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Commitment, teamwork for safe fall semester operations

August 13, 2020

Dear FAS Colleagues,

Summer has always been a busy time for us, and this year was no exception. Although we will have fewer students, staff, and faculty on campus this fall, our work is more critical now than ever before given our additional due diligence in preparing the university for learning, working, and living during this pandemic.


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Occupational Health Program aims to keep staff safe, slow spread of COVID-19

August 11, 2020

The Occupational Health Program (OHP) is one of three programs under the Human Resources HealthPoint umbrella with a small team known for its health risk assessments, screenings and vaccinations, treatment and management of work-related injuries and illnesses, and fitness for duty consultations. In recent months, however, OHP’s focus has shifted to addressing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.


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Facilities Services applies teamwork and integrity to serving campus

August 7, 2020

In this video interview with Financial and Administrative Services Media Manager Veronica Trevino, Facilities Services Director Darren Hale talks about how his team of nearly 800 staff have demonstrated service, teamwork and integrity as they have operated and maintained the physical environment


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HealthPoint uses innovation and teamwork to participate in the Health and Lifestyle Expo

August 7, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to limit in-person events on campus, HealthPoint faced multiple challenges to participating in the annual Health and Lifestyle Expo sponsored by UT Recreational Sports (RecSports).


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UTPD awarded Accreditation with Excellence

August 6, 2020

Assistant Vice President for Campus Security and Chief of Police David Carter recently announced the University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) was awarded Accreditation with Excellence on July 30 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®).


A University Health Services staff member tests for COVID-19 at the 27th Street Garage.

FAS departments partner with other UT units to transform COVID-19 testing sites

July 24, 2020

Teamwork among FAS departments and University Health Services (UHS) recently transformed a UHS COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing sight into a safer and more comfortable environment for UHS staff and individuals being tested.