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Your Time Away

UTSW is implementing a modern and flexible comprehensive leave program called Your Time Away which gives employees more options for how they use their paid time off, includes a Paid Parental Benefit, provides a set holiday schedule with three additional floating holidays, and makes available a new Medical Hardship Leave Pool for employees in a time of need. The new program will start Sept. 1, 2024.

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Get started on your FY24 Annual Performance Evaluation

Take the time to review your performance goals and achievements thoroughly. Your insights and feedback are invaluable as we strive to foster a supportive and high-performing environment. Employees are encouraged to submit their self-evaluation by May 31st.

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2023 – 2024 Vacation and Holiday Schedule

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Benefits & Insurance

Your starting point for everything from medical and dental insurance to pregnancy and parenting assistance, and more


Employee Discounts

Score some great deals with discounts specifically for UT Southwestern employees

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Employee Support

Get help now from an experienced counselor for personal problems at home or at work

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Life Events

Find out what may be necessary due to a Life Event, such as death, marital status change, birth of a child, and more

Taking time off

Leave Management & Holidays

All you need to know about time away, including Leave, Holidays, and Vacations

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Your retirement checklist includes need-to-know info about insurance for retirees, financial retirement accounts, and more



Resources to help you Quit Smoking or Stay Fit at Home, plus info about Pregnancy, Nursing, and Child Care

2023-2024 Holiday Schedule

DateHolidayAcademic Offices/ Research LabsClinics and Ancillary SupportCentral Administration
September 4, 2023 (Monday) Labor Day Closed Closed Closed
November 23, 2023 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day Closed Closed Closed
November 24, 2023 (Friday) Thanksgiving Holiday Closed Closed Closed
December 25, 2023 (Monday) Christmas Holiday Closed Closed Closed
January 1, 2024 (Monday) New Year's Holiday Closed Closed Closed
January 15, 2024 (Monday) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closed Closed Closed
February 19, 2024 (Monday) Presidents' Day Closed Closed Closed
March 29, 2024 (Friday) Spring Holiday Break Closed Open Closed
May 27, 2024 (Monday) Memorial Day Closed Closed Closed
June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) Juneteenth Emancipation Day Closed Closed Closed
July 4, 2024 (Thursday) Independence Day Closed Closed Closed
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For New Employees

  • Obtain a Parking Permit

    All faculty, staff, and students who park a vehicle on UT Southwestern property, whether the property is owned or leased, are required to pay for parking. Fees are assessed at the beginning of each fiscal year. There is no free parking.

  • Check My Eligibility for Benefits

    As a benefits-eligible UT Southwestern employee working 30 hours or more a week, you can get free health insurance for yourself, excellent rates for dependent coverage, plus dental and vision insurance for you and your benefits-eligible dependents.

    Check My Eligibility

  • Enroll in Benefits
    • Go to My UT Benefits
    • Under “Enroll Now,” click “My UT Benefits.” 
    • Click “Get Started.” 
      • Follow the prompts to add your dependents (spouse and/or children). 
      • Update your tobacco survey responses. 
      • Click the tiles to select or decline coverage. 
  • Set Up Direct Deposit

    Prior to receiving your first paycheck, you must set up direct deposit as your method of payment.

    • Go to PeopleSoft > Employee Self Service > Payroll > Direct Deposit
  • Get My Scrubs

    UT Southwestern provides proprietary scrubs for faculty, house staff, and medical and PA students practicing in clinical areas where scrubs are required, including William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Zale Lipshy Pavilion, and Outpatient Surgery Center.

    Scrub Access Request

    Scrubs are distributed through badge access at the Scrub EX Stations located in the following areas:

    • Clements 2nd floor, north side surgical area
    • Clements 3rd floor, north side surgical area
    • Zale Lipshy surgical area
    • Outpatient Surgery Center

    For questions or assistance, contact Marie Novy: 214-633-4393 |

For All Employees

Are you or a family member having personal problems at home or at work?

Get help now. 24-hour employee support line: 855-420-0734

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Questions about general HR information?

HR Main Office

In Person: Pickens Medical Education & Conference Center (NG)
6001 Forest Park Rd., Suite NG3.111
Dallas, TX 75235
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Walk-ins only

By mail: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Office of Human Resources
Mail Code 9023
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390-9023

Questions about your benefits?

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