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Employee Development

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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.

Annual Compliance Training

The University of Tennessee Space Institute will consolidate the notifications for the following compliance trainings into one concise message. These training courses could include:

  • Clery Act
  • Code of Conduct
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Title VI
  • Title IX

How to take your annual compliance training
Once you receive the initial email listing your required courses, sign in to K@TE to take the training courses assigned to you. You will receive regular reminders until you have fulfilled the requirements. These training plans are customized based on your campus/Institute, affiliation with the university (faculty, staff, graduate assistant, etc.), and your job requirements (Executive, IT, Safety, etc.). 

How to Access Your Compliance Courses in K@TE 
Sign in to complete the training –

Follow the step by step instructions to learn more about how to take the training.

If you complete the training at one time, the training should take less than two hours.


  • November 3: Training available in K@TE. You will receive an activation email and periodic reminders to complete the training.
  • December 31: Training must be completed. 

To verify who in your unit has or has not completed their Annual Compliance Training, please email your request to  

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 training, click here for details.  To view your current training history, log into your UT employee self-service portal with your NetID and password. Click on “Employee Self Service,” and then “My HR128 Training History.”

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 Career Development website.

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