Inside HR

What COVID-19 taught us about paper and printing sustainability

June 19, 2020

There have been many changes to the Yale campus and community since the start of the pandemic. The good news is some of these unexpected changes resulted in many green benefits, including less printing on campus. While we can’t tell you how much toilet paper was saved, we do have a few...

Changes to NetID management and password security

June 12, 2020

The NetID Activation and NetID Management screens, which can be accessed via the Central Authentication Service (CAS) login screen, have been updated to improve password security and meet Yale’s usability and accessibility guidelines.

Screen Design Changes

An example of the new screen...

LiveSafe – Like a blue phone in your pocket

June 10, 2020

Five years ago, Yale Public Safety introduced the LiveSafe app to the campus community. During that time, over 16,000 Yale and New Haven community members have downloaded the app–turning their phones into mini safety devices. LiveSafe gives students, staff, and faculty on campus an...

Staying connected during a pandemic

May 29, 2020

In a time when it’s easy to feel isolated, HR&A staff has risen to the occasion, finding new and creative ways to keep connected with colleagues.

Staffing and Career Development has kept in touch with monthly virtual happy hours—an opportunity for the team to catch-up, unwind,...

Announcing Human Resources University (HRU) Development Café

May 29, 2020

Dear Human Resources Colleagues,

Our HR Workplace Survey Action Planning Team has been working diligently to identify needs and opportunities for improvement based on our historical Workplace Survey results. Recently, the team partnered with Organizational Effectiveness and Staff...

Human Resources & Administration's 2020 Long-Service Honorees

May 29, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I want to take a moment to recognize this year’s 2020 Long-Service Honorees within Human Resources & Administration. Although we were not able to celebrate in person this year, we are no less thankful for their dedication. Yale’s Long-Service staff members represent...

Using Microsoft Teams to Manage your Projects

May 29, 2020

Microsoft Teams is now available to all Yale staff, and can be a useful tool to facilitate communications and sharing of information across teams and individuals.If you are interested in learning more about Microsoft Teams, join an online Zoom session to hear how members of the ITS community...

Microsoft Teams: Get work done by working together

May 28, 2020

All members of the Yale community have access to Microsoft Teams, a cloud-based communication and collaboration workspace that is part of Office 365. Whether you are part of a project team, study group, department, or workgroup, Teams makes it easy for individuals and groups to have...

Keeping Zoom up to date

May 14, 2020

Zoom has been rapidly releasing updates for their desktop and mobile Zoom app, to improve security and ease of use. It is critical that you take steps regularly to keep your desktop Zoom app up to date, as Zoom rarely forces updates. Default settings for mobile devices keep apps installed from...

Making the best of COVID

April 24, 2020

While the Coronavirus pandemic has forced the majority of us to work from home, many individuals are making the best of it. Several staff members from Yale’s Human Resources are balancing work and childcare at home. They are trying new recipes, arts and crafts with family, and bringing...

Lovin' Their Leafs

February 28, 2020
February’s sustainability focus is on using innovative technology to address sustainability challenges. Did you know that Connecticut offers up to $5,000 of incentives to buy or lease an electric vehicle? ...

International Women's Day - March 4, 2020

February 28, 2020

Join the Yale Affinity Groups and Yale WorkLife to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) in various locations across campus on Wednesday, March 4th, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Stop by a location near you to get a flower for yourself, or someone you know, to celebrate IWD. Suggested cash...

Coming soon: Next Generation Network

February 28, 2020
The Next Generation Network (NGN) program, which is designed to increase Yale’s network security, resiliency, speed, and nimbleness, will be deployed at 221 Whitney Avenue in March. Through FY24, the NGN program will bring 60,000 devices in Yale’s community...

Reminder: Harassment-free workplace requirement

February 5, 2020

REMINDER: All faculty and staff are now required to complete two hours of training on maintaining a harassment-free workplace. Training may take place online or through an instructor-led course. For additional information, refer to the frequently asked questions on the...

New Operations Working Group formed

January 29, 2020

The new Operations Working Group (WG) was formed this month. The WG joins the Operations Council and Operations Strategy groups as part of the new operations governance structure. As part of this change the Business Operations Leadership Team (BOLT) and the Operating Group (OG) have been sunset...

Become a NotesPlus member of Yale’s Greeting Card program

January 24, 2020
While sending and receiving Yale greeting cards doesn’t require it, becoming a NotesPlus member will allow you to access the following: Save steps when sending recognition - your name and email are automatically entered and there’s no need...

221 Whitney training rooms get an AV update

January 24, 2020
The AV upgrades in the lower level of 221 Whitney are now complete! We hope you enjoy the brand new setup in Rooms 1, 4, and 5/6. Rooms 1 and 4 now feature new TVs, which include Apple TV and laptop connectivity options, along with a built-in computer function, wireless keyboard and mouse, and wall...

Operations Working Group to replace BOLT and Operating Group

January 24, 2020
As of January 2020, the Operations Working Group (WG) has been formed and will replace the Business Operations Leadership Team (BOLT) and the Operating Group (OG). The WG will meet bi-weekly and serve the following purposes: Advise the Operations Strategy and Operations Council groups, particularly...

OESD launches Data Informed Decision Making course

January 24, 2020

After months of collaboration and brainstorming, Organizational Effectiveness and Staff Development (OESD) is excited to offer a new and improved Data Informed Decision Making course to entry and mid-level managerial and professional staff. According to Stephanie Gosteli, Associate Director,...

FLY Winter Clothing Drive

December 12, 2019

Future Leaders of Yale (FLY) Community Outreach Committee is leading the way in making a difference during the holidays for United Way’s Season of Giving. Between now and Monday, December 16, FLY is collecting NEW winter clothing items for children, such as, hats, gloves, coats, scarves, and...

Need project help? Hire a New Haven Promise intern!

December 12, 2019
Over 300 New Haven Promise college students and soon-to-be graduates will attend the annual New Haven Promise Internship Fair on Wednesday, January 8, eager to speak with you regarding career opportunities for the summer and beyond. The New Haven Promise...

Congratulations to the Salesforce Lightening Team

December 12, 2019

Over the past seven months, the Salesforce team, led by Ron Lipkins and Jodi McCullagh, worked to ensure that HR partners had an exceptional experience migrating to the new Salesforce Lightning platform. This upgrade from Human Resources Salesforce Classic provides enhanced features for improved...

Ask Janet - Response to Sept. 2019 Question

October 25, 2019

Read Vice President for Human Resources & Administration, Janet Lindner’s response to the question submitted in the September edition of Inside HR&A!


How do you like to start your day, and if reading the news is part of it, what is your...

Support Special Olympics & take a chance to win a mustang

October 25, 2019

Yale Public Safety is partnering with the Special Olympics, taking part in a Raffle for Special Olympics. Tickets are $100 each, with a maximum of 1,000 being sold. The winner of the Ford Mustang is responsible for paying taxes, title, registration and any other associated fees. Five runner up...

Cybersecurity begins with you

October 4, 2019

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month has officially begun yet protecting Yale’s data — and your own personal information — is a year-round job. Staying cybersecure is especially important as the lines between our work and personal lives become increasingly blurred. IT Cybersecurity has...

HR&A Summer 2019 Fun

September 17, 2019

As summer transitions to fall, check out some summer fun photos submitted by your colleagues.

Digitize your old paper files, books, or documents

September 17, 2019

Storing paper files is archaic and inefficient, while filing cabinets take up precious space. Many Yale departments have begun to digitize their paper files—freeing up floor space for other uses and enjoying the efficiency of searchable online documents.


ID Center offers passport photos and notary services

September 5, 2019

Yale Public Safety Services now offers two new services: notary and passport photos.

Get travel-ready with two perfectly sized, professional-quality photos. Passport photo services are available only at Yale ID Center , 57 Lock Street, Monday...

Deborah Stanley‐McAulay promoted to Associate Vice President for Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture.

September 4, 2019

Janet Lindner shared this communication with members of the Yale community.


Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Deborah Stanley‐McAulay has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture.

In her...

Yale 2019 Travel Fair

August 21, 2019

Yale Travel Management will hold its annual travel fair on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Yale on York, 150 York Street, New Haven, CT. Visit the fair at your convenience anytime during the event!

This event is open to members of the Yale community and a great...