LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2020) — For University of Kentucky employees who are working remotely, UK is providing technology support and other advice on how to best work in the new online environment. UK Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Eric Monday sent the message below to employees Monday, March 23, outlining a new tool called Work Anywhere. The URL is below, and It can be accessed from UK's home page. Furthermore, for the most up-to-date information regarding UK's plans and preparedness in addressing challenges surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.uky.edu/coronavirus/.
Dear Colleagues, Information Technology Services (ITS) and Human Resources are ready to support staff as part of UK’s move directing all employees who can work remotely, to do so, unless their supervisor indicates otherwise. To help facilitate that move, a new website workanywhere.uky.edu with resources to establish and enhance your remote working experience has been launched. On this site you will find:
- Software/Tools Available for Working Remotely
- Connectivity Options
- How to Access Your Workstation
- Phone Forwarding Options
- Cybersecurity Best Practices
- Supervisor Support for Remote Workers
- Tips for Maintaining Your Well-Being
For 24/7 technical assistance, please contact IT Customer Services at 859-218-HELP (4357) or visit the Technology Help Center at http://techhelpcenter.uky.edu. For assistance with non-urgent matters, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers." We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.