Some employees, who are subject to the State Human Resources Act, have salaries tied to career bands. This career banding puts certain staff jobs into categories with set salary rates, which may not reflect inflation and salary compression. Counihan said the employee forum is trying to increase cooperation between staff and faculty.
2) UNC Human Resources is expanding wellness benefits with free blood pressure checks and retirement planning classes.
Students, faculty and staff will soon be able to get their blood pressure checked for free in 12 places on campus instead of four. The “Check. Change. Control” program by the American Heart Association allows participants to maintain a healthy heart by giving them access to free blood pressure checks as well as an online tracker and educational materials. Students can now check their blood pressure until June 1 at Campus Recreation, the Gillings School of Global Public Health and Kenan-Flagler Business School gym with others being added soon.
UNC Human Resources will be hosting a financial fitness lunch series every Wednesday starting March 14. The lunches will be hosted in the Molecular Biology Research Building and will be administrated by the Teacher's Insurance and Annuity Association.
3) Some people are using www.facultyhandbook.unc.edu as a faculty directory. Hint, it’s definitely not one.
People from outside the University have been skewing the data of the Office of Faculty Governance by using the digital employee handbook as a faculty directory. The faculty handbook, which was revived and put online in 2014, is the place for UNC faculty to find University policies in a central, accessible location. Some people from outside the University are making searches unrelated to the main uses of the site, which is making it more difficult to assess the site. The Faculty Welfare Committee also discussed finishing up usability surveys so the Office of Faculty Governance can revamp the website and reduce confusion for both employees and non-employees.