Responsible Reporting of Suspected Policy Violations and University Response

Maintaining and developing an ethical work environment that protects and supports UT employees depends on communicating policy violation concerns to the proper University officials so that corrective actions can be taken. The UT Code of Conduct is intended to assist employees and their departments in creating a responsible and ethical workplace. It outlines the basic … Continued

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Job Families: Aligning Jobs That Fit Together

Several factors contribute to offering fair and competitive pay, and work continues to improve processes, classifications and pay structures. Among top HR priorities for 2018 are reviewing and revising “job families”—phase 2 of a compensation project that began last year.  Job families are groupings of levels within roles that have similar job duties/responsibilities and require … Continued

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Uncle Sam Wants You: To Understand Tax Reform

Following passage of federal tax reform legislation in December 2017, all employees are encouraged to review their tax withholding amounts to avoid having too much or too little taken from their paychecks based on the new rates and tax brackets. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encourages all employees to check their withholding amounts, especially the … Continued

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System HR Update

With 2018 well underway and hints of spring in the air, UT campuses, institutes and system offices are abuzz with activity, and it has been my privilege to provide executive support to our UT System Office of Human Resources since the retirement of Linda Harig as vice president. Working more closely with our campus and … Continued

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When April Showers Bring May Allergies

by Lauren Hood Spring is a season of warm sunshine, blooming dogwoods and pastel colors. For some people, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. They shake off the layers of cold winter coats and welcome the warm, fresh air that comes with springtime. For other people, spring means headaches, sneezing and itchy throats. … Continued

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Quiz: 50 Years of the UT System

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the UT system. Established in 1968, the UT system is the state’s land-grant, higher education institution. Through the combined force of its education, research, and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and citizens statewide. Test your UT knowledge with this quiz! 1.) What was … Continued

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Four UT Employees Honored with President’s Awards

NASHVILLE — Four extraordinary UT employees were honored with President’s Awards at a luncheon just for them on Feb. 28 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. The four awards recognize outstanding contributions in the areas of … Continued

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Make Your Wellness A Priority

UT understands the importance of helping employees live healthy and balanced lives and is committed to promoting a culture of wellness—physical and mental—and to providing support and resources. Affordable and easy access to on-site campus recreation centers is an added benefit for being a UT employee. Each campus offers free or discounted memberships to its … Continued

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“Everywhere You Look, UT.”

Last month, the UT System Office of Communications and Marketing launched a system-wide marketing campaign themed, “Everywhere You Look UT.” The campaign is intended to increase recognition and awareness of the statewide, connected nature of the UT system and its value to the state; and to grow internal and external support for the UT system … Continued

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President Joe DiPietro Gives Third State of the University Address

In his third State of the University address on Feb. 28, UT President Joe DiPietro announced the University’s plan to tackle the opioid crisis in Tennessee. “It’s exactly the kind of challenge that land-grant, research universities are made to take on,” DiPietro said during his speech before a crowd of UT leaders, government officials and … Continued

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