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.
Human Resources News
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
The newest issue of Employee and Organizational Development’s employee course catalog “Training Pages” is now available online with course listings for July through December.
If you participate in the Tennessee Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and you have not yet taken action in response to the changes made by the State of Tennessee, several key meetings and deadlines are set for week.
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.
Two new ombudspersons will begin mediating disputes for faculty and staff at UT Knoxville on Jan. 1. The faculty ombudsperson will be Bill Nugent; the staff ombudsperson will be Elaine Wynn.