Linda Hendricks Harig
Thank you for taking the time to read For Your Benefit, a newsletter about the benefits you’re offered as a UT employee.

This issue covers a variety of topics such as questions employees have about pay, campus-specific benefits and the 2017 President’s Award winners. We’ve also included reminders about the 2017 Partnership Promise, such as how to complete your biometric screening and how to participate in the new coaching system, if you are called.

I hope you find these stories helpful and encourage you to share comments and suggestions by emailing us at

Linda Hendricks Harig
UT System Vice President for Human Resources

In the Spring Issue

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Pay: Everything You Want to Know

Everything You Wanted to Know About Pay

Pay can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially with your supervisor. To help, we’ve asked employees from different UT campuses and institutes what questions they have about pay.

Learn the answers to common questions about pay at UT
or Take our Pay Quiz to test your knowledge

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Partnership Promise: Disease and Case Management Coaching

Partnership Promise members may be required to participate in disease management or case management health coaching in 2017.
Find out more about coaching

Biometric Screening

Partnership Promise: Disease and Case Management Coaching

Are you a member of the 2017 Partnership Promise? If so, don’t forget that your biometric health screening must be completed by July 15.
Find out more about screening

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Code of Conduct: Check the Code

UT’s Code of Conduct is intended to facilitate a workplace culture that promotes responsible behavior, from understanding ethical behavior in the workplace to knowing your responsibility to report suspected violations as a UT employee.
Check the Code

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Report Misconduct and other Concerns

Several reporting options are available, including the new UT Compliance Hotline—an independent, third-party resource for anonymously reporting concerns by phone or online. For purposes of the compliance hotline, the term “misconduct” means fraud, waste, abuse or non-compliance with laws or University policies.

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Attention Empower Retirement Hybrid Members

If you were hired after July 1, 2014, you may still need to add a beneficiary to your retirement plan. Follow these steps to add/change your beneficiary information.

UT ROAD TRIP: Fruits of the Backyard

Have you ever wanted to get rid of those pesky weeds in your yard? What about the annoying insects? Curious to know your soil’s pH level? The 9th annual Fruits of the Backyard Field Day, scheduled for June 13 at the Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center in Spring Hill, will allow gardeners to find out what is happening in their backyards.
Find out more about this event

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Learn how to be a more effective person through one of the most popular training programs worldwide.
Next Training is May 24-25

President's Award

2017 President’s Award Winners

From establishing a foot clinic for the homeless to developing a novel treatment for dissolving blood clots, the four faculty and staff winners of the 2017 University of Tennessee President’s Awards are using their talents to impact lives across the state and beyond.
Learn about each honoree