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March 2022 | Inaugural Edition


Dear Colleagues,

In an effort to bring you Human Resources-related updates, today we launch this inaugural Engage, our monthly digital newsletter. In it you will find information about new teammates on campus, the latest news on important HR-related projects, professional development opportunities, and other helpful news.

If there is an article or topic you’d like us to highlight in a future issue, please write to me at and I’ll see what I can do! Hope you enjoy!

Mary Lucal

Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Listen. Learn. Lead. Week: Register Today!

Free speech and academic freedom are among the most challenging and timely issues facing universities in our state and across the nation.

In an effort to learn more about how to navigate the difficult situations that can arise related to these topics the Howard Baker Center, Division of Diversity & Engagement, and Office of Human Resources have partnered to feature sessions for staff during Listen. Learn. Lead. Week.

Sign up today for these events on Monday, March 28. Spots are filling up fast!

UTILA Now Accepting Applications

Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Begins April 1

Beginning Friday, April 1, 2022 we will be accepting applications for new enrollees in the Knoxville-Area and Institute of Agriculture Sick Leave Banks (SLB).

To be eligible, you must be employed as a regular employee, accruing sick leave, with a sick leave balance of at least 48 hours or 6 days (pro-rated for regular, part-time employees) by June 30.

Learn more about SLB annual enrollment

STRIDE for Staff: Pilot Session Volunteers

Learning and Organizational Development has an exciting opportunity for volunteers to play a role in shaping the future of the STRIDE for Staff workshop.

We are seeking volunteers to attend one of two Zoom pilot sessions (to be held on April 12 & 13) and provide feedback that will serve to enhance the new STRIDE workshop launching in fall 2022.

Sign up for a STRIDE pilot session

STRIDE for Staff: Pilot Session Volunteers