Human Resources News

Group Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Friday, Oct. 15

The State of Tennessee health insurance annual and open enrollment period for calendar year 2011 coverage ends Friday, Oct. 15. For employees in the Knoxville area, completed forms must be returned to the payroll office at P115 Andy Holt Tower prior to 5 p.m. on that day. Employees may also enroll using the Edison Employee Self Service feature.

Come to the 2010 Autumn in Knoxville Fall Festival

The 33rd annual Autumn in Knoxville fall festival is right around the corner. Linda Hendricks, vice president of Human Resources and chief human resources officer, invites each of you to join in a day of fun and camaraderie on Friday, Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the TRECS complex on the Knoxville campus.

946-CARE Hotline Opens to Employees Monday

Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, UT Knoxville-area faculty and staff will have a new service at their fingertips which will help maintain a safe and healthy environment for the UT community. The new 946-CARE hotline will offer an avenue for employees to share their concerns for themselves or others.

Nominate Someone for the Exempt Staff Council by June 30

The Exempt Staff Council is accepting nominations for representatives from several areas. The deadline to submit a nomination is Wednesday, June 30. You may nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the council, which is composed of elected representatives from each administrative unit based on the number of exempt staff positions within each unit.

Employee Relations Advisory Board June Meeting

“Quarterly, I meet with the UT Employee Relations Advisory Board to address concerns from UT employees,” Interim President Jan Simek said after the ERAB June meeting. “As you know, the ERAB is a statewide group of employees elected to represent you by voicing your concerns during these meetings.”

Changes to State’s Pharmacy Network

University of Tennessee Director of Payroll Rob Chance addresses changes in the pharmacy network for employees participating in the State of Tennessee Group Health Insurance Program.

College of Business to Host International HR Conference

More than 350 scholars, practitioners and students from universities across the world will be coming to UT Knoxville this week for the Academy of Human Resource Development’s (AHRD) 18th annual International Research Conference in the Americas. Michael Lane Morris, Reagan Faculty Scholar in the Department of Management, is the current AHRD president.