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
Category: Workplace Essentials
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
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
By Bill Moles, director of institutional compliance According to the National Business Ethics Survey, 40 percent of employees who see misconduct never report it. One obstacle may be that some employees prefer to remain anonymous. At UT, we understand the need for anonymity when reporting misconduct. Complaints received by phone and online through the UT … Continued
By Julie Hunt, executive director of compensation Several factors contribute to offering fair and competitive pay, and work continues at UT to improve processes, classifications and pay structures. Among top HR priorities for 2018-19 are finalizing the “job families”—phase 2 of a compensation project that began last year and beginning “benchmarking” this fall for phase … Continued
by Alyssa Janssen Do you consider yourself to be effective at work? We like to think we’re 100 percent at the top of our game, but all of us have strengths and weaknesses that impact our work. Tweaking a few skills can help us get more done during the work day, and … Continued
What can we do to let our co-workers know our appreciation for them? Here are three ideas from some recent UT retirees.