While You Were Working Archive

The Office of Human Resources launched its inaugural newsletter, While You Were Working, in Fall 2021. The newsletter highlights upcoming events, initiatives, and programs in OHR, as well as at Pitt and our surrounding communities. The topics cover a multitude of subjects from health and wellness to professional development and more, all-in-one convenient email package.

This quarterly newsletter features rotating sections to keep it fresh and ensure you don’t miss a thing! Want to get in on the action? Sign up for the newsletter today!

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Spring 2024

Check out the Spring 2024 edition.

The Spring 2024 edition features:

  • Faculty and Staff Development Program Updates
  • "Find My HR Representative" Tool
  • Service Anniversary News
  • Wellness Wins - Carmela's Story


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Fall 2023

Check out the Fall 2023 edition.

The Fall 2023 edition features:

  • Faculty and Staff Development Program Updates
  • Flexible Work News
  • Student Loan Repayment Resources


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Summer 2023

Check out the Summer 2023 edition.

The Summer 2023 edition features:

  • Forbes Best Large Employers Ranking
  • Comprehensive Medication Management
  • 2023 Chancellor's Staff Recognition Ceremony
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Spring 2023

Check out the Spring 2023 edition.

The Spring 2023 edition features:

  • Faculty Staff Development Program Updates
  • Recycling Tips
  • Information on upcoming outings and events
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Winter 2023

Check out the Winter 2023 edition.

The Winter 2023 edition features:

  • Black History Month celebrations
  • Pitt Day of Giving 2023
  • Pitt Sustainability initiatives and award nominations
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Fall 2022

Check out the Fall 2022 edition.

The Fall 2022 edition features:

  • Campus events happening this fall
  • OHR strategic planning online feedback
  • Fall wellness opportunities
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Summer 2022

Check out the Summer 2022 edition.

The Summer 2022 edition features:

  • Information about the additional personal time recently provided for staff
  • Health and wellness resources and programs (Pivio and POGOH!)
  • Celebrating staff who reached significant milestones at the Staff Recognition Ceremony

Spring 2022

Check out the Spring 2022 edition.

The Spring 2022 edition features:

  • Resources to help you take control of your finances (National Financial Literacy Month)
  • Opportunities to explore and boost your personal and professional development
  • Open Enrollment basics
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Winter 2022

Check out the Winter 2022 edition.

The Winter 2022 edition features:

  • Resources to help make your New Year's resolutions a reality
  • Upcoming events and celebrations in recognition of Black History Month
  • A checklist to help employees prepare for the upcoming Open Enrollment period
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Fall 2021

Check out the Fall 2021 edition.

The Fall 2021 edition features:

  • News and updates from OHR
  • Upcoming events and webinars happening around OHR and Pitt
  • Resources for maintaining or improving your health