New Daily Digest of Events Debuts
This week, all NIH staff started receiving a daily digest email from the NIH Calendar of Events. This new feature provides a list of events occurring that day, as well as reminders such as registrations dates. It even has an option to save events to your Outlook calendar.
Starting July 25, this digest will be the primary method for announcing events. Instead of receiving numerous emails throughout the day about individual events via the all-NIH listserv, staff will receive this one daily email.
“Event information will now be easier to find and distribute,” said Renate Myles, acting director of the NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL). “These changes have the added benefit that high-priority all-staff emails will not be diluted by an overuse of the listserv.”
The NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) launched the NIH-Staff email list in 1996 and processed approximately 700 all-staff emails a year; 70 percent were advertising events that pertained only to a subset of staff. The process was labor intensive, expensive and messages were often missed in the barrage of daily emails most of us receive.
OCPL acquired the list from OCIO and modernized the process to free up employees’ inboxes and allow for more effective and predictable communication about events.
Events with broad interest, such as NIH Town Halls or Take-Your-Child-To-Work Day and non-event related messages that are pertinent to the entire community, will continue to be shared via the all-staff email list.
Learn more about the new process at: https://employees.nih.gov/pages/all-staff-transition.aspx. Want to add an item to the calendar? Register and submit your event at https://calendar.nih.gov/.