Congratulations to newly-elected Employee Advisory Council (EAC) members. They are:
Question: When will the lobby of the Moody Medical Library have a redux? The desk that library staff sit at is positioned awkwardly for both the visitors and staff. Response (from Library Services and Academic Resources): Thank you for the question. The Moody Medical Library lobby is a great gathering place where faculty, staff and …View full post
Question: Why is the tuition reimbursement program only for RN nursing staff? Would it be possible to provide tuition reimbursement for all levels or titles throughout the institution? Response: (From HR) Tuition assistance is offered in addition to UTMB’s robust benefits programs (for example, medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, etc.). Our …View full post
The following questions were submitted to the EAC prior to the January 27, 2016 Town Hall Meeting. We are working on answers to a few additional questions and will post them as soon as we have a final response. Thank you. Click here to be redirected to our Town Hall Q & A Page.View full post
The following were elected to serve as EAC representatives for Term 2016-18: Academic Enterprise – Bryan Hoynacke, Student Life Office Correctional Manages Care – Pinkee Patel, Stiles Unit Hospitals and Clinics – Jill Bryant, Quality Management Institutional Support – Leslie Blacketer, Field HouseView full post
Your chance to vote for an Employee Advisory Council representative to represent employees within your entity at UTMB will be from Nov. 2 through Nov. 20, 2015. 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 …View full post
Celebrate the season with Ann O’Connell and Ambulatory Leadership at the 4th Annual Ambulatory Tree Lighting scheduled on Wednesday, December 4th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. This is a family celebration, so bring your children and make sure they visit the holiday craft stations. The Specialty Care Center Victory Lakes is located at 2240 Gulf Freeway South, League City.
Did you know that, as a UTMB employee, you’re part of a university system that began 130 years ago and today includes six health science universities and nine academic institutions? A system that enrolls more than 215,000 students and is responsible for countless advances in education, the arts, sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and (near and dear to UTMB) health care?
The University of Texas System has designated Nov. 8, 2013, as the first UT System Recognition Day to honor the efforts of you and your fellow UTMB and System employees throughout the state. First proposed by the statewide Employee Advisory Council, UT System Recognition Day is a reminder of all that we’ve accomplished and all that we contribute to our state.
You make our vital mission possible. Thank you for the work you do every day to improve health for Texas and beyond.
To learn more about UTMB’s Employee Advisory Council, visit the EAC blog. You can use the email feature on the blog to provide EAC your ideas for how UTMB can celebrate UT System Recognition Day in the future and let the council know what your work as a UTMB and UT System employee means to you. Also, be sure to take part in this year’s EAC elections to determine representatives for the coming year.
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).
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: Academic Enterprise, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics, and Institutional Support.
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. Elections are held each year to replace members who have served their commitment to the council.
The nominations are in and now the voting begins to elect the new representatives for the Employee Advisory Council (EAC). The candidates are divided by entity groups and you may cast your vote once for a candidate within your specific entity group. The elections will be open from November 4 through 22.
Our thanks go to the following members who have completed their commitment: Susanne Johnston (Academic Enterprise), Tonya Campbell (Correctional Managed Care), Michele Lockwood (Institutional Support), and Souby George (Hospitals and Clinics).
Please review the page for each entity to view candidate information and use the following link to vote: https://www.utmb.edu/OLT/Login.asp. If you are unable to vote electronically, please contact us at empladvc@UTMB.EDU for special accommodations.
Come to Levin Hall at noon on Thursday, Oct. 31, for the latest Town Hall meeting. UTMB President Dr. David Callender will talk about the future of academic medical centers in an ever-changing health care environment and the vision for UTMB’s future. He’ll outline strategic priorities and the role of every employee in fulfilling UTMB’s mission, in addition to providing a brief overview of You Count! Pulse Survey results.
We’ll also kick off the 2013 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) with an agency fair in Levin Hall foyer from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Agencies will have giveaways and take-home materials to help inform UTMB employees about different giving options. Popcorn, courtesy of the Employee Advisory Council (EAC), and other refreshments also will be available in the foyer after Town Hall.
Below are various ways to submit questions to Town Hall. If time constraints do not allow questions to be asked in person at the meeting, Dr. Callender will be available after Town Hall to answer questions in person. And we’ll post questions and answers to the Town Hall web site.
1. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Send a message via the Employee Advisory Council online form (option to remain anonymous).
4. Send a confidential note via interoffice mail addressed to “Talk of the Town,” Route 0149. From off-campus: UTMB Talk of the Town, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0149.
Town Hall viewing options:
- Town Hall will be broadcast live on campus TV Channel 53; a signal of the meeting is sent to many remote sites (such as RMCH telehealth locations) via the Information Services Video Operations network.
- A live webcast will be offered and will be available using Apple Quicktime stream – (*Note: Quicktime player is required.) Check this site approximately 30 minutes before the meeting for an active link to the webcast.
- CMC participants: View the meeting using an existing video conference room system (DMS). CMC areas wishing to use the DMS must RSVP with Veronica Pleasant at email@example.com or the ISVO Control Room 409-747-9037 to ensure and confirm video connectivity for the actual webcast.
- The Town Hall meeting and a brief video summary will be posted on this site approximately one day after the meeting.
For more information, contact Marketing and Communications at (409) 772-2618.
EAC representatives joined the Nursing Night Council and the UTMB Health Promotion Team on October 14th for a Health Promotion event at John Sealy. Health promotion staff and volunteers were in the John Sealy stairwells, along a walking route, in the stretch band demonstration or a relaxation corner to “catch” employees participating in any of these activities. Cold water and other goodies were provided. EAC representatives were on hand as well to meet and chat with staff. For more information on UTMB Health Promotion, Training for Life campaign log on to www.hr.utmb.edu/ehp.
The annual GEM drawing was held on May 8, 2013. GEM honorees and drawing winners were recognized at the Employee Service Day celebration on May 9th.
The winners received a UTMB portable media player during the Employee Service Day celebration. Below is the list of 2013 GEM winners.
|Alston||Debra||Emergency Services – Nursing||Nursing Services|
|Anderson||Blanca||Day Surgery Unit||Nursing Services|
|Andrews||Sandra||Pediatric Med/Surg||Nursing Services|
|Ayala||Amy||UHC 4th Floor Medicine Special||On-Campus Clinics|
|Bailey||Carla||Ron Jackson Unit||Correctional Managed Care|
|Balfour||Susana||Access Center||On-Campus Clinics|
|Blount||Tara||Huntsville Central Pharmacy||Correctional Managed Care|
|Bradley||Donna||Ron Jackson Unit||Correctional Managed Care|
|Carmichael||Valerie||SOM Assoc Dean-Student Affairs||School of Medicine|
|Combs||Thomas||TDCJ ICU||TDCJ Hospital|
|Denke||Kathleen||Day Surgery Unit||Nursing Services|
|Drees||Ralph||BSL4 Maintenance||Facilities Services|
|Evans-Garcia||Holly||Inst for Translational Science||School of Medicine|
|Fuchs||Theresa||Goree Unit||Correctional Managed Care|
|Garza||Michael||Cardiac Catheterization Labora||Hospital|
|Ginn||Stephanie||Newborn Nursery – TCN||Nursing Services|
|Hall||Daphne||UTMBHCS Clinical Staffing||Hospital|
|Hickman||Tina||UHC 5th FL Clinics||On-Campus Clinics|
|Holmen||Erika||Stewart Rd Family Med Clinic||On-Campus Clinics|
|James||Patricia||Day Surgery Unit||Nursing Services|
|Keneson||Celeste||Speech & Audiology – OTO||School of Medicine|
|Lewis||Willelois||Pediatric Med/Surg||Nursing Services|
|Love||Kimberly||TDCJ ICU||TDCJ Hospital|
|Mares||Christina||Labor & Delivery||Nursing Services|
|Miles||Joseph||Emergency Services – Nursing||Nursing Services|
|Moore||Shonna||Hughes Unit||Correctional Managed Care|
|Och||Debra||Victory Lake Business Office||Victory Lakes|
|Polanco||Corina||Day Surgery Unit||Nursing Services|
|Riddle||Althea||CBC Pediatric Associates Alvin||Community-Based Clinics|
|Tippy||Denise||Wynne Unit||Correctional Managed Care|
|Urban||Cindy||Garza Unit||Correctional Managed Care|
|Wiggins||Michelle||Huntsville Central Pharmacy||Correctional Managed Care|
|Zavala||Sylvia||Pediatric Med/Surg||Nursing Services|
|Walker||Donnie||Emergency Services – Nursing||Nursing Services|
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.
An election to replace four EAC members who have completed their commitment to the council will begin Nov. 4, 2013, and conclude Nov. 22, 2013. Our thanks go to the following members who have completed their commitment: Susanne Johnston (Academic Enterprise), Tonya Campbell (Correctional Managed Care), Michele Lockwood (Institutional Support), and Souby George (Hospital and Clinics).
Nominations will be accepted from Oct. 7, 2013 – Oct. 25, 2013. To be placed on the ballot as a nominee for the 2013 elections, complete the following steps:
1. Review the EAC guidelines on the EAC blog.
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 (phone numbers, email and your department).
3. Provide an up-to-date digital photo of yourself to be placed on the site for review by 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-year commitment period to the council. Nominees and their supervisor(s) should be aware of the time commitment of being on this council. While the monthly meeting is only scheduled for two hours per month, there are times when special sub-committees, campus events and/or other designated events could be requested of each council member which might require more hours than just the 2 hours per month for the meeting. These “extra” events are voluntary and should be communicated with the member’s supervisor prior to them committing to the event to gain their support. The Academic Enterprise requires Executive Director/Director approval as well.
Email your biographical information, statement of why you want to be elected, supervisor endorsement and your digital photo to both Samantha McBroom at firstname.lastname@example.org and Susanne Johnston at email@example.com.
The UTMB EAC will be hosting an Engage and Chat during the Night Council Meeting on Monday, October 14th at 6 PM. If you would like the EAC to host an Engage and Chat with your area, please contact any of the EAC representatives. 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
UTMB will be hosting the UT System EAC Meeting from September 25-27. Two representatives from each UT System member institution will be in attendance. The UT System EAC is a selected representative advisory group that works with, and on behalf of, The University of Texas System. Each year the EAC meets with the Board of Regents to present information and make recommendations regarding issues of importance to employees of UT System.