To best serve as a strategic partner across the campus, we have organized our talent into five units:
Compliance and Administrative Operations
Our administrative and compliance-related staff is lean and efficient. Most of the transactional human resources work has already been rerouted or eliminated through the use of technology. A call center serves as an entry point for employees, supervisors, and managers to get answers to questions related to benefits, retirement, time-keeping, and staff applicant management.
To ensure the university complies with federal, state, and University of Texas System laws and policies, this unit establishes best practices and processes for new employee orientation, onboarding compliance, pay plan management, records management, and workforce studies and reporting.
UTemps is our recruitment and placement services unit providing temporary employees for the campus. We provide a valuable channel for sourcing administrative professionals and supplying a precious pool of technical professionals in fields ranging from IT to research assistants for short term assignments.
Learning & Development
We believe that learning is a load-bearing pillar of wellness, and wellness is a core benefit of working at The University of Texas at Austin. Learning and Development is built into our culture. We strive to make continuous learning accessible and engaging for everyone who works here. We do this by providing programming and resources on a wide-variety of subjects that are constantly growing. Learning is about much more than training. We want people who work at UT-Austin to not only excel at their current jobs. We want them to learn how to excel in their future careers.
UT Learning & Development provides workshops, webinars, lunch & learns, leadership development, LinkedIn Learning, resource pages dedicated to critical topics, and much more. Visit our webpage and contact us to find out how we can support you and your team.
Our Organization Effectiveness (OE) unit consults with campus partners on organization strategy, talent management, employee development, and leadership development. Organizational assessments are conducted to identify needs and organize a team of human resource professionals to offer customized, comprehensive solutions such as: strategic planning, process design, job and position design, compensation or classification changes, organizational restructuring, competency modeling, succession planning, and leadership development. Additionally, the OE unit offers facilitation and consultation services around the topics of project management, change management, team effectiveness, and leadership.
To attract and retain the best and brightest faculty and staff, the Rewards group maintains our competitive benefits and retirement package. Specialists consult with individuals on a variety of benefits, including employer paid and optional insurance plans and leaves of absence, which contributes to the overall well-being of employees and their covered dependents.
Beyond traditional benefits, the team brings tailored work-life balance solutions to campus. This includes everything from on-site access to licensed counselors through the Employee Assistance Program, access to work injury care through an Occupational Health Program, elder and child care referral services, a robust employee discount program, and an employee wellness program.
Strategic Workforce Solutions
The Strategic Workforce Solutions (SWS) team provides expertise in performance management, employee relations, staffing, and classification. Consultants and HR Partners work with both employees and managers. They are also engaged university-wide to develop compensation and classification strategies and management of the University’s pay plan, lead policy development and projects, and participate in campus and system-wide committees.