Complete These Steps Before Hosting Kids Programs, Activities

Complete These Steps Before Hosting Kids Programs, Activities
The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance reminds departments of steps they must take before hosting a program, activity, camp or event (PACE) for children.

  1. Departments must complete a Special Events Risk Assessment Form and submit it to [email protected] before the start of the PACE.
  2. An Online Event Registration and Request Form must be filed with the UT Dallas Police Department.
  3. Visit Resources for Camp Organizers to ensure the required participant forms are completed, as well as required facilitator forms, criminal background checks and child protection training for faculty, staff and volunteers assisting with the PACE.
  4. All PACE workers and volunteers must take a Child Protection Training Course. UT Dallas offers an eLearning course for faculty, staff and students. To register for this training, complete the Compliance Training Enrollment Form and submit to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at [email protected].

For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at 972-883-2233 or [email protected].

Get Free Rides in Zagster Bike Program with New Promotion

For a limited time, students, faculty and staff who join the Zagster bike sharing program using promo code COMETS15 will receive $15 worth of free rides. In addition, the first hour of each bike rental is free. After the first hour, regular rates will apply.

Zagster’s annual membership is $15, and rides cost $1 per hour, up to $8 per ride. Bikes can be rented and returned to any of the five locations on campus. Learn more about joining the program here.

Benefits Enrollment Begins July 15; Info Fair Set for July 18

During the annual benefits enrollment period — Friday, July 15, to Sunday, July 31 — you will be able to:

  • Make changes to your benefits
  • Enroll or re-enroll in UT FLEX (employees only; enrollment does not automatically renew)
  • Add or remove dependents from your coverage plan
An email containing a summary of your coverage and a link to the annual enrollment website will be sent to all benefits-eligible employees by Friday, July 15. After you receive the email, log in to MyUTBenefits and follow the on-screen instructions to make your selections. You will receive an email confirming your changes in approximately 24 hours. If you don’t receive the confirmation email, contact the benefits services staff in the UT Dallas Office of Human Resources at [email protected] for help.

Enrollment must be completed before midnight on Sunday, July 31.

The UT System Office of Employee Benefits will announce any changes to the FY16-17 benefits plans in the A Matter of Health newsletter in early July. Please monitor your University email account for this information and for campus-specific details.

For assistance or more information, email the benefits services staff in the UT Dallas Office of Human Resources at [email protected]. Benefits-eligible employees also may attend a Benefits Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 18, in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms (SU 2.602) to learn more.

License Plate Lets You Drive with Comet Pride

UT Dallas Specialty License Plate
The UT Dallas specialty license plate allows faculty and staff to show their Comet connection and support student scholarships at the same time. With every $30 specialty plate purchase or annual renewal, the University receives $22 that will go toward funding student scholarships.

For an additional $40 fee, you can personalize it with your name, favorite Comet slogan or catchphrase. Also, commemorative souvenir plates — perfect for displaying in your office or giving as a gift to an alumnus — can be purchased for $40.


On-Campus Blood Drive
The Office of Student Volunteerism is partnering with Carter BloodCare for a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 22. The Carter BloodCare bus will be parked between the Physics Building and Visual Arts Studio. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Carter BloodCare is offering participants 50 percent off select seats to a Texas Rangers baseball game.

Summer Meal Cards and Dining Hours
UT Dallas Dining is offering a summer meal card for faculty and staff. For $30 (plus tax), the card can be used for five meals in Dining Hall West through Aug 10. Faculty and staff can purchase the cards at the dining hall, which is open from 7 to 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and 5 to 7 p.m. for dinner. Check out the dining hall’s daily menu, and view the summer hours for all on-campus dining options.

UT Dallas Ethics and Compliance Hotline Is Available 24/7
The Ethics and Compliance Hotline is a confidential and non-retaliatory way to report noncompliance or unethical behavior outside the normal chain of command. To learn more, visit the Ethics and Compliance Hotline website. All reports made to the hotline are investigated.

University Offers ADA Accessibility Resources
UT Dallas has a range of resources to help anyone facing challenges moving around our growing campus. Visit UT Dallas’ ADA site or email [email protected].

Office of Research Seminars and Events

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop