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The construction site is busy as a beehive!  The curtainwall installation has made its way to the 18th floor.  There is significant construction activity on every floor including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing rough-in (pipes, conduit, fittings), metal stud installation, sheetrock, tap and float, and the instllation of the elevators has started.  There will be internet and telecom presence by the end of the year!...

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Before you know it, September will be here and the new fiscal year will have started.  The beginning of a new fiscal year is always a good time to review your contact information to ensure it is up to date with your latest information for purposes of emergency notifications such as inclement weather office closures and emergency situations. 

Click Here to review and update your emergency contact information.  A link is also located at the bottom of the Resources Page on UT4U…

Ransomware is a special type of malware that is actively spreading across the Internet today, threatening to destroy user’s documents and other files. Malware is software – a computer program – used to perform malicious actions. While ransomware is just one of many different types of malware, it has become very common because it is so profitable for criminals. Once ransomware infects your computer, it encrypts certain files or your entire hard drive. You are then locked out of the whole system or cannot access your important files, such as…

TRS would appreciate help in sharing the following information with employees:

 

TRS has been receiving calls from our members asking if we contact individuals wishing to visit them at home to discuss TRS benefits. The answer is: NO! TRS staff members do not make visits to individual members’ homes. If someone contacts you and asks to meet in your home, it is important to make sure that you know who that person is, because the person does NOT represent TRS. These individuals often use organization names or initials that sound very much like TRS; however, if you listen…

Annual Enrollment started on July 15!  The UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) website has been updated with this year's Annual Enrollment information, including video presentations from OEB and the UT Benefits insurance vendors.

The UT System Administration Annual Enrollment Fair was held in ASH 2 on July 20th from 10am -2pm.  We recorded the…

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

Holiday Leave.  Paid holiday leave is provided to employees who are appointed to work at least 20 hours per week for a period of at least four and one-half continuous months.  Employees appointed less than full-time but at least 20 hours per week are eligible for holiday leave, including…

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

Annual Enrollment is just around the corner. Watch for July’s special Annual Enrollment editions of the employee and retiree newsletters to be distributed via email early in July.  Soon the UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) website will be updated with this year's Annual Enrollment information, including video presentations…

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.

Other Ideas in the Completed,…

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. 

With our new online learning program, you can look forward to accessing a diverse library of content.  These courses cover a variety of subject matter…

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?

This form provides information about the university’s health insurance offer and months of coverage for employees, retirees, and other covered individuals.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most individuals to have qualifying health coverage, also referred to as minimum essential health coverage,…

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.

To log in to Performance Pro:

  1. Access UT4U
  2. Navigate to Resources/Employee Services/ Performance Management (http://www.utsystem.edu/offices/employee-services/performance-management)
  3. Select The University of Texas System Administration as your home institution
  4. Enter your SNAC login and password

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.

Security Tips for Android Devices

  • Turn on disk encryption (not explicitly tied to PIN/screen lock).
  • Use biometrics (fingerprint scan) for unlocking normally with a longer passcode (instead of a 4-character…

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.

  • Password-protect your devices. Protect your data and remote wipe your device if it's lost or stolen by enabling passwords, PINs, fingerprint scans, or other forms of authentication.

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.

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