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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...

Staff Spotlight – George Longyear, Yale Housing and Fleet Management

August 15, 2019

George Longyear, director of Yale Housing and Fleet Management is often seen briskly walking around campus ensuring things are running smoothly. When he is not helping a student with a housing issue or reviewing the summer renovations to-do list, he may be out testing a vehicle that runs on...

Yale Printing and Publishing awarded for great work

August 15, 2019

It’s been a great year so far for Yale Printing & Publishing Services (YPPS).

In April, they hosted the Association of College and University Printers 54th Annual Conference in New Haven. The event featured keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a vendor fair. Attendees numbered...

Herbs, fresh air, and flowers - HR garden

July 18, 2019

Need a spot to get some fresh air? Want to relax and give your eyes a reprieve from the computer for a few minutes? Try relaxing in the sunshine with a good read on your break or meet a colleague for a picnic table lunch in our garden space at 221 Whitney Avenue. The Human Resources (HR) Green...

Data-Enabled/Informed Decision Making pilot course offered to HR&A staff

June 7, 2019
The OESD team is taking nominations to participate in the upcoming pilot session of Data-Enabled/Informed Decision Making, a new Professional Development offering, designed to provide entry and mid-level M&P staff with the insights and motivation to make quality data analysis a vital part of...

HR&A Staff members show their team spirit during Yale's first Staff Spirit Week

June 7, 2019
Yale’s first Staff Spirit Week took place from June 3 to June 7, and HR&A staff celebrated by participating in activities across campus. From team breakfasts, to book drives, to ice cream outings, and more, teams came together to have some fun and show their spirit! Don’t forget—...

Spring has sprung across Yale campus

June 7, 2019

Spring is here and it’s a wonderful opportunity to spend some time enjoying Yale’s beautiful outdoor spaces! Whether going for an afternoon walk or having your lunch at a nearby outdoor spot, we encourage you to take a moment away from your desk when possible to experience the beautiful...

Staff Spotlight: Lisa Maloney, communications officer, Internal Communications

June 7, 2019

Q: Tell us about your career path at Yale University.

A: Before Yale, I worked as a marketing and tradeshow manager at BIC Sport in Milford. After being laid off, a co-worker’s wife (Donna Alchimio—who still works for the University today!) suggested...

Ask Janet! June 2019

June 7, 2019

Q: The C&T summer training program is a great opportunity for clerical and technical staff to learn and grow their skills. Outside of, are there currently any training opportunities available to M&P staff? How should staff members (both C&T and M&P) go about...

Spring cleaning and activities at Yale Housing

June 7, 2019

This spring, Yale Housing has been busy cultivating their green thumbs in the community garden, and cleaning house at the annual Spring Salvage program and Whitehall Yard Sale.

The fifth annual Whitehall Yard Sale took place on Friday, May 17. Nice weather and strong resident participation...

5th Annual Yale Housing Children's Carnival - May 4, 2019

May 3, 2019

On Saturday, May 4, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Yale Housing will hold the 5th annual Children’s Carnival at the Whitehall Apartments. The event will feature a food, games, a bounce house, giant slide, face painting, balloon twisting, and more!

Tickets can be purchased at the Yale...

Yale Day of Service 2019 - Think globally. Act locally.

May 3, 2019

On Saturday, May 11, thousands of members of the Yale community from around the world will come together to serve their local communities in honor of the 11th annual Yale Day of Service, a global event dedicated to empowering alumni, their family, friends, and neighbors to make a difference....

PowerPoint Design and Best Practices workshop offered to HR&A staff

May 3, 2019

Join Rob DeSanto, senior digital communications officer, Internal Communications, for an informative discussion on PowerPoint design and best practices. During this session, Rob will explain why high-quality PowerPoint design is important and demonstrate how to create effective and impactful...

Steep discounts on amusement and theme park admission through Yale Advantages

May 3, 2019

Summer is quickly approaching and whether your summer fun plans include a one-day excursion to a local amusement park, or a full family vacation to Disney, Yale Advantages has you covered!

Did you know? … Yale Advantages offers employee savings of up to 40% off on...

Staff Spotlight - Terry Reese, OESD support specialist

May 3, 2019

Terry Reese’s story is one of perseverance, resolve, and triumph. Terry recently celebrated her 20th anniversary with Yale and the road that led her to where she is today was lined with twists, turns, and obstacles.

Terry was born in New Haven, the youngest of five children, raised by a...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

April 8, 2019

Warmer weather means picture perfect days at the ballpark. Gather your friends and head to see you favorite MLB team at home or catch them on the road. Save 10% on MLB tickets and VIP packages at Premium Seats USA when you use...

Chris Brown to Receive United Way of Greater New Haven Community Champion Award

April 8, 2019
Chris Brown, director, New Haven Hiring Initiative, has undoubtedly made his mark on Yale University and the New Haven community over the past decade and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. On Tuesday, April 25, Chris will be honored with the 2019 United Way of Greater New Haven Community Champion...

2019 Summer Camp & Programs Fair Success

April 8, 2019
On Tuesday, March 7, over 60 individuals from the Yale community, including faculty, staff, and student parents, attended the eighth annual Summer Camp & Programs Fair to to meet representatives and pick up information from a wide array of summer day camps and programs in the Greater New Haven...

Assembling a Personal Go-Bag for an Emergency

March 8, 2019

Are you prepared for an emergency? Do you have blankets and a spare jacket in your car in the winter? Do you have personal items to get you through a couple days if you’re stranded at work or away from home? If you answered NO to any of these questions, you should consider planning ahead. The...

Ask Janet

March 8, 2019

Vice President for Human Resources & Administration, Janet Lindner invites you to share questions about work, work/life, and challenges you’ve faced in your career, or ask for advice regarding managing or working with others at Yale....

Who's Your Valentine Photo Submission Gallery

March 8, 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Who’s Your Valentine photo submission contest. All entries were entered in a random prize drawing and the lucky winner is…

Joanna Lopez of Police Operations! Congratulations, Joanna! ...

OESD Staff Recognized as Accessibility Heroes

March 8, 2019

Travis Holyfield, Deni Cifuentes and Stephanie Gosteli, of the Organizational Effectiveness and Staff Development (OESD) training team, were recently recognized as “Accessibility Heroes” for their work on web accessibility.

As stated in the...

Staff Spotlight - Hidden Talents

March 8, 2019
Kalisha Fitzpatrick, Events Coordinator, Internal Communications & Cupcake Baker Extraordinaire One might say that the art of creating scrumptious sweets was ‘baked’ right into Kalisha Fitzpatrick’s genetic makeup. Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, she first discovered her passion for...

HR&A Grand Entrance Song List

February 8, 2019
Word on the Street

“If you could choose just one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

Here’s how your HR&A colleagues answered:


New eLearning opportunity for you!

February 8, 2019
In response to feedback from supervisors and staff who do not have access to a quiet space for eLearning, the Learning Center now offers staff a dedicated drop-in learning space with computer access and some assistance to log into...

What's happening around Yale and New Haven - February 2019

February 8, 2019
Upcoming events and learning opportunities Sunday, February 10: Yale Housing Fair Yale Housing Office will be hosting its fifth annual Housing Fair on Sunday, February 10, 2019...

Ask Janet! January 2019

January 11, 2019
Q: This month, I received a number of questions about how Yale’s benefits compare to other employers, and there was particular interest in parental leave. A: I’m pleased to say that Yale is one of the best employers in terms of benefits for staff. For those of us...