The FY 2017 Holiday Schedule has been posted!  It can be found here: http://www.utsystem.edu/offices/employee-services/CurrentHoliday.htm

Employees with System parking permits can now renew their parking agreements for FY2017. Please complete & submit your online application by Friday, July 29, 2016.

Annual Enrollment is just around the corner.

The concrete structure is almost complete on our new building!  The 18th floor concrete deck was finished last week and the first pour of the 19th floor concrete deck is scheduled for next Tuesday, 28 June.  The concrete roof deck will be poured mid-July!  The building was switched from temporary power to permanent power on 10 June. 

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For those of you who haven't had time to go onto Idea Central to review the ideas, some of them are moving!  Several have been implemented and some are in the review stage.  Among those implemented, is the newly created link to a list of staff here at UT System Administration who are Texas Notary Publics!  Please find this list on the Resources tab under Services.  If you are a notary and would like to be included on the list please send an email to Sarah Pekar at spekar@utsystem.edu.

As part of our ongoing commitment to your continuing development we are introducing an online learning initiative called UT System Learning Zone.  Powered by Skillsoft®, the UT System Learning Zone is a developmental tool you can utilize in your own time and at your own pace.  Our goal is to support your professional development through innovative online learning that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Be sure to visit the OneUTSystem Site for the Live Video Feed and Construction Updates!  Here is the latest Construction Update from Bart:

The contractor continues to make progress on the concrete deck pours in spite of the rain events.  The first pour (eastern third) of the 14th floor was completed last week and the second pour (middle third) is scheduled to be poured Tuesday, 26 April.  The structure is still on track to top out in July 2016!  ...This is exciting stuff!

All guests must register at the Guard Stations in OHH, CTJ and ASH even when accompanied by a UT System staff member.

Registration of all guests is a vital part of maintaining a secure workplace.

This information is also important in the event of an emergency or building evacuation to assist in determining if all staff and guests are safe and accounted for. 

Please be sure to register all your guests with the guards.

The 2016 UT System Administration Activity Challenge registration is open and your Wellness Champ is waiting for your email to say that you’re joining us! The goal of the Challenge to encourage regular activity with team support.  You choose your weekly goal and progress toward your goal helps your team earn rewards!  This challenge is for EVERYONE!  Learn all the details about the rewards you can earn and our events by visiting: https://www.utsystem.edu/sites/wellness/2016-activity-challenge.

Form 1095-C has been sent to the U.S. Mail address on file for current and former employees, retirees and other covered individuals.

As previously communicated, you are not required to wait for Form 1095-C before filing your income tax return.

What is Form 1095-C?

It’s that time of year to complete Annual Performance Appraisals for evaluation period June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016.

To complete your evaluation please use, Performance Pro.

View of ASH through the partially constructed first floor curtain wall system.

The concrete structure continues to rise - the first two concrete pours for the 12th floor are complete and the third pour is scheduled for tomorrow (three pours per floor).

Here's a quick list of some simple things you can do to ensure that your mobile devices are running with at least some security. All of these steps are free and raise the bar on both unauthorized use of your device and the integrity of the applications you're running on them. The goal is not to make your device impenetrable, but to raise the bar.

Mobile devices have become one of the primary ways we communicate and interact with each other. The power of a computer is now at our fingertips, allowing us to bank, shop, view medical history, attend to work remotely, and communicate virtually anywhere. With all these convenient features come added risks, but here are some tips to protect your devices and your personal information.

A unique collaboration between The University of Texas System Police and UT Austin researchers has produced a science-based, victim-centered blueprint for law enforcement to respond to sexual assault cases at all 14 UT institutions.

It likely is the first time a university system police department has implemented sexual assault response training and protocols based on scientific research by a major university.

Heard a rumor about the new building you aren't sure is true?  Want an update on the construction?  Want to see updated pictures of the construction? Want to see the live feed of the construction as it happens?

Go to the OneUTSystem Site and Ask Paul! Paul Cravens is the owners representative for the building and is eager and ready to answer any and all questions you have about the new building!

March has arrived and Wellness is focusing on supporting our neighbors!  UT System Administration is responsible for two Meals on Wheels and More routes on Fridays.  Can you help us?  It is easy to share one hour (yes, as little as one hour per month) of your time with our neighbors in need. Email Trish Meloncon to learn how you can get involved, and check out the details on the Wellness website!

The OneUTSystem site now hosts the live feed of the new building construction!

When you arrive at the OneUTSystem site click on this picture to view the live footage.

OneUTSystem Live Feed Picture

Smartphones and other mobile devices play an important part in many people’s everyday lives.  A mobile device often serves as a control center for our daily lives, allowing us to stay organized communicate with family, friends, and colleagues, among others. Your mobile device probably contains information you consider vital and personal. 

Wellness is always up to something new and this month is introducing System Service – our initiative to offer employees consistent ways to give back to our community.  System Service includes How Do You Serve? where we highlight UT System Administration employees who are passionate about giving back and how you can join them…and share your story too!