User Beware: PowerPoint Vulnerability

Security researchers have discovered a PowerPoint file that, when opened, will download malware to a computer when a user hovers over a link. While the UT System Administration instance of Microsoft Office has security measures in place to stop the attack from taking place, the measures rely on users responding appropriately to the Security Notice dialog box.

Office Supply Orders now available through eShop via PeopleSoft

Effective immediately, office supply orders from Today’s Business Solutions(TBS)/OfficeMax can be made through the new eShop system via PeopleSoft.

While office supply orders can be made using a Procard through the TBS website through June 23rd, we encourage your department to become familiar with the eShop system at your earliest convenience.

Each department will have their own process for the purchasing of office supplies, so please contact your department’s office supply contact to find out what your process will be with the new eShop system in place.

Plan Change for System Administration Picnic

Plans for the System Administration Picnic, which was planned in place of a System holiday party and scheduled for June 3, have changed. Staff Council and the event committee determined that the timing was not ideal due to end of the school year, family vacations, the potential for a special legislative session and anticipated summer temperatures given the party would be outdoors in the middle of the day.

Wellness Center Equipment List and FAQs

We are all excited to move into our new building and we know that our new spaces spark lots of questions. We have created a document that provides details about the Wellness Center including information about the equipment, locker rooms and additional FAQs your reference. If you have a question not addressed here, please email your question to Kendra at kbolton@utsystem.edu. We will update the list periodically, so please check back!

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage refers to any program owned by a third party that allows you to upload your data using the Internet. An advantage of cloud storage is that you can easily access and synchronize your data from multiple devices anywhere in the world, and you can share your information with anyone you want. This type of online storage can make you more productive, but it also comes with security risks. 

Multiple Direct Deposits

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce the ability to set-up multiple direct deposit accounts electronically.  If you’re interested, please use the Self-Service Direct Deposit Job Aid.

Take Your Child To Work Day

The University of Texas System Administration will be observing National Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, April 27.  The goal of Take Your Child to Work Day is to give children ideas about various career paths and the education and skills needed to achieve their professional goals.   The Staff Council has planned an organizational overview to highlight their parent’s work environment.

You are encouraged to bring your children ages 8 through 18.

2017 Performance Management Training

Our annual performance appraisals are coming up. This is a great opportunity to discuss goals, expectations, and performance standards.  Remember performance appraisals is a collaborative process that involves the employee and supervisor.

What’s Next:

New Timesheet Coming Soon!

OTIS has designed a new interim timesheet (Employee Timesheet System) to replace our current (also interim) SharePoint solution. SharePoint could no longer handle the year end influx of timesheets and we want to avoid problems we’ve experienced over the past two years. The end goal is still to utilize self-service timesheets in PeopleSoft so we will have another upcoming transition though not currently scheduled.

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A photo from the 11th floor.  A Huddle Room is on the left.  The white band is a markable wall surface.
A photo from the 11th floor. A Huddle Room is on the left. The white band is a markable wall surface.