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Annual Campus Chemical Inventory Campaign is Underway

ChemInv

It is time to update chemical inventories on campus. If you use or store hazardous materials and have never submitted an inventory, visit the Environmental Health and Safety website for more information and guidance. If you have submitted an inventory in the past, please watch your e-mail for instructions for reporting your 2015 inventory.

Faculty Asked to Complete COACHE Survey

All tenured and nontenured instructional faculty will receive the COACHE workplace satisfaction survey to complete next week. Administered every three years, the survey is part of the university’s participation in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Faculty will receive the survey via an email from COACHE.

Lucal Named Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Mary-Lucal

Mary Lucal has been named interim assistant vice chancellor for human resources effective February 1. In her interim role, Lucal will provide leadership for the Knoxville campus HR team and continue the work of the HR Work Group. Assistant Vice Chancellor Dan Berryman recently announced his resignation effective January 30 to assume the role of vice chancellor of human resources for the Pima Community College District in Tucson, Arizona. A national search for a permanent replacement will begin in March.

Enhanced Effort Certification Reporting Interface

Monthly employees who are paid on sponsored projects are required to certify their effort, either through IRIS or the web application. An improved interface will soon be available for persons who certify their effort on the web.