We are all excited to move into our new building and we know that our new spaces spark lots of questions. We have created a document that provides details about the Wellness Center including information about the equipment, locker rooms and additional FAQs your reference. If you have a question not addressed here, please email your question to Kendra at kbolton@utsystem.edu. We will update the list periodically, so please check back!

Cloud storage refers to any program owned by a third party that allows you to upload your data using the Internet. An advantage of cloud storage is that you can easily access and synchronize your data from multiple devices anywhere in the world, and you can share your information with anyone you want. This type of online storage can make you more productive, but it also comes with security risks. 

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce the ability to set-up multiple direct deposit accounts electronically.  If you’re interested, please use the Self-Service Direct Deposit Job Aid.

The University of Texas System Administration will be observing National Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, April 27.  The goal of Take Your Child to Work Day is to give children ideas about various career paths and the education and skills needed to achieve their professional goals.   The Staff Council has planned an organizational overview to highlight their parent’s work environment.

You are encouraged to bring your children ages 8 through 18.

Our annual performance appraisals are coming up. This is a great opportunity to discuss goals, expectations, and performance standards.  Remember performance appraisals is a collaborative process that involves the employee and supervisor.

What’s Next:

OTIS has designed a new interim timesheet (Employee Timesheet System) to replace our current (also interim) SharePoint solution. SharePoint could no longer handle the year end influx of timesheets and we want to avoid problems we’ve experienced over the past two years. The end goal is still to utilize self-service timesheets in PeopleSoft so we will have another upcoming transition though not currently scheduled.


A photo from the 11th floor.  A Huddle Room is on the left.  The white band is a markable wall surface.
A photo from the 11th floor. A Huddle Room is on the left. The white band is a markable wall surface.

Though tax-related scams are particularly prevalent in the U.S. at this time of the year, identity theft protection is important year round. The following video and infographic provides tips that all users can benefit from, including how to spot and avoid phishing emails, smishing (SMS/text phishing) scams, vishing (voice phishing) phone calls, and fake letters that claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), tax filing services, and other tax-related agencies.

UT System Administration Employees;

IRS Form 1095-C will be printed and mailed to current and former employees, retirees and other covered individuals by March 2, 2017. You are not required to wait for Form 1095-C before filing your personal income tax return.

What is Form 1095-C?

Join us for the first webinar of the Discover Break series.  Hosted by OSI, the Discover Break series gives you an opportunity to discover and enhance your skills, knowledge, thinking, and learning abilities through informative sessions and webinars.

Discovery Break Webinar

When: Thursday, March 9, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Topic: Using State Workforce Data to Examine Postgraduation Outcomes

Have you ever wondered what the new building looks like? Have you ever wondered where they are in the construction process?

Guess What?  You can find out!

Take a look at the OneUTSystem Image Gallery to see images and videos showing the progress and what the new building looks like.  The first video posted shows the Entry Lobby, Grand Staircase and Conference Rooms on the 1st floor.

http://www.utsystem.edu/sites/new-building/images

The Employee Service Awards Program is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 2-4pm in the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Ballroom.  Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

Parking Details:

A lot has happened since the last update!

The Littlefield Doors carefully  installed in the new building.

There are a couple of CPR/AED Classes coming soon:

  • Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED
    • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 
      • 8am-12:30pm   
      • 1pm-4pm

Please sign up at: https://apps.utsystem.edu/ORMTraining/TrainList.aspx

 

UT System Learning Zone

Beginning Monday, January 9th, the UT System Learning Zone will have a new look and feel.  Powered by Skillsoft, the Learning Zone provides high-quality, innovative, cloud-based learning and performance support resources.  The new and improved Learning Zone features a fresh, contemporary design, with the same great access to your eLearning courses, books, videos and more.

Take a moment to review these tips for creating strong passwords, and consider strengthening some of your passwords if they fall short.

-Do create unique passwords that use a combination of words, numbers, symbols, and both upper- and lower-case letters.

-Don’t choose passwords based upon details that may not be as confidential as you’d expect, such as your birth date, your Social Security or phone number, or names of family members.

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, is a banking holiday observed by the Federal Reserve and most financial institutions.

According to state law, Jan. 2 is considered the first working day following the December 2016 pay period, making it pay day for full-time employees paid on a monthly basis.

Q: Could we have a place with a salad bar/potato bar/bar in the building?

Picture of an example of the type of food options which might be available in the new building
New Building Food Option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phishing campaigns that try to dupe consumers into giving away personal and financial information tend to rise during the holiday season, use the following tips to prevent falling victim to cyber criminals.

If an offer looks too good to be true, it probably is.

A common tactic by cyber criminals is using extremely low prices on popular items, such as electronics, to lure in potential victims.

Use a credit card instead of a debit card.

Each new data breach and phishing scam alert is accompanied by a wave of cyber security articles and commentary. The tone of these stories can range from panicked to apathetic. But the facts can't be ignored: identity theft is an epidemic in the United States. According to TransUnion, 19 people fall victim to identity theft every minute.