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Employee Handbook

Office of Human Resources

Introduction To The University Of Texas At Tyler Employee Handbook

Statement From President Mabry
At The University of Texas at Tyler, our employees are our most valuable asset and I am pleased that you have joined us. This university is growing in stature as well as size and there is much that must be done. Consequently, I believe your work will be challenging and satisfying and all of us look forward to your contributions as a member of the U. T. Tyler family of employees.

Everyone's job is important and functionally interrelated to other jobs within the university. A positive attitude and full commitment to cooperation with fellow employees are absolutely essential. Each employee provides a service that directly or indirectly affects students, other employees and the public. Your initiative, responsibility and consideration are important as we strive to excel in providing the best quality education and educational support possible.

This handbook is a summary of U.T. Tyler's policies, benefits and services. It has been prepared to serve as a reference source for questions you may have. For more detailed information related to all U.T. Tyler policies, benefits and services, you should consult the U.T. Tyler Handbook of Operating Procedures located on our website ( and any additional departmental policies and procedures. In addition, please feel free to ask your supervisor, or contact Human Resources at extension 7234 for further information or clarification if you still have questions.

I truly wish you success and satisfaction in your employment with The University of Texas at Tyler.

Rodney Mabry


1. Mission Statement 48. Performance Appraisals
2. History of UT Tyler 49. Sexual Harassment
3. Equal Employment Opportunity 50. Violence in the Workplace
4. Americans With Disability Act of 1990 51. Weapons at Work
5. Appointments 52. Institutional Compliance
6. Security Sensitive Policy 53. Teachers Retirement
7. Orientation for New Employees 54. Social Security
8. Mandatory Employee Training 55. Tax Sheltered Annuity
9. Probationary Period 56. Deferred Compensation
10. Job Classification 57. Workers' Compensation Insurance
11. Salaries 58. Unemployment Compensation Insurance
12. Payday 59. Savings Bonds
13. Payroll Deduction 60. Insurance Programs
14. Hours of Work 61. Premium Sharing
15. Identification Card/Parking Permit 62. Holidays
16. Check Out Procedure 63. Vacation
17. Re-Employment 64. Sick Leave
18. Internal Job Opportunities 65. Sick Leave Pool
19. Salary Increases 66. Leave Without Pay
20. Merit Increase 67. Leave of Absence Without Pay
21. Resignations 68. Volunteer Fire Fighter Leave
22. Abandonment of Position 69. Military Leave
23. Reduction in Force 70. Disaster Relief Leave
24. Overtime Policy 71. Employee Scholarships
25. Changes of Employee Information 72. Dependent Child Scholarships
26. Conditions and Regulations Form 73. Jury/Witness Duty
27. Outside Employment 74. Funeral Leave/Emergency Leave
28. Employment of Relatives (Nepotism) 75. Family and Medical Leave Act
29. State Property 76. Return to Work
30. Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act 77. Break Periods
31. Solicitation 78. Safety and Health
32. Telephone Usage 79. Voting Absence
33. Smoking 80. Parent-Teacher Conference Leave
34. Confidential Information 81. Parental Leave
35. Accidents/Incidents 82. Training
36. Employee Assistance Program 83. Exercise Facilities
37. Alcoholic Beverages and Controlled Substance 84. Library
38. Drugs and Alcohol Policy 85. Traffic and Parking
39. Safety Management Program 86. Police Department
40. Mail 87. Dining Facilities
41. Attendance 88. Bulletin Boards
42. Departmental Rules 89. Bookstore
43. Disciplinary Statement 90. Cowan Center for the Performing Arts
44. Appeals 91. Online Compliance Training
45. Grievance Procedure 92. Questions
46. Probationary Employees 93.
47. Copying Procedure