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A&F wants to make sure you have all of the tools you need to succeed and be healthy during this time! We will periodically be sending out the "A&F Virtual Services" newsletter to keep you up to date on what's happening within A&F and all of the resources at your disposal during this time. If you want to continue getting this publication, you can subscribe HERE. Take care and stay safe!

Coog Services @Home is Here
A&F has launched a one-stop web portal to provide you with all of the products and services from our departments.
Placeholder 1 Catalyst @home Offers Online Classes
CATALYST@Home, a self-paced online training program as an extension of their popular Catalyst Learning Programs which launched last summer. Participants enjoy pre-selected videos via LinkedIn Learning, online topic discussions, and other learning activities focused on continued professional development while away from campus.
May 14 from 1:00 - 2:30pm: Staff Focus Webinar
Staff Council is hosting a webinar featuring Senior Vice President for Administration and FInance, Jim McShan and UH President, Renu Khator about dealing with change in the workplace.
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UHPD Trading Card Game Went Virtual
The UHPD Trading Card game finished the semester online. There was a great turnout, and congratulations to all of our winners!  Check out the fun @StayCougarSafe on Twitter.

Placeholder 1 Wellness' Benefits Resources Page has Everything You Need
Information about free Yoga classes, online learning and tips and tricks for working from home are only one click away.
A&F CARES Packages Delivered to those Still Working on Campus
A&F delivered care packages to those who are still working on campus during this unprecedented time.
New Hire Orientation Now Available Online
The UH Talent Development Team has developed an online New Hire Orientation video for new employees. This will allow new UH employees to continue to get important University and HR information while working remotely.
I-9 Modifications Implemented by HR
Human Resources has implemented modified I-9 procedures while employees are working remotely. Employees will still complete section 1 online through Hire Right.
Confidential Counseling Available through the Employee Assistance Program
During these trying times, it can be difficult to manage life and work challenges. The University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling and referral program available to eligible employees and their families to help with challenges employees may be facing.

7 Tips for Managing Employees while working Remotely During COVID-19
Managing employees remotely can present managers with unique challenges. The HR Business Partner Team has developed resources to help managers work through these challenges.

Check Out Public Art's Collection from Home
You can see UH Public Art's collection and participate in activites from your home. Great for art lovers of all ages! 
See Houston Public Media's Response to COVID-19
Their expanded services to Greater Houston are reaching more than 1.6 million people per week.
Do You Have Questions about EOS?
EOS reviewed UH employees’ sexual misconduct reporting requirements as part of our efforts to promote a community of care and remain compliant with UH System Policy and Texas State Law. EOS encourages all UH employees to reach out with any questions about reporting obligations and support resources.
BCBS Texas Mental Health Virtual Visits
Virtual mental health visits are available through the HealthSelect portal.
Required Return to Work HR Training Announcement
As a prerequisite for returning to campus, the University of Houston developed new mandatory trainings that are specifically created as part of the safe transition back to campus. 
Please note that all employees are not required to return to campus at this time. Employees should not return to campus until their supervisor or Human Resources advises them to do so.
Get Ready for Hurricane Season
Hurricane season is almost here. The Office of Emergency Management has great resources to help you stay safe!
Sales Tax Holiday from Aug. 7-9, 2020
The State of Texas is having a sales tax holiday from Aug. 7-9, 2020.

Big Thanks to Facilities!
During COVID-19 response, Facilities/Construction Management has continued  their mission of building futures and maintaining excellence.  Using an innovative approach, scheduling to maintain maximum social distancing, an estimated 315 employees are physically on campus every day to  build new facilities and maintain critical infrastructure.  This includes dedicated housekeepers and technicians that are repairing and replacing equipment, cleaning/disinfecting, sweeping, mopping, removing trash/waste, maintaining landscaping and mowing lawns. The University’s facilities, landscape and Cougar Pride is their priority!

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