Staff Stuff News

Safe Zone Training for Faculty and Staff Set for Spring Semester

Two Safe Zone training sessions have been set this spring for faculty and staff. Safe Zone is a voluntary network of faculty, staff, and students who believe that every member of the community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in a safe and open environment.

Electronic Prepayment of Conference Registrations

In keeping with efforts to save paper and improve efficiency, the Office of the Treasurer has developed an electronic process for the prepayment of conference registrations. The same form and supporting documents or invoices are still required. However, instead of submitting paper documents to the Office of the Treasurer, these must be scanned and routed electronically through IRIS.

Spring Issue of ‘Training Pages’ Now Available

The newest issue of Employee and Organizational Development’s employee course catalog “Training Pages” is now available online with course listings for January through June. Registration is now open.

New Employees to be E-Verified

As of January 1, the University of Tennessee is required to “E-Verify” all new employees. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States.

UT Bookstore Holiday Sale for Faculty and Staff

Still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Tennessee fan? Beginning today the UT Bookstore is offering a 30 percent discount to UT Knoxville faculty and staff. The discount applies to UT gifts and apparel (some exclusions apply) and to selected general books. The discount does not apply to text books.

Building Temperatures Adjusted for Winter Break Energy Savings

Now that the fall semester has ended, the campus has a tremendous opportunity to reduce energy consumption and utility costs. Facilities Services has set back or turned off heating and cooling systems in campus spaces that do not house research laboratories, animal care facilities, server rooms, or other temperature-sensitive operations.

Have a Greener Holiday: Fun Sustainability Tips from UT Knoxville Faculty and Staff

Mary Anne Hoskins from the College of Arts and Sciences and Alisa Meador from the Programs Abroad Office offer green tips to the help you save time, money, and energy during the holiday season. Scaling back on your holiday shopping and having your Christmas tree mulched are two ways you can lessen your holiday’s impact on the environment.

UT’s Power Down Pledge Adds Hundreds of Signatures

In the past two weeks the Switch Your Thinking Power Down Pledge Tree has been making the rounds to various buildings on the UT Knoxville campus. The tree is an effort by the UT Office of Sustainability to encourage the campus community to save energy.