UTIA Stays Connected During COVID-19

Throughout working from home much of the past year, UTIA, its 95 Extension offices and 10 AgResearch Centers across the state have placed high priority on remaining safely connected. Efforts to keep employees informed, engaged and supported have allowed UTIA to move forward together, while still maintaining a strong connection with the millions of Tennesseans … Continued

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UT Launches Newly Reimagined Presidential Committee, IDE

Moving into a new decade, the University of Tennessee System realizes the importance of being nimble and flexible in order to engage students, faculty and staff in meaningful ways. On Oct. 23, the UT Board of Trustees reaffirmed the University’s standing diversity statement. This reaffirmation clarifies the intent and opportunity of UT to foster campus … Continued

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UT Space Institute Moving Employees Forward Together

UT Space Institute’s Interim Executive Director James Simonton expressed that UTSI employees would return to campus full-time on March 15, following a year-long stint of teleworking since March 2020. Prior to return, all supervisors and department heads were informed that they were expected to reiterate to employees that returning to work would entail proper CDC … Continued

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IPS Launches Permanent Remote Work Arrangement

Shortly before COVID-19 turned the world upside down and changed the way many do business, the Institute for Public Service partnered with Baskin Strategies to study workforce flexibility across the institute. IPS initiated the study following employee engagement feedback asking for remote work arrangements to eliminate long commutes and avoid costly and limited parking in … Continued

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UT Knoxville Prevents the Spread of COVID-19, Supports Employees

At UT Knoxville, one of our missions is to educate students. Our employees are a critical part of that effort. For the past year, we have all navigated this pandemic together, and we will continue to move forward together. The university is working to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the campus community in an effort to … Continued

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UTHSC Protects Campus, Community

The UT Health Science Center has stood at the forefront of the local and state response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to keep the public safe. In many ways, the university’s efforts to keep the campus community safe have mirrored the local and state response. When UTHSC led the establishment of Memphis’ first drive-through … Continued

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UT Chattanooga Provides Ongoing Mental Health Resources for Employees

The UT Chattanooga Human Resources department recognizes the need for more online resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of all University employees. Since March 2020, the department has hosted more than 20 webinars and online sessions for staff and managers, providing support and highlighting several useful tools focused on recognizing and coping with … Continued

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Dear UT System Employees

Greetings from UT System Human Resources! As we move “Together, Forward” in preparation of our return to workplace beginning June 1, 2021, we are excited to present this issue as an additional resource to help navigate a safe and productive process for returning to our offices and in-person interactions. It is critical that we emphasize … Continued

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Updates from UT System Human Resources

The Quarterly EXM Survey, What You Need to Know The Employee Experience Monitor (EXM) survey, distributed quarterly to all regular employees by McLean and Company, plays a vital role in providing regular feedback to UT System Human Resources. The one-question survey asks, “How likely are you to recommend the University of Tennessee to a qualified … Continued

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