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UT Austin launches new Wellness Time Off program

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Nov. 28, 2022

Being one of the world’s premiere places to work involves looking after employees’ health and wellness, something The University of Texas at Austin has taken a step further with the launch of its newest employee benefits program. Earlier this month, UT Austin rolled out its Wellness Time Off program to support the overall well-being of the university’s leave-eligible employees.

My departure from the university and other organizational changes

Darrell Bazzell
Nov. 16, 2022

Later today, you will receive a message from President Jay Hartzell announcing my decision to leave the university. Coupled with this message will be the announcement that the Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) team, previously reporting to David Darling, will transition to the Business Strategies and Operations portfolio to be led by Jim Davis in his new role as Vice President for Business Strategies and Operations.

UT Austin again earns global recognition for sustainability efforts

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Nov. 14, 2022

As The University of Texas at Austin continues its work toward a greener campus, it is being globally recognized for its efforts. 

Diversity & Inclusion Highlight: Facilities Services Add Evening Time Slots and Live Interpretation at Team Meetings

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Nov. 1, 2022

Facilities Services (FS) has practiced diversity and inclusion in their daily work in many different ways. At their June 2022 all hands meeting they incorporated new practices to add to their efforts which they plan to continue.

Announcing Justin Pickens as Director of the Budget Office Services

Justin Pickens
Oct. 31, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Justin Pickens has accepted the role of Budget Director effective 12/1/2022.

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Announcing Heather Hanna as Executive Director for Enterprise Business IT Solutions

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Sept. 29, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Heather Hanna has been appointed as the Executive Director for Enterprise Business IT Solutions (eBITS) effective October 1, 2022.

New Vice President Role for People and Talent

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Sept. 19, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

Today, President Jay Hartzell is announcing the creation of a new role, Vice President for People & Talent, who will report to the president and will help the university reimagine our approach to people and talent management. This new leadership role will focus on increasing the university’s competitiveness as an employer and ensure the university becomes a top destination for talent.

Continuing Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs)

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Sept. 16, 2022

Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs) predate the COVID-19 pandemic and have long been a powerful business strategy that promotes worker retention, morale, and productivity.

Announcing UT Works Project to Replace FAMIS and WORQS

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Sept. 12, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

I am excited to announce the launch of UT Works, a new project that will allow us to better manage our physical spaces, improve the delivery of mission-critical services, and streamline our workflows across the Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) portfolio. This new project will transform many of our business processes and strengthen our technical tools that will support the university’s future growth.