ANNUAL ENROLLMENT: Things to Know in 2019

During the state of Tennessee’s open enrollment period, starting Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 12, UT faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up and make changes to health, dental and vision insurance. Employees also will have the opportunity to make changes to their term life insurance, long-term care and optional special accident programs.

Read more

Also In the Fall 2018 Issue:

Tonja Johnson

System HR Update

As employees of the University of Tennessee, we all know that working within a higher education setting comes with a number of important and very tangible benefits—insurance coverage, leave options, health and wellness resources, tuition discounts and retirement options, just to name a few.

Read More


Compensation Update

Several factors contribute to offering fair and competitive pay, and work continues at UT to improve processes, classifications and pay structures. Among top HR priorities for 2018-19 are finalizing the “job families”—phase 2 of a compensation project that began last year and beginning “benchmarking” this fall for phase 3.

Read More


Want to Talk About It?

Significant life changes can cause major stress in a person’s life and make a person feel as though they are stuck, which is when Leticia Flores says is the best time to reach out for some help.

Read More

code of conduct logo

Is the UT Compliance Hotline Really Anonymous?

According to the National Business Ethics Survey, 40 percent of employees who see misconduct never report it. One obstacle may be that some employees prefer to remain anonymous.

Read More



What makes a leader? What are qualities and skills a person needs to have in order to be a successful leader? What does a strong leader look like? If there is one person who can answer those questions, it’s Bob Smith.

Read More


Try, Try Again

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” This phrase is applicable to many different situations.

When someone is turned down for a job: try, try again. When a relationship doesn’t work out: try, try again. And Dr. Karen Johnson gives the same advice to those who have tried, and failed, to quit smoking: try, try again.

Read More


Tips for Eating Healthy from the Experts

Let’s face it, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be hard. With so many dining options available, maintaining a proper diet is a difficult task. On top of that, the holidays come with their own set of challenges—seasonal foods that only appear once a year are too tempting to pass up.

Read More