News Category: human-resources

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.

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

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Aug. 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.

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

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Aug. 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). The expo typically occurs every July during Annual Enrollment and features Human Resources Benefits representatives as well as health and wellness vendors.  `         

Service, integrity and diversity drive Human Resources Service Center

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July 14, 2020

Marlo Kibler is the director of the Human Resources Service Center (HRSC). In this video interview with Veronica Trevino, Financial and Administrative Services media manager, Kibler describes how service, integrity and diversity intersect and how the HRSC team members work daily to uphold those values as they serve their customers.

Employee Assistance Program offers resources for learning from, supporting others on topic of racism

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June 19, 2020

The Human Resources Employee Assistance Program (EAP) acknowledges the pain and impact to our campus community related to current, historical, and systemic racism and violence against Black Americans and people of color. The EAP staff recognizes that these experiences as well as those related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic are affecting many faculty and staff in complex and traumatic ways.

Reporting COVID-19 symptoms to Occupational Health Program is key to community safety

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May 28, 2020

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) expected to remain a major factor in planning and carrying out UT Austin operations, the UT Austin Occupational Health Program (OHP) in Human Resources is urging all employees who are experiencing COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms regardless of test results to reach out to OHP immediately.

Resources to help with living day-to-day under COVID-19

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April 16, 2020

Dear Campus Colleagues,

Whether you are teleworking or reporting to campus to provide invaluable support to our university’s core mission, this continues to be an incredibly complex and stressful time for all of us. Your well-being is the university’s top priority as we navigate the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic as a community.

7 Ways to stay connected (and entertained) with coworkers and colleagues

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April 15, 2020

As we settle into a new way of working together, Longhorns are looking for creative ways to stay connected beyond the day-to-day work.  The following are some of the innovative ways teams are working to keep each other entertained, connected, and feeling like a part of the Longhorn community.

New federal leave options available for those affected by COVID-19

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April 10, 2020

On April 10, Human Resources provided an overview of two new federal leave options that will allow additional paid time off for those affected by COVID-19.

The two options were passed by the US Congress as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and include Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave.