Two new ombudspersons will begin mediating disputes for faculty and staff at UT Knoxville on Jan. 1. The faculty ombudsperson will be Bill Nugent; the staff ombudsperson will be Elaine Wynn.
Dulcie Peccolo, director of student services in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, always has an open door to others and is known for going above and beyond the call of duty. Because of her dedication and willingness to help others, the UT Positive Recognition Committee has named Dulcie as November’s Send Roses
The Access and Diversity Staff Retention Fund is taking a proactive role in helping UT employees expand their cultural awareness. The fund gives monetary assistance to any Knoxville-area system, Ag campus or UT Knoxville staff or faculty employee interested in attending a program on diversity. These programs include national seminars and conferences relating to diversity
UT employees who take advantage of State of Tennessee group medical insurance coverage will notice some changes in their premiums in the coming months. At its last meeting, the State Insurance Committee approved both a six percent increase to medical premiums, as well as two medical premium holidays — two months for which no premium
I would like to encourage you to attend the annual Autumn Festival — a tribute to UT employees — from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow at TRECS. Due to weather concerns, all festival activities will be held indoors. This annual employee appreciation event hosted by Human Resources always draws several thousand staff and faculty.
UT employees who have health insurance through the state’s group insurance plans can now get vaccinations for seasonal flu, the H1N1 flu, and pneumonia at no charge. If you have already paid for your vaccination, you can submit appropriate receipts to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
Percy Fernandez West, associate director of the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center, always goes the extra mile and, according to colleagues, is “easy to work with and work for.” Because of his hard work and admirable work ethic, the UT Positive Recognition Committee named Percy July’s second Send Roses recipient.
After Aug. 1, university pay statements will only be available online. Read on for additional information on accessing your electronic statement and where to go with questions.
The following UT employees are the newest elected representatives to the Exempt Staff Council (ESC). The ESC, counterpart to the Faculty Senate and Employee Relations Councils, is a body elected by peers to represent nearly 1,200 exempt (administrative and professional) staff. Representatives serve a three-year term and can serve no more than two consecutive terms.
Two Send Roses recipients were celebrated in April, Patricia Wagoner and Heather Webb. There were no Send Roses recipients in January or February, and there will not be a May recipient either.
The Exempt Staff Council (ESC) is currently accepting nominations for officers. The ESC, counterpart to the Faculty Senate and Employee Relations Councils, is a body elected by peers to represent nearly 1,200 exempt (administrative and professional) staff. Representatives serve a three-year term and can serve no more than two consecutive terms.
UT’s Human Resource Management master’s degree program — designed for part-time and full-time working professionals in public, private and nonprofit organizations — will hold program orientation sessions for prospective students on April 14, April 21, May 19 and June 9.