May 10, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

For the month of May, explore webinars, events and resources to improve your well-being on the UNT System HR calendar. Online classes include Yoga for Beginners, the Healing Power of Breath, Wellness and Stress Reductions, HealthSelect Benefits Overview, and Preventing Employee Burnout.

Summer Benefits Enrollment 2022

Summer Enrollment is June 27 - July 9. During this annual event/time, UNT employees can log in to your ERS account and make changes to your health insurance and optional insurance coverage elections for the new plan year that starts September 1, 2022.  

What can I do during summer enrollment?
You can make changes to your coverages during summer enrollment for Plan Year 2023 like adding optional insurances (dental, vision, short term and long term disability); add dependents to your insurance; change from Health Select of Texas to the Consumer Directed plan; remove dependents, drop coverages you no longer need, apply for optional life insurance, etc.  Changes made will be effective September 1, 2022.

What should I do to prepare for Summer Enrollment?
It’s important to make sure that your address is correct with ERS.  ERS will be mailing important information to you before Summer Enrollment starts.  Check your address/contact information by logging into and review your Personal Data.

What if I don’t have any changes to make to my coverages for the new Plan Year?
You don’t need to do anything if you want your coverages/elections to remain the same.  Your coverages will be the same in the new plan year if you make no changes in summer enrollment. That includes the amount you are contributing to TexFlex, which will continue September 1, 2022 as is if you make no changes.

Reminder: Commencement/Construction

Due to construction near the UNT Coliseum, traffic during UNT commencement is expected to be heavy. If you are attending a commencement or know someone who is, please note that it is not recommended that guests arrive more than an hour prior to the commencement ceremony – otherwise they risk running into traffic departing from the previous ceremony. General commencement parking for guests is in Lot 20. ADA parking is in Lot 27. Faculty/staff who are participating in the ceremonies may park in the “A” Reserved Lot 4 behind Chilton Hall, even if they have an F/S permit. Those who are able to work off campus may want to consider doing so from May 13-15. If you are on campus, please try to avoid the traffic on the west side of campus/North Texas Boulevard area.

PCard Holder & Approver Training

New PCard Holder & Approver Training is for new and current PCard Holders and Approvers and will cover the most important guidelines (state and university statutes) related to the purchasing card, card usage, allocating and reconciling in Concur, and additional best practices. This training also currently qualifies as an annual refresher. May 12, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Bridge.

Creating Inclusive and Accessible Environments for Students with Visual Impairments

The Office of Disability Access hosts trainings throughout the year focused on creating inclusive, welcoming, and accessible educational and campus environments for students who are blind or visually impaired. This training will include specific strategies for working with students with visual impairments, disability awareness information, and resources to assist you moving forward. We hope you will join us.

To register for the training, please click the time next to the date that works best for you. All trainings will be held via Zoom. If it requires you to enter a Passcode, it is: MeanGreen.

May 17, 2022: 1pm-3pm
May 25, 2022 - 10am-12pm

If you require reasonable accommodations or have any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Stone, Assistant Director in the Office of Disability Access. 

Travel Training

This training will cover the most important policies, guidelines, and best practices to plan and conduct travel as well as explain Concur for travel authorizations and expense reports, as well as non-overnight travel, such as mileage reimbursements, and non-travel related reimbursements. Staff, faculty, and supervisors who travel frequently, deal with travel related matters, or seek non-overnight stay expense reimbursements (business meals, local mileage, etc.) should attend this training. May 17, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Bridge.