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Health Insurance: There will be no premium increase for active employees.

There will be no premium increase for active employees. Prices are listed in the link.
• Premier PPO: Higher premiums, but lower out-of-pocket costs for deductibles, copays and coinsurance.
• Standard PPO: Lower premiums than the Premier PPO, but you’ll pay more out-of-pocket for deductibles, copays and coinsurance.
• CDHP/HSA: Lowest premiums, but you pay your deductible first before the plan pays anything for most services, and then you pay coinsurance, not copays.

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Also In the Fall 2019 Issue:

Tonja Johnson

System HR Update

One of the most frequent questions that I’m asked in my administrative capacity by individuals outside of the University of Tennessee is, “What do you like most about working at UT?” My response always includes something about the amazing people who work here and serving within an organization where there is always something meaningful to do and no two days are ever alike.

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UT President Announces One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants

University of Tennessee System Interim President Randy Boyd has announced the creation of One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants to foster collaboration and innovation in three key areas – student success, research and outreach and engagement.

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Compensation Update

The System-wide compensation project is in the final stages. Implementation of the new market-relevant structure and job family classification system is planned for 2020. We continue to finalize the job families and appreciate all the feedback that has been submitted thus far. Many of the job family drafts have been updated and are available for review on the compensation project website:

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Open Enrollment

From Sept. 30 through Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. CDT, all regular employees working at least 75 percent time will have the opportunity to sign up and make changes to health, dental and vision insurance as part of the state of Tennessee’s open enrollment period. Employees will also have the opportunity to make changes to their term life, long-term care and optional special accident insurance.

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UT System Hires New E-Learning Training Coordinator

The Employee and Organizational Development (EOD) Office welcomed Dylan Siebert as its new e-learning training coordinator in August 2019. Prior to his current role, Siebert held positions in training and development and learning management system administration in the consumer-packaged goods and healthcare industries.
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Family Medical Leave

Effective July 1, 2019, all Knoxville-area employees, including those with the UT Institute of Agriculture, UT Institute for Public Service, UT Knoxville and UT System, must provide medical certification for family and medical leave requests regarding a serious health condition of the employee or a covered family member to ensure consistency among all UT employees across the state.

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Doing the Right Thing

According to the most recent National Business Ethics Survey:

  • 45 percent of US workers have observed wrongdoing
  • 65 percent of those who witnessed wrongdoing reported it
  • 46 percent of those who observed wrongdoing but chose not to report it cited fear of retaliation as the reason

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How to Protect Yourself From the Flu

Pharmacist Chasity M. Shelton, a certified trainer for the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Certificate Program, shared her best insights for fighting the flu in Tennessee. She works with University Health Services at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis to coordinate the annual campus-wide influenza vaccination event, Flu Fighters, along with students from UTHSC College of Pharmacy.

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News from your campus or institute

UT’s Institute for Public Service launched a rebrand. UT Knoxville celebrates 225 years as an institution. UT Martin welcomes the “Everywhere You Look” mural campaign.  UT Chattanooga’s Patten Chapel celebrates 100 years. UT Health Science Center launches campaign for a specialty license plate. UTIA’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is celebrating a century. UT Space Institute hosts its annual fall picnic.

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