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Staff Senate Newsletter • July 17, 2020

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Staff Performance Evaluations

image of laptop with words UNT Sytem, performance evaluations now offered onlineThe 2020 staff performance evaluation period will be September 15 through November 15, 2020. Evaluations will be completed utilizing the new electronic Performance Management module, which replaces the UPO paper evaluation form. Training will be offered in advance for both supervisors and employees, and supervisors may begin preparing goals and objectives using the new system on August 15.

User guides, training and additional information is available on the HR Performance Management website.


Photo of a woman and man at the HUB fairAnnual Spot Bid Fair

The UNT Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program is participating in State Senator Royce West's annual "Spot Bid Fair" Aug. 3-5, 2020, to be held virtually. The fair allows HUB vendors statewide to bid on goods and services from state organizations, such as UNT — and may help save money on purchases your area already intends to make. Please review your upcoming expenditures from now through the end of the calendar year and email Greg Obar, UNT System HUB coordinator, for assistance.


Staff Senate At Home Academy logo with lightbulbStaff Senate AHA Workshops

The At Home Academy (AHA) workshop scheduled for July 29, An Introduction to Writing for and about Film and Television, has been cancelled. We hope you have enjoyed the AHAs as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you. While there are no more sessions this summer, we will start back up again in the fall. If you have any suggestions for future trainings and workshops, please email

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

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.

UNT outline of an eagle with wings open

UNT COVID Testing Site

UNT continues to host the Denton Public Health Department as a COVID testing location every Tuesday. Given community spread, this site has been regularly seeing 400 people to be tested each day the site is operated.

Learn more about testing at

Health Alerts

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

Join Us at Our Next Meeting!

Meetings are open to all UNT staff members. The next meeting will be held on Aug. 11, 2020 at 3 p.m. Please check back for meeting details.

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

Contact Us!

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