About EAC

Overview:  The UTMB Employee Advisory Council (EAC) exists to foster bi-directional communication and dialog for all Classified staff, Administrative & Professional (A&P) positions, and new for this year, 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.

  

Back Row, Left to Right:  Amineh Baradar, Souby George, Jacqueline Pope, Jennifer Anderson, Kevin Moore, Neal Cooper, Debbie Conley, Denee' Robison.  Front Row, Left to Right: Frank Valiulis, Susanne Johnston, Julie Cantini, Janet Gonzalez, Mary Ann Hellinghausen.

Back Row, Left to Right: Amineh Baradar, Souby George, Jacqueline Pope, Jennifer Anderson, Kevin Moore, Neal Cooper, Debbie Conley, Denee’ Robison. Front Row, Left to Right: Frank Valiulis, Susanne Johnston, Julie Cantini, Janet Gonzalez, Mary Ann Hellinghausen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representation
Members are derived from four widely-grouped areas within UTMB. For the purposes of representation on the council, the university is grouped in four large segments: the Schools, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics, and University Support Areas (see details below). Representatives from these areas and two advisors began work in early 2007 to create a structure and foundation for the council.

Nominations and Elections
Elections will be held annually, each January, with a nomination process open the preceding months. Elections will be held using a secure online voting process. Each member of the university staff (including A&P  but excluding faculty) will have one vote for a representative from their primary area of employment (one of the four designated EAC areas).

In 2008, the EAC was composed of 8 members and two non-voting support staff/advisors. By January 2009, the group expanded to its full contingent of 12 elected members plus the two advisors; four members will rotate off each year, after a three-year term of service for each.

UTMB Employee Advisory Council Representative Structure

Correctional Managed Care

Schools
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School of Allied Health Sciences
Graduate School
Some Off Campus Clinics

Hospitals and Clinics
Campus Clinics
Hospitals
Some Off Campus Clinics

University Support Areas
Facilities Operations & Management (FOAM)
Finance
Human Resources
Information Services
Office Of University Advancement (OUA)
Office of the President
Community Health Services

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Engage and Chat

In 2013, the UTMB EAC started a new 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 …

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Questions & Answers

General Questions Question:  What is the maximum one can receive on a merit raise? (Posted 3/21/14) Response:  Departments have a 3% pool of money to distribute to employees receiving a merit.  How much is given to each employee is based on performance.  There is no maximum or minimum for each employee but a manager cannot …

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Contact The Employee Advisory Council

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EAC Guidelines

  University of Texas Medical Branch Employee Advisory Council (EAC) Guidelines for Operations   Purpose The Council is sponsored and endorsed by the UTMB President’s Office and exists to foster bidirectional communications and dialog for all Classified Staff, Administrative & Professional (A&P) positions, and Non-Teaching Staff, excluding residents. We will promote a positive and collaborative work …

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EAC Advisors

Mary Ann Hellinghausen Mary Ann is a senior communications specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communications, with a focus on preparing communications for Executive Leadership, particularly for the President. She writes articles promoting UTMB for internal and external publications, takes photographs and provides writing support for Marketing and Development. She came to UTMB in …

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Left to Right: Janet Gonzalez (Vice Chair of Communications), Frank Valiulis (Vice Chair of Operations), Susanne Johnston (Vice Chair), Julie Cantini (Chair)

EAC Officers

                          EAC Chair – Julie Cantini (Institutional Support) Set the agenda and preside at all meetings of the Council; Chair the Executive Committee; Ensure the order of business is carried out unless the order of business is altered by an action approved in the meeting.  Order …

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EAC Group

EAC Members

  Jennifer Anderson jlsmith@utmb.edu & Susanne Johnston sjohnsto@utmb.edu     represent Academic Enterprise & Faculty Group Practice Faculty Group Practice Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Medical Branch Library School of Health Professions School of Medicine School of Nursing    Janet Gonzalez jangonza@utmb.edu, Kevin Moore keemoore@utmb.edu &  Denee’ Robison jdrobiso@utmb.edu   represent Correctional Managed Care   Souby George sogeorge@utmb.edu, Craig Kovacevich  cskovace@utmb.edu, & Jacqueline Pope jkpope@utmb.edu …

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Report of Activities

EAC council members met with Executive Leadership on April 8, 2013, recognized new officers and outgoing members, and discussed goals for the coming year.   Click below to view the 2013 Annual Report and Presentation for Executive Leadership.    EAC Annual Mtg 04.08.2013     Employee Advisory Council Update  your colleagues, at your service August 2012 Click here to view …

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EAC members

Scrapbook page

EAC members sponsored a holiday/birthday part for the Pedi unit at John Sealy Hospital on December 19, 2014.                                                                             …

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