The UT System Administration (UTSA) 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.

The UT System encourages employees and all members of the university community to get vaccinated and educate themselves about CDC guidance.


Self-isolation Form


UT System Administration employees awaiting test results or receive a positive test must notify their supervisor as soon as possible and complete the self-isolation form.

This form can be used for 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.

Learn when to self-isolate


More 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.


Working Remotely

UT System Administration staff members working remotely may return to their office following specific guidelines. Guidance for Knoxville-area employees working from home 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

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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
  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”.



The UT System Office of Human Resources can be reached by emailing 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