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University Creates Voluntary Retirement Incentive Programs for Faculty and Staff

Two new voluntary retirement programs will offer a flexible option for eligible University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff. 

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Virtually Volunteer for a Special United Way Day of Caring

Pitt community members can sign up to create care packages for people struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register today for the Saturday, June 20, virtual event.

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Annual Staff Performance Appraisal Program Ends June 30

The deadline for the annual staff performance appraisal program is June 30, 2020. This year, all areas across the University are required to conduct a performance appraisal with each employee. Details regarding the performance appraisal process can be found on the Office of Human Resources (OHR) website.

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Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is looking to share your creative projects that are relevant to aspects of your cultural identity, sociocultural topics or social justice issues in its Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition.

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Call for Nominations for 2020 Chancellor’s Staff Awards

Do you know or work with an exceptional staff member? Nominate them for an award by June 29, 2020.

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Faculty and Staff: Enter to Win Raffle Prizes

Faculty and staff can participate in raffle drawings to win prizes throughout the week.

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Share a Surprise Thanks at

Share your notes of gratitude for staff and faculty colleagues who are making a difference and continuing to show Panther pride.

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Show Us How You’re #HailingFromHome

Share your photos of you in your favorite Pitt gear and post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #HailingFromHome.

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United Concordia To Provide One-Month Premium Refund for Enrolled Faculty and Staff

United Concordia is providing a one-month premium refund to eligible faculty and staff enrolled in any of the University-sponsored dental plans. 

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Save the Date: Diversity Forum 2020 Will Be July 28-30

Advancing Social Justice: A Call to Action is a first-of-its kind event to be held July 28-30. The virtual forum will be free and open to the public with the goal of equipping participants with tools to advance social justice within the University, Pittsburgh and the region. Workshop proposals will be accepted through June 9.

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A New My Pitt and Pitt Mobile Launch This Summer

Pitt Information Technology is excited to announce that enhancements to My Pitt ( and the Pitt Mobile app launch this summer. The upgrades to both platforms not only modernize the look and feel with an intuitive and responsive user experiences, but also add a multitude of features.

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Reminder: Benefits Open Enrollment Deadline Is May 29

The benefits open enrollment deadline for all eligible University members for the 2020-21 plan year is Friday, May 29. As a reminder, there is one open enrollment period (May 11-29) for all eligible University members for the 2020-21 plan year.

S/NC Grading Policy Information for Students

The uncertainty of this unprecedented situation is a source of anxiety for many of our students and their families, and to help decrease stress and facilitate your continued academic success, the University is adopting a significant level of flexibility in course grading for the spring 2020 semester.

Student Emergency Assistance Fund

If you are a degree-seeking Pitt student facing insurmountable financial hurdles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, apply to the Student Emergency Fund, a new joint venture led by the Office of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement, Student Government Board, the Graduate & Professional Student Government, and the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Create a Profile on Pitt Commons

Pitt Commons is a way for members of the Pitt family to gain professional development skills and build their career network. Though things like career planning and networking might seem distant at the moment, using this period to connect with other students and alumni will help solidify your professional foundation, putting you in the most advantageous spot when it comes to your future.

Counseling Center Online and Digital Services

The Counseling Center has closed its physical location in Nordenberg Hall. All satellite offices are also closed at this time. The UCC is now offering a variety of online and digital services and programs to meet the needs of Pitt students.

Can Your Creativity Affect Public Health?

From posters raising awareness of safer sex practices during the HIV/AIDS crisis to the use of popular music to help combat the spread of Ebola in Liberia, creativity has played a critical role in public health campaigns.

Mailing Services Updates Services and Procedures

Mailing Services has updated its services and procedures in response to needed building closures on campus, providing updates on mail pick-up, package deliveries and more. To schedule a pick up for departmental mail or if you have any questions regarding mail services, please contact the campus mail office at 412-624-6500 or email