First Amendment Training

All faculty, staff, and students must complete Free Speech training at least annually.
Access your compliances from HR Self-Service My Training, search "First Amendment", "Free Speech" or course WFIRST.

Check out all the L&D Series Offerings!

Need help with performance management? First time supervisor? Looking to grow your DEI knowledge? The UI Learning and Development team has the resources to get you there!

Bookmark this page to reference for current and upcoming activities, events and information related to human resources and your employment.

Performance Reviews

This current review period covers July 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022.

**See below for helpful documents, templates and resources**

Here are the steps you need to complete: 

  • With this review, goals should be set for January 1 – December 31, 2023
  • The review deadline is March 31, 2023, but reviews can be submitted any time prior
    • Comment on all universal competencies.
    • Type, copy/paste, or attach a goals form (either from attached template or of your choosing)
    • Select a performance rating
    • Fill out page 7 of the Job Description guide (see below) and email to HR team
    • Hold performance conversation and submit evaluation
  • See website to review the steps of the Performance Review Process

Business Rule: Only employees who have had continuous regular employment 3 months prior to the cycle end date (03/31) require a performance review. New hires Jan-March should focus on goal setting for the new review period and you can choose whether to upload them on the review form or save separately for use in the next performance review.

NEW! Update your position description: Alongside this years’ performance review, we are requesting that you take the time to update your job description with your supervisor.  We’ve streamlined the process to make this easier for you!  HERE is a comprehensive guide to assist you.  Please complete page 7 of the guide and email to no later than March 31, 2023.




Fiscal salary related implications:

  • Employees hired less than 2 months prior to a college/division budget increase date are not eligible for a fiscal year salary increase or lump sum payment.
  • Employees hired 2-6 months prior to a college/division budget increase date will be eligible for a fiscal year salary increase and/or lump sum payment, unless stated otherwise in their offer letter.

Questions? Please reach out to your HR Team!


Live Healthy Iowa

Live Healthy Iowa is a program offered to all Iowans to improve health and well-being! Teams of 2-10 people track activity minutes and/or weight loss over the course of 10 weeks.

-Each week, your team is ranked on a leader board to see where they measure against teams at the University of Iowa and across the state.

-Registering as a University of Iowa team will allow for friendly competition with other UI teams as a part of an online dashboard.

-Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the challenge. Click here for the flyer! 

Dates: January 9 - March 17, 2023

Registration is open Dec. 1, 2022 - Jan. 23, 2023

Cost: $25 per participant UI employees can receive a $15 registration fee by using:



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December Wellness Update

LiveWELL Trainings, via Zoom 12:10-12:50pm

Tuesday, December 6

-"Taste of Mindfulness: Navigating Difficulties"

Friday, December 9

-"liveWELL Wellness Overview: Did You Know?"


Mindful Moments

Join liveWELL in a 3-week program to gain an understanding of mindfulness skills that will help you work toward a more calm and present state in your everyday life. We partnered with students from the Department of Health and Human Physiology to come up with 21 activities that you can use to practice mindfulness using your senses, breath, and reflection.

Diabetes Prevention Program

liveWELL is offering the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program to UI faculty and staff again this spring. New groups start January 2023. Get a full year of support and build habits for healthy eating, physical activity, and more. Info sessions are happening now! Learn more and sign up for an info session in Employee Self-Service, My Training.


Take Your PHA now and Receive:

-A tailored feedback report on your responses around health, well-being, and productivity. This report will direct you to UI, local, and national resources on various health topics.

-Sign up for text messages to receive liveWELL tips tailored to your health and well-being.

-100 points added to your My LiveWELL Portal at Employee Self-Service

-Entry into a monthly drawing for $250 (two winners each month!)

-Eligibility for the Recreation Membership Incentive Program. Membership includes access to free in-person and virtual fitness classes and four facilities.

-Access to Free Health Coaching to work on specific areas you want to improve related to your well-being. A Health Coach may refer you (at no cost) to other programs such as Mindfulness-Based Stress ReductionPersonal Training, or Lifestyles Prevention Programs. 


December Wellness Update Flyer

Recharge+ by LiveWELL

Recharge+ utilizes the Resilience Evaluation Measure (REM), an innovative, validated, assessment of resilience to provide you with a snapshot of your current level of resilience and immediate feedback on how you can improve.

Tailored text messages provide you with guidance in three key domains; reset, rethink, and reconnect.