BA Connect Newsletter - October 2023

October 2, 2023

Veronica Salazar

Veronica Salazar
Chief Enterprise Development Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs

Dear Business Affairs,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) last month! Together, Business Affairs raised over $22,000 – an increase of more than $4,000 from 2022. I am grateful to all of our donors for making such an important impact in our community through the SECC. As a reminder, the donation portal will remain open through Oct. 31 – it’s not too late to participate!

There are many exciting events and opportunities to connect in October. You are all invited to join Public Safety on Tuesday, Oct. 3 for National Night Out. Events also extend through Oct. 15 for UTSA’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Football season continues throughout October, with our Homecoming Game coming up on Oct. 28. I hope you will join me in supporting our Roadrunners!


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Veronica Salazar 
Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and
Chief Enterprise Development Officer

Timesheet Entry

Timesheet Entry and Approval Get a New Look

When you log in to PeopleSoft this week, you’ll notice a new, streamlined design for the timesheet submissions and approvals pages. The new look is user and mobile friendly, creating an overall experience that is more efficient and requires fewer clicks and less scrolling. Keep in mind that you will need to recreate all “Favorites” saved on the current system. Job aids are available on the Payroll Training web page.

National Night Out

Join Us for National Night Out!

You’re invited to join the UTSA Police Department at this year's National Night Out (NNO) celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m., on the Student Union Paseo! Enjoy music by DJ Gumby, games and door prizes, and see how you would do in an impaired driving simulator. NNO was established in 1984 to increase awareness of police programs within the community. Since then, more than 16,000 communities participate nationwide.

Performance Evaluation

Performance Evaluation Meetings Begin This Week

This week, supervisors begin meeting with employees to share annual performance evaluations. These meetings are an opportunity to reflect on strengths and areas of growth, and to identify goals for the year ahead. Visit Performance Management for helpful resources including Tips for Effective 1:1 Evaluation Meetings, as well as tips and tools for developing SMART goals. For questions about the performance management process, contact your HRBP.

Explore New Resources

Explore New Leadership and Professional Development Resources

Talent Management is proud to announce the launch of new and refreshed resources on the Professional Development website, offering easy access to services and support to help you meet your professional goals. Updates include subject matter expert resources, change management training materials and detailed information about leadership development opportunities, including leveled leadership courses by skill. Be sure to check out the brand-new Leadership Toolkit!

Wellness Tip of the Month

Wellness Tip of the Month: Join the Fall into Fitness Challenge!

UT Living Well’s Fall into Fitness Challenge has begun! Create or join a team of 3-5 colleagues and take on the challenge to log one million steps as a team from Oct. 2 through Nov. 12. To sign up, log in to the UT Living Well platform, navigate to the Discover tab and join via the UT Living Well Fall into Fitness Team Challenge tile. You can log your daily steps manually, or download the Limeade app and sync your fitness device to easily track your progress.


Birthdays and Annversaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees celebrating birthdays and work anniversaries this month!

View this month's celebrations




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