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.
Human Resources News
“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.
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.
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.
UT employees who take advantage of State of Tennessee group medical insurance coverage will notice some changes in their premiums in the coming months. At its last meeting, the State Insurance Committee approved both a six percent increase to medical premiums, as well as two medical premium holidays — two months for which no premium will be due.