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Construction continues at a brisk pace on the new UT System Building! View looking north from the 16th floor.Curtainwall construction has started on the roof level and there is work on every floor.  Paint primer has started!  Wall tile has started!Go to OneUTSystem to read more...
Progress on our new building continues at a steady pace. Here is a picture from Colorado & 7th Street.Exterior view of the new UT System building from 7th Street looking west.
Email is still one of the primary ways we communicate, both in our personal and professional lives. However, we can quite often be our own worst enemy when using email.  In this newsletter, we will explain the most common mistakes people make with email and how you can avoid them in your day-to-day lives https://securingthehuman.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201609_en.pdf
The construction site is busy as a beehive!  The curtainwall installation has made its way to the 18th floor.  There is significant construction activity on every floor including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing rough-in (pipes, conduit, fittings), metal stud installation, sheetrock, tap and float, and the instllation of the elevators has started.  There will be internet and telecom presence by the end of the year!...
Before you know it, September will be here and the new fiscal year will have started.  The beginning of a new fiscal year is always a good time to review your contact information to ensure it is up to date with your latest information for purposes of emergency notifications such as inclement weather office closures and emergency situations. 
Ransomware is a special type of malware that is actively spreading across the Internet today, threatening to destroy user’s documents and other files. Malware is software – a computer program – used to perform malicious actions. While ransomware is just one of many different types of malware, it has become very common because it is so profitable for criminals. Once ransomware infects your computer, it encrypts certain files or your entire hard drive. You are then locked out of the whole system or cannot access your important files, such as your documents or photos.
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Annual Enrollment started on July 15!  The UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) website has been updated with this year's Annual Enrollment information, including video presentations from OEB and the UT Benefits insurance vendors.
Employees with System parking permits can now renew their parking agreements for FY2017. Please complete & submit your online application by Friday, July 29, 2016. Log into the Automated Parking System, to access your U.T. System Parking Application. If applicable, add vehicles and/or edit existing vehicle information. Then complete the additional sections of the form for FY2017 before hitting the “submit” button.
Annual Enrollment is just around the corner. Watch for July’s special Annual Enrollment editions of the employee and retiree newsletters to be distributed via email early in July.  Soon the UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) website will be updated with this year's Annual Enrollment information, including video presentations from OEB and the UT Benefits insurance vendors.
The concrete structure is almost complete on our new building!  The 18th floor concrete deck was finished last week and the first pour of the 19th floor concrete deck is scheduled for next Tuesday, 28 June.  The concrete roof deck will be poured mid-July!  The building was switched from temporary power to permanent power on 10 June. ...Read More
For those of you who haven't had time to go onto Idea Central to review the ideas, some of them are moving!  Several have been implemented and some are in the review stage.  Among those implemented, is the newly created link to a list of staff here at UT System Administration who are Texas Notary Publics!  Please find this list on the Resources tab under Services.  If you are a notary and would like to be included on the list please send an email to Sarah Pekar at spekar@utsystem.edu.
Be sure to visit the OneUTSystem Site for the Live Video Feed and Construction Updates!  Here is the latest Construction Update from Bart: The contractor continues to make progress on the concrete deck pours in spite of the rain events.  The first pour (eastern third) of the 14th floor was completed last week and the second pour (middle third) is scheduled to be poured Tuesday, 26 April.  The structure is still on track to top out in July 2016!  ...This is exciting stuff!
All guests must register at the Guard Stations in OHH, CTJ and ASH even when accompanied by a UT System staff member. Registration of all guests is a vital part of maintaining a secure workplace. This information is also important in the event of an emergency or building evacuation to assist in determining if all staff and guests are safe and accounted for. Please be sure to register all your guests with the guards.
Form 1095-C has been sent to the U.S. Mail address on file for current and former employees, retirees and other covered individuals. As previously communicated, you are not required to wait for Form 1095-C before filing your income tax return. What is Form 1095-C?
View of ASH through the partially constructed first floor curtain wall system.The concrete structure continues to rise - the first two concrete pours for the 12th floor are complete and the third pour is scheduled for tomorrow (three pours per floor).Read More Here
Here's a quick list of some simple things you can do to ensure that your mobile devices are running with at least some security. All of these steps are free and raise the bar on both unauthorized use of your device and the integrity of the applications you're running on them. The goal is not to make your device impenetrable, but to raise the bar.
Mobile devices have become one of the primary ways we communicate and interact with each other. The power of a computer is now at our fingertips, allowing us to bank, shop, view medical history, attend to work remotely, and communicate virtually anywhere. With all these convenient features come added risks, but here are some tips to protect your devices and your personal information.
A unique collaboration between The University of Texas System Police and UT Austin researchers has produced a science-based, victim-centered blueprint for law enforcement to respond to sexual assault cases at all 14 UT institutions. It likely is the first time a university system police department has implemented sexual assault response training and protocols based on scientific research by a major university. Read More...
March has arrived and Wellness is focusing on supporting our neighbors!  UT System Administration is responsible for two Meals on Wheels and More routes on Fridays.  Can you help us?  It is easy to share one hour (yes, as little as one hour per month) of your time with our neighbors in need. Email Trish Meloncon to learn how you can get involved, and check out the details on the Wellness website!