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For Your Benefit

Linda HendricksWelcome to For Your Benefit, a newsletter addressing the benefits offered to you as a UT employee.

I hope you find the publication helpful and encourage you to share feedback and suggestions on ways we can improve it by emailing me at

Thank you for your commitment to the University.

Linda Hendricks Harig
UT System Vice President for Human Resources

Inside the Spring 2014 Issue

Managing Workplace Sress

UT employees recount stressful situations and share coping strategies.

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Considering going back to school?

Learn about your tuition waiver benefit as a UT employee

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Employee Engagement Survey Returns in November

Are you given the responsibility and freedom to do your job? Does your supervisor support your efforts to balance your work and personal life? Are you paid fairly for your work?

Take the Survey Nov. 3 – 21 to answer these important questions and help make UT the best workplace possible.

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Take Advantage of Free, Confidential Counseling Services

Whether you may be experiencing divorce, loss of a loved one, financial crisis or other personal issue, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to you. The program provides free, confidential counseling to help employees and family members in times of need.

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Have a Question? Ask the HR Call Center

Dan Trentham runs the HR call center and can help answer your questions about benefits, retirement, policies, and employment.

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Ready to Quit?

Quitting tobacco is difficult—and quitting for good often requires several attempts—but the benefits of quitting are significant, and the state of Tennessee offers a range of cessation services to help employees who want to quit.

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The State of Health in Tennessee

Focusing on health and wellness begs the question, “How healthy are we?” Here’s a look at some statistics provided by the state’s Working for a Healthier Tennessee initiative.

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Tips from a Trainer

UT Extension agent Donna Calhoun shares research-based strategies to address obesity and unhealthy lifestyle choices.

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