A Message from the Associate Vice-President
Of Human Resources & Risk Management:
Wayne Paulison

Hello Fellow TU Employees:

My name is Wayne Paulison and I’m the Associate Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management. For those of you who don’t know, our offices are located on the first floor of Twin Towers East which is just west of Collins Hall. Our offices are open to anyone who wants to come over and visit or discuss an issue that is important to them. Throughout my 8 years at TU, I have met many of you, others I have not had the opportunity to visit with. Over a period of time, my staff and I would like to get to know as many of you as we can.

Over the last several years, our office has talked about the idea of having a Human Resources newsletter to keep all university employees informed of pertinent information that deals with TU, employment, benefits, or other human resource issues. Through discussions with my staff, we determined initially the newsletter would be published on a bi-monthly basis. This may change in the future depending on the amount of information we have to communicate to you. Lorie Austin, our Employee Relations Coordinator, has agreed to be the Editor of the newsletter. The newsletter will be a work in progress. If you have topics that you feel the majority of TU employees would like to read about, please let Lorie know. Also, if any of you would like to be a contributor and write an article, please let Lorie know as well. The quality of the newsletter will come from understanding what our employees like to read about. This can only come from input from our readers. Initially, we plan to cover topics in health care, wellness and TU employment related issues. Included in this newsletter is a listing of all employees in the Human Resources department along with their job title, e-mail address and telephone number so you will know who to go to for assistance.

I encourage you to read the newsletter and provide us with your honest feedback. Please feel free to e-mail suggestions or ideas to eenewsletter@utulsa.edu or call Lorie at 631-2615.

Thank you in advance for reading your newsletter.

Wayne A. Paulison
Associate Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management