System HR Update — Fall 2019

One of the most frequent questions that I’m asked in my administrative capacity by individuals outside of the University of Tennessee is, “What do you like most about working at UT?” My response always includes something about the amazing people who work here and serving within an organization where there is always something meaningful to … Continued

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UT President Announces One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants

University of Tennessee System Interim President Randy Boyd has announced the creation of One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants to foster collaboration and innovation in three key areas – student success, research and outreach and engagement. “Thanks to better than expected returns on investments last year, we are able to create a one-time opportunity for … Continued

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Compensation Update

The System-wide compensation project is in the final stages. Implementation of the new market-relevant structure and job family classification system is planned for 2020. We continue to finalize the job families and appreciate all the feedback that has been submitted thus far. Many of the job family drafts have been updated and are available for … Continued

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UT System Hires New E-Learning Training Coordinator

The Employee and Organizational Development (EOD) Office welcomed Dylan Siebert as its new e-learning training coordinator in August 2019. Prior to his current role, Siebert held positions in training and development and learning management system administration in the consumer-packaged goods and healthcare industries. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in economics from the University of … Continued

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Family Medical Leave

Effective July 1, 2019, all Knoxville-area employees, including those with the UT Institute of Agriculture, UT Institute for Public Service, UT Knoxville and UT System, must provide medical certification for family and medical leave requests regarding a serious health condition of the employee or a covered family member to ensure consistency among all UT employees … Continued

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Doing the Right Thing

According to the most recent National Business Ethics Survey: 45 percent of US workers have observed wrongdoing 65 percent of those who witnessed wrongdoing reported it 46 percent of those who observed wrongdoing but chose not to report it cited fear of retaliation as the reason Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe that reporting wrongdoing is … Continued

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How to Protect Yourself from the Flu

Pharmacist Chasity M. Shelton, a certified trainer for the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Certificate Program, shared her best insights for fighting the flu in Tennessee. She works with University Health Services at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis to coordinate the annual campus-wide influenza vaccination event, Flu Fighters, along with students from UTHSC … Continued

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Across the State

IPS UT’s Institute for Public Service Rebrands The UT Institute for Public Service officially launched its new rebranding during the IPS Annual Conference on Aug. 13-15 in Memphis, Tennessee. The marketing strategic planning team recommended rebranding so IPS and its six agencies can present a consistent look as they continue to build awareness for the … Continued

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Health Insurance

Open Enrollment From Sept. 30 through Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. CDT, all regular employees working at least 75 percent time will have the opportunity to sign up and make changes to health, dental and vision insurance as part of the state of Tennessee’s open enrollment period. Employees will also have the opportunity to make … Continued

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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 … Continued

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