Oct. 17

Employees/Managers: Confirm your timesheet and/or Approve Direct Report(s) timesheets in myTime

Please remember that per policy, non-exempt employees are strongly encouraged to review their timesheet each pay period, exempt employees must confirm their timesheet each pay period, and supervisors must sign-off on all of their employees’ timesheets each pay period in myTime by 11:59 p.m. the Monday each pay period ends (Monday, Oct. 21, for this pay period).

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: What can you do to be more secure

You used to be able to spot an email scam based on grammar and spelling. Not so much anymore. Email scams focused on stealing information, aka phishing, have grown more clever, compelling and difficult for many savvy computer users to recognize. See what’s in the modern phishing scam by watching this three minute video.

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McLendon Labs Memo - Change in Directorships of Hematopathology

Effective Oct. 7, Dr. Yuri Fedoriw is stepping down as Director of Hematopathology, a leadership role he has served in since 2012, to focus on academic endeavors/opportunities. Read the memo for full details.

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Coming to North Carolina: NC REAL ID

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2020, federal agencies will enforce tougher security standards at airport check-ins, federal buildings, military installations and nuclear sites. The N.C. REAL ID is just like a traditional license or ID but has a gold star at the top, and will make it more convenient to board a commercial airplane or visit a military base or other federal facility.

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Clinical Trial Update in HPV-Associated Oropharynx Cancer

The Head and Neck Oncology program is actively pursuing a number of clinical trials at UNC. Dr. Bhisham S. Chera will provide an update on some of these trials.

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Hand Hygiene Contest: Oct. 15 - Nov. 15

Every employee who submits ‘Clean In, Clean Out’ observations with feedback provided from Oct. 15 - Nov. 15 will be entered into a prize drawing. If you provide feedback with a reminder, the observation will count four times! A friendly reminder before a patient interaction can prevent infections and create a compliant hand hygiene episode.

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Clean In Clean Out Update: Golden Hand Accolades for 1st Quarter FY20

To find Clean In, Clean Out data (updated weekly), please click on the Clean In, Clean Out Dashboards link on the left-hand side of the Clean In, Clean Out page, accessible here: https://cleanhands.unch.unc.edu. Our 1st quarter FY20 Golden Hand winners and other information can be found here.

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News from HR

Learn more about TIAA Webinars, Fidelity Sessions at UNC Medical and Morrisville, and the upcoming Maternity Workshop.

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Cultural Responsiveness Training

UNC Medical Center has achieved the designation of “Top Performer in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.” To maintain that designation, employee training in LGBTQ patient-centered care is required. The training is accessible through two portals for individual and self-paced training and through hosted events taking place from November through January 2020. Click the link to access the training options.

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UNC Fall Passport Drive

UNC Global will sponsor a Passport Drive on November 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 4th floor of the FedEx Global Education Center. UNC Global hosts officials from the U.S. Department of State and a photographer to make first-time passport applications and renewals easy. This event is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as their families.

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Make a Difference with Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups provide employees an opportunity to pursue their passion, create value for the system, and build skills in leadership, project management, and presentation skills.

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Hospital Compliance Newsletter now available

This edition congratulates this quarter's Hospital Compliance Champions and discusses: program integrity enhancements to the CMS provider enrollment process; appropriate use criteria for advanced diagnostic imaging services; the skilled nursing facility patient-driven payment model (PDPM); the home health patient-driven groupings model (PDGM); the inpatient prospective payment system and discharge planning final rules; and educational resources.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Joshua Alexander

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Joshua Alexander

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Joshua Alexander from the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics. Here's what one of Dr. Alexander's patients had to say: "Dr. Alexander, without a doubt, is one of the best Dr's that we have seen with [Patient Name], always very kind considerate and pays attention to [Patient Name] first and foremost prior to greeting us ([Patient Name]'s mom and dad). This last time he listened to my concerns about her back curvature and hip potentially going out of joint..."

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Planned Network Downtime: Oct. 20 - 21

Network services team is performing a series of code upgrades to the network switches to correct a bug starting at 11 p.m. on Oct. 20 until 3 a.m. on Oct. 21. See a list of scheduled downtimes here.

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Phase 3 of System HR Standardized Policies Effective Oct. 30

Phase three of HR standardized policies – Compliance Policies - for UNC Health Care's owned entities (Caldwell, Chatham, UNC Medical Center, UNC Physician's Network, UNC REX, UNC Rockingham and non-state Shared Services staff) will go into effect on Oct. 30. More information can be found here.

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FY20 Triangle Cultural Enhancement Goal

As part of the recently approved FY20 organizational goals, Triangle-specific goals have been added to which all Triangle employees can contribute. One of these goals is the Triangle Cultural Enhancement Goal – for FY20 this goal is for 25% of employees and leaders to participate in at least one activity related to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for employees, patients and visitors. Learn more about this goal here.

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Workplace Violence: Not Part of the Job!

Health care is a difficult job, but no matter how difficult a day it might be, workplace violence should not be a part of it. The UNC Hospitals Workplace Safety Committee is a group that brings together providers, hospital police, social workers, chaplains, leaders and more from around the hospital to track data on workplace violence in order to more effectively respond to trends. Learn more about how you can help here.

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Patient Safety Culture Survey Open Nov. 1 - 14

UNC Medical Center staff and faculty with direct patient care responsibility (inpatient and outpatient settings) or those whose work takes them to direct patient care areas are invited to participate in the Patient Safety Culture Survey, which is open Nov. 1 - 14. Learn more.

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Share your Epic@UNC feedback - Survey extended through Oct. 31

The Epic@UNC survey has been extended through Oct. 31. Thanks to the >900 UNC Medical Center staff and providers who have already participated. If you haven’t yet and if you use Epic@UNC (whether clinically or administratively), please share your feedback today to ensure our voices are heard!

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