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HR Forum - June 10, 2009

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Staff Salary Policy for FY 09-10—Mary E. Knight, Associate Vice President & Budget Director, Budget Office

Telecommuting—Julien Carter, Associate Vice President, Human Resources


Telecommuting is routinely working one or more days per week at a location other than an employee's regularly assigned place of employment under an agreement approved pursuant to this policy.

Scope: This policy applies to all benefits eligible Code 1000 (administrative and professional) and classified employees of the university. It does not apply to faculty employees or those positions that require student status as a condition of employment.

Telecommuting and the Employment Relationship

Telecommuting is a management option, not an employee right or benefit. Participation in telecommuting is voluntary in nature and no employee is required to participate as a condition of employment.

Telecommuting Agreement

All telecommuting must be performed pursuant to a Telecommuting Agreement ("agreement") between the employee and supervisor.

The agreement shall comply with the requirements of this policy, be completed and signed by the employee and the employee's supervisor and must have the approval of the employee's unit head, the Dean, Director or Vice President, and Human Resources before it can be implemented.

Positions That May be Considered for Telecommuting

Positions NOT Suited to Telecommuting

Duration of Telecommuting Agreements

Annual Enrollment July 1-31, 2009—Vilma L. Santos, Interim Human Resources Manager, Human Resource Service Center

My UT Benefits (formerly UT TOUCH)

HR Communication

OEB Communication

Important Reminders

HR Service Center & Annual Enrollment—Ray Scott, HR Manager, Human Resource Service Center

HR Service Center & Annual Enrollment

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New Employee Welcome & Orientation (NEWO)—Jim McElroy, Director, Human Resource Service Center

Newly Redesigned as of April 22

New Features

Eligibility for Non-Academic Student Titles—JoAnn Haley, Sr. HR Representative, Staffing & Career Management Services,


Recruitment Advertising—Kirsha Del Pino, Interim Assistant Director, Staffing & Career Management Services

Recruitment Advertising

Through a partnership with Graystone Group, Human Resources offers recruitment advertising assistance to all UT departments. These tools include:

Step-by-Step Process

1. Department completes the Recruitment Advertising Request Form to initiate service.

2. Submitted form goes to Graystone Group and to SCMS Representative to ensure draft adheres to university advertising requirements.

3. Vendor works directly with department to finalize ad:

  • Line ads are placed directly with the publication, and estimated costs are available prior to release.
  • Display ads are graphically enhanced and e-mailed back to the requestor, with costs for changes and/or additions. Unless otherwise indicated, display ads will not be released without prior approval.

4. Department works directly with Graystone Group to complete payment for advertising services.

Managing Your Career at UT Austin—Kirsha Del Pino, Interim Assistant Director, Staffing & Career Management Services

Managing Your Career

This brown-bag workshop will provide employees with an overview of strategies to manage their career at the university.  Topics covered will include:

Registration required in TXClass, PN 590
Contact:  hrs-staffing@austin.utexas.edu

Work/Life Services & EAP—Christopher Solis, Office Manager

Lunch Box Series: Playful Parenting

Presenter: Kirsten Nottleson, Ph.D. Psychologist
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Texas Union, Sinclair Suite, UNB 3.128
Contact: eap@austin.utexas.edu

Tools for Responding to Distress & Disruption in the Workplace

Presenter: Rita Handrich, Ph.D., Psychologist
For Managers & Supervisors
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
9:00 a.m. to Noon
North Office Building A, Training Room, NOA 4.106A
Registration required
Contact: eap@austin.utexas.edu

Upcoming Classes—Tom Rapp, Senior Program Coordinator, Organizational Development

For more information click on this link.

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