HR Communications e-Newsletter



Time to Update Your PASS Account

The end of the year is approaching and we want to get your tax information to you quickly and accurately in January. You can help us by going into PASS through AccessUH or going to and selecting Personal Information. Here you can review and update:

  • Name
  • Home Address
  • Email Address

If you started your employment at UH under a new Social Security Number, please also review your Personal Information Summary. If we do not have your permanent SSN, bring your Social Security card and a photo ID to the HR Service Center at 325 McElhinney.

Did you know? You can save time and make 2015 a little greener by marking your January calendar to download your W-2 from PASS. Watch your email and the HR Home Page to find out when your tax forms are ready.

Holiday Season

The holiday season is here and we want it to be your best ever. If your holiday party gets a little too festive, please consider Sober Rides, either for yourself or a friend.  Sober Rides is a mobile-friendly public service website that helps you locate cabs, limos and public transportation in your immediate area. Keep your holidays happy by making sure your loved ones get home safe


The eTermination Checklist is a new online feature that allows employees to electronically track tasks associated to departing the institution. The checklist will identify items specific to the employee that need to be returned prior to leaving, such as: Parking passes, keys, T-Card/P-Card, equipment, and more. For more details, please see our eTermination Training. Please note that eTermination is at present only available for benefits-eligible employees.

Staff Scholarships

The application period for the Spring 2015 Staff Tuition Scholarship is October 15 – December 5. The scholarship is offered on a first-come/first-served basis to all benefits-eligible staff with a GPA of at least 2.0. Apply Here>>

Database Split

On October 20, the university system will separate the PeopleSoft Student database and the PeopleSoft HR database, which were previously housed on the same server. To facilitate the split, PeopleSoft will be down on October 18 and 19. Queries and web clocks will also be down, but TCDs will remain active. When the system comes back up on October 20, users will find that the blue HR&CS icon is gone and access to all HR functionality will be through PASS. Learn More>>

Skillport on AccessUH

Skillport offers a variety of online training materials, all free to UH staff and faculty. We have recently made it easier to use Skillport by adding it to the AccesUH page, so log in and give it a try!

Student Hiring

Hiring a UH student is a great way to help our students gain valuable work experience, and it contributes to student retention and graduation. Create your student position in PeopleSoft using the ePRF process, then go to Career Services and post. It’s that easy!

New Exhibit at Blaffer Art Museum

Blaffer Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Claudia Schmuckli and Director of Human Resources Sandy Coltharp invite you to a very special opening with Venezuelan artist Miguel Amat to celebrate his first solo museum exhibition, Dark Pool Knight Vision. Learn more about this exclusive members’ preview on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

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Project Management or Six Sigma Certification Preparation Through UH eLearning (Skillport)

UH has partnered with Skillport to offer free online training for a variety of topics including certification preparation for Project Management and Six Sigma.  The Skillport library includes over 5000 modules that encompass training material for certifications, communication, leadership, finance and accounting, and more.  For more information on Skillport, or to log in and start learning, please visit the POD Online Training site:


TRAM is on track for 100% completion by mid-September. Classroom-based Time Approver training is now available every other Friday. Go here to learn more. Online TRAM training is in production and will be available in September.

Benefits Fair 2014

Planning is underway for the University of Houston’s Eighth Annual Benefits Fair.  This will be your chance to meet with representatives from various service providers to get information about their offerings.

This year our fair will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd:

            Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
            Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
            Location: UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

Bookmark the Benefits Fair web page for future updates!

Student Hiring

Need a little help this semester? Want to be part of student success? Hiring a UH student is a great way to help our students gain valuable work experience, and it contributes to student retention and graduation. Create your student position in PeopleSoft using the ePRF process, then go to Career Services and post. It’s that easy!


The Human Resources Team is here to assist you with all your HR needs.  In an effort to serve you better, please use the Customer Service Center as your start point when coming to HR.  All appointment check-ins, information inquiries and employment document finalizations should start at the Customer Service Center in 325 McElhinney, located as you exit the elevator on the 3rd floor. Representatives will assist you directly or make sure you are directed to the right person.

Contact Information: Phone 713-743-3988 or EMAIL at

Shasta Hoffman

Philip G. Hoffman

UH President, 1961 - 1977

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