Human Resources Policy Updates
Effective May 1, 2015, there were some changes made to four HR policies. They are listed below:
- HR0338 - Family and Medical Leave was revised. Revisions were made to include the needs of military families as leave-qualifying events, per federal Military Family Leave amendments, explain the process for notifying the University of the need for leave, and specify that paid leave must first be exhausted before an employee can go on unpaid leave, with the exception of up to five days or 40 hours of sick leave.
- HR0145 - Reduction in Force was revised. Revisions were made to explain the difference between reductions in force and the elimination of externally-funded positions and the procedures to be followed for each, include documented histories of poor performance or disciplinary action as factors to be considered when making decisions, and specify that departments must consult with HR before reducing the hours of one or more employees, regardless of the source of funding, to ensure compliance with policies and discuss potential effects on benefits.
- HR0150 - Restoration of Force was revised. Documented histories of poor performance or disciplinary action may now be taken into account when making decisions about offering reinstatement to former staff employees affected by a reduction in force.
- HR0315 - Court Leave was revised. The revision included the following: In addition to earning their usual rate of pay for hours actually spent serving on and traveling to and from jury duty, employees may now keep money earned for their service. Exceptions apply when employees are party to litigation that doesn't involve UT and in some cases of expert witness testimony.
Please visit the UT Policy website for more information about the above revisions to policy.
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