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Forty Tipsfrom iForty

Welcome to…

UT Austin iForty/cto

Tip #1: Reach Out & Learn

ICE BREAKER: (allow 3 - 5 minutes)

For this activity, you need to group more than 4 people together. Now, in the next 3 minutes, people in a single group should discuss and jot down on the blank piece of paper, at least 10 things they have in common. The things (like school, home city or state, favorite cuisine, favorite sport, movies, etc.; anything except topics related to work) should be common among all individuals in the group.

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Tip #2: Join iForty

Does your professional organization fit you?

iForty --

  • Staff Council --

  • Black Faculty & Staff Association --

  • Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association --

  • Asian/Asian-American Faculty & Staff Association --

  • Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association -

  • UT Staff Toastmasters Club --

  • International Association of Administrative Professionals --

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Tip #3: Jump start your career

Who said “Knowing where to go and what to learn can have a major impact on the success of your career?”

(a prize for the correct answer)

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Tip #4: Increase your professional ‘net worth’

André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947.

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight with the shore"

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Tip #5: Explore TXClass

...the University’s complete training resource for UT Faculty and Staff

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Tip #6: Visit the Professional Development Center

Advance in your field, gain new skills, or train for a new career.

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Tip #7: Become familiar with

Are you using the tools available on our home page?

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Tip #8: Use ‘askUS’...

Why you need the University’s search engine...

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Tip #9: Use UT Direct

Your homepage away from home...

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Tip #10: Know your role

How do you impact the success of your organization?

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Tip #11: Time to Stretch & Wiggle...

Every 20 minutes, stand for 20 seconds and

shake things out...

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Tip #12: Learn the Lingo..

Can you name these acronyms ?





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Tip #13: Network and develop your contacts

Why who you know can be just as important as what you know...

  • Understandingthe culture

  • Building a network

  • Knowingwho has the answers

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Tip #14: To be happier… Be organized!

Can any of us be truly organized in our frenzied, multi-tasking worlds?

Set priorities each day – Plan your work – Stick to your plan – Delegate – Hire Workstudy students!

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Tip #15: Be in the “Know”

Use yourcalendar to track deadlines, meetings... And use UT calendars to track special events, academic deadlines, etc.!

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Tip #16: “Accounting” is all around us …

Get to know the many faces of your colleagues in Accounting and the many facets of their work!

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Tip #17: Track that inventory...

Inventory reconciliation is always just around the corner; do you know where your equipment is?

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Tip #18: *DEFINE yourself while you can…

Know the University’s major data base and why it is transitioning to the web...

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Tip #19: Hire the next superstar for your office

HRMS can help you hire a Full-time Employee (FTE), a Temp-to-Permanent, or a Student.

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Tip #20: Helping the troubled employee

How do you help your employee (or yourself) get back on track?

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Tip #21: Time to Stretch & Wiggle...

Every 20 minutes, stand for 20 seconds and

shake things out...

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Tip #22: Persevere like a Champion...

Name the University sports team who won their NCAA 2012 national championship...

2004 – National Championship, loss to Stanford

2005 – Sweet 16, loss to Hawaii

2006 – Elite 8, loss to Stanford

2007 – Elite 8, loss to USC

2008 – Final 4, loss to Stanford

2009 – National Championship, loss to Penn State

2010 – Final 4, loss to Penn State

2011 – Sweet 16, loss to UCLA


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Tip #23: Know where to find University policies and procedures

“Every employee is responsible for making sure that the University conducts its business with honesty and integrity.”

Let this website serve as your guide to university policies; it has a new look...and new numbering system for HOP policies.

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Tip #24: Be “In Compliance”

What does University Compliance Services do for you and your organization?

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Tip #25: Finding meeting space…and time!

How do you

find meeting space

on campus?

Toughest part of meeting planning…

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Tip #26: Meetings can be virtual!

Will a ‘Virtual Meeting’

work for you and what are the options?

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Tip #27: Know your ITSInformation Technology Services

...and what they can do for you and your organization!

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Tip #28: Your computer is your lifeline..

ITS has several options to assist you with your computer repairor replacement...

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Tip #29: Waste not want not...

How do you reuse and recycle your refuse?

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Tip #30: Know who to call to fix almost anything!

Facilities Services

  • Maintenance/Minor Repairs service

  • Light bulb replacement

  • Adjust room temperature

  • Repair plumbing fixtures

  • Trash/Recycling pick up

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Tip #31: Do the WORQS…

Welcome to the Work Order Request & Query System…the best way to get the job done!

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Tip #32: Time to Stretch & Wiggle...

Every 20 minutes, stand for 20 seconds and shake things out...

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Tip #33: Another ‘Key’ to your success is...

Locks and Keys


SER 101, 304 E. 24th Street,

7:30a – 4:00p

Arrive no later than 3:45p

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Tip #34: Building things at UT

Project Management & Construction Services (PMCS) buildsThe University of Texas at Austin

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Tip #35: Know Parking & Transportation Services

Parking will always be an issue on an urban campus. We sometimes jokingly refer to our permits as a “license to hunt”.

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Tip #36: Bon Voyage...

Use Travel Management Services for your travel planning needs...

Concur for travel booking

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Tip #37: Know your University of Texas Police Department

“As diverse as our campus, as unique as you”

Learn more...

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Tip #38: ARRG! There be Perks ahead...

Working at UT can be more than just a job; enjoy the perks of being part of a community...

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Tip #39: Attitude is everything!

“Maintain an attitude of

anticipating success!” ― Tae Yun Kim, The Silent Master: Awakening The Power Within

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Tip #40: Welcome the Feedback




Complete the evals

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And finally …


for taking the time to invest in yourself by taking this and other training.

We sincerely hope to see you at our next iForty gathering and wish you the best here at UT.

Hook ‘Em!

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