News Category: teamwork

Commitment, teamwork for safe fall semester operations

Protect Texas Imagery
Aug. 13, 2020

Dear FAS Colleagues,

Summer has always been a busy time for us, and this year was no exception. Although we will have fewer students, staff, and faculty on campus this fall, our work is more critical now than ever before given our additional due diligence in preparing the university for learning, working, and living during this pandemic.

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

Call OHP graphic
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.

Facilities Services applies teamwork and integrity to serving campus

Darren Hale interview screenshot
Aug. 7, 2020

In this video interview with Financial and Administrative Services Media Manager Veronica Trevino, Facilities Services Director Darren Hale talks about how his team of nearly 800 staff have demonstrated service, teamwork and integrity as they have operated and maintained the physical environment of UT Austin during the pandemic and in preparation for the fall semester.

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

A screenshot of alpacas grazing during the Healthtopia Alpaca Meet and Greet online session
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.  `         

FAS departments partner with other UT units to transform COVID-19 testing sites

A University Health Services staff member tests for COVID-19 at the 27th Street Garage.
July 24, 2020

Teamwork among FAS departments and University Health Services (UHS) recently transformed a UHS COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing sight into a safer and more comfortable environment for UHS staff and individuals being tested.

FAS Employee Appreciation 2020

2002 FAS Thank You Video cap
July 22, 2020

Since we cannot be together this year for our annual summer employee thank you event, we asked you all to contribute to a video to show your appreciation for one another. You all deserve great gratitude and recognition.

UEM earns platinum-level PEER renewal certification

2020 PEER Platinum icon
July 10, 2020

Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) has again earned Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification by Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI), this time at the platinum level. Over the past 15 years, UEM has emerged as a university utilities leader, winning numerous awards and becoming the world’s first PEER-certified campus in 2014.

FAS departments use innovation to produce orientation videos for new students

FAS Core Value Innovation Graphic
June 24, 2020

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) limiting events on campus, FAS departments demonstrated teamwork and innovation in reaching students and their parents during orientation this summer. Parking and Transportation Services (PTS),  UT Police Department (UTPD) with Campus Safety, and Information Technology Services (ITS) all transformed presentations that would have been delivered in person into videos.

Workday Fundamentals available as self-paced training

Workday Fundamentals Interview Video Screenshot
June 22, 2020

In this video, FAS Media Relations Manager Veronica Trevino interviews LeeAnn Gibson, a business relations manager in Enterprise Customer Service, which is part of the university’s Enterprise Business Information Technology Solutions, commonly known as eBITS.

Landscape Services donates more than 400 plants to Dell Medical School and Dell Seton Medical Center staff

Landscape Services’ Dell Medical School Supervisor Justin Hayes helps ready plants for donation.
June 10, 2020

Recently, Landscape Services donated plants to Dell Medical School (DMS) and Dell Seton Medical Center staff to honor their critical work during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The idea sprang from an excess of plants in the greenhouses, and Landscape Services’ DMS supervisor Justin Hayes saw an opportunity to find new homes for the plants while giving back to the community his team supports.