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UTSI Employee Development

Educational Assistance (Fee Waivers)
Training Scheduled at UTSI
HR0128 Human Resources Development
UTSI Staff Training and Development Program
UT Career Development Fund

Educational Assistance


Training Scheduled at UTSI

To register for training, please email and indicate which seminar you will be attending.  For sessions you attend, you will receive credit toward your 32 hours of training and development activities as outlined in Human Resources policy HRO 128, Human Resources Development.  If questions, please contact the HR office at ext. 37226.

2017 Training Schedule for UTSI


Staff Performance Evaluation Training
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Lower B Computer Lab
--Staff Employees - 1:00-2:00 pm
--Supervisors/Managers/Dept Heads - 2:00-3:00 pm

RSVP by emailing or call ext. 37226.


Life Planning Seminar hosted by UT Benefits and Retirement
March 21 & 22
Lower A Conference Room

Click here to
complete the registration form and fax to 865-974-3559. Deadline for forms - January 15, 2017. If you have missed the deadline and would like to attend, please contact Pam Ledford, ext. 37504.


The UT Administrative Professionals’ Retreat is sponsored each year by the UT HR Office of Employee and Organizational Development.
Click here for more info.

If you have a training suggestion, please contact Patricia Burks-Jelks at ext. 37226.


HR0128 Human Resources Development

As a result of employee feedback from the Employee Satisfaction Survey, the university revised its Human Resources Development Policy HR0128 to encourage supervisors and managers to plan for 32 hours of professional development every year for faculty and staff as part of an overall career development plan, including conferences and programs both outside and within the university.

To receive credit for classes taken, please complete the Request for Additional Training Credit.

Faculty and staff are the university's most valuable resource.  Investing in professional development builds a strong University of Tennessee Space Institute.  If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Burks-Jelks at (931) 393-7226 or email

HR0128 - FAQ'S


UTSI Staff Training and Development Program

To Regular Faculty and Staff:

As identified in the HR Workplace Satisfaction Survey results, a UTSI Human Resources Staff Training and Development Program has been established effective immediately. 

All regular employees are eligible to participate in this program (temporary and student employees are not eligible).  Those eligible will be provided funding for up to two (2) courses per fiscal year and up to a maximum of $200.  This applies to courses offered at UTSI such as those offered through the Continuing Education Department.  Exceptions to the guidelines will be considered.  Justification for the exception is required at the time of the request. This program will not be used to pay for courses in conjunction with the University’s fee waiver program. 

When the application is completed and signed by both the employee and the department head/supervisor, it should be submitted to HR for review and final approval.  The application will be returned to the employee and if approved, it should be presented at the time of registration. Cost of the course will be billed to the UTSI HR Staff Training and Development Program. Printed copies are available in the Human Resources office.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact or call ext. 37267.


UT Career Development Fund

Financial assistance from the University of Tennessee Career Development Fund (CDF) enables employees to attend professional development programs. The CDF committee reviews requests and approves funding based on the guidelines.

Non-exempt, regular, full- or part-time may participate. CDF will only fund participation in conferences that take place in Tennessee.

To read more information about the Career Development Fund, its guidelines, and eligibility requirements, please visit the website at

To apply, please complete the Career Development Fund Application and return to the UTSI Human Resources office at least four weeks prior to the activity/program. If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Burks-Jelks at (931) 393-7226 or email


Contact Us

By mail:
Human Resources,
    Equity & Diversity
Univ. of TN Space Institute
411 B.H. Goethert Parkway
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Ph: (931) 393-7226
Toll Free 1-888-822-8874
ext. 37226
Fax: (931) 393-7268

Staff Contacts

Patricia Burks-Jelks,
Human Resources Director,
Equity & Diversity Officer
(931) 393-7226

Pam Ledford, Benefits
(931) 393-7504

Courtney Maricle-Frazier, Payroll
Ph: (931) 393-7267

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