HR Update

Natalie Vogel holding Eski, a cat with piercing aqua eyes
Meet Natalie Vogel
Sunday, January 1, 2023 - 12:00

“Working at the University’s Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) allows me the time and mental power to focus on my family alongside the opportunity to grow professionally. I can casually go for my VTS because I see new cases at work every day, and I feel well supported in pursuing the specialization.

“I came to the VMC for the paid time off and health insurance. It’s easy to take time off for a doctor’s appointment or if my daughter is sick. And as our unit’s union representative, I advocate for raises and better benefits for technicians. I’m also here to answer my coworkers’ questions about contracts and to make sure the contracts are upheld by all parties. 

“At the VMC, I work in anesthesia. It’s especially rewarding to work with dogs that are very aggressive and scared–they need someone to give them patience and put them at ease. I teach vet students skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives, both about anesthesia and also about how to take care of themselves and their mental health.”--Natalie Vogel, Senior Veterinary Technician, AFSCME Unit 7 - Technical

Learn more about veterinary technician jobs at the Veterinary Medical Center.

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The COVID vaccine is no longer required effective July 1.

Systemwide HR summit planned for mid-to-late July 2023. Details to come.

Consider starting or increasing contributions to a voluntary plan to save thousands of dollars more for retirement over the course of your career.

Effective May 28, 2023, non-exempt 9 and 10-month University employees will no longer be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits between academic terms.

The Canvas-housed “Fundamentals of Disability Accommodations and Inclusive Course Design” has a completion deadline of June 18, 2023, for all instructors.