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FAS EDI Committee Update

Aug. 16, 2021

The EDI Committee shares updates about recent work and their plans for the coming year.

Update on Flexible Work as Austin moves to COVID-19 Stage 5

Aug. 10, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

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University executive leadership and the university-level health and wellness committee have been meeting to discuss contingency plans for the fall as Austin and Travis County move into COVID-19 Stage 5.

Implementing Fall Plans; Reminders of Existing COVID-19 Guidance

Aug. 4, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

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As summer comes to a close, I wanted to provide an update on where we stand with our plans for the fall and share some important reminders about COVID-19 precautions and guidance we should all be mindful of as we enter in the fall months.

COVID-19 guidance for FAS staff

June 11, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

Thank you for your extraordinary commitment to health and safety in the months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together you have contributed to the decline of COVID-19 cases on our campus by wearing masks, social distancing, and keeping hands and workspaces clean.

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What to expect for fall

June 14, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

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Thank you for persevering during the more than 14 months since the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting how FAS and the university do business. You have continued to exemplify our Core Values in how you perform your work, whether on campus, remotely or a hybrid combination of both.

Appointments: Melissa Loe, Interim Chief of Staff; Kerri Battles, Interim Director of Communications

June 3, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

Melissa Loe will be Interim Chief of Staff effective June 14 following the upcoming departure of Tara Trower. Melissa has gained a deep knowledge of our diverse portfolio and our complex university since joining FAS in January 2019 as Director of Communications. She will continue to be a key contributor toward advancing our strategic initiatives while further supporting FAS in this role.

IQ organizationally joining ITS

April 10, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

As part of our ongoing efforts to further operationalize the FAS core values of stewardship, teamwork and service, I am writing to share that Information Quest (IQ) is organizationally joining Information Technology Services (ITS) effective today. Director David Pavkovic will report to Assistant Vice President Trice Humpert.

Moving forward after the inclement weather

Feb. 23, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

As President Jay Hartzell mentioned in his email this afternoon, our campus will reopen tomorrow, largely due to the tremendous efforts of FAS employees.

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Stay safe and check on others during historic winter storm

Feb. 16, 2021

Dear FAS Colleagues,

I want to take a moment to thank each of you for doing your part to support our campus and community during the extraordinary weather event we are experiencing and its unexpected consequences. Many of you are without power and other utilities, which is a tremendous strain on you and your family. Our thoughts are with you throughout this time.

Members appointed to FAS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

Feb. 11, 2021

Dear FAS Colleagues,

In my June 19, 2020 email to FAS, I shared plans to form a committee of staff from across our portfolio to advise me and our senior leadership team on strategies to help build a culture of inclusion, equity and diversity. On December 11, I reached out again, this time to encourage staff members to apply to participate in the new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee.

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