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More Flexibility to Use Your Vacation Time

Dear Colleagues, I know how hard each of you has been working since we began our COVID-19 response a year ago. Your dedication to our mission and those we serve has shined. Throughout this response period, we have encouraged you to take your accrued vacation time, and many of you have. It is important to use your vacation time to benefit your overall well-being. However, the pandemic has caused many disruptions, including the ability of some to take their full vacation allotment due to increased workload or other staffing needs.

COVID-19 Testing Protocols This Spring

Dear Students, As we conclude the first week of the spring semester, I want to share plans to uphold our most important promise: keeping you healthy and safe. As a part of that commitment, we will continue to conduct ongoing, mandatory testing this spring to manage the COVID-19 virus. Starting Monday, Feb. 1., we will begin contacting students about their next mandatory test. Here’s how testing will work:

Severe Weather Notification and UK Alert

Dear Students, It is important that all UK students, faculty and staff are familiar with the university's policy and procedures for dealing with severe weather conditions. Your safety is important to the university. This winter, the changes that COVID-19 has made in regard to how instruction is delivered to you are also resulting in changes to how we react to inclement weather.

Winter Weather and Safety

Colleagues, The changes that COVID-19 has made in regard to how UK employees perform their work duties and how instruction is delivered to our students are also resulting in changes to how we react to inclement winter weather.

Severe Weather Notification and UK Alert

Dear Students, As we enter the winter season, it is important that all UK faculty, staff, and students are familiar with the university's policy and procedures for dealing with severe weather conditions. The safety of our students, employees, patients, and visitors in times of severe weather is of the utmost importance to the University.

Payroll Deducted Parking Fees to be Paid on Post-tax Basis

Dear Colleagues: The 2018-2019 parking permit year officially began on July 1. As communicated in an email to all UK employees on May 23, language in the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law earlier this year was unclear with respect to whether or not nonprofit employers could continue to offer payroll deductions for parking fees on a pre-tax basis without penalty.

Your Help Needed to Assist New Students and Families

Campus Community, Over the next several weeks, thousands of new students and their families will be visiting us for the first time to register for fall 2018 classes and learn more about our community during ‘’see blue” U orientation sessions. We need your help in ensuring that the newest members of our community and their families have the best possible experience.

New State Tax Law and Its Potential Impact

Faculty and Staff, Kentucky House Bill 487 became law on April 27, 2018, which includes the new 5 percent Kentucky flat income tax rate. Here’s what you need to know about the new law and how its provisions may impact you:

Greater Efficiency and Service with Retirement Plans

Dear Colleagues, We will soon be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) from vendors who help administer the University of Kentucky’s retirement benefits. We periodically issue RFPs to ensure our faculty and staff are receiving the most competitive benefits available.

Update on Impact of Federal Tax Reform

Faculty and Staff, As you may have noticed changes in your most recent paycheck, the following are reminders regarding the impact of federal tax reform to your compensation:

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