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Our Organization

To best serve as a strategic partner across the campus, we have organized our talent into four units:

Compliance and Administrative Operations

Our administrative and compliance-related staff is lean and efficient. Most of the transactional human resources work has already been rerouted or eliminated through the use of technology. A call center serves as an entry point for employees, supervisors and managers to get answers to questions related to benefits, retirement, time-keeping and staff applicant management.

To ensure the university complies with federal, state and University of Texas System laws and policies, this unit establishes best practices and processes for new employee orientation, onboarding compliance, pay plan management, records management, and workforce studies and reporting.

UTemps is our recruitment and placement services unit providing temporary employees for the campus. We provide a valuable channel for sourcing administrative professionals and supplying a precious pool of technical professionals in fields ranging from IT to research assistants for short term assignments.

Organization Effectiveness

Our Organization Effectiveness (OE) unit consults with campus partners on organization strategy, talent management, employee development and leadership development. Organizational assessments are conducted to identify needs and organize a team of human resource professionals to offer customized, comprehensive solutions such as: strategic planning, process design, job and position design, compensation or classification changes, organizational restructuring, competency modeling, succession planning, and leadership development. Additionally, the OE unit offers facilitation and consultation services around the topics of project management, change management, team effectiveness and leadership.

CareerSmart is a central online location where employees can find workplace skills training, supervisory training and compliance related training. Certificate programs offer a method for employees to manage their own professional and career growth. The team also administers other professional development resources such as Lynda.com.

Rewards

To attract and retain the best and brightest faculty and staff, the Rewards group maintains our competitive benefits and retirement package. Specialists consult with individuals on a variety of benefits, including employer paid and optional insurance plans and leaves of absence, which contributes to the overall well-being of employees and their covered dependents.

Beyond traditional benefits, the team brings tailored work-life balance solutions to campus. This includes everything from on-site access to licensed counselors through the Employee Assistance Program, access to work injury care through an Occupational Health Program, elder and child care referral services, a robust employee discount program, and an employee wellness program.

Strategic Workforce Solutions

The Strategic Workforce Solutions (SWS) team provides expertise in performance management, employee relations, staffing and classification. Consultants and HR Partners work with both employees and managers. They are also engaged university-wide to develop compensation and classification strategies and management of the University’s pay plan, lead policy development and projects, and participate in campus and system-wide committees.