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Fighting Hate on Our Campus

Colleagues, Just after midnight on Saturday, November 4, an outside group came onto our campus wearing masks and carrying tiki torches. This may not mean much at first glance, but you may recall that one of the first incidents in

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September 2017 updates

Here’s a recap of some of the things that happened with Staff Council this month:   UTSC Core Values At the July retreat, all 50+ Representatives brainstormed ideas and values that they felt represented Staff Council. There was a surprising

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Committees Taking Shape

Our annual retreat was held on July 20 at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. If you haven’t been there in person yet, I encourage you to go check it out. It’s free admission to UT faculty, staff, and students with

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A new year and new challenges

As your new Staff Council Chairperson, I look forward to getting to know all of the representatives at our July 20 retreat. A link to the list of current UTSC Representatives can be found on our website. At our retreat

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A Letter to TRS Regarding Annual Statements

January 21, 2016 Brian Guthrie, Executive Director Teacher Retirement System of Texas 1000 Red River Street Austin, Texas 78701-2698 Dear Executive Director Guthrie: I am writing to you on behalf of the 10,500-11,000 University of Texas at Austin employees who

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Staff Council and Campus Carry

The passage and pending implementation of campus carry is drawing increasing attention on the 40 acres and around the country. Recently, our campus was the subject of a New York Times op-ed. There were quotes from Faculty Council and Student

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Annual Enrollment – Beware Plan Changes!

Annual Enrollment is here, running through July 31. If you are anything like me you have ignored most of the emails reminding you, or you saw them, are confident you know what changes you need to make or that everything

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“Thanks for sharing. This news made my evening.”

I believe it was Bill Livingston who liked to jab at other Texas presidents that the football team never lost to OU on his watch. This was of course a perfect storm of timing, luck, and the fact that Livingston’s

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Faculty Council Nominations Are Open!

If Staff Council is not your interest, or not enough for you, do not fear – there is always Faculty Council! Staff are fortunate to have representation on Faculty Council standing committees. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in

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Lynda with a ‘Y’

High on the list of what Staff Council seeks to do is empower staff to enhance their lives. A big part of that is a tireless commitment to professional development and training. Several years of work on these topics resulted in

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