Training & Professional Development
HRO 128 is a Human Resources Policy, strongly encouraging every employee at the University of Tennessee to complete a minimum of 32 hours of job- and career-related training per calendar year. HRO 128 applies to exempt and non-exempt employees, regular, full and part time. Training for part-time employees may be prorated.
Training should relate to your present position or enhance your skills for future job growth. With supervisor's approval, classes both within and outside the university, conferences and seminars will count toward your 32 hours.
Did you know?
IRIS is the official record of training for university employees. At events sponsored by Human Resources, we provide a sign-in sheet and enter your training hours from it. You should complete the Request for Additional Credit and submit to the Office of Human Resources for entry into IRIS to receive credit for the following:
- professional development courses
- conferences and seminars
- training held by university departments
- training provided by outside consultants and vendors
Effective July 1, 2014, ALL Skillsoft (CBT or e-learning) course completions are automatically loaded to IRIS every 24 hours. It is no longer necessary to complete a request for additional credit form to receive training credit.
Additional training opportunities may be found through the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning and Continuing Education.
For Banner and FERPA training, contact Records and Registration.
For Blackboard training, contact the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning.
For IRIS training, contact Melanie Sadler, Human Resources.
How to run a training report in IRIS
Within your department, the departmental specialist may retrieve your training history by using IRIS transaction S_PH9_46000431 - Attendee's Training History). Detailed instructions on how to use this transaction can be found by clicking Help from the top-bar menu and selecting IRIS Help from the drop-down menu. In a separate window, you should select the first detailed list of instructions titled, Attendee's Training History.
To check the training history for all employees at one time within the department, use the same IRIS transaction. You can find detailed instructions on how to generate this report by clicking on Help from the top-bar menu and selecting IRIS Help from the drop-down menu. In a separate window, you should select the second detailed list of instructions titled, Attendee's Training History for Multiple Employees.
If your departmental specialist is not available to retrieve your training history and you have IRIS access, use the transaction PA 20 - Display HR Master Data. Enter your personnel number, click Education/Tenure tab > Qualifications > Individual Development. You may also call Human Resources to request your training history.