President Joe DiPietro Gives Third State of the University Address

In his third State of the University address on Feb. 28, UT President Joe DiPietro announced the University’s plan to tackle the opioid crisis in Tennessee. “It’s exactly the kind of challenge that land-grant, research universities are made to take on,” DiPietro said during his speech before a crowd of UT leaders, government officials and … Continued


Progress Update: 2014 Employee Engagement Survey

Almost a year has passed since the November 2014 employee engagement survey, but hardly a week goes by that Mary Lucal isn’t thinking about your feedback. She’s one of more than 50 staff and faculty members serving on work culture improvement teams at each campus and institute tasked with recommending new approaches, programs and ideas … Continued


Take Advantage of Free, Confidential Counseling Services

Whether you may be experiencing divorce, loss of a loved one, financial crisis, or other personal issues, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to you. The program provides free, confidential counseling to help employees and family members in times of need. All regular UT employees working 75 percent time or more and their spouses … Continued


Have a Question? Ask the Human Resources Call Center

On average, phones in the Human Resources Call Center ring about 20,000 times a year—or seventy-seven times a day—and callers frequently have questions about benefits, retirement, policies, and employment. Dan Trentham leads the center, and chances are he’ll be the one who answers when you call. Following are parts of a discussion with Dan to see what it’s … Continued