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For most of us, it’s rare to write a check. Online payments save time and reduce risks and resources. Now UT System Building employees and tenants can pay online for replacement ID badges, replacement parking permits and wellness locker rentals. The Office of the Controller developed a Make a Payment Portal that will allow payments via credit card.

  1. Access the Make a Payment Portal
  2. Select ID Badge, Parking Permit or…

The UT System Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Talent and Innovation welcome you on Monday, December 9, at 12 p.m. to a conversation with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Raj Patel. Join us to:

  • See a sneak peak of his upcoming documentary, Generation Food
  • Experience examples of small communities having a significant impact on large societal challenges
  • Hear Raj Patel’s unique story and why he’s an advocate for change

In addition to his work as a research professor in the LBJ…

UT System employees have recently been targeted by phishing email that contains a link to a voice message. Clicking on the link in the email directs the user to login to Microsoft Office 365.

While voicemail phishing scams are not new, security researchers have recently seen an uptick in those targeting Microsoft Office 365 credentials. It is important that employees be wary of any email that purports to be a voice message. Hover your mouse over the sender’s name to examine the email address and hover over the links in the message in order to examine the destination URL. If either…

The UT System Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Talent and Innovation will host the next installment of the Block 82 speaker series on Friday, November 8, 2019, at noon. Ashley Alaniz-Moyer, executive director of the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, will present Helping Texas Develop Workforce-Ready Leaders Engaged in Our Communities.

In 2018, Ashley was named as one of the Austin Under 40 Award winners in the Youth and Education category. In addition to her leadership of the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, Ashley is chair…

The Office of Risk Management will conduct the annual evacuation drill at The University of Texas System Building on Thursday, October 10, 2019, beginning at 9:30 am. All employees and tenants will participate.  UT Austin Fire Prevention Services and the City of Austin Fire Department will assist with the drill.

If you have any concerns about your ability to participate in the drill, please inform your Department Safety Liaison (DSL) and Natasha Rogers, UT System's safety specialist, at nrogers@utsystem.edu.  They will provide special…

Learn how to stay cyber safe while enjoying a free lunch and a fun game of bingo. On Wednesday, October 2, the Office of Information Security will be hosting an exciting and educational game of cybersecurity bingo. Prizes will be awarded to all bingo game winners, and everyone who registers in advance will get a free lunch.

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. in Room 2.206. To make sure you get lunch, register by September 27.

Questions? Contact Becki Mendivil (…

Please join the UT System Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Talent and Innovation at noon on Friday, June 21, 2019, for the next installment of the Block 82 speaker series. Dan Graham, co-founder of Notley Ventures, will present "From Changing an Industry to Reimagining Investing and Philanthropy."

You can RSVP and add this event to your calendar via this link:

https://utsystemck.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Fexvmym55BcFmZ

 

About the Speaker:

Dan is a native…

The FY 2020 Holiday Schedule has been posted by the Office of Talent & Innovation (formerly Human Resources). The FY 2020 schedule includes 15 holidays (a floating holiday is not included this year).

The number of holidays for all state agencies and institutions of higher education is set by the Texas Legislature, although higher education institutions have flexibility in determining the actual days within that number. The number of holidays each year is determined by where the various national and state holidays…

The UT System Employee Service Awards program was held June 4, 2019, to honor employees working at System Administration who achieved a service milestone in 2018.  Together, the 85 award recipients have provided nearly 1,000 years of dedicated service.

5 Years of Service
     
Karen Adler
Spencer Anderson
Chris Baquirin
Andres Campo
Patti Cassens
Sue Cross

Susan Dawson, president & executive director of E3 Alliance, will present Education: The Key to Equity & Economic Prosperity (and by the way, we’re not where we need to be…) on May 9 as part of the Block 82 Speaker Series. The E3 Alliance is a regional collaborative focused on increasing economic outcomes by aligning education systems. Susan is an entrepreneur and business and civic leader whose experience includes leading multiple technology firms and serving as chair of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Her many awards include the Leadership Austin Polly Scallorn Award for…

The UT System Staff Council is coordinating food and coat drives to help Central Texans in need during the holidays.

New and gently used coats may be donated to Coats for Kids from Nov. 12 through Dec. 5. Designated bins are set up in the lobby on the first floor. More information and additional ways to help can be found through the Junior League of Austin.

Collections for the Central Texas Food Bank may also be left in designated bins in the lobby. Non-perishable food items will be accepted from Nov. 28 through Dec. 21. Items…

The WorkLife Walk-in Clinic operated by UT Health Austin provides convenient medical care for minor conditions when needed. For a $10 copay, the WorkLife Clinic offers same-day medical care for System Administration staff and other State of Texas employees. Located close to work, the clinic provides treatments for a wide range of illnesses and injuries--from cold and flu to cuts and broken bones--and administers vaccinations and flu shots.

The WorkLife Walk-in Clinic is located on the 9th floor of the Health Transformation Building (1601 Trinity St., Austin, TX 78712). No…

Doreen Lorenzo, assistant dean of the School of Design and Creative Technologies and director of the Center for Integrated Design at UT Austin, will present Designing Our Future: Enabling Higher Education Administration with Design Thinking on Nov. 12 as part of the Block 82 Speaker Series. A recognized thought leader on business and design issues, she has advised Fortune 100 companies and speaks publicly about her signature leadership style and the power of empathy to drive business results. Doreen has served as a board member, advisor and president for several startup and design firms. …

 

The Office of Risk Management has scheduled the following classes to help UT System Administration employees keep themselves and others safe. All classes will be held in UTSB 2.206B.

Adult CPR/AED Classes

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018: 1pm-4pm

Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED Classes

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018: 8am-12pm

Sign up for CPR classes at: https://www.utsystem.edu/offices/risk-management/safety-training. For more information, contact Natasha…

If you checked your leave balances for the new fiscal year, you may have seen eight hours credited for a "floating holiday." Unfortunately, that was a mistake--a system configuration error resulted in the floating holiday hours inadvertently being awarded to System Administration employees on September 1. The FY 2019 calendar does not include a floating holiday so those balances currently are inaccurate. To correct the issue, employees' floating holiday balances will be reduced by eight hours, effective…

A System Administration Blood Drive benefiting We Are Blood is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bloodmobile on Colorado Street. Eligible donors should be in good health, at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 115 pounds (for whole blood donations) or 110 pounds (for platelet donations). Be sure to eat and drink plenty of water before arriving, and take a photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome or you can…

The UT System Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Innovation and Strategic Investment resume their Block 82 speaker series on Tuesday, September 25, with a presentation by Tom Williams, Ph.D., lead scientist for human factors and behavioral performance at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Mission to Mars: The Challenge of Exploration Missions and Innovative Approaches for Mitigating Behavioral Health Risks will focus on the critical and creative approaches NASA uses to assess and mitigate risk factors. The presentation will begin at noon in the multipurpose room on the 2nd floor (bring a…

The UT System Building band, "Skeleton Crew," is next scheduled to perform for System Administration staff on Friday, September 14, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Commons on the 19th floor.

Vocalists and all types of instruments are welcome to join this group of System Administration singers and musicians. Members currently are practicing every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. on the 14th floor. Email pbuechley@utsystem.edu for more information or to sign up.

Staff Council invites all System Administration employees to participate in and attend the first UTSB Art Exhibit, scheduled for August 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the UT System Building. All staff are welcome to showcase their artwork and any visual art form, including paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics and crafts, can be exhibited. Just send a photograph of what you want to show to Paige Buechley (pbuechley@utsystem.edu) so the appropriate display space and supplies can be provided.

In honor of Women Veterans Day on June 12, UT System’s Leadership Development & Veterans’ Affairs team created a video to honor and thank women veterans. Texas has more female veterans than any other state—about 177,500. However, studies indicate as many as 70 percent of women veterans do not self-identify as veterans, which can cause them to miss out on benefits and support systems established in honor of their unique sacrifices. To ensure all…