Join Us! April 2023 General Meeting and News from the Chair

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April 17, 2023


Please join us at the Thursday, April 20, 2023 UTSC General Meeting from 2-3:30 p.m.

Featured speaker

  • President Jay Hartzell, UT Austin

Following his opening remarks, President Hartzell will respond to a selection of pre-submitted questions provided by UT Staff Council constituents followed by a live question and answer session moderated by UT Staff Council Vice-Chair Ann Sellers.

In alignment with UTSC’s core value to create a sense of community by collaborating effectively with campus partners, meeting attendees are expected to communicate in a respectful manner with our invited guests.

Upcoming Opportunity

  • RecSports Recharge on Wednesday, Aril 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Join RecSports for movement-based activities, giveaways, and a chance to build community at this free, fun-filled event designed exclusively for UT staff and faculty to unwind and recharge as the end of spring term approaches. Participate in at least one of the movement-based activities to earn this year's RecSports Recharge Nike t-shirt (while supplies last). RSVP via the event page.

Southwest Airlines Perk

Our colleagues in Travel Management Services are pleased to share that Southwest Airlines is offering UT System employees an opportunity to enjoy their Corporate Tier Experience with A-List Preferred status. If you elect to enroll, within 7-10 business days your Rapid Rewards status will be upgraded to A-List Preferred.   

A-List Preferred status provides the following benefits.

  • Priority boarding for you and everyone on your reservation.
  • 100% earning bonus on qualifying flights.
  • Same-day change and same-day standby ability.
  • Priority and Express Lane access.
  • Free inflight Wi-Fi.

Register anytime up until May 5, 2023 to take advantage of this employee-only promotion and enjoy A-List Preferred status for 90 days. During that 90-day period, travelers who book and fly two roundtrips or four one-way flights (personal or business) will have their status extended for 12 months.

To enroll and find more information including frequently asked questions, please visit the Travel Management System website & select Southwest Airlines under Booking Travel in the main menu or visit the TMS Travel News section. 

Please feel free to reach out to any of the Staff Council officers if you ever have questions or concerns.  You can also submit an issue for Staff Council to research via our “Submit an Issue” link at the top of the Staff Council webpage at Issues may be submitted anonymously.

~Todd Lawrence, UTSC Chair 2022-2023