News Category: innovation

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.

Staff members graduate from Leadership Growth Program and present Capstone Projects

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July 25, 2022

Eight FAS staff members received their certificates and graduated July 11 from Learning and Development’s Leadership Growth Program (LGP). This year’s graduating class included

UEM’s Mechanical Distribution supports researchers studying university’s water distribution system

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July 8, 2022

Water pressure and quality on campus are probably things many staff, faculty, and students take for granted and don’t spend a lot of time thinking about. But for Dr. Lina Sela, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, they are on her mind a lot as she and her colleagues collect and analyze data about the university’s water distribution system.

Celebrating Winners of the 2022 FAS Core Values Awards

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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

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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.