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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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Becoming a Certified Administrative Professional

Becoming a certified administrative professional is a great way to show everyone how serious you are about your career. It displays your commitment to continuous learning, and it proves that you can accomplish even the most challenging tasks. The certified administrative professional is a National Commission for Certifying Agencies-accredited certification designed for the administrative professional. … Continued

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Sick Leave Bank

What would happen if you had a major illness or injury and used all of your sick, annual, compensatory or personal leave? The sick leave bank may be able to help you cover additional time you may need without having to go on Leave without pay.  The sick leave banks at each campus and institute … Continued

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UT Knoxville Awarded Healthier Tennessee Campus of the Year

UT Knoxville was named the Campus of the Year by the Healthier Tennessee Initiative. This is the highest honor given to a campus community participating in the Healthier Tennessee program. The program, founded by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, strives to increase physical activity, promote healthier diets and reduce tobacco usage in Tennessee … Continued

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Code of Conduct

What would you do? Let’s suppose that you encounter one of the following situations: You observe a practice that you suspect poses a conflict of interest, but you’re not 100 percent certain that there is a problem. You learn through a second-hand source that someone has accessed confidential information they were not authorized to access. … Continued

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Hiring Processes and Reference Checks

Reference checks are an important part of the hiring process. They are used to verify a candidate’s employment history and to confirm basic experiences and accomplishments. Reference checks also allow interviewers to identify ‘gray areas’ from the candidate’s resume or from their interview or employment history. Human Resources policy requires that references are checked and … Continued

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Partners for Health Wellness Program

By activating your wellness program account, you can get access to a health assessment, coaching support, a weight management program and many other online resources.  To get started, log on to www.myactivehealth.com/wellnesstn. If you are a new user, click on the Create An Account link and follow the steps to register. You will need to … Continued

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Favorite Springtime Activities Across the Campuses

With hibernation season at an end, many UT faculty and staff may be looking for opportunities to branch out from a worn winter routine. Here are a few activities that may activate spring mode and carry into summer.  UT Knoxville The Clarence Brown Theatre performs a handful of captivating productions each year. UT Knoxville faculty … Continued

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