IN THE LOOP | April 11, 2022

calendar items

(For a full list of all UVU Staff holidays, see the PACE calendar)

Now through May 15

Annual FT staff performance evaluations

April 20

Talk with Tuminez - legislative updates

April 20

Dx All Hands meeting - in-person & virtual; lunch at 11:30 am and Half-Time meeting at 11:45 (watch for details/updates)

April 21

Benefits Fair 10:00-2:00 in Hall of Flags

May 6

UVU Commencement and Convocations

May 13

UBUG conference (Utah Banner Users Group) at Utah State University

May 16-18

Summer University

May 17-19

Tableau conference - virtual (free)

May 30

Memorial Day - UVU Staff Holiday

June 6-9

AIR conference in Phoenix, AZ

need to know

unlock your benefits (FT staff)

The 2022-2023 Benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday, April 18, 2022, and will continue through Friday, May 6, 2022. A special grace period from Saturday, May 7, 2022, through Friday, May 13, 2022, will be held to give employees additional time. Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefit elections that will be in effect from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Please consider the following:

  • Mandatory enrollment is required for flexible spending accounts (FSA) and dependent care flexible spending (DCFS). These accounts do not roll over to the new plan year and require a new amount to be elected.
  • All other healthcare elections will roll over to the new plan year.
  • Health savings accounts (HSA) will roll over to the new plan year (if not reelected) with the current contribution amount.
  • Review or update life insurance and AD&D beneficiaries. Even if you are keeping all your elections the same and letting the system roll what you currently have (except for FSA/DCFSA), this is a great opportunity to review and update your beneficiaries.
  • Benefit coverage elections will take effect on July 1, 2022.
  • Benefit deductibles will reset on July 1, 2022.
  • Prescription pre-authorizations may need to be renewed as of July 1, 2022 (check with your doctor and pharmacist).

To complete your enrollment, visit Online Enrollment.

We are also excited to announce the HR Benefits Fair will be held in person this year in the Hall of Flags on Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Be sure to watch for all university communications sent through HRMatters, UVAnnounce, and PACE, as well as information mailed to your home.

information items

2022 summer university

The schedule for Summer University (Monday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 18) is now live on UVU's website: (but registration is not open yet). The keynote speakers will be former Utah governor Gary Herbert and James Lawrence, The Iron Cowboy.

2022 Dx All Hands Meetings

Dx All Hands meetings  are scheduled for April 20, June 8, October 5, and December 7. They will begin with a buffet lunch at 11:30, Half-Time will start at 11:45, and at 12:00 pm will be the All Hands meeting. The Half-Time Teams meeting link will be used to stream and record the meeting for those who are unable to attend. We hope everyone who is able to will attend in person.


This meeting will include an update on the renovation and move to the new Dx building, the announcement of Dx Excellence Award recipients, and other topics.

2022 Tableau conference

The 2022 Tableau conference will be held on May 17-19. It will be in a hybrid format with an in-person and virtual option. If you are interested in attending, talk to your supervisor. Leadership would like employees to utilize the virtual (free) option.

Conflict happens - April PACE Development Forum

Register through Qualtrics. This event will be held in-person in FL 428 (Lakeview Room) AND virtually (Teams) on April 14 at 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided for those attending in-person.

PACE April forum flyer

Performance Management Trainings and New Staff Competencies

The training sessions will introduce new staff competencies that will take effect July 2022 with proficiency evaluations beginning March 2023. A link to the new competencies will be coming soon.

We encourage all UVU staff to register for a class at UVULearn.

Links to ODS/Power BI rigamorale

Other articles that supposedly help:


COVID-19 Info Resources for Staff


Free COVID-19 testingwill be expanded to family and friends at UVU starting January 28. The tests will be free of charge from the Utah Department of Health. Only PCR tests are available. Results will be available within 24-36 hours.

Students and employees may also utilize the State testing. If you test positive, please complete the COVID-19 Self Reporting Form.

Freerapid testswill continue to be available at UVU for students and employees. Due to short supplies, we ask that only those exposed to the virus or experiencing signs of COVID-19 utilize this resource.

Free COVID-19 vaccines are also available to students, employees, and those in their immediate families.

We ask that you continue to follow health and safety guidelines. Stay home if you are sick and stay well!

Dx Half-time

Every Wednesday at 11:45 is the Dx Half-Time meeting.  You can access the meeting in the OIT - Public Team (in Microsoft Teams) in the Half-Time channel (Hidden channel). This meeting is only 15 minutes long, and everyone in Dx is invited.

board game lunch

On Wednesdays, the conference room will be open from 12:00-1:00 pm for all those who want to play board games on their lunch break.

wolverine sightings

Want to say thanks to someone for a job well done? Send a Wolverine Sighting!

pace wants to hear from you!

Did you know that PACE has an anonymous suggestion box for comments, suggestions, or concerns for the PACE board at If you would like a personal response, please include your name.

student center construction

The Sorensen Student Center is undergoing the first phase of its rebuild. The food court, UVU Campus Store, UVU Utah Community Credit Union, and Center for Social Impact will remain open during construction. See UVU's Pardon Our Dust site or the map of construction around the SC building.

events and parking alerts

Food Service Hours of Operation

Food trucks will be provided Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Fulton Library.*

*Note: Due to the weather, some food trucks may reschedule without notice. For updates on hours and Food Truck announcements, see their Facebook (UVU Dining Services) and Instagram (UVUDining) pages.

Food Trucks this week (April 11-15):

Monday, April 11

Kolache Krave, El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa, Fatty Tuna

Tuesday, April 12

El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa

Wednesday, April 13

Kolache Krave, El Taco Rapido, Chimi Salsa

Thursday, April 14

Kolache Krave, El Taco Rapido

Friday, April 15

Fatty Tuna

Follow on Instagram: UVUDining           and Facebook: UVUDining Services

Restaurants M – Th Friday Saturday
Starbucks (SC) 7:30 am–6:00 pm 7:30 am–5:00 pm 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Scoops (SC) 7:30 am–6:00 pm 7:30 am–5:00 pm 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Scoops (CB) 7:30 am–5:00 pm 7:30 am–4:00 pm Closed
Taco Bell (RL) 8:00 am–8:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Mom Fulton's Cafe (FL) 7:00 am–8:00 pm 7:00 am–5:00 pm 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Jamba Juice (RL) 7:00 am–7:00 pm 7:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Subway (RL) 9:00 am–8:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Wendy's (SL) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–4:00 pm Closed
Guru's Cafe (CB) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–4:00 pm Closed
Sodalicious (KB) 8:00 am-5:00 pm 8:00 am-5:00 pm Closed
Trades Cafe (GT) 8:00 am–3:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm Closed
CupBop (FL)
11:00 am–3:00 pm 11:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
Food Trucks (FL) 11:00 am–3:00 pm 11:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
New Store/Reopening Location Estimated Completion  
SC Construction Student Center June 2022
Chick-Fil-A Student Center Summer 2022
Panda Express Student Center Summer 2022
E.A.T.S. Student Center Summer 2022


Chick-Fil-A ad


Spring has sprung

Do you plant flowers? Are you a gardener? Do you have bees (beehives) or chickens? Does your yard boast cool landscape features (i.e. a pond or waterfall, trellis, raised garden beds, xeriscaping, or something really fancy)? Send me your pictures (with descriptions) for next week's newsletter.

If you prefer Oreo dirt and gummi worms, you can send me pictures of your edible landscaping too. (I made this for Gavin's birthday cake a few weeks ago.)

Everyone who submits a relevant picture and description will get an $8 UVU food voucher.

Gavin's birthday cake

construction photos

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