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Option Transfer Ends December 15

Contract college faculty and staff can make certain changes to their healthcare plans or enroll in a Flexible Spending Account. More info.

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Parking & Info booths going cashless

Beginning in the new year, parking & info booths will accept only Visa/Mastercard transactions. Here are new parking details & options.

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Gifts that keep giving

Looking for a gift that is more about community and sharing? Consider giving a gift to the Cornell United Way campaign in honor or memory of someone.

Involvement opportunities across campus and community

Campus Events

CU Women Lead: Tuesday, Dec. 5, noon-1:00pm, 142 Goldwin Smith Hall. All Cornell women administrators, faculty, and staff are invited; bring your lunch.


Nominations for Employee Excellence Awards are open through Dec. 8. Help recognize and celebrate Cornell's extraordinary staff members! Check out the new Innovation award!

Spend a Saturday in NYC: Dec 9. Cornell Recreation Connection offers discounted "Day On Your Own" round trip bus fares for just $54 per person. Seats fill quickly, so sign up today!

Cornell Law School Estate Planning Clinic: If you make less than $25k annually ($50K for a family) you may be eligible for free estate planning services, including a will, health care proxy, and power of attorney.


Mentoring Across Difference: December 14, 2017, 9:00-11:00am, G10 Biotech. More details & Register 


Sustainability Life Recipe #8: A new car may be more affordable than you think, thanks to tax credits, rebates for greener vehicles, plus fuel savings! Check out this handy breakdown of the numbers and FAQ.

Volunteer Opportunities

Blood Drives:
Thursday, December 7, 12:00-5:00 pm, Anabel Taylor Hall
Thursday, December 7, 10:00am-2:00pm, Robert Purcell Community Center
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Resources to help you manage stress, parenting, caring for elders, and navigating the balance of work and life. More info

Caregiver Support & Education Network: January 25, 12:00-1:00pm, 321 Weill Hall. 

Cornell Wellness

Provides staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/partners with support for fitness, nutrition, and wellbeing. Visit website

Holiday Season De-Stressing: Feeling frazzled? Take a few minutes to unwind, reboot, and refresh with these free meditation tools!

Sign up for Wellness Newsletter

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Legal Insurance

Open enrollment for optional legal insurance is available to Cornell employees from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017, for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Enroll directly with the insurer. Is legal insurance right for you? Learn more.

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Free Online Learning

Cornell offers a variety of free online learning opportunities that include training videos, courses, books, and certifications through and Skillsoft.

Check out this week’s featured topics:

IT Training

Receive IT training announcements by sending an email with the subject "join."  See the complete list of technical training resources


Professional Development


Browse "Job Skills and Professional Development" courses on CULearn.
Be informed about upcoming professional development courses by sending an email with the subject "join."
Learn more about Professional Development at Cornell.

Cornell Careers

Learn more about our workforce mission, vision, core values and priorities.


Career/Life Tip:

Employee Perks & Discounts:  Did you know that Cornell employees can get discounts on purchases at retailers like Michaels and Agway, cell phone service, car rentals, travel, printing, and more? Get retail & service discounts info here; and check out the Perks & Discounts webpage for more information!

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