CUHR Connection: June 2024

June 24, 2024

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the June edition of Your CUHR (Columbia University Human Resources) Connection, designed to provide a snapshot of what Human Resources offers you.


  • Our next CU Thrive event is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25 at noon. On the heels of a successful panel discussion on heart health with experts from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, we’ve again engaged Columbia University subject matter experts to discuss financial wellness. Faculty from Columbia’s School of Professional Studies, along with a representative from Optum Financial, Columbia’s Health Savings Account vendor partner, will share guidance and strategies to assess your financial health. Register here to join the event.
  • Need to take a break during your workday? Kevin Myers, Columbia’s ergonomist, has created an on-demand stretching and meditation session you can do in fewer than 20 minutes. Watch the video when you need some time to reset.

Your Benefits

  • You can now enroll any time in Identity Theft insurance, covering expenses incurred to restore your identity or recover a stolen wallet. This benefit includes 24/7 monitoring of your identity, credit, and bank and investment accounts—sending out alerts when necessary—to take the worry and hassle out of combating identity theft and related fraud. Learn more.
  • Are you traveling this summer? The University's Basic Term Life Insurance Plan covers emergency travel assistance for extra peace of mind. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Maven Moments: LGBTQIA+ Mental Health
Join our Maven Mental Health provider for an enriching discussion on the topic of LGBTQIA+ mental health and well-being, addressing the unique challenges within the community while building and raising a family.
Wednesday, June 26: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Register

Perfectionism (Employee Assistance Program)
A look at this complicated topic through a critical eye, the dangers of “being perfect” are discussed. This session will be a motivational discussion on the importance of changing this behavior today.
Friday, June 28: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Register

College Admissions Tests: When and How to Start
If you have a high schooler, figuring out when to tackle admissions tests can feel like a puzzle. Do we take the SAT or ACT? When do we register? What's the best way to schedule the SAT/ACT around AP exams? How long does it take to prepare? How early is too early? Are we too late? This workshop will answer these questions and show how to map out a step-by-step timeline customized for your family.
Tuesday, July 16: 12 – 1 p.m. | Register

All upcoming events can be found on the Human Resources events page.

Workplace Tip
You can expand your toolbox with Learning and Development resources all year long. Whether you are a leader or manager of a team, or an individual contributor, these resources can help support (and even challenge) your ideas and beliefs around common workplace scenarios. Check them out here.

Enjoy the start of summer!

Questions? Feedback? Let us know at [email protected].