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: Tilly Clark, Dawn Meyer, Kevin Moore, Neal Cooper, Mary Ann Hellinghausen, Mary Schlobohm, Jennifer Anderson and Frank Valiulis. Front Row: Laura Rosales, Debbie Conley, Jerri Robison, Julie Cantini, Angel Morales and Souby George. (not pictured: Jacqueline Pope and Philesha Evans).
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
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School of Allied Health Sciences
Some Off Campus Clinics
Hospitals and Clinics
Some Off Campus Clinics
University Support Areas
Facilities Operations & Management (FOAM)
Office Of University Advancement (OUA)
Office of the President
Community Health Services