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From Vacation to Staycation…

Due to the current pandemic, it is likely your Hawaiian vacation, or fabulous trip to Europe was postponed or cancelled. While it may not be the trip of your dreams, there is still time to make the most of your well-deserved vacation time, be it one day or one week at a time.  Here are a few additional websites to help you explore your adventures during these COVID times: Safe Outdoor Activities During the Pandemic  Things to Do at Home During Quarantine  Fun Activities To Keep You Busy During COVID-19  30 Creative Ways to Spend Your Free Time During Online ...

Student Loan Forgiveness

State employees with student loans may have access to repayment assistance. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For a list of frequently asked questions regarding the PSLF program click here.There are several loan forgiveness programs you may be eligible for. For more information on all federal loan forgiveness programs, click here.You may also contact your student loan servicer directly ...

Organ Donor Leave Options

In recognition of April’s National Donate Life Month, DHRM would like to remind state employees about the special leave offered to donors of bone marrow or a human organ. A state employee who serves as a bone marrow or human organ donor will receive: 7 days of paid leave for donating bone marrow 30 days of paid leave for donating a human organ Please work with your supervisor and the Department of Human Resource Management to make the necessary arrangements prior to making plans to donate bone marrow or a human organ. In compliance with HB 267(2017); Utah Code: 67-19-14.5(3); DHRM ...

Professional Development

The State of Utah is a great place to develop your skill set and grow your career — while doing work that matters for Utah’s citizens. Whether you plan to spend just a few years with the State of Utah or desire to work until retirement, opportunities for career development and professional growth are plentiful. Education is Highly Valued State jobs are complex, challenging and demand a highly competent workforce. On average, the State of Utah workforce is more educated than Utah’s population as a whole, which creates terrific opportunities for employees to learn from one ...

Work/Life Balance

How can someone earn a good living in a meaningful career while also enjoying family life, outdoor recreation, and other pursuits? Many State of Utah employees believe they have found the way to achieve a balance between their work and non-work lives. The following are three aspects of many State jobs that allow state employees to achieve this.Overtime DemandsWhile State employees may be required to work overtime, overtime requirements are not generally an ongoing aspect of State of Utah jobs. Most state employees work a regular Monday-Friday, morning through afternoon schedule, except ...

Veterans’ Preference

The State of Utah recognizes the sacrifices and contributions of men and women who have served in the United States armed forces and provides veterans’ preference points to qualified veterans. On November 8, 2013, Governor Gary Herbert proclaimed: “Our veterans have freely given their time, sweat and blood to serve this great state and nation. Each and every veteran deserves an opportunity to continue that service through employment opportunities here at home. The State of Utah will serve as a model employer for our veterans.” The State of Utah provides employment ...

Alternative State Application Program (ASAP)

The Alternative State Application Program (ASAP) was adopted as a law in the State of Utah in 2010. It is intended to help the State of Utah become a model employer in the hiring and retention of qualified individuals with disabilities.ASAP allows for non-competitive review and potential hire of qualified candidates and creates a potentially faster way for hiring managers to fill vacancies.For more information, check out this video What is ASAP? The Alternative State Application Program (ASAP) is a program designed to appoint qualified persons with disabilities through an on-the-job ...

Leading with Respect

All supervisors of the State of Utah are required to complete Workplace Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention training for supervisors at the time of hire and at least once every two years. The Workplace Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Training for Superiors is part of the Leading with Respect module. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please plan the appropriate time to complete the module in full, as the module is designed to be completed in one session. Some screens do not have audio. You may experience brief delays as the videos ...

2019 Award Recipients

Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox presented 25 awards to 12 individuals and 13 teams during the Governor’s Award for Excellence ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on May 15, 2019.  The award recipients were selected by their respective agencies for their distinguished service and dedication to the citizens of Utah. The Governor’s Award for Excellence are presented annually to recognize the contributions of state employees in the categories of energy and environment, heroism, humanitarianism, innovation and efficiency, leadership, and ...

2018 Governor’s Awards for Excellence

Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox presented twenty-seven awards to fourteen individuals and thirteen teams during the Governor’s Award for Excellence ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on May 17, 2018.  The award recipients were selected by their respective agencies for their distinguished service and dedication to the citizens of Utah. The Governor’s Award for Excellence are presented annually to recognize the contributions of state employees in the categories of energy and environment, heroism, humanitarianism, innovation and efficiency, leadership, ...

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