HR Updates

GET THE SAFEUT SMARTPHONE APP

The SafeUT crisis text and tip smartphone app is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to K-12 and higher education students through texting and a confidential tip program. The app is provided in partnership with the University’s Neuropsychiatric Institute.

SafeUT’s key features include:

  • Anonymous, confidential and password protected services
  • Real-time, two-way communication with licensed clinicians available 24/7/365
  • Assistance through chats, texts and calls
  • Tips can be submitted to school administrators on bullying, threats or violence and can include a picture and/or video

Through the app, you can connect directly to UNI CrisisLine counselors to get help for yourself or someone else for:

  • Suicide
  • Bullying
  • Self-harm
  • Emotional crisis
  • Grief and loss
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Mental health
  • Abuse
  • Impact of domestic violence

Download the free mobile app for Apple and Android devices.


NEW BUILDING DRAWS MORE EVENTS TO UNIVERSITY OF UTAH S.J. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF LAW

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law set a new standard for green building when it opened a new, state-of-the-art $62.5 million facility on the southwest corner of campus in 2015.  It has aided the college’s substantial commitment to community service and community-engaged learning — efforts that include more than 40,000 hours of pro bono and clinical service donated by law students to underserved clients in the community each year.

But a lesser known fact is the number of events hosted at the law school has skyrocketed since its doors opened. Which means that the law school’s events team keeps busy coordinating a host of programs, from celebrations to large-scale conferences and symposiums.  Besides hosting law school events such as the law school’s signature Fordham Debate, Leary Lecture and Wallace Stegner Symposium, the law school books events for other parts of campus and groups in the community as well.

“Coordinating this volume of events would not be possible without a stellar team adept at navigating a diverse set of needs from many clients,” said Kevin Carrillo, director of development at the S.J. Quinney College of Law who oversees the events staff —a team that includes Kris Monty, Miriam Lovin, Mary Ann Edwards and Amy Painter (as well as many other staff members who also play a supporting role when the need arises).  With events starting early in the morning and stretching late into the evening, the law school’s building operations team, caterers and vendors, SOS staff (site-on-service staff who monitor the desk entrances to the building) and others pitch in to ensure the law school is a top-notch location to host events.

“On any given day, our team may be juggling several events in the building,” said Carrillo. “They excel at delivering great customer service to many parts of campus and to outside organizations who more and more are finding the new building a great place to host an event. We couldn’t do what we do as a service to both the campus and community without the great team we have in place. We appreciate all of their hard work and dedication.”


Employee Appreciation Day

The University is ramping up preparations for Employee Appreciation Day, 2017. This year’s Employee Appreciation Day celebration is Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium. All U employees, including student employees, are invited so, SAVE THE DATE.

Call for volunteers

Employee Appreciation Day couldn’t happen without the help of generous U employees who volunteer one or two hours of their time during Employee Appreciation Day. All volunteers receive a T-shirt and a pair of athletic tickets. Volunteers are still needed for this year.

To volunteer, please fill out this form, where you’ll be able to choose the time of day that works best for you and the type of work you’d prefer. A committee member will respond to confirm your assignment.


WellU Comprehensive Weight Loss Program: One year to a lighter U

WellU to offer a new comprehensive weight loss program as a Wellness Activity. This evidence-based, 12-month weight loss program will be free of charge for employees enrolled in the University’s Employee Health Care Plan and will be conveniently located in the RedMed Employee Health Clinic.

Weight loss program begins September 1, 2017.

Participants will meet with a nurse practitioner specializing in holistic weight loss.  Visits will be focused on providing individualized support.

  • During the first month, the individual and nurse practitioner will meet weekly to ensure continued progress in overcoming obstacles to weight loss.
  • During months 2-6, visits will occur every-other-week, focusing on continued progress in reducing weight and achieving personalized health goals.
  • In months 7-12, visits will occur monthly with a focus on maintaining momentum in reaching individual goals, and strategies for maintaining a new healthy weight.

During each visit, you and the nurse practitioner will discuss:

  • Your weight loss and health goals
  • Barriers to success
  • Individualized methods of overcoming barriers to weight loss
  • Strategies for optimizing and maintaining weight loss

To inquire about program hours or to schedule your first appointment, contact RedMed at (801) 213-3303.