News Category: stewardship

Document Solutions gains USPS full service certification, saves UT mailing costs

Full Service Mail
Sept. 20, 2021

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently designated Document Solution as a certified full-service mail handler.

UEM team applies stewardship to replacing 40-year-old chiller at PRC

Chiller
Sept. 13, 2021

A project to install a surplus chiller at the Pickle Research Campus (PRC) involved multiple teams from Utilities and Energy Management (UEM).

Business Contracts Office brings innovation and services to thousands of university contracts annually

Contracts Managed
Aug. 19, 2021

Every agreement that The University of Texas at Austin has, other than research agreements, comes through the Business Contracts Office. The unit’s 10-person staff handled approximately 6,000 agreements last year, according to Business Contracts Administrator Linda Shaunessy.

FAS Communications offers business document templates

Document Template Icon
May 28, 2021

FAS Communications has created three new templates for the portfolio to support FAS staff in preparing business documents.

Office of Sustainability’s CEC leads student-facing sustainability efforts

Diego Allison picking up an Upcycling Kit
May 26, 2021

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, the Campus Environmental Center (CEC) student organization serves as a student voice for sustainability initiatives across campus, according to Environmental Center Coordinator Brianna Duran.

Fire Prevention Services supports wildland fire mitigation at McDonald Observatory

Cutting trees at McDonald Observatory
May 21, 2021

McDonald Observatory (MCD), a unit of the College of Natural Sciences, is home to three large, international research telescopes, provides graduate and undergraduate education, welcomes approximately 60,000 visitors annually for star parties and exhibits, and hosts continuing education programs for teachers. The observatory is located on approximately 400 acres in the Davis Mountains of Southwest Texas where significant wildland fires have taken place on adjacent lands. MCD has not yet experienced a major wildland fire on its campus, and the College of Natural Sciences, which has project authority for wildland fire mitigation, is collaborating with FAS Fire Prevention Services (FPS) and other partners to keep it that way.

FAS celebrates six staff in the prestigious 2021 President’s Outstanding Staff Awards

Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Honorees
May 14, 2021

As part of the President’s Staff Awards, on May 12, the UT Tower was lit in honor of award recipients. Every year the university president honors staff who contribute to the institution’s success by granting 30 Outstanding Staff Awards and four Outstanding Supervisor Awards. This year six FAS staff received the prestigious Outstanding Staff Award.

Collaboration among FAS units and campus partners improves tuition billing and payment processes for students

New tuition billing process for UT
April 14, 2021

Starting with the fall 2021 semester, the university will implement improvements to tuition billing and payments that will make it easier for students to pay their tuition and to receive financial aid and scholarships. These process improvements are the result of collaboration that began in November 2019 with the support of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell and then-provost Maurie McInnis.

IQ organizationally joining ITS

Stewardship FAS value graphic
April 9, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

As part of our ongoing efforts to further operationalize the FAS core values of stewardship, teamwork and service, I am writing to share that Information Quest (IQ) is organizationally joining Information Technology Services (ITS) effective today. Director David Pavkovic will report to Assistant Vice President Trice Humpert.