Governor Abbott has declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the state of Texas. The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is hosting three speaker sessions that focus on information security. These sessions are open to ALL employees at state agencies and institutions of higher education. In addition, the session on October 19 is open to the general public as well. The sessions are listed below (with registration links). Additional details on the sessions can be found in the by clicking on the titles below.
UT System pilots, Jeff Perkins and Dave Crosby, have each been awarded the National Business Aviation Associations (NBAA) Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Business Aviation Award. The award honors individuals for outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety. Criteria for the award included professional ethics, vocational excellence, continuous improvement, professional engagement, professional image and selflessness. Dave and Jeff will be recognized along with their peers at the NBAA national convention later this year.
Last week, the IRS sent two notices/alerts about criminals sending out fake IRS tax bills related to the Affordable Care Act to defraud taxpayers. Below is an excerpt: This scam may arrive by email, as an attachment, or by mail. It has many signs of being a fake:
Please see below for upcoming CPR/AED and First Aid Classes: Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED
- Thursday, October 27, 2016 8am-1pm
- Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8am-1pm
- Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:30pm-4:30pm
- Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:30pm-4:30pm
Construction continues at a brisk pace on the new UT System Building! Curtainwall construction has started on the roof level and there is work on every floor. Paint primer has started! Wall tile has started!
Progress on our new building continues at a steady pace. Here is a picture from Colorado & 7th Street.
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!...
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.
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.
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.
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. ...Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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?
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).