News Category: human-resources

HR launches Alternative Flexible Work options for employees

Flexible Work
Aug. 23, 2021

A temporary Alternative Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) is available for employees with individuals residing in their household with certain immunocompromised medical conditions.

EAP offers mental health guidance series around COVID-19

EAPMental Health Video Series
Aug. 9, 2021

To help support the UT community through the transition of students and faculty returning to the classroom and the range of emotions and uncertainties associated with the pandemic, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselors created a Coming Back Together series of videos and handouts to encourage the community to come together with understanding and compassion.

Learning & Development introduces listeners to new ideas through “Make Me Love What You Do” podcast

Make Me Love What You Do
July 5, 2021

On June 20, 21, UT Learning & Development launched a pilot podcast, “Make Me Love What You Do,” an opportunity to hear about diverse individuals at the university and their contributions to the UT community. The first podcast featured Kate Biberdorf, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Natural Science’s Department of Chemistry known for her unique and compelling teaching style. “Make Me Love What You Do” podcasts are available at Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

EAP provides resources to support LGBTQIA+ colleagues in the workplace

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June 28, 2021

In a recent blog post, Jamie Justus, counselor in the HealthPoint Employee Assistance Program, discusses the fear and isolation that many people experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be magnified for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual, plus allies).

FAS units team up to make HRSS requests easier

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June 25, 2021

It is now easier than ever before to request services from FAS Human Resources Support Services (HRSS) thanks to the service portal developed in collaboration with Technology Resources (TRecs) and Information Technology Services (ITS) Campus Solutions. Development began in fall 2020, and the portal was launched on May 26, 2021, according to HRSS Director Angie Schoolar.

Learning & Development Director Emil Kresl explains why continuous learning is critical

Veronica Emil Interview
May 19, 2021

The UT Learning & Development team led by Director Emil Kresl works to foster what he describes as a community of learning for the campus community’s working professionals. In this interview with FAS Communications Media Manager Veronica Trevino, Kresl shares his thoughts about why continuous learning is critical to well-being. He also talks about how it is fundamental to running a healthy, innovative and productive organization and what he and his team are doing to promote and nurture a community of learning.

EAP shares neuroscience-based ideas for cultivating cohesive teams

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May 13, 2021

With her background as a therapist, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselor Amber Hunter-Crawford has had a longstanding interest in the connections between the mind and body and whether the human nervous system can help us in our everyday lives.

FAS offers new remote and flexible work resources

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Nov. 12, 2020

Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) staff and managers can find the latest resources for flexible and remote work under the Flexible and Remote Work tab on the Human Resources Support Services (HRSS) website. New and existing materials under the tab support workers and managers in assessing and establishing workplace options that support success for both staff and the business of the unit.

Environmental Health and Safety collaborates to help prevent spread of COVID-19

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Aug. 25, 2020

A team of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) staff members strives to prevent coronavirus transmission within the campus community while keeping campus operating. EHS works in close partnership with the  Occupational Health Program (OHP) regarding employees and University Health Services (UHS) regarding students.

Organization Effectiveness helps organizations solve challenges

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Aug. 21, 2020

In this interview with Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) Media Manager Veronica Trevino, Director of Organization Effectiveness Elida Lee shares how her unit helps organizations transform. Human Resources’ Organization Effectiveness team provides consulting to campus leaders in change management, organizational and operations planning, and health and culture.