Faculty & Staff News

Bring the Family to This Year’s VOLoween Event

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Faculty, staff, and their families are invited to attend the annual VOLoween event, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, at the Neyland-Thompson Center indoor practice field at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Johnny Majors Drive. There will be games and trick-or-treating fun for the entire family, sponsored by UT Athletics.

Chancellor Hosts Open Office Hours on October 28

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Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek will hold open office hours from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28. Chancellor Cheek holds open office hours several times each semester to provide faculty and staff the opportunity to share ideas, thoughts, and questions.

UT to Celebrate Sustainability Day October 23

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On October 23, the campus will celebrate Sustainability Day, a showcase of the sustainable initiatives taking place in and around campus and the Knoxville community.

Have a Question? Ask the Human Resources Call Center

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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.

Great Central US ShakeOut 2014

Did you know that East Tennessee is one of the most active seismic zones in the country? This morning more than 2.6 million people participated in The Great Central US ShakeOut to encourage earthquake preparedness. As part of the ShakeOut, the Office of Emergency Management urges you to take a moment to learn what to do should an earthquake impact campus.

Facilities Services Team Meetings Provide Valuable Insight

In its first year, a Facilities Services employee involvement program has been a valuable resource. In the fall of 2013, Facilities Operations Director Bob Caudill created Process Improvement Team (PIT) crews for the division’s Building Services group. The idea behind the creation of PIT crews was twofold—to give employees a platform to speak their minds about day-to-day operations and to gain vital insights from team members.