Chancellor Gallagher has introduced new sexual misconduct training for Faculty and Staff. You should already have received an introductory email from Workplace Answers with instructions on how to access this training. If you have deleted that email, you can still access the training through the My.pitt.edu portal community by just clicking here... (portal login required)
This course defines key Federal statutes and regulations related to gender discrimination, sexual misconduct and sexual violence in an academic environment; incorporating Pennsylvania state specific definitions on domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. It provides information to individual members of the campus community regarding their rights to safety, dignity and respect; while promoting bystander intervention, explaining reporting obligations and other compliance responsibilities.
Registration is Open! Spring 2015 Faculty & Staff Development Program
The Office of Human Resources, through the Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP), offers a variety of workshops to enhance the professional and personal development of University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff. Please review the learning opportunities at the FSDP web page to identify which programs will help you to maximize your professional growth.
Join the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Business Group on Health (PBGH) in the Move It and Lose It Annual Corporate Wellness Challenge. The University of Pittsburgh is proud to partner with the PBGH, the School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity and American Heart Association’s Start! Walking Program. This program consists of a physical activity initiative to fight heart disease and stroke by getting people moving through workplace walking programs. Participating in this program can significantly improve your health.
This unique challenge enables employees to:
Compete with each other
Compete on teams (3-7 employees)
Compete with other employees from other local organizations
Challenge beginsMarch 2nd and ends April 26th.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Walking Teams are now being organized. Activities counted are not only limited to walking and running. Gardening, housework, golfing, and many other activities are converted into steps and evaluated on a weekly basis.
A Lunchtime Kickoff Event that features presentations on exercise and fitness will be held on March 3rd at 12:00pm in the Kurtzman Room of William Pitt Union. No RSVP is needed to attend this event. Those who attend will be entered to win a membership to the University Fitness Center for the remainder of the semester!
REPORTS OF PROGRESS
Weekly Reports Will Include
Top male and female leaders
Team’s average mileage
With other participating companies
Overall top male and female leaders
Brisk walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can bring heart-health benefits and reduce your risk for stroke by lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and high blood pressure.
WHO TO CONTACT
For registration instructions join the Corporate Wellness Challenge, click here and take charge of your health!
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of late December, all national key flu indicators are elevated and about half of the country is experiencing high flu activity. Flu activity is expected to continue into the coming weeks, with increases occurring especially in those states that have not yet had significant activity. There are early indications that this season may be severe, especially for people aged 65 years and older and young children.
Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. between December and February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May. This season, activity began increasing in early December, and as of the end of December it continues to increase in the United States.
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. As long as flu viruses are circulating in the community, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Flu shots may be obtained through certain physician offices and pharmacies. Falk Pharmacy Falk Pharmacy is also offering flu shots on a walk-in basis during normal business hours while supplies last.
The University of Pittsburgh encourages all members of the University community to be proactive in preventing the spread of the flu. The University’s Public Safety Department, in conjunction with UPMC Health Plan, offers ways in which individuals can protect themselves, and others, against the flu. In addition, please visit the CDC's website, for comprehensive information on the prevention and symptoms of the seasonal flu, including detailed information on the flu vaccine.