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New Direct Deposit Requirement

In the past, employees have been encouraged to attach a voided check or letter/form from their bank with their bank account number written out when establishing direct deposit or a change to their bank account. Effective immediately, in an effort to prevent fraud, the UT payroll office will not accept new direct deposit forms or changes to direct deposit without a voided check or letter/form from the employee’s bank.

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Important Reminder Regarding Time Recording & Reporting Requirements

Pursuant to UT fiscal policy FI0930-Payroll, with the exception of nine-month faculty, employees are required to promptly report hours worked and/or leave used. This information must be recorded on formal leave reports – timesheets, timecards, time records in the Kronos timekeeping system or another appropriate form.

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Be sure to register “Volunteers” in IRIS

The University of Tennessee recognizes the valuable contributions of those persons giving freely of their time and talents for the benefit of the University without compensation. These persons are “VOLUNTEERS” in every sense of the word.

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Background checks to include newly hired temporary employees and adjunct instructors effective July 1, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, pre-employment background checks will be required for new hires in all temporary positions (including adjunct instructors), as well as regular positions.

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E-Verify for all new hires

Effective January 1, 2012, Tennessee state law requires that the work authorization status of all newly hired employees must be verified through the federal E-Verify program. The E-Verify process must be completed within 3 days of an employee’s hire date.

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