Download and read the Fall 2021 issue



Dear UT System Employees

In this issue, we are excited to share our vast resources to support employee choice during our benefits open enrollment, our wonderful engagement during our HRO Retreat in Memphis, our new and exciting employee discount program, ways our campuses and institutes embody the Be One UT values and much more.

Open Enrollment Oct. 1 – 15, 2021

Each year, annual enrollment allows you to choose benefits or make benefit changes that will be effective on Jan. 1. Learn more about the changes coming to 2022, including ALEX the benefits counselor and PerkSpot.

Full Engagement Survey

Across the University of Tennessee System, feedback regarding programs and practices is critical to making UT a great place to work.

UT Tower is Underway

The University of Tennessee System will soon find a new home in downtown Knoxville, overlooking the historic Market Square.

Human Resources Leaders Come Together as One UT

Brian Dickens joined the University of Tennessee System as the chief human resources officer in December 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world and changed the workplace possibly forever.

A United Approach to Student Success

UT’s Division of Student Success is working to ensure every incoming first-year student gets connected to personalized support the moment they arrive on campus.

Bold and Impactful: UT Martin Coon Creek Science Center

The Coon Creek Science Center is UT Martin’s newest resource for hands-on education and opportunities for student and faculty research.

Embrace Diversity: UTC

Embracing diversity at UT Chattanooga has a new leader in Stacy Lightfoot, and she has a plan to hit the ground running. A 100-day plan, that is.

IPS Commits to Continuous Improvement, Excellence

For more than 20 years, the Institute for Public Service has collected data from each of its agencies to measure contacts, requests for assistance, training participants and economic impact.

UTSI Makes Bold and Impactful Addition

The University of Tennessee Space Institute and Motlow State Community College signed a partnership in June that brings a mechatronics degree to Tullahoma.

Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program Continues Decades of Service to the Community

For 20 years, the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) at UTHSC has provided bold and impactful support and services to children.

UTIA Promotes Be One UT Values

What better vehicle to share the Be One UT values than a cell phone?

Welcome, UT Southern!

UT Southern joined the UT System officially on July 1 and became the first new UT campus in more than 50 years.

2021 President’s Awards

University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd recognized six employees from across the UT System during the summer Board of Trustees meeting in Memphis.