Dec 02

Newly-elected EAC Members Announced

Congratulations to newly-elected Employee Advisory Council (EAC) members. They are:

  • Institutional Support: Tilly Clark
  • CMC: Angel Morales
  • Hospitals/Clinic: Dawn Meyer and
  • Schools/Academic Enterprise: Jennifer Anderson
Also, a big thank you to all the nominees and voters –  there were 13 people running for election, and more than 1,275 employees voting in the election!

 

Nov 10

EAC Elections Open November 10th – December 1st

Now through Dec. 1, 2014, is your chance  to vote for an Employee  Advisory Council representative to represent employees within your entity at UTMB.

Voting is open to classified, Administrative & Professional (A&P) and non-teaching staff, excluding residents.

To view bios and photos for each candidate within an entity (Academic Enterprise, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics and Institutional Support), click on the appropriate tab above.

To vote, click here  www.utmb.edu/OLT.

If you are unable to vote electronically, please contact us at empladvc@UTMB.EDU.

The EAC is a peer-elected group that serves to enhance communication for all classified, Administrative & Professional (A&P), and non-teaching positions, excluding residents. The group also serves as a focus group/advisory panel by providing a feedback loop on broad issues and potential new programs that can impact employees.

Elections are held each year to replace members who have served their commitment to the council. Members are elected from four widely-grouped areas within UTMB. For the purposes of representation on the council, the university is grouped in four large segments: Academic Enterprise, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics, and Institutional Support.

Our thanks go to the following members who have completed their commitment: Jennifer Anderson (Academic Enterprise), Janet Gonzalez  (Correctional Managed Care), Craig Kovacevich (Hospitals and Clinics) and Julie Cantini (Institutional Support).

 

Oct 27

EAC Call For Nominations Extended to October 31, 2014

EAC Election Banner 2014

The UTMB Employee Advisory Council (EAC) exists to foster bi-directional communication and dialog for all Classified staff, Administrative & Professional (A&P) positions, and Non-Teaching staff, excluding residents. The Council, which is sponsored and endorsed by the Office of the President, works to promote a positive and collaborative work environment that is committed to assessing, prioritizing and communicating employee needs. It also serves as a focus group/advisory panel by providing a feedback loop on broad issues and potential new programs that can impact Classified staff, A&P positions, and Non-Teaching staff, excluding residents. For the purposes of representation on the council, the university is grouped in four large segments: Academic Enterprise, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics, and Institutional Support.

The EAC is looking for four (4) candidates to replace members who have completed their commitment to the council. Our thanks go to the following members who have completed their commitment: Julie Cantini, Craig Kovacevich, Janet Gonzalez and Jennifer Anderson

Nominations will be accepted from October 6 – 31, 2014, with elections starting November 10, 2014 and concluding December 1, 2014. To be placed on the ballot as a nominee for the 2014 elections, complete the following steps:

1. Visit the EAC website at http://blogs.utmb.edu/EAC and review the EAC Bylaws.

2. Provide a brief biography that describes your role at UTMB (less than 300 words) and a statement about why you want to serve on the EAC. Include all your contact information (Employee ID#, email, phone number, and department).

3. Provide an up to date professional digital photo of yourself to be placed on the EAC website for review from your peers.

4. Supply a statement of support from your supervisor/manager indicating your ability to devote 3-5 hours each month for the three (3) year commitment period to the council.

5. Email your biographical information, statement of why you want to be elected, supervisor endorsement and your digital photo to Susanne Johnston (sjohnsto@utmb.edu) by deadline; October 31, 2014.

 

Oct 21

Town Hall Meeting on October 17, 2014

UTMB President Dr. David Callender hosted a special Town Hall meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014, in Levin Hall to discuss UTMB’s research and clinical expertise in response to Ebola cases in Texas.

State leaders have contacted UTMB to learn from our world-class research on the Ebola virus and our expertise in caring for patients with infectious diseases. UTMB does not have any patients who have Ebola and, at this time, we have not been asked to accept any Ebola patients from elsewhere.

Dr. Callender discussed UTMB’s role and our high level of expertise and preparedness to aid the state in its response to Ebola. To view the Town Hall video, click on one of the links below.

Visit UTMB’s web site for more specific information and facts about Ebola at: utmb.edu/ebola-response.

Oct 01

EAC Hosts Engage and Chat Sessions in September

EAC representatives visited the Provost’s Office on September 2, 2014 and met with Support Staff Professionals on September 8, 2014 to provide an overview of the EAC role, discuss how to communicate concerns, and membership. 

In 2013, the UTMB EAC started the employee outreach program called Engage and Chat.  These sessions take place across the university with the intent to reach out to as many employee groups as possible. The purpose of Engage and Chat (E and C) is to:

  • Introduce employees to the EAC
  • Familiarize employees with the role of the EAC
  • Advise employees how to become engaged and communicate with the group

If you would like to host an Engage and Chat session in your area, contact your EAC representative today.

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EAC Chair, Julie Cantini, reviews how employee concerns submitted through the EAC blog are triaged.

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Engage and Chat with Support Staff Professionals.

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EAC representatives – Laura Rosales, Julie Cantini (Chair), Susanne Johnston (Vice Chair) and Jennifer Anderson.

 

 

Aug 13

EAC attends CMC Conference in Houston

EAC members attended the CMC Conference held at the Hilton Americas in Houston on August 12, 2014.  The conference was a great opportunity to connect with over 400 CMC employees and share information on the role of the EAC, membership, and how to contact representatives.  EAC members also distributed cups, pens and informational cards. 

 

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Former EAC member, Jason Chavers (CMC representative) – Region 3 Operations Director, visited the EAC table with John Keller, Sr. Practice Manager – Darrington, Scott, and Clemens facilities.

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Craig Kovacevich (representing Hospitals and Clinics) distributed cups, pens and informational cards to CMC employees.

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Left to Right: Janet Gonzalez and Kevin Moore (CMC representatives).

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Aug 07

EAC Welcomes New Representative

In June 2014, Laura Leal Rosales joined the EAC to fill a vacant position as an Academic Enterprise representative.  She starting working for UTMB in August 2012 and is current Director of Sponsored Programs in Research Operations.  Her prior work experience includes over 22 years in higher education; having worked in fiscal affairs, auxiliary services and research administration at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) and Texas Woman’s University.   

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“Having served the employee council for several years at TAMUCC, I am excited to join the UTMB council! I look forward to identifying opportunities where we can make UTMB an even better place to work!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Leal Rosales, Ed.D., CRA

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

 

Aug 06

Engage and Chat in Huntsville

EAC held an “Engage and Chat”  for Correctional Managed Care employees at the Walls and Estelle units located in Huntsville on June 12-13.  The EAC started the employee outreach program in 2013 to familiarize employees with the role of the EAC and advise employees on how to become engaged and communicate with the group.  The visit also offered EAC members the opportunity to listen to employees’ concerns and experience their unique work environment.   “We met some amazing employees who love their job,” said EAC representative Souby George. “What an extraordinary opportunity it was to spend the day in our colleagues’ work environment to gain perspective and appreciation for what they do on a daily basis,’’ said EAC Chair Julie Cantini. “It was truly eye-opening.’’

 
CMC employees Jerri Denee’ Robison (regional nurse manager and an EAC member elected to represent CMC), Shelia Curry (CMC administrative secretary), Beth Pipkin (nurse manager, Huntsville Unit), Shelly Hanson (nurse manager, Estelle Unit), Khari Mott (business manager, Estelle Unit) and Minnie Jennings (nursing supervisor, Estelle Unit), along with captains from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, provided tours of the units over two days.

 

EAC members who visited the prisons were: Denee Robison and Kevin Moore (representing CMC); Souby George, Jacqueline Pope and Craig Kovacevich (representing Hospitals and Clinics); Julie Cantini, Neal Cooper and Frank Valiulis (representing Institutional Support); Jennifer Anderson (representing Academic Enterprise) and Mary Ann Hellinghausen (EAC advisor).
 
If you would like to host an Engage and Chat session in your area, contact your EAC representative today. 
  
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EAC members outside the Huntsville Unit

 

EAC members visit with CMC employees

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Tour of the Huntsville Unit

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Tour of the Textile Factory at the Huntsville Unit

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Aug 06

EAC Visits Angleton Danbury Medical Center

On July 8, UTMB’s Employee Advisory Council members visited Angleton Danbury Medical Center employees.   EAC members welcomed them to the UTMB family with a small gift and helped them find answers to their questions, as they received their UTMB offer letters.

 

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Jun 09

EAC Survey

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The Employee Advisory Council (EAC) is sponsored and endorsed by the President’s Office. Our main goal and purpose is to foster bidirectional communication and dialog between leadership and all Classified, Administrative & Professional, and Non-Teaching employees, excluding residents. In order to better serve you, we have developed a brief Employee Advisory Council Feedback Survey.

This survey should only take about five minutes to complete. Your answers will be completely anonymous, unless you decide to include your name and contact information. Any questions marked with an asterisk (*) require an answer in order to progress through the survey.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey conducted by the EAC. Your feedback is important to us and is invaluable in how we can better improve our service to you.

Click Here to Access the Survey or go tohttp://feedbackfarm.com/surveyengine/s.php?i=6s0 in your web browser.

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