Partners for Health Wellness Program
By activating your wellness program account, you can get access to a health assessment, coaching support, a weight management program and many other online resources.
To get started, log on to www.myactivehealth.com/wellnesstn. If you are a new user, click on the Create An Account link and follow the steps to register. You will need to have your eight-digit Edison ID, which can be found on your or your spouse’s Caremark card.
Also In the Spring 2019 Issue:
System HR Update
With the official arrival of spring, I recently took some time to do some spring cleaning in my Knoxville office. While going through some old notebooks, I ran across a comment that I jotted down during a meeting a few years ago with the late David Millhorn, former UT senior vice president emeritus, who passed away in 2017. He said, “In Tennessee, we’re not braggers. We are doers. We’re always better than we say.”
Hiring Processes and Reference Checks
Reference checks are an important part of the hiring process. They are used to verify a candidate’s employment history and to confirm basic experiences and accomplishments. Reference checks also allow interviewers to identify ‘gray areas’ from the candidate’s resume or from their interview or employment history.
Improvement of processes, classifications and pay structures continue as part of a system-wide compensation project. Phase 2, finalizing the “job families,” and phase 3, “benchmarking,” are among top human resources priorities for 2019.
Becoming a Certified Administrative Professional
Becoming a certified administrative professional is a great way to show everyone how serious you are about your career. It displays your commitment to continually learning, and it proves that you can accomplish even the most challenging tasks.
UT Knoxville Awarded Healthier Tennessee Campus of the Year
UT Knoxville was named the Campus of the Year by the Healthier Tennessee Initiative. This is the highest honor given to a campus community participating in the Healthier Tennessee program.
The program, founded by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, strives to increase physical activity, promote healthier diets and reduce tobacco usage in Tennessee communities.
Sick Leave Bank
What would happen if you had a major illness or injury and used all of your sick, annual, compensatory or personal leave? The sick leave bank may be able to help you cover the additional time you may need without having to go on leave without pay.
Code of Conduct: What would you do?
The Code of Conduct explicitly states that anyone who reports his or her concern is protected from retaliation. Everyone should take an active role in helping UT maintain the best work environment possible.
Favorite Springtime Activities Across the Campuses
With hibernation season at an end, many UT faculty and staff may be looking for opportunities to branch out from a worn winter routine. Here are a few activities that may activate spring mode and carry into summer.
2019 President’s Awards
Five outstanding UT employees were honored with President’s Awards at a luncheon on March 14 in Nashville. President’s Awards are the highest honor a UT employee can receive from the University and are intended to spotlight success and inspire excellence.