/Staff Training: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Environments for Students with Visual

The Office of Disability Access will host a training on June 1 from 11am to 12pm, focused on creating inclusive, welcoming, and accessible educational and campus environments for students who are blind or visually impaired. This training will include specific strategies for working with students with visual impairments, disability awareness information, and resources to assist you moving forward. Register via Zoom by contacting Jessica Stone.