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February 3, 2012
The deadline to submit nominations for the University Excellence Awards has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10. Beginning a new tradition this year, UTSA will combine the staff and faculty honors ceremonies into one event, the University Excellence Awards, and will not have a separate Faculty Honors Convocation. The University Excellence Awards Ceremony will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus.
The deadline extension is for these awards:
Additionally, the recipients of the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards for faculty members will be honored, along with UTSA employees who have reached service milestones with the university and UT System. Retirees from the 2010 calendar year also will be recognized.
For details about the awards and nomination forms, read more on UTSA Today.
The UTSA Office of Human Resources will present the Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Workshop, Balancing Work and Family, from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 6 in the University Center Ash Room (2.03.06) on the Main Campus. A Deer Oaks representative will present the seminar; light refreshments will be available.
Additionally, employees can register for the PD 512 Tax Planning seminar, which will be presented noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Frio Street Building Room 1.402, Downtown Campus, and noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the University Center Travis Room (2.202), Main Campus.
Registration for the classes is required at the MyTraining website. Problems enrolling? Call Training at 458-4658.
More information: Fran Thibodeaux, 458-4652
If they haven't done so already, part-time and full-time UTSA employees must activate their UT EID in order to access UT Direct, an online site where they can download earnings statements and W2s, update personal biographical information, obtain an employment verification letter and more.
Read details on UTSA Today.
Single-stream recycling is now the process used at UTSA, which means that all recyclable materials can be placed in the same recycling bin. This process makes it even easier to participate in RecycleMania and UTSA's ongoing recycling program. For the fifth year, UTSA is participating in RecycleMania, a nationwide, 10-week competition involving colleges and universities nationwide. Running through March 31, the goal is to see which campus can collect the most recyclable materials and keep them out of landfills.
Read details about single-stream recycling and RecycleMania on UTSA Today.
The UTSA Office of Information Technology is improving the way technical support is requested with OITConnect. In the past, you could receive support in a variety of ways including via phone, by filling out one of several specialized online forms, by contacting a staff member directly or by visiting OIT Support Services in person. Now, all technical support requests -- including requests for telephones, computer hardware, software installation and assistance with computer applications -- will be handled through the OITConnect website.
Read details on UTSA Today.
In the UTSA Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP), one policy was created and the second was revised, both to address institutional requirements. Periodic updates to the HOP online will be announced in @UTSA.
More information: Heather Foster, Institutional Compliance and Risk Services, 458-5537
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