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President's Staff Award Ceremony

Please join us Thursday, May 7, 2015 to celebrate outstanding and dedicated staff members at the annual President's Staff Awards ceremony. Thirty Outstanding Staff Award recipients, two Outstanding Supervisor Award recipients, the Student Employee of the Year, and Staff Service Award recipients with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service will be honored at the ceremony. The ceremony is at 10 a.m. at the LBJ Auditorium with a reception immediately following the ceremony. For more details about the event, please visit the Staff Awards webpage. For parking information please see this map.

UT Austin’s Student Employee of the Year Wins National Award

Congratulations to Coleman Tharpe, recipient of the university’s 2014-2015 President’s Student Employee of the Year Award and the 2015 National Student Employee of the Year! On April 13, the president of the National Student Employment Association, Desiree Noah, surprised Coleman with his national award at the annual Student Employee Recognition Luncheon hosted by Human Resources and the Division of Student Affairs. At the event, Coleman also received a Student Employee of the Year Award from the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators. Coleman is a senior majoring in Anthropology and Radio, Television and Film, and he was honored for his work as a Senior Student Associate for the Webber Energy Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering. Take a couple of minutes today to watch a video about Coleman’s incredible accomplishments.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach

Anthem, the largest of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, disclosed on February 4th that its databases were breached. While the investigation involving the FBI is still ongoing, at this time, Anthem is reporting that no medical records were accessed in the breach, but personal information, including Social Security Numbers, were accessed. The UT Select medical plan uses Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS-TX) for network and claims administration. BCBS-TX has published additional information about this breach incident here. If you have additional questions, please contact BCBS-TX customer service line at (866)882-2034.

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