News Category: diversity

UT renews commitment to historically underutilized businesses in vendor-focused advocacy event

AVP Roy Anasagasti addressing the HUB conference
Aug. 8, 2022

In the first in-person event hosted by Procurement and Payment Services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Vice President Darrell Bazzell and Assistant Vice President of Procurement and Payment Services Roy Anasagasti renewed the university’s commitment to providing contract opportunities to the state’s historically underutilized businesses (HUBs).

Celebrating Winners of the 2022 FAS Core Values Awards

FAS 2022 Awards
June 30, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

When we launched the FAS Core Values Awards program back in May, it was with the intent of honoring our colleagues who exemplify our FAS Core Values of Diversity, Innovation, Integrity, Service, Stewardship, and Teamwork as we work towards strategic planning for FAS that will inform future awards.

Celebrating Winners of the 2022 FAS Core Values Awards

FAS 2022 Awards
June 29, 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 FAS Core Values Awards!

June 30 - You’re Invited to the FAS Employee Appreciation Celebration

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June 23, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,  

Please take some time and join me on June 30 to celebrate your contributions and reward yourself by participating in the FAS Employee Appreciation festivities.

FAS Appreciation Event less than 2 weeks away

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June 17, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

The FAS Appreciation Event is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to seeing you in person.

FAS Commencement efforts demonstrate FAS Core Values, university pride, and dedication to students

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June 13, 2022

During commencement congratulatory cheers, proud smiles, and encouraging words are shared by many across campus, but these sentiments of praise are not just for graduates. Behind the scenes, FAS employees celebrate what they’ve accomplished to make the annual commencement ceremony memorable for students, families, friends, and the rest of the campus community.

Save the Date: Employee Appreciation Day

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May 24, 2022

Please join FAS Leadership as they show their appreciation to all FAS employees at this come-and-go, interactive event featuring an assortment of entertaining activities. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP is required, but please hold this time on your work calendars to ensure you will be free to attend. More event details will be forthcoming.

Language Services Pilot program aimed at making FAS workplace more inclusive

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May 16, 2022

According to the American Community Survey (ASC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2019, more than 35% of Texas residents were speakers of a non-English language (higher than the national average of 22%). That life experience is reflected in Financial and Administrative Service’s (FAS) multilingual workforce and customer base, and for some staff and customers, being able to communicate at work in a language they easily understand can be a challenge. To start addressing this linguistic need, FAS recently launched a translation and transcription pilot program as a complement to the use of Google Translate on the portfolio’s webpages.

FAS Core Values Awards

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May 9, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

As I mentioned in my recent email about the university’s 10-year strategic plan, there is room within the plan for all of us to make a difference, and we in FAS, as individuals, will be recipients of positive changes to come. One aspect of the plan calls for us to honor and recognize staff achievements more frequently and clearly.

What the UT Strategic Plan Means for FAS

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May 4, 2022

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

This week President Jay Hartzell officially released the university’s 10-year strategic plan titled “Change Starts Here: UT’s Strategic Plan to Increase Impact” with the goal of becoming the highest impact public university in the world.