Hi COFA Staff,
The College of Fine Arts is operating under a modified-open schedule that began March 16, 2020 and continues into April. There is currently HR guidance on timekeeping through March 30, and central HR is integrating new Department of Labor law into timekeeping guidance for March 31 into April. Because timekeeping rules need to be coordinated with other central UT offices, we expect official guidance to come out by mid-April. In the meantime, the best practice for salaried employees is to enter hours worked in timesheets, but DO NOT forward timesheets to supervisors for approval until further notice.
Most of our employees are working remotely while a select few employees will be working on-site to handle fundamental operations. Timekeeping guidance resources are now available for this time period.
APRIL 2, 2020
MARCH 29, 2020
HealthPoint is offering FREE online fitness classes, these classes are open to anyone. The at-home workouts will begin streaming on the Zoom platform the week of March 30. The virtual classes will be led by the FIT Institute of Texas and Callie Ogden Yoga. The home workouts will offer tools to combat stress while providing motivation and inspiration sure to keep us all physically and mentally fit.
MARCH 26, 2020
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Shared Work Spaces
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) pdf on Managing the Stress of Social Distancing and Working Remotely.
- Managing Performance of Employees with a Flexible Work Arrangement pdf
RESOURCES FOR REMOTE WORK
- Staff Council Work From Home Crowdsource Doc
- Central HR Coronavirus Resources for Employees
- How to Clean Your Mac
- COFA IT Wiki Help (includes guidance on software updates, VPN, Zoom)
- Operational Schedules for University Central Offices
- Timesheet Guidelines for Friday, March 13
- Timesheet Guidelines for March 16 - March 30
- Managing the Stress of Social Distancing and Working Remotely
- Managing the Performance of Employees with a Flexible Work Arrangement
- Remote Working Resources
GUIDANCE ON WORKING REMOTELY
Hourly Employee Questions
Salaried Employee Questions
The Fine Arts IT (FAIT) Help Desk delivers general computer, software, peripheral and networking support to the faculty and staff in the College of Fine Arts. Use the following options to contact us.
3 Ways to Get IT Help
Always, include the following information:
- That you are from the College of Fine Arts
- UT Tag (for computers issues; silver tag with number on it)
- location room/bldg
- contact phone number
- other people who are involved
- as detailed description of the issue as possible
- how urgent it is
Why we ask you to contact Campus Central Services and not go directly to FAIT?
- The central Service Desk solves the needs for the UT community daily and have direct access to common UT systems.
- They are the first contact for support so that FAIT is better able to focus on your needs.
- If they are not able to quickly resolve your problem, the central Service Desk will create a ticket for you which is immediately routed to FAIT and allows FAIT to queue your issue. You can interact with any ticket you create either through phone or online at the user portal. Login here! https://ut.service-now.com/sp (mobile friendly!)
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Fine Arts Career Services (FACS) provides a full range of services and resources to support students and alumni as they realize the full potential of their education and experiences. We are available to visit classrooms and conduct workshops for your students, you can refer students to the Career Services office for assignments, we provide a job board and many other opportunities we would be happy to discuss with you.
If you are a faculty or staff member and would like to talk about your concerns for a student, you can contact the CARE Counselor for guidance. For example, if you’ve observed a student in distress or you’re wondering how to check-in with a student, you can schedule a consultation with the counselor to discuss how to support the student.