UTHSC Diversity Certificate Conference

On March 9 and 10, the UT Health Science Center hosted its second Diversity Certificate Conference, which seeks to foster and sustain the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and administration through recruitment, development, support and mentorship of those groups within the entire institution. This conference also offers an opportunity for participants to gain knowledge … Continued

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Dear UT System Employees

It has been nearly five months since I joined the team in January 2020. This time has been both exciting and tumultuous with the arrival of all things COVID-19. This global pandemic has truly tested our endurance as a UT System, and I am happy to report a passing grade for our ability to pull … Continued

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New Programs Equip University Leaders to Build Culture of Belonging

by Tyra Haag For the past eight months, the UT Knoxville’s Human Resources, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Engagement, has conducted two new diversity programs for leaders, both employing a new assessment tool. “We want to equip the university’s leaders—both existing and developing—with the competencies and thoughtfulness to build an atmosphere of … Continued

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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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