Human Resources News

Lucal Named Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

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.

Have You Taken the Survey Yet?

The 2014 Employee Engagement Survey is well underway and the UT Space Institute and UT Foundation are leading the state for participation rates.

Employee Engagement Survey Underway

All UT employees who work at least 50 percent time should have received an e-mail invitation on Monday to take the 2014 Employee Engagement Survey.

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.

Changes to Retirement Plans for New Hires Take Effect July 2014

Some large-scale changes to the retirement plans administered by the State of Tennessee and offered to UT employees will take effect on July 1. The changes will not impact existing UT employees. But all faculty and staff involved in recruiting and hiring new employees should understand the changes.