UT System News

UT Institute for Public Service Prepares for Off-Campus Move

The UT System’s Knoxville footprint is growing to include the Mechanicsville area with the relocation of the UT Institute for Public Service. Sixty-five people who work in IPS Knoxville offices will move into a building, previously occupied by state of Tennessee employees, at 1610 University Avenue beginning Monday.

Introducing UT Market Place: A New Way to Purchase Office Supplies


The Office of Procurement Services is launching a new e-procurement system. UT Market Place allows users to order office supplies from companies like Staples, American Paper and Twine, Grainger, Home Depot, and more using a single sign-in and shopping cart.

UT, TN Press Association Announce Winners of 75th Annual Newspaper Contest

Newspaper writers, editors, designers, and publishers won top awards Thursday, July 16, in the Tennessee Press Association’s 2015 newspaper contest, co-sponsored by UT. The event was held in conjunction with the press association’s summer convention, held this year in Knoxville.

Employee Engagement Survey Wraps Up This Week

There are just a few days left to complete UT’s employee engagement survey. The statewide survey wraps up on Tuesday, November 15. Response rates are at 44 percent across the UT system and at 43 percent on the Knoxville campus. This is a great response rate, but there is still time to get those numbers higher.

Employee Satisfaction Survey Under Way Across the State

By now, many Knoxville-area UT employees have received an e-mail or paper survey for the system-wide employee satisfaction survey. The UT system is overseeing the confidential survey, which is designed to gauge your opinions and needs in areas such as pay, benefits, job satisfaction, professional development, performance evaluation, leadership, and communication. The survey is open through November 15.

Reception for UT President-elect Joe DiPietro on Friday

University of Tennessee faculty, staff and students are invited to join UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and other campus administrators in a reception welcoming UT President-elect Joe DiPietro at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the Haslam Business Building Atrium. Light refreshments will be served.

UT’s Board of Trustees elected DiPietro as the 24th president of the university system at their annual fall meeting on Friday, Oct. 22. He will take office in January, replacing Jan Simek, who has served as interim president since 2009.