Human Resources News

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.

Peccolo Named Send Roses Recipient

Dulcie Peccolo, director of student services in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, always has an open door to others and is known for going above and beyond the call of duty. Because of her dedication and willingness to help others, the UT Positive Recognition Committee has named Dulcie as November’s Send Roses recipient.

Fund strives to encourage faculty, staff influence on diversity

The Access and Diversity Staff Retention Fund is taking a proactive role in helping UT employees expand their cultural awareness. The fund gives monetary assistance to any Knoxville-area system, Ag campus or UT Knoxville staff or faculty employee interested in attending a program on diversity. These programs include national seminars and conferences relating to diversity and multicultural themes.