Join the Sick Leave Bank through June 30th!

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you had an unexpected illness or injury that caused you to be unable to work? You still need a paycheck, but you can’t work…then your sick leave and annual leave are used up? Are you in the Sick Leave Bank?

The UTC Sick Leave Bank is a common pool of hours to which staff and 12-month faculty donate some of their accumulated leave. The sick leave bank shall provide emergency sick leave to member employees who have suffered disability due to unplanned personal illness, injury, or quarantine and who have exhausted their compensatory time and personal, sick, and annual leave balances.

Employees may join the Sick Leave Bank during the enrollment period (April 1 – June 30). Read MORE…

Partnership Promise Deadlines 2014

Everyone enrolled in the Partnership PPO must take action in 2014! Members and covered spouses must do the following to fulfill the Partnership Promise requirements:

Blue Ribbon Award Winners for 2014

Has a UTC employee gone the extra mile to help you?

You can show your appreciation by nominating that person for the Blue Ribbon Award. A committee appointed by the chancellor will select monthly an award winner who exhibits outstanding service to others. Nominations should be specific in identifying incidents or situations that show the nominee has served his/her customers with special distinction.

If you have a nominee to be considered at an upcoming meeting, please e-mail your nomination to Melanie Sadler (, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, or mail to Dept. 3603.

All non-faculty staff (full or part-time) with at least one year’s regular service are eligible for the award. Any UTC faculty, staff, student, alumnus, or member of the community are invited to submit nominations.

Blue Ribbon Winners, 2014


Val Sample, Director of Housing and Residence Life, keeps track of finances, staffing, camps, and conferences, and has her finger on the pulse of all of the department’s projects and their progress. When personnel changes took place in the department, she made sure positions were filled in a timely manner and kept the department running in a consistent fashion. Even with her attention to detail in the office, Sample’s attention to her staff creates a great work environment in the department. “Val is always on top of things, and always remembers staff birthdays and anniversary dates. She is very encouraging to staff to pursue personal development through training, classes, and seminars,” said Melita Rector.  Rector and Sharon Williams, who both work in Housing and Residence Life, nominated Sample.

Faculty and Staff Achievements Fall 2013

Deborah Elwell Arfken, Director and Professor, Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
Attended the 19th annual conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in Louisville, KY, October 27-29, 2013.

Affordable Care Act Marketplace Notices

Starting January 1, 2014, if someone does not have a health plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage, he or she may have to pay a fee. Employer sponsored coverage (such as the State Group Health Insurance Program) is considered minimum essential coverage.

When departments hire new term or student employees, the Insurance Marketplace notice MUST be printed off and a copy given to each new hire. Additionally, the appropriate UT cover letter must be printed and given to the new hire (term employees and adjunct instructors receive letter for ineligible employees; undergraduate and graduate student employees receive letter for students.)

Regular employees will receive the Insurance Marketplace notice and notice for Insurance Eligible Employees as part of their intake process with Human Resources.

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