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  • Prevent Phishing Attacks

    This past year there has been an exponential increase in ransomware attacks across all industries and those specifically those targeting higher education. Most ransomware attacks start with a phishing email. Back to school typically coincides with an uptick in phishing attempts as attackers try to coerce faculty, staff, and students to give access to accounts or systems. Learn more about the common tactics used to phish email users.
  • Important Payment PAF Deadlines

    The deadline for One-time Payments PAF (Personnel Action Forms) and Faculty Additional Compensation PAFs is noon on Friday, August 13. Any requests sent after this deadline will not be paid on September 1, 2021. They will be processed for October 1, 2021.

    PAFs should be sent to HR at URHR@richmond.edu or via a Box folder. All PAFs should have appropriate electronic signatures for preparer and approver and should include required backup where applicable. Incomplete PAFs will cause a delay in processing payment.

    These PAFs are used to pay employees for services rendered outside their normal position. In order to expedite payment processing, if the employee is part-time, please complete Section 2 and indicate the exact days of the week they performed the services for which they are to be paid.
  • Fall Semester 2021 Tents

    There will be three tents on campus this fall semester available for scheduling. Locations: UR Forum, Stern Plaza, and Queally Center Courtyard.

    Tents can be reserved through EMS.

    Any additional questions, please contact Events Office, 289-8585.
  • IRB Proposals Due August 4, 2021

    Faculty, Staff, and Students conducting research involving human participants must register their projects with the University of Richmond Institutional Review Board (URIRB). The Board's next meeting will take place on August 11, 2021. Investigators who wish to have their research projects reviewed at the meeting should submit their materials to the IRB (via email, to irb@richmond.edu) no later than August 4, 2021, by 5 PM.

    Instructions on proposal preparation can be found at http://irb.richmond.edu/submitting-proposals/index.html.

    If you have questions, please contact the IRB Chair, Dr. Don Forsyth.
  • Leave policy & holiday changes now effective

    In order to streamline our processes and make our policies more accessible and easier to understand, the University has¿¿updated the holiday schedule and some of our leave policies. These changes are now in effect.

    We heard from employees that our leave and holiday policies were overly complex and made scheduling difficult.¿¿The updated policies are intended to be responsive to employee needs and give you more flexibility to use your benefits, as well as to make recruiting and retention more successful.

    Review all the changes at https://hr.richmond.edu/policies/leave-policy-changes.html
  • Tyler's Specials

    NASHVILLE "HOT CHICKEN"- Crispy chicken tenders brushed with Nashville "Hot Chicken" sauce. (real butter, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, garlic and paprika) Served with pickles and garlic Texas toast...$6.89

    GREEK CHICKEN GYRO- Marinated grilled chicken with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and tzatziki sauce served in a warm pita bread...$7.19

    Every Tuesday is ... TACO SALAD TUESDAY!
    Your favorite Taco salad combination of shredded lettuce, pepper-jack and cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes, jalapenos and fresh Pico, served in a fried tortilla bowl...$6.99
    Served with a side of sour cream or 1 dressing packet