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Staff Senate Newsletter • July 10, 2020

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UNT logo with eagle. Text reads, Stay smart. Stay strong. Stay safe.Return-to-Work Guide

Visit UNT's Return-to-Work Guide to learn about how UNT is welcoming back students, faculty, and staff through a series of carefully planned stages.

Guide includes: Required Training Modules and Important Contact Information and Resources.

COVID-19 Updates

UNT System

The UNT System leadership teams have spent significant hours preparing to safely begin reopening aspects of our campuses and office facilities. Read more on the UNT System COVID-19 updates web page.


For UNT Coronavirus updates visit the UNT Health Alerts website: Information for staff is available on the UNT Health Alerts for Staff web page.

COVID Questions?

Call the UNT COVID hotline at 1-844-366-5892 or send an email to

Staff Senate AHA Workshops

Sign up today for the last two AHA workshops this summer:

July 15 at 3 p.m. – The Handwriting Workshop: Techniques for Improving Adult Penmanship.

July 29 at 3 p.m. – An Introduction to Writing for and about Film and Television

Register at

Visit the Staff Senate Staff Development Committee web page to access recordings and documents from some of their past presentations.

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The annual ERS benefits enrollment period is happening now and ends July 11. The HR benefits team has recorded a Summer Enrollment Presentation to give an overview of your options. View the video.

You can also visit the UNTS HR Summer Enrollment page to learn more!

Note: It is a good idea to verify that your contact information is correct by creating or logging on to your ERS account

Parking Questions and Concerns

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Several staff members submitted their questions and concerns about parking to Staff Senate. Christopher Phelps, Assistant Director of Transportation Services and his team prepared their response in the attached document Parking Questions and Concerns.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to Transportation Services via email at or call 940-565-3020 if you need further information.

Join Us at Our Next Meeting!

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. The next meeting will be held via Zoom on July 14, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Important note for newly elected senators: This meeting will include orientation for new staff senators. Please plan to attend.

For meeting agendas, minutes and recordings, please visit the Agendas and Minutes page.

Contact Us!

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