Bear Connections & HR Campus Initiatives
As a part of UNC’s strategic planning, President Feinstein and the Leadership Council identified 5 areas that are critical to UNC’s success. Under Enhance and Invest, the council recognized that “the success of students relies on a healthy and strong team.”
In Rowing, Not Drifting 2030, UNC’s goal is to foster an environment where our employees’ well-being and sense of belonging are supported. Healthy and happy employees help ensure the collective success of the entire campus.
The goal of this page is to highlight some of the programs UNC is initiating to create an environment of employee support and recognition. We want to make UNC a desirable place to work and create a culture of belonging. We need your help, too!
Build a Bear Up
UNC employees can now recognize and surprise a colleague by sending a friendly UNC Bear with a personalized greeting to recognize good work.
Let’s build our Bears community up by recognizing one another and taking a moment
to appreciate our friends and colleagues across our campus!
**While many campus offices continue to deliver services remotely, a virtual bear and greeting will be sent. When it’s safe to bring everyone back to campus, our team will deliver bears and cards to individual offices.
Sample Bear Thank-you
Volunteer Admin Leave
The purpose of Volunteer Administrative Leave is to encourage faculty and staff to participate in volunteer activities by providing paid time off for volunteering.
2021 Holiday Calendar
Once again, we will have ten days off during winter break. Below you will find our 2021 Holiday Calendar.
UNC faculty, staff, GA/TA, and student employees now have access to LinkedIn Learning.
Modified Summer Work Week
UNC recognizes the benefit that employee work-life balance can have on employee morale and overall productivity. A modified summer workweek allows employees to pursue personal interests during time normally spent at work
Employee Recognition Week
- Launch Build a Bear Up
- Announce Volunteer Leave
- Announce Modified Summer Work Week
Help UNC acknowledge staff who celebrated a service milestone in 2020. Using the GIF search in Microsoft Teams, you can search for anyone who marked a milestone in 2020 by typing their "firstname-lastname" or "appreciation-week."
5/14/2021 - 7/30/2021
Modified Summer Work Week Begins
Summer operating hours will begin May 14, 2021 and continue through July 30, 2021.
modified summer workweeks run from the Monday following Spring Commencement through the last
Friday in July. During summer operating hours, the university will close normal business operations at
1:00 p.m. on Fridays. All departments are required to be staffed until 1:00p.m. on Friday for the duration of the summer schedule.