The UT System Administration is taking preventive measures to ensure the health and safety of staff members while also ensuring the continuity of business operations during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. All UT System Administration staff members are urged to work remotely for the health and safety of our community.

COVID-19 Notice Form

Link: covid19notice.questionpro.com

For UT System Administration employees requesting an alternative work schedule; requesting annual, sick or administrative leave; or are absent for reasons related to COVID-19. This form may be completed by the affected employee or the affected employee’s supervisor.

Complete the Form

 

Resources for Employees

Guidance and resources specific to the more than 300 UT System Administration staff members working in Knoxville, Nashville and other parts of the state and country is archived below.

 

Employee Rights
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Employe Rights Poster
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Poster: Employee Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (PDF)

dol.gov/coronavirus

 

Working Remotely

At this time, all UT System Administration employees are urged to work remotely for the health and safety of our community. Guidance for Knoxville-area employees is available regarding:

  • Voicemail
  • Email
  • Conference Calling and Online Meetings
  • File Storage and Sharing
  • Software
  • Remote Connection to Office Computers

 

IT security also is important while working remotely, and instructions are available for:

  • Securing remote networks
  • Installing security software
  • Accessing and storing University information on personally owned devices

 

Online Training

kate online training
There are several online classes and video training opportunities available in K@TE for all UT employees. Relevant topics include working remote and preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

To access training,

  1. Log into kate.tennessee.edu.
  2. Type “Coronavirus” into the search bar in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Select your desired video course by clicking on the title or image thumbnail.
  4. Click “Launch”.
  5. Click the play button.
  6. Once finished, click “Mark Complete”.

 

Support

The UT System Office of Human Resources can be reached by emailing systemhr@tennessee.edu or calling 865-946-8847. Staff are available to answer questions about:

  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Annual, Sick and Administrative Leave
  • Timesheets
  • Online Training
  • Etc.

 

Partners for Health TN is updating COVID-19 related information for state and higher education employees on state insurance plans. View the latest COVID-19 related health insurance information (PDF).
The Employee Assistance Program is available to all benefit-eligible UT employees and their immediate family members, offering free:

  • Short-Term Counseling
  • Financial Counseling
  • Brief Legal Advice

 

Suggestion Box

In a March 24 virtual town hall event, Interim President Randy Boyd remained confident that the UT family will rise to this occasion and make something great in the face of adversity.

Please use this online portal to submit your ideas on how we can make UT an even better place to work and continue to make this the greatest decade in the history of UT.

 

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