Human Resources » Values, Mission, and Vision

Values, Mission, and Vision

Values:

We value a commitment to excellence through...

Diversity:  We encourage a professional staff that leverages differences in a continuous, fully engaged quest for improvement and innovation.

Innovation:  We demonstrate proactive adaptability by delivering effective and efficient programs and services of the highest quality to meet the dynamic needs of the university.

Integrity:  We conduct ourselves in an honest, ethical, and credible manner with an unwavering commitment to fairness and doing what is in the best interests of the university.

Open & Honest Communication:  We encourage courteous, ethical, and proactive two-way communication.

Respect:  We honor and preserve the individual dignity of everyone across all levels of the organization.

Teamwork:  While ensuring the utmost confidentiality we are committed to professionalism, accountability, and collaboration across all campuses to be successful in reaching our common goals.

Work-Life Balance:  We recognize the value of balancing our individual personal and professional lives in order to maximize the overall performance of the organization.

Mission:

We strengthen the University of Tennessee's human resources by providing support and leadership in a diverse, respectful, and welcoming environment where employees thrive in an innovative and meaningful community.

We share expertise in HR best practices to advance the university's strategic plan.

We create a dynamic and sustaining 21st century fUTure work force by bringing together and collaborating with the faculty and staff, administration, campuses, and institutes.

Vision:

We realize our full potential by following best practices, leading change, partnering strategically, and using the full scale of our resources to deliver excellent programs and services.