UT Dallas Faculty Handbook

Office of Administration

The Office of Administration provides numerous services to support the academic and research missions of the university.

Safety and Security Council

The Safety and Security Council is a University-wide standing committee appointed by the President, not reporting to the Academic Senate. The primary purpose of this council is to minimize hazards, implement safety and security features, educate personnel, establish procedures for emergencies, prevent potential hazards from becoming real ones, and recommend safety policies to the Academic Senate, Academic Deans, Provost and Vice-Presidents. The Safety Council also reviews university safety manuals and forms.

Office of Human Resources

Human Resources Management (HRM) partners with administrators, faculty, and staff to engage the University community in talent management strategies that support the University's goal to be a global leader in innovative, high quality science, engineering, and business education and research. Visit the HRM website for more information about benefits, compensation, employee relations, employment training, and the HR information system. HRM is located on the second floor of the AD building, extension 2221.

Facilities Management

General information regarding Facilities Management services may be obtained by calling 972.883.2141 or by visiting our website. To report building maintenance issues, please call 972.883.2177. For custodial service requests, please call 972.883.2153. All after-hour air conditioning requests should be submitted to the Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Office for approval. For all temperature adjustments or heating and air conditioning problems, please call 972.883.2147. For after-hour emergencies, please contact the UTD Police at 972.883.2331 or Energy Management Services at 972.883.2147. To request any Facilities Management services, please complete the Facilities Management Work Request Form (Word document).

Office of Environmental Health and Safety

The Environmental Health and Safety Department is the local liaison between the University and the following regulators. The State Fire Marshall's Office, the Environmental Protection Agency, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Drug Enforcement Agency. The Department handles training and consultation for the following specialties: Fire and Life Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Laboratory Safety, Occupational and General Safety, and Environmental Management. EHS also responds to emergency and non-emergency situations on campus such as fires, spills, hazardous waste accidents, Workers Compensation Insurance, asbestos and odor complaints.