Dear UT System Employees

Resources! We are excited about this issue of For Your Benefit, which promises to provide you timely information regarding open enrollment, any potential changes in our healthcare benefit plan offerings and general updates from the UT System. We are especially excited to introduce new additions to our UT System HR team and our ongoing HR … Continued

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Get Your Flu Shot

There are multiple local locations where you can receive your 2020 flu shot. Andy Holt Tower – Oct. 12 (for System employees only) UT College of Veterinary Medicine – Oct. 21 Costco offers flu shots even if you don’t have health insurance, and you don’t have to be a Costco member to receive the vaccination.  … Continued

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UT Chattanooga Safety and Wellbeing Resources

by Sarah Joyner CHATTANOOGA – Since the start of 2020, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has ramped up resources to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the campus community. The UTC CARE (Case Assessment, Review and Evaluation) Team has become a vital resource, acting as liaison between students in need and the campus services available … Continued

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UTHSC Hosts Community Dialogue on Structural Racism

  MEMPHIS – In June 2020, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted a free, virtual community dialogue titled, “Why Aren’t We All Mad? A Dialogue on Racism in the Health Care System.”  More than 400 people joined Zoom for the dialogue to better understand the role of the … Continued

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Annual Enrollment 2020-2021

Each year, annual enrollment is your chance to choose benefits or make benefit changes that will be effective the following Jan. 1. The annual enrollment period for state and higher education employees is Oct. 1 – Oct. 16. Even if you don’t make changes during annual enrollment, it’s good to review your enrollment selections each year.

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Compassion, Flexibility and Creativity During a Pandemic

  by Tyra Haag Pandemic KNOXVILLE – Compassion. Flexibility. Creativity. Those are the three principles UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman has used to lead the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when everyone is under additional stress and uncertainly, providing resources to help faculty and staff cope during the pandemic is especially important.  … Continued

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IPS: A Place Where All Can Thrive

UT’s Institute for Public Service realizes its unique role in serving Tennesseans, and it is committed to doing so despite the many challenges the country is facing.  With increasing racial tensions, IPS Vice President Herb Byrd III reminded employees of their role in promoting diversity throughout the Institute as well as the state. “We have … Continued

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Training Employees and Students at UTSI

TULLAHOMA – The UT Space Institute has worked diligently to keep its campus and research facilities healthy and safe for personnel and to work against racism. Human resources delivered a self-observation questionnaire and self-isolation form to all employees to help ensure employees know when it is safe for them to return to campus or if … Continued

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UTIA Takes Action Against Racism Through New Council and Director

The UT Institute of Agriculture is committed to a unified, integrated approach to enhancing diversity and inclusion throughout the institute. As a result, a new UTIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council has been formed that will include representation from all departments and units.  This standing council will have rotating membership to ensure that all aspects … Continued

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UT Martin Continues to Make Campus Safe and Inclusive

by Sarah Knapp MARTIN – From the renewed fight against racism to a worldwide pandemic threatening the health and welfare of people everywhere, UT Martin has continued to serve its students, faculty, staff and community through its dedication to safety and inclusion.  “The University of Tennessee at Martin condemns racism, threats or violence of any … Continued

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