June 6, 2008
  HR Update

Save gas with HR benefits
UNTHSC employees are eligible for several benefits that could help cut down on commuting costs.

  • Ride Share program The HSC sponsors a ride-share program through the Fort Worth Transit Authority that offers vanpool and carpool options. Contact the Fort Worth Transit Authority at 817-336-7433 to find out how to join or start a ride share.
  • Discounted bus and train fare HSC employees and students are eligible for The “T” E-pass for $75. The pass includes unlimited rides on all of The “T”, Dart Local and express bus, trolley, rail and Trinity Railway Express services for a year (plan runs Jan. 1 – Dec. 31). With the pass, you also are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home Program that provides a ride to your car or home in the event of an emergency.
  • Discounts on auto serviceAccording to the U.S. Department of Energy, fixing an out-of-tune car can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4 percent, and fixing more serious problems can improve gas mileage by as much as 40 percent! UNTHSC employees can get discounts at these mechanics:
    • Tune Up Masters offers a 10 percent discount for HSC employees. See the telephone directory for a location near you.
    • Firestone Complete Auto Care, 6233 Granbury Rd. (Hulen Square Shopping Center) offers a 10 percent discount on all purchases at this location only, including repairs, maintenance and tires. Show your HSC ID for the discount. Contact Carol Britton, store manager, at 817-346-7405.

For more information on these benefits, contact Marco Mendoza, employee relations manager, at ext. 2230.


Performance Evaluation Training
Annual performance evaluations (FY 08) are now in progress and should be completed by Sept. 30. Based on research and survey results, changes have been made to the staff performance evaluation forms. All UNTHSC employees will complete the new forms for the 2008 performance review cycle.

Training sessions in June and July will cover the new process and evaluation forms. All faculty and staff who evaluate other UNTHSC employees are required to attend one of these training sessions:

June 10
June 12
June 16
June 18
June 23
June 27
July 8
July 10
July 16
July 29

2 – 3 pm
8:30 - 9:30 am
3 – 4 pm
10 – 11 am
11 am – noon
1 – 2 pm
9 – 10 am
2 – 3 pm
10 – 11 am
2 – 3 pm

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Please contact Cassandra Molavrh  at ext. 5091 by 5 pm on June 9 to reserve a seat in one of these sessions.


New background check process
A new background check process for new Health Science Center employees working in security sensitive positions will increase safety and ensure compliance with state regulations.

Soon, an outside vendor will perform the background checks, which must be completed before job offers are made. The new system will take about 72 hours and should not delay making job offers.

Departments will be responsible for the cost of background checks on their new hires. Human Resource Services is reviewing submitted bids for managing the background check process. They will select a vendor and put the new process in place this summer. More information will be available when details are finalized.  Contact Human Resource Services at ext. 2690 for more information. UNTHSC Logo


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